Principal's Message

Principal's Message
Posted on 03/30/2020
Principal's Message

Standley Lake High School

9300 W 104th Ave Phone: 303-982-3311


March 30, 2020

Dear SLHS Families,

     The entire Standley Lake Gator staff hopes that the past week has been safe for all of our families and community. Our change to remote learning is new to all of us. We are all learning what works best for our students and teachers during this time and we appreciate your patience and grace during this time. Our goal remains to be providing a quality education and learning environment for all students. We realize that each family may have unique issues in providing time and resources for your student. Please reach out to your teachers, counselor or administrator so that we can assist you and help problem solve.

     All Jeffco Schools have changed the weekly schedule for remote learning. Starting on Monday, March 30th we will have Staff Planning Days with no students required to be online. However, students can (and should) get caught up and work on assignments. Every Monday will be a full day of staff time to prepare for the week. Tuesday through Friday will then be remote learning days. Also, based on feedback from students and teachers we have changed the daily school schedule. Students will attend their classes based upon the new schedule for SLHS below.

     In order to provide more clarity, below you will find several important items regarding the changes that we know of in the next few weeks. As we learn more about the rest of this school year from the state and district, we will communicate changes to the current structure with a focus on maximizing the educational opportunities and support for our Gators in this challenging time. Please refer to the Jeffco CoronaVirus webpage for information about this disease.


  • Jeffco Weekly Remote Learning Schedule (Beginning 3/30):
    • Monday- Staff planning all day; students catch-up on their own
    • Tuesday – Friday- Teachers will hold virtual classes with students according to the schedule below.
    • The schedule will repeat each week for the duration of the remote learning time.
    • Campus will be closed to non-employees for the duration of the remote learning time.
    • April 10th and April 14th will now be Remote Learning Days for students rather than Staff Development/no School.
  • SLHS Daily Schedule-Effective 3/31/2020
    • Gator Time- All teachers available for questions and extra help
    • Tuesday/Thursday Blocks 1,3,5,7; Wednesday/Friday Blocks 2,4,6,8
      • Block 1/2:    8:00 -  9:00
      • Block 3/4:    9:05 - 10:05
      • Block 5/6:  10:10 - 11:10
      • Block 7/8:  11:15 - 12:15
      • Lunch:       12:15 -   1:00
      • Gator Time 1:00  -   3:00


  • Daily attendance/participation:  Routines are important for students. Classes will be held online and students are expected to login and participate in all classroom activities and assignments. Attendance will be taken. Teachers will be available each day online, as our schedule indicates.  Teachers will answer questions, provide support, and offer guidance.  And teachers will still be teaching, so students will need to pay attention to what their teachers need from them. 


  • Contacting staff:  SLHS teachers, counselors, and administrators can still be contacted. Email is best since the building could be closed to Jeffco staff as well. Students and parents can continue to track academic progress through Parent Portal. Teachers will continue to enter grades for assignments.


  • Academic expectations:  Students need to keep up with their learning. They should be actively checking in with their teachers each day, and you should see them working on assignments. Grades will be updated regularly in Infinite Campus.


  • Digital Citizenship: All students are expected to adhere to the Jeffco student code of conduct while engaged in remote learning. Positive and respectful behavior is required at all times. Please refer to the district digital citizenship pages for more information.


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  • Counseling Department- Even though everyone is out of the building, counselors will still be available to support students who are struggling or have questions.  Below are some of the resources that the Counseling Department has made available.
    • Counseling Homepage (  This link will take you to the Counseling homepage.  There you can find contact information for your counselor or visit the page Coping with COVID-19 to find coping strategies for students and a resource for parents to talk with their children about the corona virus.  It will be updated as new information comes out.
    • Instagram (@SLHSgatorcounseling):  Follow the Counseling Department to get updates, inspiration and coping strategies.
    • Email:  If you/your student have personal questions that you would like to ask of your counselor, they will be monitoring their email throughout this crisis.  You can reach them at the addresses below, and they are assigned to students by the student's last name (in parenthesis).
      • Dennis Morgan (last names A-E):
      • Sarah Puff (last names F-K):
      • Angie Green (last names L-P):
      • Lisa Moore (last names Q-Z):


  • Grab and Go Breakfast/Lunch Mon-Wed-Fri: Free breakfast and lunch will be available to students at Arvada K-8 (5751 Balsam St, Arvada, CO 80002) and Parr Elementary (5800 W 84th Ave, Arvada, CO 80003) and Wayne Carle Middle (10200 W 100th Ave, Westminster, CO. 80021).  Breakfast and lunch 10:30AM – 1:00PM. 


  • Attendance and Excused Absences:
    • Attendance will be taken daily for each class and new assignments will be posted
    • Please call attendance line to excuse absences 
    • There will be no assignments or attendance taken for study hall or Link classes
  • PROM and AfterProm have been cancelled. Senior Meeting postponed
    • Depending on circumstances, we will look at possibly holding a dance at school in May.
    • We are looking at ways to communicate information about the Senior Meeting and Graduation. For now, we plan on Graduation @ 1st Bank.


  • Postponements/Cancellations:
    • Per CHSAA, all activities and athletics are canceled through April 18th
    • Per Jeffco, facilities will not be available for any groups through April 18th   
    • Info regarding the awards assembly, graduation, extended school year will be communicated in the upcoming days
    • IB testing has been cancelled and details will come from your teachers
    • AP testing- An important email will be sent Wednesday 4/1/20
    • Plans for re-scheduling the SAT and PSAT are also pending


  • Social Media Information:
    • @standleylake_stuco – Instagram
      • Spirit Days for this week: Tu- Hat Day; W- Character Day; Th- Timer Photo Day; F- Baby Picture Day
    • @slhsgatorcounseling – Instagram
    • @SLHS_Principal – Twitter
    • The Lake – Standley Lakes’s News Magazine – Facebook
    • Standley Lake High School – Facebook


Todd A. Rago


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