Coronavirus Information

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Last Updated: 5/21/20 @ 7:55 a.m.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support during this challenging time for our community. Throughout the coronavirus health crisis, St. Vrain has consistently followed the direction of the Governor’s Office and our local, county, and state health departments. 
 
As we look ahead to the summer and the start of our 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to keep you updated weekly as the heath crisis continues to evolve. For the past month we have had several leadership teams working in partnership with Boulder County Health and the State of Colorado to determine possible scenarios for beginning school in the fall. Those scenarios may include in-person instruction, online instruction, and/or a combination of both. While we have extensive planning in place to accommodate a number of different scenarios, we will wait to communicate any definitive plans until we have clear guidance from our health agency partners.  

Read the past communications sent to families:

Joint Press Conference with St. Vrain Valley Schools, Boulder Valley School District, and Boulder County Public Health >>



Message from the Superintendent



Summer Student Services

Student medication: If you need assistance with accessing medication at your student's school, please email your school principal.

Summer Meals: Summer meal distribution will continue as it has in years past with additional social distancing measures in place to ensure public safety. Drive-through meal service will provide breakfast and lunch Monday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Double meals will be handed out on Thursdays. Sites include: Timberline PK-8Northridge Elementary SchoolSunset Middle SchoolMead Middle School, Thunder Valley K-8, Eagle Crest Elementary, and Erie Elementary

Community Schools Child Care: Community Schools will not be in session this summer.

Athletics, Arts, Activities, and Events: There are numerous events and activities that have been impacted by the coronavirus health crisis. As a reminder, all events, activities, and athletics, including all practices, at this point are canceled. If anything in this area changes, we will communicate accordingly. 

Building Cleaning Protocols: While we fully believe that our buildings and buses are safe, our outstanding custodial and operations teams will be working this week to continue to deep clean and disinfect all areas of our buildings and buses so that they are ready for students when schools reopen.

Special Education: Special education goals and accommodations to meet the requirements of your student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be included in the online learning plans. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s case manager. If you have an IEP or 504 meeting scheduled during the school closures, a member of the special education team will contact you with information in order to continue with a remote meeting.

Access to Learning Devices and WiFi: We have created wifi hotspots geographically placed throughout the community. We will also have a limited number of printed packets for the first two weeks of lessons at the Community Resource Center. After the first two weeks of lessons, printed packets will no longer be available. Please work with our staff at the Community Resource Center if you are in need of additional assistance and/or resources to access lessons in our online environment.

 

Summer Learning

Summer Learning: The St. Vrain Curriculum Department has compiled a number of online resources for students to continue engaging in learning activities over the summer. 

Summer Camps: St. Vrain Valley Schools has a number of summer program opportunities for students, including virual camps and classes with the Innovation Center.

 

High School Graduation

For our graduating seniors and their families, we know how especially disheartening these past few weeks have been, and we want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to honor and celebrate the culmination of your 13 years of hard work that is marked by the important milestone of graduation. To this end, we are planning to move all graduation ceremonies for our traditional high schools to Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Olde Columbine, SVOGA, Universal High School, and Main Street families will be contacted by your principal in the next week with your new graduation date. These events will mostly mirror the logistics and level of celebration experienced by previous St. Vrain Valley graduates and their families, and may include some social distancing measures as well. Within the next couple of weeks, your high school principal will communicate detailed information about graduation and additional celebratory events that may take place during the week leading up to July 25. As you know, this serious health crisis continues to evolve, and while these are our plans at this time, it is possible that things could change by July 25. Accordingly, we will keep you regularly informed.



Community Resource Center

A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. At the Community Resource Center:

  • Families can check-out an iPad to support student learning at home
  • Families can access wifi to download any lessons or student learning materials
  • Teachers and staff can get technology support.
  • Staff will be available to answer questions or help families find additional community resources
     


District Employees

Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act”

Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), effective April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, certain SVVSD employees may be eligible for paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for specific reasons related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see the United States Department of Labor poster describing these new federal benefits. If you believe you qualify to take leave under the FFCRA or have questions about it, please contact Rachel Romero at 303-682-7282 or romero_rachel @svvsd.org.
 
Links to the Colorado HELP rules and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) are found below:
 


State and County Resources

In close collaboration with our state and county health agencies, we will continue to monitor and evaluate the continued risk to our community before a decision is made to reopen schools. We ask for your partnership and patience as we continue to work through this evolving situation. You can also contact the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (CO HELP) for the latest public health information with reliable, consistent, and accurate information. The CO HELP number is 1-877-462-2911. Interpreters are available in Spanish and many other languages. 

Other state and county health resources include: