Author Archives: Mark Baxter

Vaccine Mobile Bus New Location, Joe Rowell Park (11/17 and 12/8)

The Vaccine Mobile bus location has been moved from the Dolores School Campus. The new location with be Joe Rowell Park in Dolores. Anyone who would like to receive the initial COVID vaccine, a booster COVID immunization, or the flu vaccine can visit on November 17, and December 8 from 10am – 4pm. Attached is […]

Vaccination Opportunities in Our Area (updated 11/15/21)

Dolores District Families, We have been informed of an opportunity for children, ages 5-11, to receive the COVID vaccine at the hospital this Saturday, attached is the flyer and form required for administration of the vaccine. We will continue to share any free opportunities that become available to us. ———- Fact Sheet for 5-11 year olds Hospital […]

High School girls volleyball team withdraws from regional volleyball tournament

To the Dolores Bears Community – It is with regret that we must inform you that our high school girls volleyball team has withdrawn from their regional volleyball tournament in Oak Creek, CO this weekend. The team has has a significant COVID exposure and must therefore enter quarantine. To protect the privacy of all individuals […]

Regional Ski Program has been cancelled for the 2021-22 season

Dear Dolores School District Ski & Snowboard Families It is with great disappointment that I must pass along the news from Telluride, that the Regional Ski Program has been cancelled for the 2021-22 season.  I am forwarding the message sent to area coordinators. Dear RSP Coordinators, I’m very sorry to inform you that we’ve determined […]

October 2021 Galloping Goose Newsletter

Dear Little Bear Families, I’m very relieved that our week of online learning went really well thanks to our Teachers being prepared, our Parents picking up materials, and our Students participating so well! I hope we never have to do that again, but I know it was necessary under the circumstances with the low number […]

Dolores School District classes will resume in person on Monday October 11

10/8/2021 Dolores Parents, Students, and Staff, The District Wellness Committee met Thursday afternoon (10/7/21). The positive covid cases in the district have declined, allowing us to resume in-person for all schools, preschool through high school, on Monday, October 11th. Teddy Bear Preschool and the Dolores Elementary School will be in “blue” and the Middle School […]

Dolores K-12 schools going full remote learning week of Oct. 4 – Oct. 7

Important announcement for all Dolores Elementary, Middle, and High School students and families. Due to an increase in the number of positive COVID cases in our schools, and in order to prevent further spread, our wellness committee met this afternoon and made the decision to move to full remote learning next week for the elementary, […]

All Homecoming Activities Have Been Postponed – (9/29/2021)

Dear Students, Parents, and Families – I am writing to you this afternoon to confirm the rumor that we have had to postpone ALL homecoming activities with the exception of the high school volleyball game against Mancos, which is still scheduled for Thursday, September 30th. Our Athletic Director is in the process of rescheduling the football game and […]

Dolores School District Health Update From the Nurse’s Desk (9/28/21)

Nurse Health

Good day, We would like to advise families in the Dolores School District of recent COVID cases in our school district causing illness and requiring students, as well as staff, to quarantine. We do our very best to keep your children safe from illness and have completed contact tracing at this time. If you have […]

Dolores School District 2021-2022 COVID-19 Updates Page

Parents and Community Members, As many of you are aware, we have had a roller-coaster of a week in dealing with Covid and quarantining students that were potentially exposed.  Mr. Schmitt and Ms. McCormick, our high school and elementary principals, each messaged parents describing the situation, here is their excellent description of what occurred: I am […]

Introducing Brice Searles- DHS Head Basketball coach

TheDolores Bears Athletic Department would like to introduce our new head boys basketball coach, and secondary special education paraprofessional Brice Searles. Coach Searles is originally from California, but through basketball he has had the opportunity to live and travel all over the United States and the world. Most recently he has lived and worked in […]