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A Message from Our Director

July 6, 2020

Dear Union Colony Family,

This past weekend my wife and I celebrated our nation’s birthday. We enjoyed visiting with family and the Greeley Stampede fireworks show. As a nation, we collectively celebrate our independence, but as individuals, we may have different perspectives on independence. Some of our families are new to America and may be celebrating independence in the United States for the first time. Others may be simultaneously celebrating independence from addiction, or independence from an abusive situation, or being able to stand on one’s own feet and not be dependent on others.

The unrest in our nation saddens me. However, I’ve always been proud to be a Timberwolf, and sometimes circumstances amplify that fact. Our Union Colony population represents 13+ languages, I don’t know how many nationalities, and every shade of skin color. UC is a charter school, a school of choice, and we’re chosen because we are inclusive of all. At Union Colony, every student, no matter what they look like, or what their background is, is met with the same high expectations.

Additionally, Union Colony values its variety of partnerships. Our relationships with the Greeley and Evans police departments and North Range Behavioral Health will continue to be invaluable. We also partner with the High Plains Library District to ensure equal access to dynamic text and media for all students. The Immigrant and Refugee Center and the Weld County Food Bank provide valuable support for our families as well.

Union Colony is fully committed to in-person learning for the 2020–2021 school year and we will be ready if distance learning is required. We’ll be submitting a re-entry plan to the district by the end of the week. Once approved we’ll share it with you, but please keep in mind it is fluid and will most likely look different when students come back August 13. Oh my, that seems soon all the sudden! Please view our 2020-2021 calendar.

Whether we are learning together in-person, or distantly, all third through 12th graders will have a Chromebook as part of their school supplies. We are using some of the federal COVID relief funds for this purpose and next/each year third and eighth-graders will get new Chromebooks to keep up the rotation through graduation.

We still have not received an asbestos removal permit from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for the old high school building. We’re not waiting any longer. We’re moving forward with the best campus possible with the old building still standing. (Please view the updated site plan.) We will resurface and stripe the parking lots, we've added an outdoor classroom/picnic area, and kids will enjoy a blacktop/basketball court and grass where there was dirt a year ago.

Who knows what 2020–2021 will bring, but I do know that whatever it is, Timberwolves will stand strong. United we stand.

Wolfpack strong,

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson
Director