Middle School Information
At this time, the district is planning for a full return to in-person learning, five-days per week As we get closer to the start of the 2021-2022 school year, St. Vrain Valley Schools will share information later this summer with families, teachers, and staff regarding the latest COVID-19 guidance and requirements from our local and state health agency partners.
While this is our plan at this time, the evolving nature of this health crisis will require us to remain flexible as we plan for the start of the school year and beyond. 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.
Additional 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.
- Beginning June 11, masks will no longer be required in our schools or office buildings for students, teachers, and staff who have been fully vaccinated. In alignment with the state mask order, face coverings will still be required in school settings for those ages 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated. For students under the age of 12, masks are still strongly recommended by BCPH when indoors, however they are not required.
- Students will be seated spaced apart to the fullest distance possible in classrooms.
- Students will attend electives on a regular schedule, however there will be less sharing of equipment and materials.
- 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.
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.