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April 22, 2020

Dear McClave Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members,

It is with a heavy heart that we received information from Governor Polis to suspend all in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. We were hoping for the opportunity to be able to close our school year in person, to see all of the faces we have missed so much. Unfortunately, that is not an option for us this year. 

Although this has been a very challenging time, I am very proud of the efforts that have been made by our students, parents, and staff members to make our alternative learning plan succeed. Thank you all for your hard work to make this happen. 

A timeline is listed below for how we will conclude the school year. All virtual events will be pre-recorded. The link will be available to view the same day as the ceremony on our school website and Facebook page.

April 23 – Survey sent out to all seniors and their parents for graduation options 

May 7 – Virtual Academic Awards Ceremony

May 8 – Virtual Athletic Awards Ceremony

May 18 – All student assignments are due

May 18-21 – Students will be assigned to come to the school to return books, uniforms, instruments, etc. Students will clean out desks or lockers and take all personal belongings. Your scheduled date to check-out at the school will be forthcoming.  

Details on graduation to come, based on survey results.

I hope you all are safe and healthy. Thank you all for your support and patience this last month. 



Brianne Howe

K-12 Principal

April 1, 2020

Colorado’s coronavirus school closures have been extended through April 30th.

March 25, 2020

Governor Jared Polis issues a Stay Home Order to Coloradans to slow coronavirus outbreak. The order takes effect at 6:00am Thursday and expires April 11th.

March 20, 2020

Parent(s) or Guardian(s) of McClave Students,
Please fill out this short survey regarding internet access at home. The survey will close on Sunday at 11pm. Thank you for your time! Here is the link:

March 19, 2020

Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order on March 18, 2020 mandating that all normal in-person instruction in public and private schools be suspended through April 17th.  During this time, schools are directed to work to provide alternative learning opportunities to students.  The McClave School Board will be meeting at 6:00 PM on Monday, March 23rd to begin discussing a plan for how these alternative learning opportunities will be provided to McClave students.  At this time, the McClave School is working toward having alternative learning opportunities in place by Monday, April 6th and to resume regular in-person school on Monday, April 20th.  The Board will also discuss options for providing grab-and-go and/or delivery food services to students.

Additionally, there have been many questions about up-coming events such as prom and graduation, as well as if school will have to be extended into the summer break.  At this time, we do not know the answer to these questions as this situation continues to be fluid and changing.  We expect additional guidance and/or requirements that may be handed down by the Colorado Department of Education, the Governor’s office and/or the Bent County Health Department and we will have to adapt to these as they are received.  We apologize for any uncertainty this causes, but the McClave Administration and School Board will continue to work to make decisions and pass along information as timely as possible and we appreciate your understanding.

March 17, 2020 

At a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th, the board voted to extend Spring Break by two weeks. The current plan is to resume school on April 6th. Please check back periodically since the COVID-19 situation is fluid and this information could change. All events held at the school or school-sponsored activities will be canceled until April 6th.