• Centauri High School is excited to announce a new partnership with
    DriveSafe Driving Schools.
    With your student’s participation, we will raise money for our school! Click for more information and to register online. Click here to learn more!

  •   CMS & Manassa Elementary Earn State Awards

    Centauri Middle School earned the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award and Manassa Elementary earned the John Irwin Award.  When any individual or school receives an accolade, it is a victory for the team and with that we recognize that any award is a reflection of the collective.

     GOVERNORS DISTINGUISHED IMPROVEMENT

    JOHN IRWIN SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

     

     

  • Yesterday, we temporarily shut down our food service routes to address a concern brought to our attention of possible exposure to coronavirus by an employee.
    After a full investigation and cooperation with county public health officials, we will resume our food service routes in full confidence Monday! We apologize for any inconvenience to families, but we employ precautionary actions fully when considering the health and welfare of students and staff, especially in light of current public health concerns.
    Please understand, we will always take extreme precautions when addressing a health concern rather than fail to act. This, at times, is an inconvenience, but quality safety is never convenient. We will continue to operate on that premise going forth, and will take aggressive approaches to insure our students/staff/community health; that is the only choice a school district can pursue.
    In summary, food service runs Monday on schedule, fully cleared! We encourage our entire school community and partners to continue to adhere to social distancing parameters, self isolate if you feel symptoms and communicate with your health care providers, and continue to follow the protocols issued to all of us in the best effort to do our part in flattening the curve.
    NCSD wishes you and your family the best.

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  • NCSD Community: Food Service will have food delivery to these locations beginning Tuesday, March 24th until April 16th (Monday-Thursdays). It will be a bigger lunch to assist with breakfast/lunch.
    La Jara Elementary: parking lot
    IManassa: Jack Dempsey Park
    Romeo: Post Office.
    Capulin: Catholic Church
    Pickup is from 11 A.M to 11:30 A.M.
    This will be a grab and go meal, we are asking you do not eat this meal on the premises. To reserve your lunch meal for your children please call 719-274-3901 and leave a message. You can also email Amber Martinez at ammartinez@northconejos.com

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  • Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order that suspends in-person instruction at all public and private schools from March 23 to April 17.
    DENVER - Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at a news conference, Governor Polis announced the launch of the Help Colorado Now effort where Coloradans can donate or volunteer, as well as the Colorado COVID Relief Fund, which has already raised nearly $3 million to help Coloradans impacted by the coronavirus.

    “We are acting boldly and swiftly together to protect the health and safety of all Coloradans. The science and data tells us this will get worse before it gets better,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We are in this together and the state is taking the necessary actions to slow the spread of this disease.”

    The Governor signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23 to April 17. The executive order directs Colorado school districts and the Charter School Institute to make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities during this time while taking into account the needs of local communities. This order also directs the Commissioner of Education to issue guidance to support P-12 school systems in developing and implementing plans to assist families and students in accessing alternative learning, providing free and reduced lunch and breakfast, and offering waivers for instructional time as appropriate. Click here to read.

    “Protecting the health of all Coloradoans is our top priority, and moving to online learning and other ways to support learning at home is absolutely the right thing to do,” said Education Commissioner Katy Anthes. “We know school leaders, educators and families will have a lot of questions about how to support their students’ learning at home during this unprecedented time. The department is working on guidance and developing resources to support our schools and students, and it will be available very soon.”

    The Governor also announced that he would be extending the suspension of downhill ski area operations through April 6. COVID-19 has spread throughout many mountain communities where ski resorts are located and this is a necessary step to help slow the spread of the virus. Last week, the Governor issued an executive order suspending ski area operations until March 22. Click here to read the order.

    In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Colorado Department of Public Health also issued a public health order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. Gatherings include community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals or any similar event that brings 10 or more people together. Click here to read.

    Coloradans can donate or sign up to volunteer at www.HelpColoradoNow.org.

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  • NCSD,   

             We will be converting to a different method of instruction, transitioning to other distance methods of educational delivery, with the intent to return to normal school operation on MondayApril 20th.  Therefore, students will not attend physically, as we do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.    ****PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL BE ANNOUNCING SCHOOL CLOSURE/PAUSE FOR THE STATE OF COLORADO, AND MAY SUPERSEDE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND PLANNING.  We will communicate that press announcement immediately after his remarks.  Our plan will change immediately to align with that official announcement.
             All NCSD staff will be meeting on Monday, March 23rd, and Tuesday, March 24th, to plan for the temporary transition to Google classroom, Facetime, email and Google hangouts for instructional delivery, as well as paper copy assignment packets.   Students can expect to receive instruction delivered on Wednesday, March 25th, and the exact method for the age of your child and building they attend will be communicated as soon as feasible by building principals.  Please look for that communication on our website at www.northconejos.com or our NCSD Facebook page, or in communication from principals via SchoolMessenger.    
            Meals will be made available, and to request meals during this time, email Amber at ammartinez@northconejos.com or call and leave a message on her direct line at 719-274-3901.   We will be running routes for meal delivery, and those exact points of drop off, and the time of drop off will be posted shortly.
             Students in grades 6-12 can prepare now by insuring their school-issued account login (Google Account) is accessible;  you may email Brad Huffaker at bhuffaker@northconejos.com for any assistance necessary.
             Mandatory state assessments have been paused for this academic year.
             For students who do not have access to the internet or lack a device, please contact your principal or email bhuffaker@northconejos.com, or know that access points outside the school are already set up, and from the parking lot at any school, students may access the web. 
            Our NCSD school plan is to provide the best instruction under trying circumstances, and am confident our great staff can deliver great educational learning given our challenges.  We want to step up and do our part to mitigate the spread of a pandemic disease, and yet take care of the most valued commodity we have......our students.  I am confident we will get through this successfully.  We encourage any questions and communications to be directed to our administration at each building, who will be providing direction as it pertains to your child.
             As a matter of information, all SLV school districts and our SLV BOCES are following these guidelines.  I will expeditiously communicate any new information, alteration or changes to this plan as I am positive you have questions, and hope to provide the information you need to feel confident going forth.   I hope for the safety and health of our entire NCSD School Community.
     
    Most Respectfully,
     
    Curt Wilson
    Superintendent, North Conejos RE-1J
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  • North Conejos School District RE-1J
    Curt Wilson, Superintendent 
    17890 US Hwy 285
    La Jara, CO  81140
    Phone:  719-274-5174  Fax:  719-274-5621

    North Conejos RE-1J Mission Statement
    The mission of the North Conejos School District is to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where diversity is celebrated, mutual respect among adults and children is practiced and where school and communities are seen as valued partners in creating the foundation for lifelong learning.

  • Non Discrimination Policy
    The Board is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.  The schools in the district are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services.  Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any district program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services.  Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age and genetic information is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.
    Title IX coordinator
    Curt Wilson, Superintendent
    PO Box 72, 17890 US Hwy 285 La Jara, CO  81140
    719-274-5174

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