Dolores MS and HS Parent Letter (October 3, 2021)

Dear Secondary Parents,

This is follow-up information regarding the district announcement yesterday that our school will be closing campus and going to four days of online learning the week of Oct. 4-7. This very difficult decision was made after much thought and discussion due to the high number of COVID cases and other illnesses in our school district. Please call Jennifer Gaddis, RN, at 970-882-4688 if there are questions about symptoms, testing, and/or mandatory quarantine times.

Our ability to serve our middle/high school was compromised a bit last week with the number of staff members out ill and a shortage of substitute teachers. We are grateful that we were able to stay open and we would like to thank our students, parents and teachers.  We truly hope that the time away next week gives everyone time to heal and recuperate so that we can return healthy and strong on October 11th.

Our cafeteria team will still be providing free lunches next week for all students. You can pick them up in front of the High School Library Monday through Thursday, from 11 AM to 12 PM. These simple lunches will be shelf stable so, if you prefer, you may pick up your student’s lunches for the entire week in one stop. If you need help with getting lunches, please let us know, and we will try to assist you.

Our teachers already have Google Classrooms set up for online learning and they will be contacting students Monday afternoon to answer any questions and give assignments for the week. Our staff members will work together Monday morning to prepare student supplies to be sent home including Chromebooks and any paper assignments. The students’ supplies will be ready to pick up between 1:00 and 4:00 pm Monday and available between 8am and 4pm on Tuesday. Please feel free to contact your  teachers for any school work related questions you may have.  Our office staff will continue to work from the school in order to answer any questions and assist with supplies and/or lunches.

Athletics is always a big concern for our students and parents. We will be able to continue with sports. We plan to implement heightened safety measures in order to mitigate the risk to the students and staff. Athletes should watch for communication from their respective coaches.

As always, please reach out anytime with questions and concerns.  Our front office will be open between 8am and 4pm, Monday-Thursday. You can reach us by phone  at 970-882-7288. Please see the next page for more information about Covid-19 if needed, and we will continue to do our best to keep you well informed.

Sincerely, Sincerely,

Justin Schmitt
High School Principal

Mary Weiss
Middle School Principal