News Release

  6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80301

For Immediate Release

Randy Barber
BVSD Chief Communications Officer


New superintendent welcomes back BVSD students

Students in the Boulder Valley School District return to school this Wednesday and Thursday and BVSD’s new superintendent, Dr. Rob Anderson will be on hand to welcome them back.

While all 31,000 BVSD students will be in class on Thursday, August 16, the district begins by welcoming back elementary, sixth-graders and high school seniors on Friday. 

Anderson, who became superintendent on July 1, plans to ride a school bus to Monarch High School on Wednesday morning, before participating in Back to School events at the school. Additionally, he plans to visit Angevine Middle School and Nederland Elementary School. Below is a schedule.

Last month, Anderson created a 100-Day Plan, which lays out his plans for his first months as superintendent. One of the primary goals is connecting with students, staff and families. Read more at

BVSD Back to School Dates
August 15 - First day of school for 1-5, 6th and 9th grade 
August 16 - First day for 7, 8, 10-12 
August 17 & 20 - Staggered start for Kindergarten

Back to School Events on Wednesday, August 15
The media is welcome at any of the following events, which will include appearances of Dr. Anderson.

6:30 a.m. Bus Ride to Monarch High School
Lafayette Transportation Center - Rock Creek Circle in Superior

7:30 a.m. Freshman Welcome 
Monarch High School - 329 Campus Dr in Louisville

9:10 a.m. 6th Grade Welcome
Angevine Middle School- 1150 W South Boulder Rd in Lafayette

10:40 a.m. Historic Bell Ringing
Nederland Elementary - 1 Sundown Trail in Nederland

If you’re interested in joining the superintendent, please contact Randy Barber at 303-507-6694 or via email at

Additionally, BSVD is once again proud to provide assistance to new and existing BVSD families during its third annual Help Center at the BVSD Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe Road. Parents and guardians can receive help with enrollment, registration, free and reduced lunch program applications and the Annual Data Update. Go to for additional information.

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