Dear Montrose County School District Parents and Guardians,

This afternoon our Return to Learn plan will be published and distributed to our Board of Education, parents, teachers, staff and community. You can access the dedicated Return to Learn website at the following link, which contains the complete English / Spanish plan, as well as an FAQ section, health and safety annexes, related documents, resources, videos, and more. 

I want to thank the many parents, teachers, and community members who collaborated with us to create this plan.  I hope when you read the plan you will see that we listened. Whether you attended the Community Focus Group sessions, submitted comments via surveys, through email or social media messages, we heard you!  

Because the opening of schools is so personal and is met with a wide variety of perspectives, we knew that our plan must have choices and be agile.  We also know that the Coronavirus situation is continually evolving and changing.  As changes occur, we will make every effort to communicate clearly and swiftly so that you are accurately informed.  

Whether your family decides to participate in online learning or in-person learning, our teachers and staff are ready to welcome back our students and will continue to create environments that are warm, safe and encourage positive community building.  Social distancing does not mean we have to be anti-social.  There is a lot of information to absorb within this plan.  If you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know.  These are difficult times and these are difficult decisions.  We are here to help!

Thank you for your continued support!

Take care,

Dr. Carrie Stephenson
Montrose County School District Re-1J

Haga clic a continuación para entrar al plan de Regresar a Aprender del Distrito Escolar Montrose County School District para el año escolar 2020-2021, y al mensaje de la Superintendente Dra. Carrie Stephenson sobre la enseñanza en persona y en línea para este año.

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Please see attached press release from MCSD:   PRESS

“If you have questions about the MCSD Return to Learn plan or are having difficulty making a decision between online or in-person instruction for your child, please email, call (970) 249-7726 or send us a message on our official Facebook page.”




Important OHS Sports Information:

To our community and families, 

The following information was used for our summer athletic protocols. As of now CHSAA has not approved all High School Sports , we will communicate any information once we receive it. The below information may be used in the future.

Using guidance from the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), the National Federation of State High School Associations, input from local Public Health officials, and co-planning with Montrose and Olathe coaches and athletic directors, MCSD has finalized our Base Athletic & Activities Contingency Plan for 2020-2021 which can be viewed on the district webpage, official Facebook page, and accessed from the link in this digital memorandum.   

The base plan contains annexes outlining protocols necessary to prevent contagion while returning to play safely and as soon as possible. 

Prior to returning to summer play on June 22, 2020, all parents, coaches, athletes and participants must complete the following:  

*Read the Base Plan and Annexes and understand the expectations for your sport or activity.

Take these precautions seriously; we can only return to play if we are all willing to keep ourselves, our families, our teams and our community safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 together.

MCSD believes in the power of athletics and activities to change and enrich our student’s lives.  We also believe in our coaches and activity sponsors and their ability to work within the developed guidelines.  Finally, we trust and believe in our student-athletes and families and count on them to communicate to coaches all necessary health and safety information, ensuring our ability to return to play throughout summer.

*Know the symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. fever, cough, and shortness-of-breath). Self-check before reporting to practice or campus and DO NOT participate if you are sick or experiencing symptoms. Coaches will also check and track participants' symptoms starting each day of practice.

*Bring your own mask or face covering; PPE will be required for all participants during entry-and-exit and during non-vigorous-exercise activities.

*Bring your own water bottle for hydration, labeled with your first and last name; water fountains and communal hydration stations increase the risk of viral spread and are currently restricted.

***Provide coaches with a signed
participation waiver at first summer practice in order to participate. 









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At Olathe Middle/High School, we do not condone or accept bullying.  We encourage students to talk to an adult about bullying, whether they are being bullied or are observing other students being bullied.  If a student does not feel comfortable talking to an adult, we encourage them to report the bullying through Safe-2-Tell.  Safe-2-Tell is an anonymous reporting system that allows students to report bullying and other unsafe behaviors safely.  Through everyone working together, we can all put a stop to bullying. To submit a report through Safe-2-Tell you may call 1-877-542-7233 or click on the link below.




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Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Montrose County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. The Montrose County School District offers career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

A lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Michelle Pottorff
Montrose County School District RE-1J Director of Human Resources
930 Colorado Avenue
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: (970) 249-7726



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Olathe:  Tradition, Pride and Excellence fostered through a strong sense of community and an academically stimulating environment.

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