Supporting student safety, well-being, and academic success during the coronavirus pandemic
Updated on August 4, 2020
Thank you for your continued partnership as we navigate the increasingly complex, shifting, and challenging coronavirus pandemic. Over the past few days, we have been in communication with the leadership of Boulder County Public Health and we have received additional information that has a significant impact on our plans for reopening our schools. To this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a 100 percent online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. At that time, we will re-evaluate the status of the coronavirus data, including the number of cases, positivity rate percentages, and more. This will be done in partnership with our local and state health agency partners, and either implement the hybrid learning plan that we outlined earlier this month or continue with our online-learning model. Furthermore, we have updated the calendar so that all students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
Below you will find links to our current reopening plan, as well as important information about technology resources, nutrition services, activities and athletics, and other important back-to-school information.
Thank you for your continued partnership during this challenging time for our community. Over the past several months, we have been working closely with our county and state health agency partners, as well as the Governor’s Office, to navigate the complex and continually evolving coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our students, families, teachers, staff, and schools. We have had a comprehensive task force in place since April to develop a plan that would ensure community safety while also supporting the best possible learning environment for our students.
While we are beginning in an online learning environment, we do intend to phase in our hybrid learning model with 50 percent in-person instruction as soon as we believe it is safe and feasible to do so. We also maintain our current ultimate goal of returning to full-time in-person learning as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. During the last week of September, we will re-evaluate the situation related to the coronavirus, in partnership with our local and state health agency partners, at which time we will either adjust and implement the hybrid learning plan that we outlined earlier this month, or continue with our online-learning model.
Again, thank you for your continued partnership, support, and flexibility during this extremely unprecedented and challenging time for our community. I continue to be inspired by the strength, grit, teamwork, compassion, and ingenuity exhibited by our teachers, staff, students, families, and others who have joined us in identifying creative solutions that support the growth and success of our students and community. If you have any questions about our reopening plan, please contact your school’s principal or feel free to contact me directly. You are also welcome to share questions and feedback through our online form.Sincerely,