Thank you all, South Routt Community for making the decisions that allowed us to maintain in-person instruction for almost the entire fall semester. As you are aware, following the '5 Commitments' (attached), including decisions to stay home and getting tested when family members have symptoms are key to minimizing potential COVID spread. Containing COVID spread is the most important factor in allowing in-person school to continue. Please follow the Routt County recommendations on limiting travel (attached) to ensure we can fulfill our commitment to in-person instruction for the spring semester. We are very aware, decisions made over the Holiday break will help us control pandemic spread, keeping our students and staff safe.
Once again, thank you for honoring Quarantine and Isolation Orders, the '5 Commitments' and restricting travel as much as possible over the holiday break. Your decisions affect the safety of all our students and teachers as we commit to returning to full in-person instruction on January 4. Also attached is the Governor's 'Roadmap to in-person Learning'.
Rim Watson Superintendent
Jane Colby South Routt Board of Education President
South Routt School District, I want to communicate to all of our families the initiatives in place to ensure the safety of our students/staff. If you need further info/clarification on any of the points, let me know, I will make myself available on your schedule. Our number one priority is the safety of our students/staff and we strive to be informed by all possible trainings/information. We work on these concerns weekly, if not daily. Student/staff safety is on our minds continuously, not just when national events bring it to the forefront.
The South Routt Board of Education under the leadership of Board President Jules Palyo have implemented each year: -an Emergency Operations Plan, revised each year; Superintendent and HS Principal (George Purnell) attended training this year -all doors are locked; visitors are 'buzzed' in/sign-in at front office; video camera support -updated parent/community emergency messaging system through phone/emails/text; practice run during fall semester -a building-specific Crisis Plan is developed/trained and revised each year; monthly 'fire drills', two annual 'lock down' drills for students/staff and quarterly 'table-top' drills for staff wherein they are given an emergency situation and asked to verbalize their response plan (Feb drill was already based on 'armed intruder') -board member Brett Mason (professional experience w/ organizational safety training) and School Resource Officer Steve Harbison conducted a professional development training for staff on emergency preparedness
For this year the board has implemented an electronic visitor identification system (beginning this week all visitors to any of our schools will have their ID scanned which runs their identifying information through the national sex offender data base).
Local Police Department Chief Ralph Maher: -placed a School Resource Officer in the middle/high school and gained permission to have him visit the elementary weekly (even though out of jurisdiction); Chief Maher is in the schools multiple times monthly (often eats lunch w/ staff/students) -facilitated/participated in Emergency Operations Plan discussions -provided emergency radio training for district administrators/directors
Colorado State Police and Routt County Sheriff's Department have a continual presence (walk-thrus) in district schools.
Rim Watson Superintendent South Routt School District
Title IX Coordinator - Secondary Principal Steven Fuller email@example.com Investigator - Secondary Principal Steven Fuller Decision Maker - Superintendent Rim Watson 305 S Grant Ave Oak Creek, Co. 80467 970.736.2313
The district will issue a written notice prior to the beginning of each school year that advises students, parents, employees, and the general public that the educational programs, activities, and employment opportunities offered by the district are offered without regard to disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. With respect to employment practices, the district will also issue written notice that it does not discriminate on the basis of age, genetic information, or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. The announcement will also include the name, address, email address, and telephone number of the person(s) designated to coordinate Title IX, Section 504, and ADA compliance activities.
South Routt School District Survey
THE GOALS OF OUR DISTRICT: Goals for our district include performing academically in the top ten percent of districts in the state and to excel in meeting the needs of our students and parents. To achieve these goals, we need and highly value your input. Please respond to the questions below and return the survey to firstname.lastname@example.org or by returning a paper copy by mail (P.O. Box 158, Oak Creek, CO 80467), in person, or with your child. We encourage you to discuss the survey questions with your child. Thank you for your time in helping to provide all our students an education among the best in Colorado. Please rate our district/schools on each of the measures and choose at least three to respond to with written comments. Your written comments are the most informative. Ratings: 1 = poor 2 = fair 3 = satisfactory 4 = good 5 = excellent
SAFETY: Do you feel South Routt School District is providing a safe environment for your child? Have we taken all the steps needed to ensure their safety? rating _____
SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: Does the school district provide your child an enjoyable school day? What is your child’s favorite thing about attending South Routt School District? Least favorite? rating _____
ATTENDANCE: Does the school district cause your child to want to attend school regularly? What can we do to maximize student attendance toward having students here every day? rating _____
NEEDS: Is the school district meeting your needs as a parent of a student? Do you feel welcomed at school? Do teachers, administrators and front office personnel respond efficiently and appropriately to your questions and requests? rating _____
EDUCATION: Is the school district adequately preparing your child for life after high school? Are we preparing your child to take the most rigorous high school classes? rating _____
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: Is this school district, a district we can all take pride in? What do you think the district does best? What is our greatest weakness? rating ___
COMMUNICATION: Are you satisfied with the type/amount of communication you receive from the school district? What aspects do you like best and least? How can we improve our communication? rating _____
ACHIEVEMENT: Do you feel the district is educating your child at the highest levels? What change(s) would you make in the district to improve student achievement? rating _____
OTHER COMMENTS: (about the survey, the district’s general direction, or other comments)
What are your educational aspirations for your child? What level of schooling do you plan for them to achieve? (ex: high school, vocational school, college graduate, graduate school)
What is your preferred method/medium of communication from the school?
We appreciate your time and interest in participating in this survey. We pledge to make the results of your participation visible in our actions and performance.