Welcome to Big Sandy School’s Website

Extended School Closure to Proactively limit Coronavirus Spread

Big Sandy School District 100J  will remain on online learning and paper packets for the remainder of this school year.

We now are working with Elbert County on graduation arrangements and will communicate with everyone as soon as we have specific details.

Latest Updates:

Paper Packets are delivered each Wednesday in Town of Simla between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 and by Bus drivers on regular routes  Wednesday mornings to deliver Paper Packets and pick up completed ones.   Drop box available at front of school for submitting completed work.

Visit our Grab and Go Lunch form to sign up for lunches or call (719)541-2291 and leave a message.  Last day for picking up lunches will be Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Preschool & Kindergarten Roundup for 2020-21 School Year Sign Up Now Open

Library Online Resource List

Visit our Library Page to find a list of free, online resources and to receive the access codes for those services that require login.  Many of these resources are free or have extended free access through July 31st – continue to access your favorites!

COVID-19 Resources & Fact Sheets

The following websites and fact sheets from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are good sources of informaiton:

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado

COVID-19 Fact Sheet – English

COVID-19 Fact Sheet – Spanish

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) information website.

CDC 2019 NOCV Fact Sheet – English

Our Mission

The Big Sandy School shall strive to provide a safe environment for all students and staff in which to foster the best education possible for all students. The school district will encourage, guide and assist the student to:

  •  achieve his/her highest academic potential as well as the continuing desire to learn and excel.
  •  reach his/her potential mentally, emotionally and physically.
  •  develop and maintain a positive self concept.
  •  recognize the value of setting goals, making commitments, and realizing the dignity of work.
  •  value and respect the ideals of American culture, heritage and democracy, and accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
  •  meet the demands of and contribute to a rapidly changing society.

Simla Schools “Accredited With Distinction”

  • 2018 US News, Simla High School a Best High School in Colorado and Nationally (In Colorado one of top 72 High Schools out of 420 High Schools).
  • Simla Elementary, Simla Junior High and Simla High School all received Colorado Department of Education’s highest ranking of “Performance” again.
  • Simla School District “Accredited with Distinction” in 2017, 2018 & 2019. (CDE’s highest ranking for school districts)
  • Simla Elementary and Junior High received the 2017 & 2019 John Irwin Award for Academic achievement over time.
  • Simla Junior High and Elementary received the 2018 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for Academic Achievement.
  • Simla High School received the 2017 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for Academic Achievement

Big Sandy School District 100J is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution