CDPHE launches program to place rapid COVID-19 tests in schools;

State also offers school masks to reduce risk to teachers and students REMOTE, (Jan. 6, 2020): As part of ongoing efforts to keep in-person learning as safe as possible, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has developed a new at-home COVID-19 testing program for teachers, staff, and selected students at participating schools.

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Huerfano schools go remote till holiday break

This from the Huerfano School District RE-1 Facebook page: Due to rapidly rising positive COVID cases in Huerfano County and the county now being placed in the Red zone on the COVID dial, Peakview and JMHS will be in full remote learning beginning Monday, Dec. 7 through the last day of school before Christmas break,

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Plans readied for John Mall High School students to return full time

Published on October 15, 2020 by Jaye Sudar WALSENBURG — On a relatively short agenda on Monday night, discussion at the Huerfano RE-1 school board meeting was largely dominated by talk of returning students to school full time. District Superintendent Mike Moore and John Mall Principal Heidi Dasko presented a plan whereby all high school

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Springer Municipal schools decide on returning to school

Published on October 15, 2020 courtesy Lillian Eva Lieske SPRINGER — Springer parents, students, teachers, athletes and the community, have been anxiously awaiting a decision from the district regarding plans for reopening the schools. The district asked for the parents to weigh in on their decision to remain in virtual or in person classes via

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New Mexico Activities Association postponing fall sports due to governor’s orders

Published on October 15, 2020 courtesy Dusty Young, CAA Associate Director New Mexico Activities Association, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Due to the announcement from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham that interscholastic athletics cannot take place during the Fall semester because of COVID-19 related public health concerns, the New Mexico Activities Association has been forced to postpone its

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Raton High School online learning only for now

Published on October 8, 2020 by Marty MayfieldKRTN Multi-Media RATON — Dr. Christopher Bonn received word on Monday October 5, 2020, that Raton High School has to cease and desist its hybrid model of learning immediately as the return to school toolbox plan that was submitted was approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department

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Hoehne School closes Sept. 17 after student tests positive for COVID-19; Grades 7-12 will reopen for full in-person classes Sept. 30

By Mark Craddock Grades 7-12 of Hoehne School was closed to in-person teaching on Sept. 17 after a student there tested positive for COVID-19. According to a letter to parents, the Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department informed the school of the case the evening of Sept. 16. As a precaution, the school moved

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Raton Board of Education meeting reflects the coming long term financial impact of COVID-19

by Todd Brogowski RATON — During the Monday, September 21, 2020, Raton Board of Education Meeting, it seemed that all topics led to the question of how schools will be able to afford to educate their students post-pandemic. The discussion began with teacher and summer school focal Liz Wick addressing how summer school changed due

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Trinidad School District #1 Awarded Colorado COVID Relief Funds

Published on September 10, 2020 courtesy Bonnie Aaron, TSD1 Superintendent TRINIDAD — Trinidad School District #1 was recently awarded $25,000 of grant funding from the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to help respond to remote instruction in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This grant award will help support the District’s mission to provide all students with

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Trinidad School District #1 Awarded Colorado COVID Relief Funds

Published on September 10, 2020 courtesy Bonnie Aaron, TSD1 Superintendent TRINIDAD — Trinidad School District #1 was recently awarded $25,000 of grant funding from the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to help respond to remote instruction in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This grant award will help support the District’s mission to provide all students with

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