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Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 tests available to all Coloradans / COVID-19 Pruebas rápidas gratuitas para el hogar disponibles para todos los habitantes de Colorado

CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment) is providing free over-the-counter tests for parents, guardians, and caregivers to administer to school-aged children at-home.
El CDPHE (Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado) ofrece pruebas rápidas gratuitas para que los padres, tutores y cuidadores las administren en el hogar a los niños en edad escolar.

Archuleta School District Seeking School Bus Drivers

Archuleta School District is hiring for school bus drivers. We are currently facing a staff shortage in our transportation department. If an effort to not have to reduce bus services to our community we are seeking help. If you or anyone you know can drive a bus or would be interested in learning more about serving our students in this role: Please contact Laura Mijares @ lmijares@pagosa.k12.co.us or call 970)264-2228 x 5405

CDOT Road Construction Creates Heavy Delays

Archuleta School District would like to express that we understand the frustrations' families have experienced today with regards to today's road construction delays. We genuinely apologize. Know that your child's safety is our top priority and we will continue to reach out to CDOT again to try to work out solutions.

We also know that some of the bus confusion today was due to the looping bus routes which contributed to delays-we will do what we can to remedy this situation before tomorrow.

Please know that we are having to re-configure our bus routes due to staff shortages. If you or someone you know is interested in driving a school bus-please contact the district.

Staff Participates in AVID Trainings in Prep for the School Year

In preparation for a great 2021-2022 school year, as part of this week's professional development, ASD's staff participated in district-wide AVID trainings.
Elementary staff dug into "What's Love Got to Do With It", the "Why" for learning and academic achievement and Having a Growth Mindset. Middle and high school staff spent two days participating in AVID's trainings all around goal setting, using organizational strategies with kids and student engagement strategies.

Thank you AVID for the productive and energizing trainings giving staff new tools to use to engage our students.

ASD Welcomes New Safety Resource Officer to the Team

Archuleta School District is happy to welcome Cody Civiletto to the district. Civiletto grew up in Durango, CO. He played multiple sports through high school and into college. Nowadays he enjoys fishing and being out in the mountains. He has been a patrol Deputy for Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office since 2019. He is excited to be a part of the school district to further serve the community. Welcome to the Team, Deputy Civiletto.

Superintendent Dr. Kym Le-Blanc Esparza, asst. superintendent Laura Mijares and the leadership team welcome new employees to the District All-Star Staff.

Dr. Kym kicked off the morning giving staff an overview of the vision and the direction of Archuleta School District. The leadership team then took a moment to also welcome the new group to the district's All-Star Staff. Laura Mijares will guide them through the day learning all the nuts and bolts of working in the district. The District is grateful & thankful to have such highly effective educators joining our team!! Welcome to your first year at Archuleta School District 2021-2022!!! Your leadership team supports you and we are glad you are now a Pagosa Pirate! Welcome aboard!! #allstarstaff

District Bus Drivers and Director Train on the New Bus Technology to Improve Safety & Transportation Needs

District bus drivers train on software and devices that will help the school district enable student safety and will improve changing transportation needs. Thank you Transportation Department for your hard work to improve parent communication, and student safety and security in our community. We appreciate all you do for our students and our schools.

If you would like to join our Bus Driving Team, please click on the link below.

Drone Class Picture Tradition Continues

Thanks to the planning and effort from our extraordinary PIE (Parents Involved in Education) leader, Aubrie Limebrook, today the 8th graders started a new tradition that our 4th graders started 3 years ago! Huge thanks to Davis Parker, PSHS junior, for volunteering his drone piloting expertise for the last 4 years to get a drone shot of each class shaped into the year they will graduate from high school. Such a cool memory-making tradition. And Parker also captured a 5th grade picture since they missed their 4th grade picture last year--not this time COVID, you are not messing up our traditions!
Stay tuned, final pictures to come soon. Principals hang these in the halls of their schools remembering each exiting class. Love the collaboration of this project from dedicated parent volunteer to talented high school student to support our younger students. Go Pirates.
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