Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
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. Last night during our 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 not a primary source of coronavirus spread to date, the restrictive quarantining protocols required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) since moving into level Orange on the COVID Dial 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. Please review and access details through the links below which include additional information about attendance and grading expectations, as well as common communication structures. Additionally, your student’s school principal will be sharing a letter with more detailed information about learning expectations and schedules during our return to online learning.
Athletics and Co-curricular Activities: Athletics will continue to operate under the current specified guidelines unless athletic directors are provided with new information. Student clubs and Innovation Center student teams can continue in a remote environment.
Meal Distribution Sites: The Nutrition Services Department will continue our curbside meal program, and meals will be offered at “no charge” for any child ages 1-18. Click here for site information and schedules.
Community Schools Childcare: Our Community Schools program will continue to provide childcare between 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with limited space availability. Click here to learn more.
Health and Safety Protocols: It remains our priority to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it is determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. It is important during this time of online learning that our community practices safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including mask wearing, social distancing, and avoiding social gatherings, etc. Additionally, we encourage our community to take advantage of contact tracing and testing resources such as activating the CO exposure notifications app on your phone and getting tested at one of the many open testing sites available statewide, including St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Innovation Center. Click here to learn more.