Elementary School Information
Elementary school students will attend school in-person four days per week for all students (Monday – Thursday), beginning Wednesday, January 6. Fridays will be scheduled as a fully asynchronous learning day.
Fully Synchronous Option
Families who began the school year with the hybrid model at their home school can opt to keep their students home and attend school in a fully synchronous online environment. It is important to note that in this model, the instruction is designed around the in-person or hybrid learning environment. Families selecting this option should plan to commit to the synchronous model through Spring Break to ensure consistency and continuity in our learning environments. Students should choose the model in which they will participate, and attend consistently. If you choose to utilize this learning option for your student, please contact your school principal by Monday, January 4.
Additional School Safety Information
- In order to minimize close contact with other students, there will be directional arrows in our hallways to help guide students. As much as possible, students will stay to the right in hallways and use the directional arrows to keep traffic flowing.
- Upon arrival, students will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer and staff will check in with students to ensure they had their temperatures taken at home and are feeling well.
- All students will wear face coverings while at school. We know that wearing a face covering all day can be difficult, especially for younger students, and we will plan to schedule appropriate socially-distanced breaks.
- If a student is not able to wear a face covering at school, they will need to remain in the fully-remote learning environment.
- For elementary students, please ensure that your student has at least two face coverings for the start of the school year. One will be kept at the school in a ziploc bag marked with their name in the event they forget their face covering. The other will be worn each day during school hours.
- Students will be seated spaced apart to the fullest distance possible in classrooms.
- Students will attend specials on a regular schedule, however there will be less sharing of equipment and materials.
- Students will have opportunities for recess daily, except during inclement weather.
- Students will be dismissed at exits in a way that keeps grade levels separated as much as possible and dismissal times may be staggered when needed to maintain social distancing.
- While this is our plan at this time, the evolving nature of this health crisis will require us to remain flexible. The Governor’s Office, as well as our local and state health departments, could issue new orders at any time that would require us to alter our current plans.
In the event that we become aware of a positive and/or suspected case of COVID-19 in a classroom or a school environment, our local health department has assigned an epidemiologist and several contact tracers to St. Vrain who will work closely with our district nurses and leadership in determining and guiding the appropriate next steps. Toward this end, our system is well-prepared to support a robust online, synchronous learning environment in the event students or staff need to quarantine or isolate for a period of time. If it becomes necessary to temporarily return to a fully-online learning environment, we will work closely with our county and state health agency partners on recommended actions and closely adhere to their guidance and directions. Communication regarding quarantines will be directly with those impacted.