October 22, 2021
Dear Osprey Students and Families,

We are excited to share that Animas High School is enrolled in Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment's Free, Voluntary COVID-19 School Screening Testing Program and that on-campus weekly rapid antigen testing will begin this Tuesday, 10/26, 1-3pm. This is a critical step to keeping our students and teachers healthy and allowing us to continue in-person learning. We're hoping for strong participation from students and staff!

Enroll your student here; school code for AHS is C0075.

Once enrolled, students will not need to make an appointment to be tested on campus, they can simply walk up anytime we're offering testing. All students under 18 must obtain parental/guardian consent to participate in this voluntary program

Through Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Reopening Schools award funds, students are eligible to receive a financial incentive for testing, regardless of their current vaccination status:

  • $25 for the first COVID-19 test administered through this program
  • $10 for every subsequent test (no more than one incentive per week)

Students will receive their incentive(s) monthly and retroactively, via a gift card sent in the mail. For example, if your student is tested in September, they will receive their gift card loaded with their total incentives for September in early October. Parents may choose to opt out of the individual student incentives.

The COVID-19 testing program is available to all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status or presence of symptoms. School testing will be implemented with the help of a state contractor. 


As always, contact etoile.hening@animashighschool.com with any positive COVID results, questions or guidance you might need.

Thank you for helping keep our students and teachers healthy and our doors open for in-person learning!
Upcoming AHS Events

Fall Break (no classes): Fri. 10/22

Durango Mesa Pursuit: Colorado High School Cycling League State Championships: Sat. 10/23 and Sun. 10/24 at Durango Mesa Park; sign up to volunteer here

Professional Development Day (no classes): Mon. 10/25

Spirit Week: Tues. 10/26 through Fri. 10/29

Vision and Hearing Screenings (9th grade): Tues. 10/26

Ropes Course Field Trip (9th grade): Wed. 10/27, 8:30am-12:45pm

2nd Quarter XBlock Classes Begin: Wed. 10/27

Junior College Night: Wed. 10/27, 5:30pm

Race & Identity Elective Field Trip to Ute mountain Ute Tribal Park: Thurs. 10/28

Osprey Parent Coffee: Fri. 10/29, 8:30am at AHS

Tessellation Exhibition (10th grade): Tues. 11/2, 5pm at AHS

An Evening with FLC: Wed. 11/3, 6pm at FLC

Mask Exhibition (9th and 10th grades): Thurs. 11/18

Thanksgiving Break (no classes): Mon. 11/22 through Fri. 11/26

Professional Development Day (no classes): Mon. 11/29
Purchase your 2022 Be Local Coupon Book through AHS and support our school while supporting local businesses! More details coming soon...
Animas High School prepares all students for college and postsecondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged citizens through an innovative, student-centered, project-based curriculum. We accomplish this through:
Rigorous academics, where all students are prepared for college success
Culture of excellence, where students are held to high expectations
Strong student-faculty relationships, where students are well known.
Engaging learning, where students see the relevance in their education