Back to School Letters from the Principal

Aug. 18th

FVE Back to School important updates and logistics for 2023-24

Fraser Valley Elementary staff have been working very hard to prepare our building to welcome students for our Orientation days August 21st and August 22nd.

A big Shout Out to Hans Haberkorn and Brad Ray, Anthony Ricadelli, Kenny Chapman, Scott Anderson, Mary Ortibiz and JHL for getting our building ready and safe for students.

Back to School Night - September 7th 4;30-6:30

We will have computers available at FVE to help complete ALMA registration during our Back to School Night.

Arrival - doors will be open at 7:15

K-1st grade students 7:15-7:23 report to Mrs. Stoltz room

2-3 grade students 7:15-7:23 report to Cafetorium

4-5 grade students 7:15-7:23 report to Gymnasium

Class begins at 7:30

Morning Announcements at 7:40

All students are eligible for one free breakfast and one free lunch, each day. Seconds will be charged to student accounts $2.50 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch.

Dismissal- 3:33p.m.

Parking will be limited due to construction. We ask all parents to pick up from their vehicle in the following areas of the oldest child to keep the line moving. (look for signs first two weeks)

2nd Grade in front of school closest to the bus barn

1st grade in front of school near cafeteria exit

Kindergarten in front of school near flag pole

Preschool in front of main entrance

3rd Grade closest to stop sign along main parking exit loop

4th and 5th Grades pick up in the bus loop area (parents don’t enter parking lot but line up along street)

* Please make sure the office is notified of any after school plan changes or special arrangements 970-726-8033 by 3:00pm., notifying the student or teacher doesn’t help and causes confusion to the dismissal system. It can be very difficult to get 260 students going in the appropriate direction from 3:20-3:40 daily with rec. programs, bus connections, parent pick up and walking/ friend arrangements.

We are looking forward to a great school year and are excited to show the students our new interactive display boards, carpeted rooms, new windows and new cafetorium.

JHL will begin ground breaking on our new four classroom wing along our back entrance soon.

Please reach out with any questions or information that would help us make this school year a success for your student.

We look forward to hosting everyone for our Back to School Night September 7th 4:30-6:30. The Health and Wellness Fair has great community resources along . with free food!

Aug. 9th

Good afternoon FVE parents and students

We are excited to welcome students and parents back to FVE for the 2023-24 school year.  I hope you have had an exciting and fun-filled summer vacation.  We have been busy preparing for the upcoming school year with a number of new changes and improvements.

Construction on the FVE remodel/ addition work has begun and will continue for the next 12 months.  We have been working closely with the construction company to make sure our site is safe and the impact on learning will be minimized.

We have had some significant successes and setbacks with pre-existing conditions and water leaks challenging our scope of work. We have a new roof over the oldest part of the building, new windows in the oldest part of the building, a new floor in the cafeteria, some new sidewalks and 22 new interactive display boards for each classroom.

JHL Construction has communicated that we will be ready to have our testing/ orientation days on August 21st and 22nd with the first full day of school August 23rd.

Teacher and test block orientation assignment emails were sent out on Friday, August 11th. If you did not receive your child's assignment letter, please email

Monday, August 21

Block A 8:00-11:00 Testing/Orientation

Block B 12:30-3:30 Testing/Orientation

Tuesday, August 22nd

Block C 8:00-11:00 Testing/Orientation

Block D 12:30-3:30 Testing/Orientation

First full day of school August 23rd 7:30-3:33

*Kindergarten Boohoo-Yahoo Breakfast 7:40 in Cafeteria.

Thursday, September 7th FVE parent and student back to school night and community health/ wellness fair 4:30-7:30

Fraser Valley Rec will be offering summer camp in conjunction with our testing/ orientation schedule on 8/21 and 8/22 for students who need full day coverage.  Please contact or for registration and more information.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Fraser Valley Elementary is participating in the Healthy School Free Lunch program.  ALL FVE students will receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch daily.  Staff and Guests will be charged 3.75 for breakfast and 5.00 for lunch.

New Student Information System

East Grand School District is improving our student data management system from PowerSchool to ALMA.  We were able to transfer existing student information into ALMA but we are asking all parents to confirm the accuracy of the information.

You will find links to access each school's Alma instance on our District Website. Please watch the provided videos explaining our new registration process, links for these videos are also available on our District Website.

Parent and student accounts will be activated throughout the day on August 9th. Please be on the lookout for a Parent account activation email, this email will allow you to go in and create your Alma password to get an account setup. This email will be sent to the address we have set to receive school messages and alerts. Account information changes such as names, emails, phone # 's, etc can be made after you have activated your account within the Alma Portal.

New Staff

I am excited to welcome the new staff to join the FVE team this year.  Some are new faces and some are in new places.

Preschool Educators, Carey Adler from Eternal Hills and Karen Taft from North Routt community preschool

First Grade - Molly Henry came from FVE preschool and completed student teaching in 1st grade last spring at FVE.

Second Grade - Tori Akselrad came from GES as a 5th grade teacher. Nikki Pardoe is new to FVE coming from 3rd grade Fairmount Elementary in Jefferson County, CO.

Special Education teacher - Kelly Sweeney is an experienced teacher from Denver Public Schools as a SPED teacher K-5.

5th Grade - Michael Schmidt is a new teacher, MPHS graduate, and has lived in Fraser and subbed for FVE last fall.

Literacy and EL Interventions -  Kendall Britnell has four years teaching experience in an Aurora elementary school.

We look forward to seeing all of the students and parents back at FVE soon.

Thank you for your patience as we transition to these new systems and structures for the benefit of the students and future students at Fraser Valley Elementary.