Mountain Valley School District RE 1 

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403 Pitkin Avenue
P.O. Box 127
Saguache, CO 81149

Phone: 719-655-2578
Fax:  719-655-2875
M-Th 7:50 am-4:00 pm

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Mona Lovato

Lacy Reed
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Lisa Hammel

Christan Archuleta

David Smalley

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Welcome to Mountain Valley School District RE-1

Mountain Valley School Reopening Plans 2020-2021 (Revised February 16, 2021)


"Can I Go To School Today?" Home Health Screening Tool  


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2020-2021 School Supply List

2020-2021 School Calendar

2020-2021 Student-Parent Handbook


Congratulations Staff Award Winners!

I Love Kids Award:  Mark Hammel

Awesome Attitude Award:  Samantha Steinbach

Continuous Creativity Award: Crystal Knight

Above and Beyond Award:  Geneva Mixon


Mountain Valley School 

Principal’s Corner Number 5

by Kathy Hill


Can you believe it is already the month of March?  2021 is zooming by and so is our school year. We only have 11 weeks of school left, which does not seem possible.  The beginning of the year was so scattered with Covid, but we got into a rhythm the first of November by bringing all students back to in-person learning, and we have not looked back!  Consistent vigilance on the part of everyone at MVS has kept us in our amazing school building.  There is no doubt in my mind that kids being present in a classroom with a good teacher and connection to other kids is the best way to learn! I love seeing our students everyday reading, learning, laughing and excited to be with their friends and in a place where so many care about them. Thank you to all of the team at MVS (custodial, nutrition services, transportation, Americorps volunteers, paraprofessionals, office staff and the teaching staff) for the great work you are doing each day to keep everyone safe and on track for learning! 


Academically, this year has been challenging.  It has almost been one full year since the start of this pandemic and the shutdown of schools.  Our teaching staff did the best they could to reach out to children at home and provide activities and learning opportunities last spring.  But those of you who have young children know how difficult that can be and most kids are not geared to learn in front of a computer screen.  I appreciate all the hard work the teachers continue to do to catch kids up as every child across the nation and the world lost ground during the pandemic shut down.  First and foremost we want to make sure our students continue to stay virus-free and healthy.  At MVS, we are prioritizing emotional health right alongside academic health realizing that the two go hand in hand.  Children feel the stress that all of this has brought on and the “normal” things and activities of school have been put on hold.  Assemblies, guest speakers, class parties, parent visits, field trips, some sports schedules, and academic competitions have been diminished or canceled completely.  I know it will return to the normal hustle and bustle soon, and I hope everyone will not take for granted the opportunities provided to children.  Be more involved and engaged with events and activities that take place at our school.  Your children deserve it!


Finally, many of you have probably already heard that I will be retiring at the end of this school year.  I have spent my entire career here at MVS and feel extremely blessed by the goodness of this community.  I have learned so much from all of the students, teachers, staff, and families that I have encountered throughout these years. I am proud to say that I am a lifetime educator and very thankful that I was given this opportunity!  We still have 3 full months of school to go and lots of learning to do!  I’ll keep everyone posted as the district searches for a new principal and we finish the year strong with another group of MVS graduates! Stay healthy and safe, everyone!


Here’s What’s Happening at MVS.

  • Thursday, 03/04: MS Field Trip/STEAM day to Buffalo Pass Campground

  • Thursday, 03/04: HS basketball (Home in Moffat) vs. Cotopaxi, MS basketball @ Alamosa

  • Friday and Saturday, 03/05-03/06: Hunter Safety Classes 8:00-4:30 pm.

  • Saturday, 03/06: HS Basketball @ Creede 4:00 p.m.

  • Monday, 03/08: Middle and high school volleyball practice begins

  • Thursday, 03/011: End of the 3rd quarter

  • 03/15-03/21: Spring Break.  NO SCHOOL

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  School Vision

Mountain Valley School strives to create a welcome, safe and healthy environment that inspires lifelong learners who are Positive, Ethical, Accountable and Kind.

School Mission

Mountain Valley School strives to provide a welcoming, safe, and inclusive community while building relationships and supporting lifelong learning.

2020-2021 School Calendar


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