Edited Update from Superintendent Richard, 4-21-20

This post went out earlier this morning; however, as the day has progressed, amazing work of our Dolores School District staff and families has struck such a wonderful chord in my heart. Tuesdays bring many meetings with staff. In one such meeting today there were BOCES employees who work with other school districts in our area. They were so complimentary about our district and how well we are reaching our students. They commented about the many teachers delivering materials and making personal calls to students. Another meeting today was with teachers and what a joy it was to hear from them! They miss their students but had some amazing stories to share.

I am thankful to be part of this district family. Yes, as with any family, there are some challenges; but, challenge will make us bitter or better. I choose to learn and grow which equates to “better.” Hug your children today and let them know their teachers and staff miss them so much!

Governor Polis provided an update to the state yesterday and this morning on a call with superintendents he provided guidelines to school districts. The Governor will issue an executive order today to extend not returning to face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the school year.

Dolores School District will continue remote learning until the end of the school year. Please continue to refer to the school calendar online to guide plans. Plans for graduation are still moving forward. We will host a “Drive In” Graduation Ceremony this year. The graduate’s immediate family will be able to drive in and park around the football field to view the graduation. Graduation will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. The event will be live streamed. Please watch the website for connectivity instructions.

The District will wait until the Montezuma County Government makes some decisions regarding their return to “normal” operations. Based on the County’s decisions, we will provide information regarding summer activities.

Thank you for all you are doing to partner with us in your child’s education. We miss their faces and look forward to getting back in the classrooms this fall. It is a privilege to serve the Dolores School District.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Richard