A Message From Our Superintendent

November 22, 2022

Dear RASD Families and Community,

The 22-23 School Year has gotten off to a great start! We are so grateful to be able to educate our students in Ridgway, with the support of great families, resources and community members. We take great pride in the efforts of our staff, who work hard to provide our students with the highest quality of education possible and in the efforts of our students, who achieve and grow to their fullest potential every day! We are also grateful for the continuous civil discourse between our school, staff and families. Together we are achieving great things for kids!

This time of year brings inclement weather and illnesses. This afternoon, both buildings will be emailing the District’s inclement weather procedures as a reminder to families. You can also find them here.  

This is also the time of year that we see an increase in student illnesses. Parents and guardians are encouraged to keep their children home if they are sick, in an effort to reduce the spread of illness. We also encourage everyone to practice handwashing, healthy habits (eating and sleeping) and working with your family physicians to achieve optimal health.  It is really important that if your child is running a fever, that they are fever free for 24 hours without medication before having them return to school. Please check with your child’s building principal regarding attendance procedures or your child’s school nurse regarding illnesses.

We wish our students and their families a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving. We also wish everyone good luck hunting. Please be safe! School resumes on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. 

Happy Thanksgiving!   


Heather A. McMahon-Vargas, Superintendent