Welcome to Fruitvale Elementary                          

Our Vision

Engage, Equip, Empower our Learning Community Today for a Limitless Tomorrow!

Our Mission

Fruitvale Panthers support, inspire, trust, empower for a successful future!

School Hours

School is in session for all grade levels Kindergarten through Fifth grade
Monday-Thursday 8:50-4:00
Friday is Early release 8:50-2:00

Welcome back to school, Fruitvale families!

We are ready for the 2020-2021 school year. Our protocols have been adjusted in order to prioritize student safety and well-being. Fruitvale’s plan aligns with School District #51, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US/CDE Departments of Education and state and local health departments. We will continue to focus on your children’s academic and social & emotional needs. We will just be doing so wearing masks and working in larger space bubbles. The protocols for arrival, moving about during the school day, and dismissal are outlined on the back of this letter.

With this letter, you will find a label/labels with your child’s grade level and teacher’s name. Please have your child wear the label to school (while supplies last, kinder -5 days, etc.). This will help us to greet them at their entrance and help them to their cohort areas and classrooms.  You will also need to know your teacher’s name to access their welcome back to school video. Videos will be posted on the Fruitvale webpage, https://fruitvale.mesa.k12.co.us/ by Wednesday August 12th. The videos will show you what to expect when you come to school on August 17th (1st-5th grades) and August 19th (Kindergarten). 

We have a very active and responsive Parent Teacher Organization/PTO. The following parents have offered to share their contact information. We thought this would be especially helpful for those of you who have a child coming to Fruitvale for the first time, or if you just need someone with a parents’ perspective to help you along the way. Sarah Schwabe (3rd grade parent): sarah.schwabe@hotmail.com, Crystal Schultz (4th grade parent): crystalschultz7@gmail.com, Darci Pitt (5th grade parent): darcipitt@hotmail.com, Mari Vigil (Kinder and 1st grade parent-Spanish speaking): vigilfamilyingj419@yahoo.com, and Tara Staats (4th grade parent): terrastaats@gmail.com.

We miss our students and look forward to providing face-to-face learning once again. We understand that communication will continue to be important moving forward. Current information will be posted on our school website the All Call system will be used to keep you informed. Please ensure that the contact information we have on file provides the best way to contact you. As always, please reach out with any questions you may have. Any of our staff will be able to offer assistance.


Angela Galyon 




8:30-8:50 -Breakfast

8:45-8:50-Those Not eating breakfast

  • Symptom screening by all students and staff prior to school starting each day.
  • Since, student belongings cannot be stored together, backpacks should not be brought to school. Please provide a lunchbox for lunches/snacks and a water bottle. No homework or papers will be sent back and forth from school to home.
  • Students need to wear masks in order to enter the building and/or to ride the bus (provided by family).
  • Students should arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 to eat breakfast. There will be no supervision or entrance to the building prior to 8:30. Extended Hours services are available before school for a fee. Please call 970-241-3603 for more information.
  • When students arrive, K-1 students will enter through the cafeteria door. 2nd-3rd will enter through the main entrance, and 4th -5th will enter through the entrance near the gym. Students will grab a breakfast bag and find a seat with their cohorts (Cohort=class). If not eating, students will obtain a Chromebook and find a seat with their cohort (social distancing 3-6 ft. apart).
  • Only students and staff will be allowed access to the building. Family members should remain in their vehicles.

School Day 8:55-4:00










  • A Buff/Gaiter style Fruitvale mask will be provided to students as they enter the classroom each day. This will allow students to easily pull the mask down when not in use and pull-up when working in close proximity to one another in the classroom or when entering common areas. These masks will be kept at school, stored overnight in a labeled baggie, and cleaned weekly by the health assistant. Thank you to our PTA for purchasing these masks for all of our staff and students!
  • Individual classes (cohorts) will be kept together for a significant part of the day.
  • Students will be grouped by grade level for lunch in the cafeteria and play in zones assigned to classes/cohorts (weekly rotation).
  • If students receive instruction in a small group setting, outside of the regular classroom, they will wear masks, wash hands before re-entering the classroom and workspaces will be wiped down between groups.
  • Only staff and students will access the building beyond the office area. Parents may conduct essential business in the office area as needed. Please wear a mask.

Dismissal 4:00







  • Parents may wait in their cars in the loading zone (2 lanes, in front of the building, or park in a parking space and wait on the front sidewalk. Kindergarten parents use kindergarten loop on the north side of the building.
  • Students will be waiting in a line with their cohorts for parent pick-up. They will use the sidewalk to meet their parents at the car or front walk. A staff member will walk them to the car if crossing traffic is necessary.
  • Busses will load in the south loop. Masks must be worn in order for students to board and ride.



A Message from Mrs. Galyon & Mrs. Wimsatt

Click on the Welcome Video link below:


Back to School FAQ

Click on the link below for detailed information


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ALL returning students must register for the 2020-2021 School Year prior to August 12th.

Click the link to login to your ParentVUE and start registration.

Online Registration 

First day of school, Grades 1-12: Monday, August 17, 2020

First day of school, Kindergarten: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Please continue to check this website and the District 51 Website
for updates and IMPORTANT information!


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