Click HERE for The Juniper School COVID-19 Handbook
All Juniper Families - please fill out the survey to opt out of full-day, small group learning and to select a different model. (Closes August 14!)
Click Here for Technology Sign-Out Agreement
Click Here for EOY Dates for Families
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April 2, 2020
Governor Polis has announced an extension of our school closure through April 30. This is not the news we were hoping to hear, but this action will keep all of us safe. We miss our students and families so much, but we will all remain strong and Juniper together! Remote learning opportunities, daily connections and materials pick up will all continue to be available and on the same schedule. See you at Friday Assembly!
March 26, 2020
Colorado Releases Updated Public Health Order to Include Other Critical Services
DENVER - Today Gov. Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment are releasing an updated public health order in accordance with yesterday’s executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order.
The public health order was updated to include a number of critical services such as:
All services included in the public health order are subject to social distancing requirements and are still encouraged to implement telework options and staggered schedules when possible. Businesses that have temporarily closed under the order can continue Minimum Basic Operations to protect assets. Read the updated order here.
March 24, 2020
March 19, 2020
Dear Juniper Families-
To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Colorado, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered that all public and private schools across the state suspend in-person learning from March 23 to April 17. Juniper is under the directive of our authorizer, Durango 9R School district and will follow the systems put in place to benefit our students, families and staff. Decisions that will take affect after April 17, will be made and communicated prior to April 17th and with plenty of notice.
Closing school is a hard decision and provides great challenges to our students, families and staff. Juniper will do all we can to support one another during this time. We will maintain our values as a school community to honor and value our families, students and staff as equal partners in education. We will maintain a growth-mindset and put our community above our individual needs. We will maintain our shared value of social, emotional and mental self-care and balance as priorities. We will make decisions with the safety and well-being of our students, families and staff at the forefront. We will maintain our deeply established relationships with all stakeholders to move through this time with grace, support and patience.
Durango 9R Website: https://www.
Juniper School Website: https://juniper.
Katie McCullough, TJS Head of School: email@example.com
Cindy Hawkins, Front Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
We, as a school community, are doing our best to make supportive, reasonable and safe decisions during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions, concerns or ideas.
Thank you so much, Katie and TJS Staff
March 18, 2020
To determine the best way to provide instructional supports to your child(ren) during the school closure, we'd ask you to provide important information by completing the form below. If you have already done so, please disregard.
If you are a first responder or health care worker, the link also will gather important information for services available to your children.
If possible, please complete this by Monday, March 23. If we don't receive your response, the school will be in touch with you to gather this important information.