Supporting student safety, well-being, and academic success during the coronavirus pandemic
Updated November 20, 2020
Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this challenging time for our community. We have continued to work closely with our local and state health agency partners to monitor the rising coronavirus case numbers in our community and across the state. During the November 18, 2020 Board of Education meeting, Jeff Zayach, the Executive Director of Boulder County Public Health presented current data and community safety recommendations. While Boulder County Public Health, the Governor’s Office, and numerous other public health experts agree that schools are safer environments than many others, and to date, not primary sources of coronavirus spread, the restrictive quarantining protocols required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CPDHE) have severely impacted our ability to operate our schools for in-person learning with any kind of stability. Therefore, we have made the decision to move to a fully online learning environment through the end of the semester. Click here to watch the full board meeting discussion related to this decision. Accordingly, beginning Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 18, we will return to our fully online learning model that was in place at the start of the school year. The online blended instructional model and learning schedules will mirror those used in August and September.
Below you will find links to our remote learning plan, as well as important details about technology resources, nutrition services, activities and athletics, and other important information.
Boulder County Public Health has recently shared an update to the COVID-19 data metrics that will be used to guide decisions regarding in-person, hybrid, and remote student learning. To better align to consistent metrics across the state, they will begin using the Colorado COVID-19 Dial metrics which include two-week cumulative incidence rates, two-week average positivity rates, and stable or declining hospitalization rates.
We will continue to work closely with our state and county health agency partners as we navigate the evolving coronavirus pandemic and will share updates with our community as we receive new information. You can learn more about these metrics on the Boulder County Public Health website at https://boco.org/Covid19Dial.