Two Rivers     - Community School

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Two Rivers Community School

Approved Free Public Charter School
opening in West Glenwood Springs, CO starting the 2014-2015 School Year

The Vision of Two Rivers Community School is to be an exemplary K-8 school founded upon the belief in Academic Rigor, Authentic Relationships, and Curricular Relevancy.

La Visión de Two Rivers Community School es ser un ejemplo de escuela K- 8 fundada sobre la creencia en Rigor Académico, Relaciones Auténticas, y Relevancia Curricular.

The Mission of Two Rivers Community School is to cultivate in every student:
Passion for learning and high achievement through creating rigorous, interdisciplinary learning experiences on topics relevant to the students that culminate in original work aimed at engaging and positively impacting the community and the world.

Deep, supportive relationships among staff, students, families, and the community through the small school setting, multi-age classes, a two-year teacher commitment and high parental involvement.
Respect for and interest in human diversity through second language acquisition and cross-cultural studies that build a broader world perspective and essential collaboration skills to become leaders in our changing world.

La Misión de Two Rivers Community School es de cultivar en cada estudiante: La pasión del aprendizaje y alto rendimiento académico a través de crear Experiencias interdisciplinarias, rigurosas en temas relevantes para los estudiantes que culminaran en trabajo original dirigido a participación e impactando positivamente a la comunidad y al mundo.

Profundidad, con una relación de apoyo entre el personal, estudiantes, familias y la comunidad en un entorno de  comunidad pequeña, clases de edades diferentes, dos años de compromiso de los maestros y una gran participación de los padres.

Respeto e interés en la diversidad humana a través del aprendizaje de un segundo idioma, estudios transculturales que construyen una perspectiva amplia del mundo y habilidades de colaboración esencial para convertirse en lideres en nuestro mundo cambiante.


To hold your child's spot at TRCS the following steps need to be completed. Parents will need to fill out the Enrollment packet as well as provide a current immunization record and birth certificate for each child. We request that you send completed enrollment packets with requested information to P.O. Box 188, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.  Please send us an email at and let us know to expect your enrollment packet. 


Para mantener el lugar de su hijo en TRCS debe completar los siguientes requisitios: Los padres tendrán que completar el paquete de inscripción, así como proporcionar un registro de vacunación actual y el certificado de nacimiento de cada hijo. Pedimos que usted nos envíen los paquetes de inscripción completados con la información solicitada a:
PO Box 188, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Por favor, envíenos un correo electrónico a y háganos saber que debemos  esperar su paquete de inscripción. Puede bajar el paquete de inscripción en inglés o español aqui abajo.

Two Rivers Community School Progress Update 

June 2014 Newsletter: Meet the Teachers
June 2014 Hoja InformativaConozca a los Maestros

TRCS Facility Update- June 18, 2014
Two Rivers Community School Interim Board of Directors has signed a contract with D.M. Neuman Construction  to renovate our building.  Renovations began this week.  Finances were made possible through a loan from the Charter School Development Corporation which will be paid back over the next 57 months as well as a grant from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District.  

The primary project  is  to cut large classroom windows for each of the eight classrooms and  construct one temporary wall  between each classroom that will serve many purposes including storage as well as  visual barriers. The remaining temporary walls have been ordered and are  transportable.  These temporary classroom divisions are a requirement of the building owner,  Mr. Rick Broadhurst. It is our hope to buy the building in the future  and erect permanent walls.  Electrical and plumbing moderations will also occur.  The building has a large main area and a loading dock area. For the first school year, we will renovate the main  area only  and make plans to renovate  the loading dock area.

Presently, we have not been able to budget for carpet inside the building and plan to use rugs . The rubber floor that  exists in the main building reduces  noise pollution. We will also be looking to secure vinyl flooring for the eventual kitchen area.

The timeline for the project’s completion is August 7th with the first week of August reserved for painting the interior.  D.M. Neuman assures us that the project can be completed on time and has worked closely with our architect, Harry Garner , to create a  robust schedule factoring in some critical volunteer participation.  If you signed up for volunteering your time on the facility, we are ready to plug you in . See details below. 

We would like to thank both  Harry Garner of  GA, I- Garner Associates Incorporated, New Creation Church volunteers, and  parent volunteer Sarah Thornal who have already donated countless hours to this project. We would like to extend our gratitude as well  to    D.M. Neuman Construction CO  for believing in TRCS and our contribution to the development of youth in this community.  Everyone has generously given their time and expertise to make this happen.

We are still in need of people who can voluntarily  patch drywall, donate and lay vinyl flooring or carpet.

