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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
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.