East Otero School District Drop Box


It is an exciting time at La Junta Schools and there are so many activities that deserve recognition.  It is difficult to get good pictures of all of our activities and we would welcome photos that you may have for us to share with the district.  We are piloting a photo drop box to allow parents and community members to share photos of our activities to be posted on the website and school Facebook pages respectively.  If you are interested in sharing pictures, we ask that you are able to identify all students in the pictures so we can make sure before posting that we have permission to share publicly.  Again, this is a pilot and we will be doing our best to make this a positive opportunity to promote our school activities as we know we have so many great things going on in our district that deserve attention and recognition!

The web address is:  www.dropbox.com
Click on "Sign in"
User Name:  dropbox@lajunta.k12.co.us
Password:  lajuntak-12
Upload photograph files into the shared file.

If you have any questions, please contact Dee Quick at 719-384-6906

2015-2016 New Tardy Policy for La Junta Jr/Sr High School

Parents/students, We at La Junta Jr/Sr High School do everything we can to ensure that education is uninterrupted.  Last year, the office gave out approximately 4,000 tardy passes.  Granted, some of those tardies are excused and unavoidable.  We have tried numerous strategies over the years to try to reduce the unexcused tardies but have had limited success.

On Thursday, September 24th, all students will be issued a Tardy Card.  Which allows each student 4 “free tardies” per semester.  When a student enters a classroom late (unexcused), the student will give their tardy card to the teacher and the teacher will sign the card and return it to the student.  Upon receiving 5 tardies in one semester, the teacher will keep the Tardy Card and turn it into the office.  At this point, the student will be subject to disciplinary action.

Nothing has changed if you come in late and it is excused.  An example would be coming back from a doctor visit.  As always, if the students is over 10 minutes late they will be counted absent.


Q - Will my student be required to keep their tardy card with them at all times?
A - Yes.  The La Junta Jr/Sr High School will provide each student with an iWallet that they can stick on their phone or in their back pack.   The iWallets are great for holding their tardy cards and student IDs.

Q - What happens if my student loses their card?
A - A new card will be issued to your student at the cost of $1.00.  If a student cannot afford the $1.00 fee, campus beautification will be assigned to your student instead of the fee.

Q - What if my student has a doctor’s appointment or some other legitimate reason for being late?
A - That is okay as this is an excused tardy. Your student will need to come to the main office and receive a pass back to class and the tardy WILL NOT be recorded on their tardy card.

Q - What are the possible consequences after the 5th unexcused tardy?
A - Consequences will be determined by administration and could range from suspension, campus beautification or work with custodians. 

2015-2016 New Student Packet - For students new to the district please fill out these forms as well as the all student forms above.

2015-2016 School Supply Lists

La Junta Primary School
Kindergarten List pdf
1st Grade List pdf
2nd Grade List pdf

La Junta Intermediate School

3rd Grade List pdf
4th Grade List pdf
5th Grade List pdf
6th Grade List pdf

La Junta Jr/Sr High School

7th and 8th Grade Listpdf
There is not a supply list for grades 9-12.  Those students find out from each teacher what they will need specifically for that class when school starts.

Mission and Vision Statements

We envision a district respected by students, families, and community for its high performance and innovation. We envision schools where every student values education and acquires the knowledge, skills, self- confidence, and adaptability to be a capable and successful learner, ready for further education and/or work, and prepared for life’s challenges.

Through commitment, collaboration, and creativity, we will:

  • Create a safe and effective learning environment;
  • Foster respectful relationships and open communication with students, families, and community;
  • Deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum;
  • Implement research-based teaching and learning practices;
  • Share leadership; and
  • Monitor professional practices and student learning to ensure accountability.