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Mission: De Beque schools will develop the whole child, through partnership with our parents and community. All students will be provided a safe learning environment to instill high standards of academic success, integrity, leadership, and responsible citizenship.

Vision: Ensure that all students are prepared for success by working with all relevant stakeholders to expect high student achievement, to provide excellent leadership, and to foster responsible citizenship, all within a framework of fiscal accountability.

Values: De Beque School District 49-JT is dedicated to Excellence, Community Service, Collaboration, Perseverance, and Innovation.

Goal: Our goal is to become a high growth, high achieving educational organization recognized by our community and the Colorado Department of Education.

Upcoming Community Events
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: August 24th after the HOME volleyball game from 7-10 p.m. We are looking for school age kids who are willing to help in the organizing of this awesome event! SENIORS this is your opportunity to get in some Community Hours! J Please contact Bob Dalley @ 970-589-6017. Sponsored by De Beque Recreation and the Marshal’s office!

Girls Youth Basketball for 3/4th graders and 5/6th graders starts Oct. 8th. Registration Aug. 13 – Sept. 22nd. Sign up EARLY as to not have cancellation of this program. $50.00 first child/$40.00 second child. Scholarships available! MUST have gym shoes! Practices will be twice a week at the De Beque Auxilary Gym. COACHES NEEDED! 283-5475 x 105

Tiny Tot Basketball starting first week of September. 2 x’s a week for 4 weeks. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Last year we extended the age from 1st and 2nd graders, to Pre-K – 2nd as we had parents who stepped up to help. This will be offered once again IF we have parents, teens or adults willing to help out. $35.00 first child/$25.00 second child. Scholarships available! MUST have gym shoes! 283-5475 x 105

OKTOBERFEST! Sunday October 14th 4-7 p.m. LIVE MUSIC by: Alpine Echo! German food will be served for a minimal price. Bump n jump fund for the kiddos! Questions call 970-283-5475.

Open to the public
Hello All. After much anticipation, the DeBeque School track and playground areas will officially be open to the public starting on Monday, August 20, 2018. We appreciate your patience over the past year as we continued to work with the building contractors to ensure a safe and appealing space for our students and, now, our community members. Official signs will be placed on the gates in both areas next week. Until then, I have included the verbiage below. This is a necessary step to protect our shared community investment, to protect the school, and to protect those using the grounds. Also, please remain off of the grass at the track until September 1, 2018. The hydroseed needs until that time to fully take root, and any damage to it will void our warranty. Thank you, and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the school: or 970-283-5596.

Rules for Public Use of Track and Playground

Public Hours:
M-Th: Sunrise to 7:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. to Sunset
F-Sun: Sunrise to Sunset

Public use not permitted during regular school hours or during school-related events

No one is permitted on school grounds between Sunset and Sunrise

No alcohol or drugs in any form are permitted

No pets allowed

Any school code of conduct violation, improper conduct, public disturbance, or any criminal activity is prohibited and subject to punishment by regulating agency

Public use of school grounds may be restricted or removed at the discretion of school administration

Neither School District 49JT nor its representatives are responsible for injuries to persons or damages to property that may occur during use of school grounds
Morning Routine
Hello. As many of you know, the DeBeque School no longer has a full-time Librarian. As a result, we have found it necessary to adjust our morning routine so that we can make sure all students are under adult supervision during morning arrivals.

With that in mind, all students arriving before 7:30 a.m. will be asked to remain in the front waiting area until the doors unlock at 7:30 a.m. From 7:30 a.m. until 7:40 a.m., all students will be directed to the playground area. At 7:40 a.m., our first bell will ring, indicating that students can enter the building. At 7:50 a.m., the tardy bell will ring and we will recite the Pledge of Allegiance as an entire school using the intercom system. Any students arriving after 7:50 a.m. will be considered tardy or absent, depending on their time of arrival.

Thank you, and as always, please let me know if you have any questions: or 283-5596.
Welcome Back
Welcome Back to School! We are excited for the new year to begin, and teachers and staff have been working hard preparing and planning to make sure the 2018/2019 academic year will be great! Our Open House and Back to School Night last Friday evening was complemented by some great performances in the Wild Horse Days Talent Show hosted by the town in the school's Auditorium. Wynell from the Mesa County Public Library was also here and provided kids with library cards and information about the exciting events that will be taking place on Fridays. We were pleased to see so many returning students and their parents as well as a lot of new faces! This year, Mrs. Echer and I are committed to improving some of our school processes, with communication being at the top of our list. At DeBeque 49JT, we know how important timely and accurate communication is, so we have developed and implemented a communication plan at the District and at the Classroom levels.

From the District, you can expect to find information here and on the school's Facebook page; via letters/packets sent home; through our SchoolMessenger all-call system to your phones and email; on the school's marquee; in the school's snapshot delivered in the mail; and, most importantly, through our newly revamped and user-friendly website: The website will be maintained by students in Mrs. Shannon's class, and will be the most reliable way to get up to date information on a variety of school and community happenings.

At the Classroom level, you can expect teachers to contact you through a variety of avenues, including apps like Class DoJo; planners; class newsletters; phone calls, texts, or emails; notes home; and in-person conferences.

You should have received a packet in the mail early last week. Please make sure to read through it, discuss any applicable topics with your child(ren), and complete and return the necessary paperwork tomorrow. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Chella at 283-5596.

Thank you again for your continued support of our students, of our faculty and staff, and of our larger community. It's a great day to be a Dragon!

Robin Dove