Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism. in the winter was skiing. Prior to their first day Aug. 31, students hadn’t had in-person learning on campus since March 12. A recently completed survey by ASD also saw 91.4% of 698 responding parents say they would send their children to school either through the hybrid approach or full time. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times, A class works on an assignment on their individual laptops at Aspen Country Day School on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. But after talking to the Aspen community, he found out the locals were more interested in a new elementary and middle school, so Aspen Country Day School opened its doors for everyone from kindergarten through high school. firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Special Education*Aspen School District0235 High School RoadAspen, CO 81611970.925.3760 Ext. The two new students Goldie and Wilder, however, are hardly part of what district officials thought might be an enrollment surge to complement the surge in demand in the housing market. “It started as a very small, family-run school and it’s become just a thriving, independent school. $18.86 per…, Electrician/Apprentice/Solar Now hiring! Had Tim Willoughby not grown up skiing in the Roaring Fork Valley, he may never have latched on with Aspen Country Day School. 4007Aarndt@aspenk12.net *Specific complaints of alleged discrimination based on disability should be referred to the Director of Special Education. Are you going to vote in the November election? “There is going to be something to hook you in, no matter what kind of child you are. The ASD’s plan was for half of the school’s kids to attend class two days a week and learn remotely two other days; the other half would reciprocate on alternate weeks. Among the school’s founding board members was Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. As a compromise of sorts, the district pegged Oct. 26 to open because that’s when the second quarter begins, and it also gives it the time needed to improve the air quality in the elementary school building, which will need to accommodate a greater number of students when the secondary schools open. It really is,” Sketch said of what makes the school special. Yet there’s been enough frustration expressed by the parents to have bond-question advocates concerned. Despite the best efforts of our teachers, online learning cannot adequately provide individualized attention, equal learning opportunities, nutrition, or the social and emotional benefits of attending school in person. Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. **, Join us via Zoom: https://aspenk12-net.zoom.us/j/85268776257. By the time Willoughby left Aspen Country Day School 13 years after his start, he said they had about 150 students. Featuring Phil Qualman, superintendent of Eagle County Schools, and Jay Hamric, Director... Roaring Fork Schools look to other district’s COVID experience as students begin classroom return, Sixth-grade class at Aspen Country Day under quarantine, Aspen pre-schoolers, teachers under quarantine, Business Monday: Aspen schools to sue Juul in mass-action litigation, Roaring Fork District eyes Nov. 2 for Basalt High, other high schools to return to in-person learning, Pitkin County health officials plan more testing as COVID cases climb, Pitkin County coronavirus cases rise amid complacency; wedding party being investigated, Roaring Fork Show Up decries systemic racism, oppression Saturday in Aspen, Q & A with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, An update on COVID-19 & what’s happening now. Copyright © 2002-var d = new Date();document.write(d.getFullYear()); Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. It's…, New West Building Company is looking to expand into the Aspen area and is seeking an experienced Construction Manager with…, Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Winter Season for the following positions: Full & Part-Time Club Assistants (Driver/Bellman) Must have…, Now Accepting Applications for the following full-time seasonal position: Groundskeeper / Light Maintenance Entry level position in the Maintenance Department…, GUEST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE - Extensive customer service, hospitality exp and detailed knowledge of the Snowmass/ Aspen area required. The kids are going to keep coming here and we’re going to keep educating them.”. $15 Starting wage & 20% store discount!Bree Lindsey (970)…, Now hiring: Apprentices, Residential Wireman, Journeyman Electricians Skills/ Qualifications: High End Residential and Commercial experience a MUST.