It is a pleasure to serve Ouray School as superintendent. When students, staff, or community members walk the halls and classrooms of our historic school, one can’t help but appreciate the view from any window and how it resonates with our statement, “Developing Minds to Match our Mountains.” Our mountains are grand, glorious, and steadfast, and Ouray youth have both the individual potential and the support and guidance of great teachers and staff to excel. Public school is a time when students start exploring their own interests and skills with more attention to their plans after graduation. The world before them is like the mountains out the windows: steep and imposing but ready to be explored and conquered.
I encourage all families to be familiar with the student handbooks as it contains both your rights and responsibilities. Colorado school attendance law makes attending school compulsory; this is a value statement not an iron fist. We ask that you read the attendance policy carefully, so that you can be prepared to support your child attendance and school work when they do have to miss school. Ouray School will be using new tools to support student learning this year, and I hope they will also support students who have to miss school for personal reasons.
The staff is ready to help make this a great year. Please keep in touch with teachers as your primary point of contact. Contact us with any questions or concerns, and we will do our best to serve students, parents, and community.
Superintendent | High School Principal