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News from Las Animas County schools

by David J. Santistevan, Jr.


HOEHNE — Beginning Tuesday, March 24, Hoehne School began providing drive-up lunches for students at the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until noon. Please remember to be checking your student portals for assignments and check the school website for more updates at If your student does not have access to a computer or internet, please call the school ASAP and let them know. Also, please feel free to call the school or email Mrs. Navarette if you have questions and we will reply back as soon as possible.



WESTON — Primero school will now deliver lunches and breakfasts in the mornings and will be at the delivery sites from 8:45 to 9:15 am, in order to avoid disruption to the learning schedule. The lunches will need to be refrigerated until eaten. There will be informational handouts included.

Secondary students in 6-12 grades should log into google classroom or google meet between the hours of 9:45 and 4:05. Students will log into each class hour to complete the work for that class. Elementary students in grades K through 5 will check with their classroom teacher for assignments and directions. There are many links on the school website at under Parent Resources for many more learning resources for students.

Primero school will serve lunches next week for students. The lunches will be delivered to the following sites from 12 noon to 12:30 or until everyone has been served: Cokedale bus stop for out of district students, Sarcillo fire station, Wet Canyon fire station, Picketwire and Primero school cafeteria door. Parents or guardians should bring students with them to receive the lunches so that students can be counted. Please remain in your vehicle to assure distancing and lunches will be brought to your vehicle.

Parents of K through 3 students, we would like to keep the students occupied and keep their learning as uninterrupted as possible. A daily schedule has been posted on the school website at under Parent Resources, along with links to help keep your students engaged. If you have any trouble logging in please contact your students teacher via email or text if you have their number.



AGUILAR — Aguilar school student work packets will be available for pickup on Monday, March 30. Breakfast/lunch meals will be available beginning the week of March 30. More details will be released toward the end of the scheduled spring break.



KIM — Kim School District R-88 is following the Governor’s Executive Order and closing through April 17. School will resume on April 20, if allowed. Please call the school at 643-5295 with any questions, and check for updates.



BRANSON — Due to the COVID-19 situation, Branson’s campus is now closed to students and distance learning is underway. We hope to reopen on Monday, April 13, after spring break. Contact with any questions.

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