Southern Ute Academy moves to remote learning 


Dear students, parents, and families of SUIMA. 

Due to the uptick of COVID-19 across our country, the surge of cases in our area, and the strain it has placed on the school in the form of increasing the positivity rate, the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy will move to temporary, remote learning beginning Monday, January 10 and return to in­ person learning on Monday, Jan. 31. 

Kindergarteners, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary students will receive daily lessons via their Chromebooks, which have been distributed. There will also be a one-time work packet pick-up for these students which will be available on Monday, Jan. 10, 2021 by 7:30 a.m. Teachers of these students will be reaching out to the families. 

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will be provided a one-time pick-up work packet, which will be available the morning of Monday, Jan. 10 here at the school. Guides of these students will be reaching out to the families. 

As the variant typically cycles through for 10-14 days, this time frame of the January 10-31 will allow the staff and students to return healthy and safe. With the Tribe moving to Phase II, Level 3, when the students return on Jan. 31, we will be following the “No Personal Gathering size greater than 10” and the “Indoor Setting of 25% Maximum Capacity with No Greater than 25 People” requirements. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate through this strange time and the priority to keep all of our students healthy and safe. 


Mari Jo Owens – Principal 

Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy 


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