Public Notices and News Releases
NOVOVIRUS infections December 2012 - information from the Salida School District Nurse's Office.
Many of our students and staff have become sick with what is most likely Norovirus, a common stomach virus. The holiday break should help to clear this out of the schools and community.
Here is some information on what Norovirus is and treatment:
Norovirus outbreaks can occur at any time of the year, but are more common in the winter and early spring. Noroviruses are highly concentrated in the stool and vomit of infected people. The virus has a low infectious dose and is transmitted from person to person easily.
Typical symptoms of Norovirus infection include vomiting and non-bloody diarrhea. Other potential symptoms include low-grade fever, headache, muscle aches, nausea, abdominal cramps, chills, and malaise. The average duration of symptoms is 24-72 hours. Dehydration is the most common complication, especially among the young and elderly, and, in some cases, may require intravenous fluids. People are most contagious from the moment they begin feeling ill until at least two days after recovery.
Cari L. Beasley RD, RN, BSN
Salida School District Nurse
(719) 530-5316 SMS
(719) 530-5408 SHS
From the Superintendent's Office
Salida R-32-J Security Response to the National Tragedy in Newtown, CT
Yet again, our nation has experienced another great tragedy, this time in Connecticut. The Salida School District, in collaboration with law enforcement and our Emergency Manager, are being very proactive due to this tragedy as we move forward with stricter security in all of our buildings. We want to ensure, to our very best abilities, students, staff and visitors to our buildings are as safe as possible. We know we are getting a new elementary school, yet that is a year-and-a-half ahead of us. We simply can’t wait that long to ensure the current facility, and all of our buildings, are as secure as possible.
We have recently vastly improved the security systems with the new Salida High School. We have applied the same security measures at the Salida Middle School. Due to heightened national security at all public facilities, we are continuing to work to make our schools as safe as they can be. We have been working with our Emergency Management Team for the past two years, holding several meetings and training sessions for our key staff members. We routinely have lockdown and evacuation drills, and have monthly fire drills. We know we constantly need more training and communication and we continue to plan for future training and drills.
The following measures will be in place, starting Monday, December 17, 2012:
• We will ensure all outside doors at Longfellow Elementary are secured each day. Visitors to the building will have to be physically let in by Longfellow staff, through the main entry door only, as it will also be locked during school hours.
• We will have similar policies at Crest Academy, the Early Childhood Center, and the Kesner Building, where Horizons Exploratory Academy students and staff, along with District Administrative staff, are housed.
• School Counselors and additional counselors will be present at all buildings in case students or staff members need to talk about this situation.
• Extra law enforcement protection will also be in place throughout this week.
• These practices will continue until we can get better systems in place at these buildings.
• It is critical that our students and entire staff, including volunteers, along with the community, understand the importance of not chocking, blocking, or “rocking” doors open. We will strictly enforce this. It is also vital that all outside doors are locked during the school day.
We are not in a “panic mode"; we are carefully being proactive and taking all needed precautions to ensure that we are doing everything possible to keep our students, staff and all visitors to our buildings as safe as possible.
Darryl E. Webb
Superintendent, Salida School District R-32-J
In a new building, Salida High School opened its doors in August, 2012. Click here for New Salida High School Construction Page - a history of the construction of the New Salida High School building from election results to final product.
Lunch Price Increase
From Food Service Director Danny Quinto: Every three years the CDE (Colo Dept of Education) does a weighted price analysis. During the process we go back three years and track the price we charge for lunch and the cost of the food that we use to feed our kids. This process assures us that we are keeping the price and cost in good standing with each other. From the standpoint of food cost at our schools the goal with every school in the nation is to not lose money and not make money. The goal is to break even. After a week of Excel spread sheets and working closely with the CDE we are going to come up short this year. To make up for the short fall we will need to raise the price of our school meal $.05. This nickel will insure that we are in compliance with the State of Colorado Department of Nutrition. If I can answer any questions please don’t hesitate to call 719-530-5433 or email me . I’ll try to answer any questions you have. The goal is to keep the positive energy moving in a forward direction. As I always say …Our kids are worth it!!!
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Colorado Farm to School Case Study - August 2012
Salida School District Nurses and Wellness Policy are highlighted in this case study!!
Notice: Traffic Issue at Salida Middle School
From the Salida Police Department
Attention Drivers! All Salida School District staff, students, parents, and community members: State Street, between Salida Middle School and the Football Field, is C L O S E D to all vehicles, except those driven by the school transportation department (buses specifically), from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on school days.
