Q: What is Enhancement through the Arts?
Answer: Enhancement through the Arts means the arts are used as a device, strategy, or vehicle to support the curriculum. For example, the students might sing the ABCs as a means of remembering the letters and sequence of the alphabet. However, the students are not expected to learn about melody or song structure using this particular variation. Arts Enhanced Curriculum acts as a hook to achieve mastery of the curriculum. For the 2013-2014 school year, our focus is on movement. Students are exposed to movement on a daily basis as a vehicle to reach mastery of the curriculum. They also use physical movement as brain breaks to increase student achievement in the classroom.
Q: Will Art, Music and PE be offered at Hygiene Elementary?
Answer: Art, Music and PE will be offered for all K-5 students two times a week. Arts play an integral role in supporting the work of classroom teachers. The arts offer a wonderful way to pique student interests and to reinforce curriculum content. Additionally, the arts provide an alternative forum for students to make connections, demonstrate their knowledge, and gain access to academic content. We use the arts as a vehicle and hook to all students can reach mastery. After school activities in the arts through community schools, will also be offered at Hygiene Elementary.
Q: Will students have library and computer?
Answer: K-5 students receive library and computer lab on a weekly basis. Preschool students attend library once a week.
Q: Is it possible to attend Hygiene Elementary if we live outside of the school's boundaries?
Answer: Through open enrollment it is possible to attend Hygiene if you live outside of the school's boundaries or live outside of the St. Vrain Valley School District. Open Enrollment Forms should be completed in advance to save time and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The open enrollment process begins in December.
Q: Is full day kindergarten available? What is the process?
Answer: We offer a full-day kindergarten (fee based) and a half-day kindergarten. Kindergarten registration begins in December/January each year. Registration packets can be picked up at the school office. If full day kindergarten fills up, a lottery system will be used to determine who gets in.
Q: Is preschool available? What kinds of programming will be offered?
Answer: Preschool is offered at Hygiene Elementary.
Q: What kinds of before and after school programming will be offered?
Answer: We offer Community Schools to before and after school child care. Community schools is a Additionally, we will offer a variety of enrichment activities based on interest of the parents and students. Please contact Kristin Davis, for more information. Additionally, we offer 100 mile club, Choir, Hot Shots and Spanish class.