Sopris Elementary School  

Home of the SOARing Eagles! 

Welcome to Sopris Elementary School!

  • 8:10:  Welcome bell to the classroom
  • 8:15:  Class begins
  • 3:30:  Closing bell

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Dear parents! 

We know you've been getting bombarded by surveys this year, but these surveys help fund all of the incredible improvements to our school that we're all looking forward to so much! Here's yet another one to help us get flashing lights for the crosswalk that'll connect our pedestrian path that we're planning as part of our playground project so that your children can safely ride and walk to school. This is a great opportunity to improve the local community, increase the fitness of students, reduce local traffic, and increase the safe routes to Sopris Elementary. 

Please take a few moments and complete the survey linked here:

This is the first step in this grant application process, so the sooner you complete it the sooner we can start the working on this project. Please complete by October 21. 

Thank you!

GWS School Bus Routes during 8th St Bridge Closure Oct 8-18

The 8th Street Bridge is scheduled to close to all vehicle traffic for 10 days from October 8-18. The bridge closure will have a significant impact on school traffic: school buses cross this bridge 24 times a day, and parents and district staff cross it hundreds of times each day.

The Transportation Department Team has been working hard to develop a plan for getting students to and from school safely during the closure of the 8th Street Bridge. The team’s goal has been to minimize the disruption to students’ pick-up schedule so that the burden from this disruption is borne primarily by the district instead of by students and families.

The Transportation Department Team has been working closely with leadership staff from all impacted schools and the City of Glenwood Springs to find the safest and least disruptive transportation plan for students riding school buses. The planning team is working through the city’s permitting process to close parking on the west side of School Street from Thursday evening on October 6 through Wednesday, October 19 to allow bus pick-up and drop-off near Glenwood Springs Elementary School on those days. This timeframe allows for one practice day before the bridge closes, as well as a cushion day at the end of the construction.

The following changes will be made to accommodate parents and students during the bridge closure:

  • This schedule shows the route changes highlighted in yellow that will be in effect October 6-19. This schedule will be available in the normal format, published in the paper, and posted on the website like normal.

  • The bus stop at 8th and Cowdin will move to 10th and Midland in order to avoid the construction in the vicinity of Cowdin. School Resource Officer, Chris Dietrich, and volunteers will assist in escorting students to and from their new stop via the Veltus Park pedestrian path.

  • In the morning, bus drivers and Glenwood Springs High School staff will conduct several student transfers from one bus to another. These transfers will occur at the High School.

  • Sopris Elementary School will serve as a transfer station in the afternoon for several busloads of Middle School students that live in South Glenwood in order to reduce the amount of buses sent to Glenwood Springs Middle School.

Construction of the new school at “Eastbank” is underway!

Complete the School Boundaries Survey by September 19, 2016 at   

Apply to join our “Eastbank” Advisory Team by September 23, 2016 at

 Visit our website for more information and events at:

 Please contact us directly:

Eastbank Principal Adam Volek at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eastbank Community Liaison Lizbeth Jacobs at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

SES PEAK Information

Please click on the link below to learn more information about our PEAK program for advanced learners:  (

We are a Capturing Kids' Hearts School!

Our vision and mission is centered around making strong connections with students, families and colleagues to create a safe, warm learning environment. One of our areas of focus is service to our classrooms, families, school and community.  For ongoing information, sign up for the principal's blog (News tab, above):

What is Crew?

Time of Day:

  • 8:15-8:40
  • 3:20-3:30


Crew provides each student a one-to-one relationship with an adult at SES, as well as a consistent and ongoing small-scale peer community. Crew leaders (teachers) monitor and support student progress, serve as the student’s advocate in difficult academic and social situations, and act as the primary contact point between parents and the school. Crew meetings are frequently used for teambuilding exercises and for group discussions on topical issues. These exercises and discussions help establish crew identity and a positive school culture.


Within their crews and with the guidance of their crew leaders, students identify needs in the school and in outside communities, and propose and develop projects to address those needs. Students document their involvement in service throughout their school experience, selecting examples of service for inclusion in passage portfolios and presentations

Sign up for our Principal's Blog (News Tab, above) for ongoing pictures and more information.

Help Support SES Through the City Market Community Rewards Program!

        City Market offers Community Rewards.  Please take a moment to link to the City Market rewards website: and register your City Market card number to donate rewards to Sopris Elementary School. If you have done so in the past, you will still need to 're-up' to continue to donate to SES. You will not have to re-enroll every year. This is a one-time opportunity so City Market can update their files. You will need your City Market Rewards Card in order to enroll.  Thank you for your support!

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Thanks to our fabulous art teacher, Mrs Jackson and our amazing students for this remarkable patriotic display. Each student at SES designed one of the above popsicle sticks.


Upcoming Events


10.01.2016 - 10.31.2016


10.26.2016 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


10.26.2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


10.27.2016 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


10.27.2016 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


A Capturing Kids' Hearts School

As a ‘Capturing Kids’ Hearts School, it is our mission to make strong connections with students, families, colleagues and our community to create a safe, warm learning environment while challenging learners to be their best in all that they do.

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