The Salida Police Department will write 4-point traffic tickets to any driver who violates this municipal traffic ordinance. Please use a different route. Student pick-up is at the SMS front traffic circle on Milford Street, not State Street.
From the Salida School District Transportation Department
Bus Cameras now installed: For the safety of all bus passengers the Transportation Department has installed security cameras which run continuously when the bus is operating. Students should know their behavior is being recorded should there be an incident. If you have any questions, please call Transportation Director, Evalyn Parks, at 719-530-5231.
District Early Release Wednesday Dropped
Replaced With Full-Day Training
The Salida Board of Education has voted to change the District’s Early Release Wednesday schedule. Starting on January 12, 2011, there will no longer be Early Release Wednesdays for students. Students will attend school Monday through Friday as follows:
Longfellow Elementary: Start Time- 8:10 End Time- 3:20
Salida Middle School: Start Time- 7:50 End Time- 3:30
Salida High School: Start Time- 8:00 End Time- 3:30
Early Childhood Center No Change
Students will not attend school on three additional Fridays. During these days, teachers will be at school attending In-Service Professional Development training.
The three days students will not be in school are:
• Friday, January 28th
• Friday, April 15th
• Friday, May 6th
Please mark these dates on your calendar.
For students over the age of six, Boys & Girls Club will be open all day. For more details on their offerings and cost for the day, please Contact Brett or Tara at (719) 539-9500. Please contact Starr Hill, Director of Teaching and Learning, with questions or concerns. She can be contacted at or 719-530-5469. Thank you for your continued support of Salida School District.
REPORTS TO THE PUBLIC:
Annual Report to the Public Posted 02/07/2011
2010-11 Approved District Budget - All Funds - (NOTE: This report is in Microsoft Excel format) Posted 08/09/2010
Click here for 2009-2010 ANNUAL REPORT TO THE PUBLIC Posted 11/30/2009
Salida School District R-32-J Board Policies are available through the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) Web site at www.casb.org. To access these policies on the CASB site click on Services -->Policy Services-->Online Policy Solutions-->Option 2. Then scroll down the page to view the district’s policies.
Public Notice: Click here for the latest public Board Meeting Posting. More info about scheduled board meetings is available from Board Secretary, Brandy Coscarella, at 719-530-5406
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PRESS RELEASE February 23, 2010:
SALIDA SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCES DECISIONS ON BUDGET REDUCTION OPTIONS
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
, the Board of Education for Salida School District R-32-J Board reached the decision that the necessary reductions for 2010-2011 could be made in the district’s budget without having a reduction in force of any of the full-time professional teaching staff. Read the entire Press Release here.
2009-2010 District Improvement Plan
Salida School board is in its third year of a strategic planning process. This process has allowed the Salida School District School Board to focus the mission and vision of the district into five priority goals contained in the 2009-2010 District Improvement Plan.
for the full document.
Asbestos Notice: March 26, 2009 Dan Ogden Consulting in compliance with AHERA notification pertaining to asbestos in Salida School System
SENATE BILL 03-139 (§ 1-7-908, C.R.S.) NOTICE
SALIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOF REPAIR 2010
Salida Middle School roof repair project pre-bid inspection.
Wednesday, April 28 - Seventeen roofing contractors inspect the Salida Middle School roof as part of the required pre-bid walk through at Salida Middle School on Wednesday. Roof design consultant John Hesslink of Division 7 Design is directing the repair project. Completed bids are due by 1:00 p.m. on May 5th.
Thursday, April 29 - A list of contractors that have attended the mandatory pre-bid conference for the roof replacement project at Salida Middle School is posted here: SMS_Roof_Repair_Pre-bid_AttendanceList_04292010 . Bids from any contractors not on this list will be returned unopened.
Thursday, April 29
- A list of contractors that have attended the mandatory pre-bid conference for the roof replacement project at Salida Middle School is posted here: SMS_Roof_Repair_Pre-bid_AttendanceList_04292010
. Bids from any contractors not on this list will be returned unopened.
Attention Contractors: Salida Middle School roof repair Public Notice, specifications, drawings and instructions to bidders, in Adobe Acrobat Reader *.pdf format, are available here. Click: Plans and Specifications or click Left Menu Bar on Public Notices.
Monday, March 19, 2010: SALIDA SCHOOL DISTRICT R-32-J ANNOUNCES RFQ FOR QUALIFICATIONS & PROPOSAL FOR OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE (Repairs on Salida Middle School Roof)
Please review this Request for Qualifications & Proposal (RFQ/P) and follow these guidelines to be considered for Service Provider for Salida R-32-J School District (Owner).
PROJECT: Salida Middle School Roof, Salida, Colorado