Conejos Public Health will have a drive thru free Covid-19 Moderna Vaccination clinic on February 19th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at South Conejos School District. This is available for all Coloradans ages 65 and up, educators/school personnel, health care workers, and first responders. For more information, please see our website under live feed or go to our district's Facebook page.
The South Conejos School Board of Education will be conducting a Regular Board Meeting on the 16th day of February 2021, at 6 PM. This meeting will be conducted in-person and open to the public via videoconferencing and teleconferencing through zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82085701803 Meeting ID: 820 8570 1803
Good Evening Trojan Families, South Conejos School District will not have school on Monday February 15th for President's Day. We want to wish everyone a happy Valentine's Day and a wonderful long weekend!
Attention Trojan Family, The varsity girls and boys basketball teams are traveling to Sangre de Cristo this Friday, 2/12. The girls game will start at 5:00pm with the boys game to follow after. For spectators who have been given a ticket by a player, please remember that those tickets are for either the girls game or the boys game only and that admission will be $5.00, there will be no change given. Doors will open for spectators for the girls game at 4:45pm and around 6:30pm for the boys game. For those without tickets, We will be streaming the game via Facebook live for you to view. Go Trojans!
The South Conejos School Board of Education will be conducting a Regular Board Meeting on the 16th day of February 2021 at 6 PM. This meeting will be conducted in-person and open to the public via videoconferencing and teleconferencing through zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82085701803 Meeting ID: 820 8570 1803
PUBLIC NOTICE: The South Conejos School Board of Education will be conducting a work session on the 9th day of February, 2021 at 6 PM. This work session will be held in person and open to the public via Zoom. Work sessions are not open for citizen's comments. Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82085701803 Meeting ID: 820 8570 1803
Cheer on our Trojans virtually starting at 5:00 pm using our live stream Zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7462854023
Antonito Basketball Home Game Protocols THERE WILL BE NO CONCESSIONS SOLD Fans: Players will be given 2 tickets to give out to spectators of their choice. Fans will be required to present their ticket to the admission table to enter the gym. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be allowed to view the game in person Admission will be $5 for all spectators, NO CHANGE, Please bring exact amount. All spectators will be required to wear masks in the gym and sit 6 feet away from other ticket holders of a different group. Spectators for the same student are asked to stay together to allow adequate spacing among different groups. In between girls and boys games, spectators will be asked to clear out of the gym as quickly as possible so the gym can be sanitized. We will have a zero tolerance policy for any and all obscene or unruly behaviors during the game, any offenders will be asked to leave the school grounds immediately. Home Team: All players will be screened and temperature taken when they arrive at the school. Players must arrive and leave in a mask. Any players showing symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to please stay home Hand sanitizing stations will be provided on the sideline. During halftime the team is allowed to use the home locker room. Away Team: Screening will be the responsibility of the opposing team before arriving at Antonito. We will need verbal verification. Players must arrive and leave in masks. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided on the sideline. Visiting teams will be responsible for bringing their own drinks and food. There will be no concessions sold. During halftime the team is allowed to use the visiting locker room. Visiting boys/girls waiting to play will occupy a classroom and be able to watch the game via live stream. Media: Game will be live streamed via zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7462854023
Good Evening Families, Progress reports, attendance reports, and our school's climate survey permission slips will go home in backpacks for elementary students and by mail for secondary students today. Please sign the permission slip and have your student return it to their classroom or first period teacher by Monday February 8th. This survey will help us improve the culture and climate of the school. Thank you, Mrs. Mansheim
The Varsity Basketball Boys would like to thank Belleza de Lura Salon & Spa for sponsoring them and buying them new athletic socks! Pictured below: Joshua Lucero Joshua Duran William Silvas Nathan Sisneros
This week we celebrated our favorite ladies in the cafeteria with Lunch Hero Week! Our seniors got to see first hand how hard our cooks work and volunteered in the cafeteria. We appreciate that our cafeteria staff takes care of all of us each and every day!
Due to weather conditions and poor road conditions, South Conejos School District will have remote learning for all students K-12. For students in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade, please join in with your teachers at 8:00 am if you have your computers and internet access. High school students please follow the schedule you have been following during remote learning. Please stay warm and safe today!
The South Conejos School Board of Education will be conducting a Regular Board Meeting on the 19th day of January, 2021 at 6 PM. This meeting will be conducted virtually, and open to the public via videoconferencing and teleconferencing through zoom. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82085701803 Meeting ID: 820 8570 1803
January 2021 School Board Recognition Month- Thank you school board!
