As cases rise, Bayfield schools gear up for in-person learning

In a controversial move, the Bayfield School District is scheduled to reopen Nov. 30 with in-person learning for its entire student body. The plan to reopen, announced during a special school board...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield family faces tic syndrome, stigma head-on

Jodacie Bartley, 10, was fine when her mother, Veronica Dominguez, dropped her off at Bayfield Intermediate School in August. Five hours later, she was having seizure-like spasms, then muscle tics...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District closes schools for in-person instruction

The Bayfield School District had its first day of remote learning this week after the district closed because of new positive COVID-19 cases. “For our students, for our staff and all of us, it...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield High School closes after positive COVID-19 test

Bayfield High School closed Friday morning after a staff member reported positive COVID-19 test results. The high school’s closure comes one day after the Bayfield School District quarantined 14...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District loosens COVID-19 precautions

The Bayfield School District loosened some of its COVID-19 precautions this week, a move that has raised safety concerns among some staff and community members. The revised plan doubles the number...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools take second look at COVID-19 policies

Teachers, community members and administrators have weighed in on Bayfield School District’s reopening plan during the coronavirus pandemic, and now the district is embarking on a full review to...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Early Education Program celebrates 25th anniversary

The Bayfield Early Education Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary of helping generations of kids start big-kid school the right way. The nonprofit program, founded in 1995, is the only...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three approaches to in-person learning in Southwest Colorado

Nearly one month into the school year, La Plata County schools have seen some of their fears realized as coronavirus cases have cropped up and children have been quarantined. But their COVID-19...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family member tests positive for COVID-19 in Bayfield School District

A family member of students at Bayfield Primary School and Bayfield Intermediate School has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Kevin Aten said the school district was notified about the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

WalletHub ranks Ignacio favorably for equitable school spending

The Ignacio School District is one of the most equitable districts in Colorado when it comes to spending on students, according to WalletHub, a personal finance website. Equitable education means...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District OKs back-to-school plan

Bayfield students in grades six to 12 will go to school two days a week and will receive remote, online learning three days a week under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the school board....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District delays start

Bayfield schools will open a week late, Aug. 24, but the exact manner of schooling during the coronavirus pandemic has yet to be determined. La Plata County school districts have been weighing...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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