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Superintendent says teachers, staff prepared for Thursday's first day of school

Josh Nichols

The doors to all Moffat County schools open tomorrow and Superintendent Pete Bergmann said the district staff is ready for another year.

“From my perspective all teachers and administrators are back,” he said. “They’ve been doing a lot of preparation and we’re up and ready to go.”

Bergmann said anticipating what the coming year’s enrollment will be is always a mystery until after the first day of school.

It is difficult to judge how many students might have moved to the district and how many might have left the area over the summer, he said.

“I anticipate about the same enrollment district wide as we had last year,” he said. “I don’t anticipate any significant increases or decreases.”

About 12 total new staff members have been hired on for this year, he said, and he said he thinks there are fewer new teachers this year than last.

Steve Wiersma, principal at Craig Middle School, said many students attended the Back-To-School/Open House Night Monday at CMS.

First thing Thursday morning students will meet with an advisor, he said, and information will be posted throughout the school on where students need to go.

Diana Cook, the new principal at East Elementary School, said packets of forms that must be filled out by parents would be sent home with students the first day of school.

The packets include health information, address and phone number information that should be filled out. The packets also include outlines of new school policies.

“These are some important papers that parents need to be looking for,” Cook said.

With the first school day less than 24 hours away, Cook said the school is ready.

Students this year will be required to pay the following textbook fees authorized by the Moffat County Board of Education:

Moffat County High

School, $15

Craig Middle School, $11

Craig Intermediate School, $11

Elementary Schools, $8

The fees are mandatory, but payment of the fees allows students free admission into all school-sponsored events in grades 7-12, excluding tournaments.

For more information on enrollment requirements, Bergmann said people could go to any neighborhood school or the School Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave.

The first vacation day for students will be Labor Day on Sept. 2.

Students will also get Oct. 14, off for a Teacher In-Service Day.

The first quarter of school ends Oct. 25.

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