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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
Mr. Anthony Barela is in his first year as the principal at Sunset Middle School. He is extremely excited about the opportunity to work with the Sunset community. Mr. Barela is a Colorado native and grew up in Durango. He spent the past four years as the principal at Vista High School in Vista, California. Under his direction, VHS was designated an XQ Super School (the XQ award is a $10 million dollar competitive award established to transform American high schools). As a Super School, VHS was selected from over 700 national applicants and was one of the top 10 in the nation. Anthony was recognized as the 2017 San Diego County Principal of the Year, awarded by the Association of California School Administrators.
Anthony has spent the past 20 years in education and is a proud first generation college graduate. Mr. Barela earned his Bachelor of Science degree in cellular and molecular biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He earned his Master’s Degree from California State University, San Marcos, in educational administration.
Mr. Barela lives in Erie with Erin, his wife of 17 years. They have four children - all of whom attend schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District. They enjoy spending time together in the community and serving their church. Mr. Barela is honored to be part of the amazing Sunset staff and is proud to be a Spartan.