Menu for the week of November 23rd
To make sure everything is clear: K-6 students in Rocky Ford will have school (in-person) on Monday (November 23) and Tuesday (November 24). After Thanksgiving, K-6 will continue to have in-person school. School starts again on Monday, November 30, following Thanksgiving break. 7-12 students in Rocky Ford, all of the students at the Junior Senior High School, will stay with remote learning. There is school on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, but it is remote learning on those days. After Thanksgiving break, the Junior Senior High School will remain with remote learning all the way to Christmas (November 30 – December 17). The decision about remote learning versus in-person learning for the Junior Senior High School will be revisited when we get closer to January.
After being notified that Otero County is being assigned to Level Red on Colorado’s COVID dial, Rocky Ford School District engaged in a decision making process to determine whether students should be receiving in-person or remote learning services. The decision was made to keep in-person instruction for grades K-6 and the Junior Senior High School (grades 7-12) will remain with remote learning. This is effective through Christmas. The major reasons for this decision include the data that has shown schools are a safe place to be with very little transmission of the virus and the recommendations from the Governor’s office along with the Department of Public Health to keep elementary in-person and to provide either hybrid or remote learning for secondary students while in Level Red. Please see this video from Superintendent, Dr. Snyder, for more information: https://youtu.be/C3EpRL44DwM
WPS students are loving the great outdoors! It is a great opportunity to remove our masks for a bit, breathe in that clean fresh air and exercise our bodies! A great game of switch-a-roo during PE.
Washington Primary School : Estudiantes desde casa y volver a tomar el foto Dia 18 de Noviembre, 2020. Estudiantes desde casa, Por favor llamar a la oficina, 719-254-7681, para separa su cita - Ustedes deben tener cita. Nos vemos!
Washington Primary School Picture Retakes AND At-Home Learners Picture Day! November 18, 2020. At-home learners, please call the office 719-254-7681 to schedule your time – you must have an appointment. See you then!
To better fit the schedules of our Virtual Learners, the Rocky Ford School District will be extending our Student Meal Pick up time. Meals can be picked up from 11 am to 1 pm Monday through Thursday at the Rocky Ford High School Bus Loop. We ask that everyone please wear your mask & practice social distancing when picking up your meals to help us keep our staff & students safe.
Jayden Grano - 11th grade student of the quarter!
GEAR UP tutoring will continue for 9-11th graders even during remote learning. Mrs. Robinson will host virtual tutoring from 4-5:30pm after school. Here is the link to her Google Meet. https://meet.google.com/lookup/tutoring
Rocky Ford School District has canceled Saturday's home football game against Rye. A number of football players were identified as close contacts to a person identified with a COVID-19 infection. They are being asked to quarantine until Nov. 19 which has resulted in too few players to move forward with a football game. While we are disappointed to end the football season in this way, we are appreciative of everyone's support as we work with public health to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 infection.
Rocky Ford School District Grab N Go Meal Distribution: Due to the switch to remote learning for all students at RFJSHS, the meal distribution time will be from 11 am - 12 pm from today through November 24th.
If your student is quarantined and begins to experience COVID-like symptoms, the health department would like you to call: 719-468-8083
Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School was made aware that a family with kids in the school may have a COVID-19 infection. First, we hope the students and their family have a speedy recovery. Second, we need to announce a mandatory quarantine for the following groups of students: 8th grade students, 10th grade students, students in Anatomy class, and High School Student Council Members. The students in these groups will need to be quarantined through November 19th. In addition to the students, several staff members must also quarantine. Therefore, the Junior Senior High School will be unable to provide in-person instructional services through the length of the quarantine. Due to the timing and proximity to Thanksgiving Break, starting Tuesday, November 10, the district has decided to place all students on remote learning through Thanksgiving. In-person classes, using the hybrid model, will resume on Monday, November 30th. Please use this link to read a letter with more information: https://5il.co/mwny
Jefferson Intermediate School was made aware that two students from the school may have a COVID-19 infection. First, we hope those those students have a speedy recovery and we extend our well-wishes to the family. Second, we need to announce a mandatory quarantine for two cohorts at Jefferson School. Miss Ortiz's 5th grade class and Miss Efird's 3rd grade class will need to be quarantined through November 19th. Please use this link to read a letter with more information: https://5il.co/mwnz
Luz Rios - 7th grade student of the quarter!
7th grade perfect attendance students: Ella Olmedo Maestas and Bella Ortiz!
We honor those students who are here every day and with no more than 1 tardy!! BR: Jayvonn M., Trenton S., Esai V., Anthony G., Elizabeth J., Legacy G. FR: Milani A., Anthony B., Avery W., Kaleb M., Ryleigh S.
Wow! Great job students and parents!! These kiddos were here EVERY day in 1st quarter!! BR: Elias R., Yanelis U., Charles D., Carlito's, Oliver C., Kenzie K. FR: Boaz M., Damaceo A., Paityn E., Saul H. Not Pictured: Spencer B.
1st Quarter - PERFECT ATTENDANCE!! (2nd Grade) BR: Sara I. Kenny G., Aaleyah C., Tristan M., Elias A., Jeron A. FR: MiAngel B, Kamiah T., Gemma G.,
Character Traits of Respect and Self-Control ~ We have such awesome students!! BR: Celeste T, Dominic H., Orion C., Jaxx T. FR: Zayleigh G., Yanelis U., Santos G. Not Pictured (At-home Learners): Olivia C., Gia C.