Salida High School is receiving a $50,000 grant from the state of Colorado, which will allow the school to expand its concurrent enrollment program.
Salida Middle School eighth-graders enjoy a sweet treat as a reward for not missing any classes, either in-person or remote, and turning in all assignments for the first quarter.
Fifteen people spoke in the public comment period during the Buena Vista school board meeting on the subject of adding Career Technical Education courses to the curriculum.
Buena Vista High School Principal Jon Ail announced Thursday that homecoming events scheduled to take place this weekend would be rescheduled to mid-November in light of a number of students being quarantined due to potential contact with a presumed positive COVID-19 case.
Cotopaxi authors, Joni Franks and Nancy Oswald contributed to “Prompts for Young Writers,” a free ebook for teachers and parents created by Colorado Authors League.
Horizons Exploratory Academy students headed out to Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Westcliffe, recently for volunteer work and to learn about wolves and the sustainable environment they live in.
Students from from Keri Weis’s second grade class listen as tour guide Steve Chapman of Salida Walking Tours tells tales about Salida’s past. Longfellow Elementary School second-graders study Salida’s history as part of their social studies curriculum.
Salida School District moved to remote learning Tuesday after two positive COVID-19 cases prompted the action. One student and one staff member have tested positive in the school district.
Jennifer Visitacion, who has served on the R-32-J Salida School Board representing District 2 for the past five years, resigned from the board effective Wednesday.
Salida School Board members postponed an in-person confirmation of decisions made during the period since COVID-19 precautions made remote school board meetings necessary.
Salida School Board will formally reaffirm all action taken since the March 20 school board meeting, which was the last that was held in person before “Safe at Home” COVID-19 procedures went into place.
The plans and protocols that staff at the Buena Vista School District, as well as partners in the local medical field, left the realm of theory and entered the world of practical application when the fall school semester commenced Aug. 27.
With schools starting back for the fall semester this week, the Buena Vista school board received an update from local healthcare providers about the protocols the medical community would be observing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commander Robert Kidd SR of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., State of Colorado, announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition.
Schools that have sat largely empty since March, welcomed students back to a different kind of school year Wednesday as Salida School District began in-person learning.
Changes in Salida School District transportation for the 2020-2021 school year include a widening of the “walking circle” for students and new procedures on the buses
Facilities manager Brandon Hawkins updated the board on building preparations including thermal scanners that will be placed at the entrances to each building as a first level of precaution to monitor body temperatures as students and staff enter.
Salida School District nutrition department plans to continue offering meals made from scratch rather than pre-packaged food nutrition, manager Terry Clark told Salida School Board Tuesday.
Salida School Board heard from district department managers and superintendent David Blackburn about the preparations being made for the opening of school at their regular school board meeting.
As the Salida School District prepares to open for in-person instruction this fall, an online option is also being rolled out for families who, for health or other reasons, are not comfortable with students returning to school.
Because of relatively stable community COVID-19 numbers in Chaffee County, both Salida and Buena Vista School Districts announced they will be opening for in-person instruction with high mitigation procedures in place.
During a weekly Zoom meeting with parents Monday, Buena Vista school district superintendent Lisa Yates went further into the district’s plan to reopen schools to in-person learning when the new semester begins Aug. 27.
Plans for Salida High School prom, after-prom and graduation ceremonies are taking shape.
The administration at Salida High School announced Friday the events cancelled in April and May will take place July 17 and 18 with some modifications to accommodate COVID-19 precautions.