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SHS Remote Week of 1/18
Dear families, due to a large volume of high school students being placed on quarantine today, SHS will offer remote programming all of next week.  …
CHSAA Update – Delayed Season for B, C, and D Sports
December 7, 2020 Below are the links to the CHSAA's official announcement on season delays and the link to the Zoom meeting that took place …
Dec 3rd COVID Testing for District Families
Testing clinic for any school-aged family at risk for COVID exposure AND any school-aged family who is symptomaticI hope everyone's Thanksgiving break was restful.  …
Chaffee County Moves to Orange
Attached find the link to the most recent press release from Chaffee County Public Health regarding new safety measures being taken within the county. …
Salida Schools To Take a Break
November 18, 2020 Dear Families.   I want to again thank you for everything you have done thus far within this community journey.  I was …
Updated Info from CDPHE and CCPH
View the press release from Chaffee County Public Health regarding updates to their local COVID mitigation plan here. View the document released in November …

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2020-2021 Reopening Plan Response Levels

In light of the first portion of the year some amendments have been made to the sustainability plan as of November 15, 2020. The continuum of programming is now based on in-person learning being offered to ALL, SOME, or NONE of the students based upon COVID response from Chaffee County Public Health.

View the current COVID Operations Plan or a brief outline!
View the resources and data being analyzed by the district to develop this model!
View a list of the precautions being taken to reduce risk!
View the letter from local authorities in support of reopening with this model!




Our facilities will be open as they have been in the past for in-person education for ALL students with extra precautions taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19.



If a positive case is identified within the school system that school will pause in-person education in order to allow public health to time to perform contact tracing and issue quarantine protocols where necessary. Then the school will reopen to SOME students who are not asked to quarantine by CCPH.



Facilities will be closed for in-person learning and all education will return to home based learning. NONE of the students within the district will be on campus for in-person learning.


“Salida has figured out how to navigate more than one crisis. We will just have to do it again. There is little information that is stable, and only one constant – we have to move forward.”

David Blackburn



From the School Board

The mission of the Salida School District, in active partnership with family and community, is to ensure that each and every student is prepared to succeed in life, by providing quality instruction and progressive curriculum in a secure and challenging environment which will empower students with the skills necessary to achieve their greatest potential.

Regular Board Meeting – September 8th – 6:00pm – Zoom link found here! Minutes from previous meetings can be found here!