The volunteer work we are soliciting is packaged into  four  areas:  weekly construction clean up, interior paint prep and painting,  removal of  random building accessories which do not serve the school’s purpose, and  exterior site maintenance.
New Creation Church dedicated  a weekend to  wrestling with the  uncontrolled weeds  and shrubs. Their work crew mowed and hauled debris for many hours. This was a great start  and needs to be maintained. Board member, John Gorman, has volunteered to coordinate the site work. C0- Director Rebecca Ruland- Shanahan will coordinate the interior work.
Schedules are in place for facility and site volunteers. Please click on the link to view volunteer schedules and sign up. Please sign up for one or more days. Teams of three to four  each day would make the work go faster. Please be advised that  it may not be appropriate to bring small children on site if they need to be supervised. If they are unable to work due to size or ability, Gregory Park is near.

Location & Facility Update
The physical address of Two Rivers Community School is 195 Center Drive, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601.  This location is in West Glenwood, North of the River, close to Gregory Park.

Renovations to the building include adding windows, security and all interior rooms.  A general contractor was selected on June 12th and work will begin immediately in order to be complete and ready for our August 2014 opening.  
Community Meetings
Wednesday, June 25th: 6 PM at the Glenwood Springs Library

Wednesday, July 30th:  6 PM, hopefully at the school, to meet all teachers and staff.

Qué está pasando con la ubicación y el progreso de la escuela?

La dirección física del Two Rivers Community School es 195 Center Drive, in Glenwood Springs, CO. 81601.Está hibcada en el oeste (West) de la ciudad y a un lado de Gregory Park. Las renovaciones del edificio incluyen la adición de ventanas, la seguridad y todas las habitaciones interiores. Un contratista general fue elegido el 12 de junio y el trabajo comenzará de inmediato con planes de completar el trabajo a tiempo para la apertura en agosto.

Reuniones Comunitarias:

Miércoles, 25 de junio a las 6:00PM en la biblioteca pública de Glenwood Springs.
Miércoles, 30 de julio a las 6:00PM en las instalaciones de la escuela para que conozca a nuestros maestros y a otros estudiantes.

Additional Updates 

Progress is happening in all areas of Two Rivers Community School!  Building renovations have begun, hiring of staff is nearly complete, enrollment is tremendous, and offers to volunteer are abundant!  THANK YOU!!!!  Please see the attached newsletter for more detailed information.  

We'd like to extend a special thanks to the dedicated group of volunteers from New Creation Church that donated their time, muscle and expertise to sprucing up our grounds.  And a heartfelt thanks to Marilee Rippy who arranged for the sound garden formerly housed at the Glenwood Springs Community Center to be moved to our school.  The sound garden will be a beautiful addition to our school family.

We hope to see some of you at our information table at Strawberry Days.  TRCS leadership team members and volunteers will be at the non-profit table from 5:00 - 8:00 on Friday evening with materials to share.  Swing by to say hello and have your questions answered.

Our next community meeting will be at 6:00 on June 25th at the Glenwood Springs Library Community Room. Please come to hear important updates and to have your questions answered.  


Hemos progresado muchísimo  en todas las áreas de Two Rivers Community School! Ya han comenzado las renovaciones de construcción en e edificio, ya hemos contratado a casi a todo el personal, las inscripción siguen llegando, y nuestros voluntarios son abundantes! GRACIAS!! 

Por favor vea el boletín adjunto para obtener información más detallada.
Nos gustaría extender un agradecimiento especial al dedicado grupo de voluntarios de la Iglesia New Creation que donaron su tiempo, el músculo y la experiencia para engalanar nuestros jardines. Y un sincero agradecimiento a Marilee Rippy que organizó para el jardín de sonido que anteriormente tenía sede en el Centro Comunitario de Glenwood Springs y que será trasladado a nuestra escuela. El jardín de sonido será una hermosa adición a nuestra familia de la escuela.

Esperamos ver a algunos de ustedes en nuestra mesa de información en Strawberry Days. Los miembros del equipo de liderazgo TRCS y voluntarios estarán en la mesa de las 5:00-08:00 en la noche del viernes con materiales para compartir. Pare a saludar y a conversar. 

Nuestra próxima reunión comunitaria será a las 6:00PM el 25 de junio en la Biblioteca de Glenwood Springs  en el cuarto comunitario. 
Por favor, venga a escuchar las actualizaciones importantes y a hacer sus preguntas. 

Please find the latest TRCS Newsletters, Board Meeting Agenda's and Minutes under Documents.

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