After careful deliberation the organizing committees of A4LE events have decided that it will be in the best interest of all delegates to postpone upcoming events through May. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our members and delegates. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID – 19 (“Coronavirus”) and subsequent declarations of emergencies and health crisis concerns from local, state, provincial and federal government officials, we felt the need to take this course of action.
At this time, A4LE staff and volunteers are negotiating to find alternative dates that are suitable for postponement of events. The planning committees have promised stellar events, and we do not want to lose that momentum. We will be seeking a remedy to this that will carry all of the hard work forward, taking all events to fruition at a later date. We will continue to update on the progress.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Colorado Time
COVID-19 Series: Alterations at the Building Level for Safe Re-entry
Earlier this summer we heard from several districts about their overall return to school plan. Our next webinar will investigate what changes districts are making or planning on making at the building level to make schools safe for re-entry. This will include evaluating indoor environmental quality, HVAC systems, ventilation, furniture, and classroom layout. We’ll hear from experts at each district to elaborate more on how they are spending precious resources to make their schools as safe as possible for students and staff to return.
- Bo Bacon, Aurora Public Schools
- Wayne Blazek, Douglas County SD
- Stacy Houser, Aguilar Schools
Free for members/non-members
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
August 2020 – Date to be determined
Chinook Trails Middle School
Academy School District #20
Worth the wait! Join us for a virtual tour of
the first new stand-alone middle school for
Academy District 20 in over 20 years and was
the largest project in the 2016 bond. Through
a community design workshop process, it was
determined that the building should focus
on project based learning, student wellness
and connections to nature. The building was
designed utilizing WELL Building criteria with
an emphasis on healthy and positive spaces.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
A CALL to Service!
We Need YOU;
Please Volunteer to Serve on Our Chapter Committees
- Sponsorship – Recruit and retain annual sponsors and/or specific event sponsors.
- Membership – Recruit and retain members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
- Programs – Coordinate events, work with Sponsorship and Communications. Events may include tours, seminars/panels, keynote speakers, membership appreciation, happy hours and the annual Design Awards and Holiday Party.
- Awards – Provide training on awards submittals (our current Awards committee can provide training to you first!). Collect award submittals, put together a panel of judges, assist with award production and planning Design Awards and Holiday Party.
- Communications – Compose and oversee social media posts/activity, compile newsletter (monthly-quarterly depending on chapter activity), work with A4LE staff on e-blasts and chapter communication.
- SchoolsNEXT Committee – Coordinate with A4LE staff to recruit teams, implement curriculum and jury final projects.
This Call for Volunteers will close March 27, 2020.
RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 2021
Energy Savings for Schools Program
Energy Resources for Rural Schools
Ideas. Support. Savings.
||On-site energy and water audits from a team of experts
||Evaluation of renewable energy opportunities
||Technical support and energy coaching
||Implementation support and help identifying existing funding and financing options to get projects completed
||Recognition for your school's efforts and opportunities to engage students
Why your school should participate in the Program:
- Reap tangible energy, water, and cost savings
- Easy and seamless with minimal school staff requirements
- Benefit from one-stop-shop services customized for rural schools to get projects implemented
- Build your energy management knowledge by connecting and exchanging ideas with peer schools
- Improve your school's learning environment with better lighting, heating, and cooling
- Be recognized for your efforts and share your story with your community and beyond
for FAQs about the program.
Learn more today! Getting started is easy. To learn more contact the program manager, Susan Blythe.
970.207.0058 ext: 310