Ignacio School District actively monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in Colorado

Ignacio School District Superintendent, Rocco Fuschetto, Ed.D. addresses attendees at a Back to School BBQ.
Damon Toledo | SU Drum archive

The Ignacio School District is actively monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in Colorado. We have been in regular communication with county and state agencies. As you may know there are active cases in La Plata County including Durango and Ignacio.

Our goal is to keep students and staff health and safety as one of our highest priorities. As of now as per the mandate “Stay at Home” by Governor Polis schools are closed until April 17, 2020. This date could change any time.

I would like to show my appreciation to all staff members that are being very flexible with our students and parents by keep providing our educational programs for all students.

Many teachers are dedicating many extra hours to keep looking for different ways to provide instruction that is easier to follow in this uncharted territory of online teaching. Every building had virtual staff meetings to share many different ideas on how to support our students and themselves during these uncertain times.

Kudos go to the Food Service Department and the Transportation Department for making sure our students get lunch and breakfast every day. They are serving more and more meals every day. Please visit our website for a sign up form at www.ignacioschools.org

Many students that need a Chromebook will be issued one this week. The building principal will send details on when and how the Technology Department will distribute the devices.

Students that do not have access to internet at home, the district will continue providing packets with assignments. The Transportation Department will deliver packets at four different locations: High School by the Library, Allison Community Church, Oxford Grange and Fire Station #3 on Road 318. These locations will have packets available or students can return their packets at the same time of meal distribution 11:00-11:30 as follows: Tuesday– Ignacio Elementary School; Wednesday—Ignacio High School and Thursday—Ignacio Middle School.

All extra curricula are cancelled until April 17, 2020 as per CHSAA directive. They will evaluate the Spring sports season in the near future.

All buildings are closed to outside entities for practices or meetings until further notice. Our maintenance and custodial staff have done a great job cleaning every building.

Please continue practicing good hygiene and follow the recommendations by state and local health agencies. I ask that you be patient and flexible during this period. The health and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.

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