TIS Principal's Corner

Principal Chad Terry

Principal Terry

Telluride Intermediate School

August 1, 2018

Dear Families:

With the arrival of August, the new school year is just around the corner.  This year, with the shift of our academic calendar, students will begin school on Wednesday, August 22nd.  Consequently, I wanted to take this opportunity to officially welcome you to the 2018 – 2019 school year and provide you with some information that will help you prepare for the start of school.

I know everyone is anxious to get into the building to set up lockers and cubbies so we will have an opportunity for families to visit the Intermediate School on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 21st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  This is simply an opportunity for families to drop off school supplies and locate classrooms.  Then, within the first month of the school year there will be an official Open House, which will provide an opportunity for families to more thoroughly converse with teachers and explore the building.

We are so fortunate to have amazing teachers here in the Telluride School District and I am including a full list of all TIS teachers with their teaching assignments at the bottom of this letter.  This will hopefully help you put a face to a name during those first few days of school.  With this amazing staff, we are pleased to continue to offer strong core curriculum which daily includes 120 minutes of Language Arts instruction, 70 minutes of math instruction, and 70 minutes of Science or Social Studies.  In addition, students will continue to experience an amazing array of specials including Physical Education, Music, Art, Library, and Drama or Spanish. 

As you are aware, all students at TIS will receive a school issued iPad.  Through this 1:1 iPad initiative, teachers will integrate technology into instruction in meaningful ways that enhance educational opportunities.  We will also continue to utilize Schoology as an educational tool and also as a means to communicate with students and teachers.  Please look for more information from your child’s teacher or from Christopher Earthtree, our TIS Technology Coach, on how you can log into and interact with Schoology.

A few more nuts and bolts regarding school procedures:

  • Each day the first bell rings at 8:10 and school begins at 8:15.If students arrive early, they are to wait in a designated area where a duty teacher is present.
  • School ends at 3:15 each day.If you will be picking your student up after school, we ask that you wait outside rather than congregating in the hallways.Keeping the hallways clear of adults at the end of the school day helps us maintain building security as well as allows teachers to conclude the day with minimal distractions.
  • The Tuesday Early Release program will continue this year.Every Tuesday [with the exception of Ski PE weeks] school will release at 1:55 and buses will run at that time.
  • On the first day of school we will begin with a whole school assembly in the TIS gym at 8:15.Prior to going to your student’s classroom or locker, please proceed to the gym for this all school gathering.
  • Student attendance throughout the school year is of utmost importance to your child’s education.We ask that you make every effort to minimize student absences.

Prior to the start of the school year there are several items of business that need to be attended to.  First, all parents and students are required to read the Parent/Student Handbook.  This Handbook [located on the district website, TIS homepage] details many important policies of Telluride Intermediate School including general expectations for students and parents and the Technology Acceptable Use Agreement.  Shelley will be sending you a brief registration mailing prior to the start of school.  This mailing will include your household demographic page (please edit where needed), Handbook signature page, your student’s classroom teacher assignments, locker assignments, and lunch ID number.  Please read these documents thoroughly.   We ask that you take care of all registration paperwork and iPad fee payment by August 22, the first day of school.

You will also be receiving a courtesy email from Shelley containing other pertinent information such as bus schedules, school calendar, lunch menu, insurance applications, Free/Reduced Lunch application, etc.  Remember, these items are located on the TIS Website.

Thank you so much for your continued help and support.  Education is a team effort and we are excited to partner with you throughout the school year in order to best support your child.  We look forward to seeing everyone for the start of school on Wednesday, August 22nd.


Chad Terry

Intermediate School Principal

Telluride School District R-1




Telluride Intermediate School Staff

2018 – 2019 School Year



Chad Terry – Principal

Shelley Schuler – Administrative Assistant

Julie Bain – Administrative Assistant


3rd Grade:                                                                     Math Specialists:

Mary Alice Wagner  Dan Bergstromnoel                             

Susana Garcia Lauren Ross

Marcie Gass Megan Wise                                                                 

4th Grade:                                                                     Reading Specialists:

Jill Anderson Courtney Childe [Title 1]

Vicente Artes                                                               Ashley Williamson [ELL]

Sue Hehir

Nancy Scarborough                                                       Special Education:

                                                                                      Beth Quatman

5th Grade:                                                                    

Cyndi Jurkowski

Stephanie Wolfe                                                          Support Staff:

Cela White                                                                   Christopher Earthree [Technology]

Carley Wallin                                                                Tara Gray [3rd – 5th Counselor]

                                                                                      Sara Baffoe [6th Counselor]

6th Grade:

Caroline Farkouh

Colin Hubbard

Naila Salvado

Erin Murray


Content Specialists 4 - 6:                                               Content Specialists 3rd Grade:

Tim Halliday [Physical Education]  Julie Evans [Physical Education]

Jessica Gennari [Art]                                                      Klara Lapp [Art]

Tuck Gillett [Music]                                                       Anna Robinson [Music]

Lisa Rutledge [Library]                                                  Christopher Earthree [Technology]

Angela Watkins [Drama]                                                Anna Salem [Spanish]

Anna Salem [Spanish]                                                    Lisa Rutledge [Library]

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