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Ms. Laura Duenas

General Education

Welcome to Ms. Laura Duenas class

Riverdale 2nd Grade Remote Learning 20-21

Attendance: The Five Star District has adopted temporary attendance and grading policies for remote learning. The goal of these policies is to provide consistency across the district and make sure that students receive the same amount of teacher-student contact and instruction that they would during a typical school year. Students will be marked in attendance if they log into a live, virtual class meeting. For information about other interactions that can count as being present, please view the full attendance policy. Attendance will be taken daily at key intervals in the school day:

  • M, T, Th, F: Teachers will take daily attendance by the end of the regularly scheduled morning meeting.

  • Wednesday: Teachers record attendance by the end of the regularly scheduled school day. 

Getting ready for the first day of school: Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 8:05 am
As you and your child get ready for the first day of school, we’ve put together some resources and tips to help you get the year off to a strong start. Review our Back-to-school checklist for families

Getting started on Schoology: Click here for a short video tutorial on how to log in

Learning Pod Update
Families that received a place in a Learning Pod were notified Tuesday, Aug. 25 and will receive more information from their child’s school with detailed school-specific information later this week. 

Social/Emotional Learning and Well-being 
Tips below are included as a reminder of the importance of focusing on mental health and well-being during this period of remote learning and supplemental in-person opportunities. Tips and resources are compiled by the district’s mental health and counseling teams and include resources from our community partners.

Here is a link to a Partners In Peds: Anxiety During COVID-19 talk with Jessica Hawks, PhD presented by Children’s Hospital Colorado and Partners in Pediatrics. It touches on a wide variety of topics. We’ve included some time stamps you can use if you want to skip ahead to certain sections of the video:

  • Challenges of COVID-19 - 7:57

  • Warning signs of child mental health concerns - 13:30

  • How to talk to your kids - 17:20

  • How families can best cope with COVID-19 - 24:17

  • Sleeping concerns - 28:00

  • Back to school safety - 31:10

  • Virtual learning - 34:39

  • Screen time - 39:28

You can also access Strategies for Supporting Learning at Home by grade level from the Child Mind Institute here.  

Meals & Family Resources

Meal Distribution
To ensure all students receive daily meals during this remote learning with supplemental in-person opportunities model, meals will be provided both at schools with students present and at five drive-thru locations for those participating in remote learning from home. More information, visit

Family Resources
The district's Student and Family Outreach Program provides resources for families including meals, housing, mental health support, healthcare, unemployment and more. For more information or to submit a referral, visit Student & Family Outreach COVID-19 Resources.

Family Technology & Internet Support

If you need assistance logging in, resetting your password, or are facing other technical difficulties-- Please contact IT at 720-972-4120 or visit the Family Tech Support website at 

Wrap Up


Technical Support
Starting April 1, families can request tech support via email at

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Resources for Extended Spring Break

Posted: 03/19/2020
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