All public schools from Parachute to Aspen 

CLOSED through April 17


The Colorado River BOCES (board of cooperative education services) has been serving school districts in the Roaring Fork Valley to
De Beque since 2017. Our main office is located in Parachute, CO. We provide special education leadership and services,
administer Yampah Mountain High School, provide alternative licensure, and administers Colorado's supplemental and
blended learning program.

Member Districts include De Beque School District 49 JT, Garfield 16 School District, Garfield County School District Re2, and Roaring Fork School District.

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All public schools from Parachute to Aspen closed through April 17

March 18, 2020

To align with Governor Jared Polis’ announcement on Monday, March 16 of new restrictions narrowing the minimum standards for public gatherings to slow the advance of the COVID-19 virus, and in coordination with Pitkin County and Garfield County Public Health, all public schools from Parachute to Aspen will be closed through April 17. This includes Garfield County School District 16, Garfield School District No. Re-2, Roaring Fork School District Re-1, Aspen School District, Aspen Community School, Carbondale Community School, Marble Charter School, Ross Montessori, Two Rivers Community School, and Yampah Mountain High School. All public schools are anticipated to resume on April 20 contingent that social isolation orders are lifted.


The Colorado High School Athletics Association has also extended all spring athletics and activities moratorium through April 18 to meet the statewide guidelines.


Additionally, the administration of Colorado Department of Education (CDE) end-of-the-year assessments, including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), will be paused for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.


National and state decisions related to the COVID-19 virus are changing daily, even hourly. These plans are subject to change based upon state mandates and/or specific direction from local public health departments.


Please refer to specific school district websites and/or Facebook pages for detailed information regarding ongoing services (e.g., food services, online programming, etc.) within your district.

Go to the "Program and Service" tab on the CRBOCES website under special education there is a COVID19 folder with resources and additional information to support online learning for special education students. 

Contact:          *Kelsy Been, RFSD Public Information Officer

970-456-1370 • kelsybeen@rfschools.com

*Theresa Hamilton, Garfield Re-2 Communication Director

970-366-6683 • thamilton@garfieldre2.net

*Brad Ray, Superintendent

970-285-5701 • bray@garfield16.org

*Dr. Tom Heald, Aspen Schools Superintendent



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