Outdoor Lab

Outdoor Lab
Posted on 10/14/2020
Outdoor Lab

Outdoor Lab

North Arvada 6th grade students will attend Outdoor Lab the week of November 2, 2020.

No 6th graders will work in building at North Arvada this week. 

Cohort A hybrid students will attend Mt. Evans Outdoor Lab School on Monday and Tuesday.  They will work remote Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Cohort B hybrid students will attend Mt. Evans Outdoor Lab School on Wednesday and Thursday.  They will work remote Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

100% remote students who signed up to attend Outdoor Lab will attend Windy Peak Outdoor Lab School on Wednesday and Thursday. They will continue remote classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

6th graders not attending Outdoor Lab will continue their remote work all week. 

ALL GT 7th & GT 8th grade students will work remote all week. 

What to expect:

  • Students will arrive at North Arvada 8:30am - 8:45am with parent/guardian.
  • Parent/guardian must stay in their car when dropping off student.
  • Students will remain in their car until the buses arrive.
  • Students will not enter the North Arvada building.
  • Once the buses are ready, students will begin health screening and continue on to the bus. 
  • Buses will be following all transportation safety guidelines.
  • Buses are scheduled to depart North Arvada around 9:15am.
  • Buses will return to North Arvada around 7:00pm.  Parents/guardians must remain in their cars and wait for their students to get off the bus.
  • All social distancing and mask mandates will be implemented and monitored.

OELS Attire and what to bring: 

  • Students should be prepared to spend the majority of their time outside.
  • Both sites are at approximately 8,200 feet in elevation and extreme weather can occur at any moment. Preparation is important.
  • Sturdy shoes as well as layered attire should be worn to accommodate for any weather changes which commonly occur.
  • Pants are required.  November weather can be unpredictable and the temperatures at this elevation are usually lower than we experience in Arvada.
  • Students should also have a backpack with the following items:
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra layer
    • Hat
    • Water bottle
    • Extra mask
    • Notebook and pen/pencil
    • Hand sanitizer*
    • Camera*
    • Chapstick*

    *recommended but not required

Please check your email for specific information and required forms.

Outdoor Lab Spirit Wear - order your (optional) outdoor lab gear from the Outdoor Lab Foundation.  Orders are due by 10/25 and will be delivered to North Arvada on 10/27.  If the above link isn't working, copy and paste the following:

Outdoor Lab in a Time of COVID - Jeffco's Outdoor Lab staff has made adjustments so the experience can continue during the pandemic.  Watch this video to get more information.


Outdoor Lab Fee:

  • The Outdoor Lab fee for 20-21 will be $80. 
  • The fee has been added to the student's fee record.  The fee can be paid through Jeffco Connect.
  • If your student has been approved for free or reduced lunches, fees will be waived only if the financial office is made aware of your approved status; please forward your approval email to the Financial Secretary at
  • If your student participated in prior fundraising to help cover the fee (either the grocery card fundraiser, or another program through their elementary school), those credits have been applied to the student's record. 
  • Fees due can be viewed and paid through the Student Fee Payment link in Jeffco Connect.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact Janel O'Shea, financial secretary, at 303-982-0503, or


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