Good Evening High School Families, We received an update from public health on our high school: All 9th through 12th grade students and high school teachers who were present in the building this week are asked to quarantine until school resumes tentatively on the 19th. Family members of quarantined student(s) or staff should wear a mask around the quarantined person. During this time practice hand washing and sanitation of all high touch/shared surfaces with a disinfectant. This includes sanitizing eating/drinking utensils. Family members of those who are quarantined can continue to go to work and school, but should continue to monitor their student for symptoms. If your student starts to show symptoms, monitor yourself and your family for symptoms closely and quarantine until the student tests negative or the isolation period ends. If your students test positive please consult with your doctor and public health on next steps. For more information on quarantine procedures or information on COVID-19 testing, please visit our website or Facebook page. Quarantine Procedures: *Avoid public places for until school resumes on the 19th. *Do not travel by airplane, ship, long-distance bus, or train. *Remain home during isolation. *Do not go to school, grocery stores or other public places. *If you do not have respiratory symptoms, you may engage in limited outdoor activities (e.g. take a walk) as long as you maintain a minimum six foot distance from any other individual and use a mask . *Monitor your health for fever, cough, or shortness of breath for 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the sick person. *If you develop fever or other symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, runny nose, nausea/vomiting, loss of taste/smell, etc) call the Respiratory clinic at 719-589-3000x9 or VWHS Convenient Care at 589-2562 and speak with clinic staff. *Prior to seeking ANY medical attention in an office, clinic, or hospital, you must call and inform them that you are under quarantine for potential exposure to COVID-19.
Dear Trojan Community, After a semester of school, we have our first confirmed COVID-19 exposure at our high school. Following public health guidelines and consultation, we will be going to remote learning for all students in grades 9th through 12th grade for next week. We are asking students to be picked up today at noon. If your student drove to school, they are dismissed at noon. Students please take home all your books and laptops. Contact tracing will be completed with the assistance of public health. Starting on Monday the 11th, students will be expected to Zoom in for all their classes from 8:00-4:00. This will be the same schedule as remote learning we had prior to break. We will tentatively resume in-person learning for the high school on January 19th following the quarantine period. Grades Preschool through 8th will continue with in-person learning. 3rd grade parents, students will be resuming in-person learning on Monday after the possible exposure was confirmed to be negative. Again, we ask all families if your student begins showing signs of COVID-19 or is not feeling well, to please keep them at home. If yourself or a close family member starts showing symptoms, we also ask your student to stay at home until there is a negative test result or at least 24 hours symptom free. Please know that every decision we make is under guidance of public health and always in the best interest of our students, staff, and community. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Staff and families if you traveled over the holidays, please notify our front office at 719.376.7001.
Good Evening Trojan Families, At this point in time, we plan to return to school for in-person learning for K-12 on January 4th following the same safety protocols as before. Conejos County’s current two-week positivity rate has dropped to 6%. If we receive new guidance from either public health or CDE we will keep our school community updated. We will still offer remote learning for the families who wish to continue learning from home. Students who chose the remote learning pathway will need to continue this for the full quarter and can only switch to in-person on March 22nd. We want to wish everyone a safe, restful, and happy Winter Break. We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!
The South Conejos School Board of Education will be conducting a Special Board Meeting on the 22nd day of December, 2020 at 2 PM. This meeting will be conducted in person, and open to the public via videoconferencing and teleconferencing through Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82085701803
Family life all over the world has dramatically changed over the past several months as we all have faced the COVID-19 pandemic. As families are the most important proximal influence on the health and well-being of children and youth, the stress of changing family structures and interactions has the potential of profoundly influencing the behavioral choices that youth make, specifically, as to whether to use substances or engage in risky behaviors. Parents are struggling to work from home while caring for and homeschooling children; and many are facing job loss or job insecurity or food insecurity. At the same time, children and youth face their own struggles as they are missing out being in school with their peers and experiencing those transitions or “rites of passage” that are very important to their social and emotional development. Family-based prevention interventions have demonstrated effectiveness with a strong level of evidence to address substance use in the family by providing and building parenting skills to raise and nurture children so that they are resilient and display prosocial behavior. But, in the midst of the pandemic and with these new added stresses, how can these programs reach parents with COVID-19 protective approaches—e.g., through virtual platforms? What can prevention professionals do to reach out to parents, acknowledge and address these new circumstances, and provide these very necessary parenting skills? What new skills and practices can help them face the challenges wrought by the global pandemic? Please join us for this Prevention Talk, where Douglas Coatsworth, PhD (Betsey R. Bush Endowed Professor in Behavioral Health and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee), Cathy Hockaday, PhD (Human Sciences Specialist/SFP 10-14 Program Manager) and Wadih Maalouf, PhD (Program Manager at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna - UNODC) will discuss how current research and practice in family prevention interventions can address the challenges that families are experiencing all over the world in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here: https://www.apsintl.org/event-details/prevention-talk-3-providing-family-based-prevention-during-covid-19-challenges-and-opportunities-for-prevention