Greeley-Evans School District 6 is seeking sponsors for the annual School Kickoff Community Celebration, to be held Saturday, August 7 at Island Grove Regional Park.

This is an annual event District 6 has hosted since 2013 and it has grown into a huge celebration at the beginning of each school year. Under normal circumstances, this is an in-person event, where the district gives out thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies to District 6 students, provides onsite sports physicals and vaccinations for students, gives out food to families, provides student entertainment as well as hosts more than 80 community organizations and vendors who provide services and goods to our families. The School Kickoff can draw up to 6,000 people.

Last year, because of COVID-19, District 6 hosted a drive-up only event to hand out backpacks, school supplies and food to District 6 families. This year, plans are still uncertain as to what the event will look like, but these options are being considered:

  • A modified drive-through event where sponsors and vendors would have tables along the route to give out information or giveaways to families. District 6 would provide sponsored backpacks and school supplies, as well as pre-packaged food.
  • A hybrid walk-up, drive through event, where the District would hand out supplies, backpacks and food, but families could choose to visit vendor and sponsor tables, outside only, with distancing and mask wearing protocols.
  • A fully in-person event with COVID-19 protocols as recommended by the Weld County and Colorado departments of public health.

District 6 is hoping to provide 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies. More sponsors are needed to reach that goal.

Each sponsorship level has marketing and publicity opportunities for businesses and organizations, as well as a free community booth at the event.

Any business or organization interested in becoming a sponsor for the event should contact District 6 Director of Communications Theresa Myers at (970) 348-6003 or at [email protected].

For more information on the School Year Kickoff Community Celebration, visit

District 6 seeks to expand before and after-school programs through federal grant

District 6 is seeking public comments and feedback on an application that will be submitted for a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to expand before-and after-school programs at five schools beginning the fall of 2021.

The district currently has 21st CCLC programs at Martinez Elementary, Heath Middle School, Bella Romero K-8 and Jefferson Junior/High School.

The district will apply to add the 21st CCLC program at Dos Rios Elementary, Heiman Elementary, Scott Elementary, Salida Del Sol Academy and Greeley West High School for school year 2021-2022. The 21st CCLC grant has the potential of providing five years of funding which will allow for before-and after-school programing at the aforementioned schools.

The focus of the 21st CCLC before-and after-school program is to provide students with additional academic support in reading, writing, math and science with a heavy emphasis on STEM activities (science, technology, engineering and math). District 6 also partners with local agencies to provide enrichment activities to the students, such as recreation, drama, arts, cooking, and dance.

For more information about the 21st CCLC, or to review and provide input on the application, please contact Brian Lemos, the district’s 21st CCLC coordinator, at 970-348-6267 or [email protected].

Federal statute requires each applicant to give notice to the community of its intent to submit an application and to provide for public availability and review of the application and any waiver request after submission.