I trust you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends. As we return to school tomorrow, please keep our guidelines in the forefront of your mind. We are doing our best to continue school and work in person with the majority of our students. The information below was taken from the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s collaborative guidelines:
- Establish guidance for parents on temperature checks, home hygiene, and attendance/reporting procedure.
- Students will undergo home temperature and symptom screening or self-screening.
- Remain home if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if a family member or other close contact has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms.
- Students unable to complete screening prior to arrival will undergo screening on site. Maximize privacy and minimize exposure to others during onsite screenings.
- How to conduct a facility health screening
Populations identified as at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19
- Encourage parents/guardians of children with special health needs to discuss the risks and benefits of in-person vs. remote schooling with their health care provider.
- Facilitate alternative arrangements (including remote learning and strategies to reduce risk of in-person learning) when appropriate.
If any of you have been traveling or have hosted out-of-state visitors, please make certain your child is safe to return to school. If you feel you would like to keep your child home to ensure there are no concerns, your absences are excused and the schools will provide makeup work for your child. Feel free to call the school office if you have questions.
Please note: Our health screener on the app and website is still not functioning in the manner we had hoped. We have been testing it on the staff and we still have some concerns rolling it out to all students. Until we are more secure about the process, we need parents to assist by conducting the health screenings at home.
Remember: Be Safe–Be Wise!
Lis Richard, Superintendent