SCREENING TESTING TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID IN SCHOOLS
- Students are encouraged to participate in screening testing.
- You can still sign your child up for Screening Testing. Register here.
- Please keep your child home if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms or are ill.
- We suggest that students & staff wear N95 or KN95 masks at all times when in buildings. These masks offer protection that is up to 60% more effective than cloth masks. Masks are available online.
- If we don’t have enough staff to safely hold school in a particular building, we will temporarily transition to online learning instruction in that building only.
- SSD’s threshold for transitioning to online learning is when more than 15%-20% of certificated staff are out.
HOW LONG WILL STUDENTS MOVE TO ONLINE LEARNING?
- If online learning is the only option, students will be online for a period of five consecutive instructional days.
COMMUNICATION: HOW & WHEN WILL FAMILIES KNOW?
- We will communicate ASAP as decisions will be made the evening before the transition to online learning environments.
- Communication will be shared via email, text & social media.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR STUDENT IS [HOME] SICK, IN ISOLATION OR QUARANTINED
(COVID & any other illness)
- If your child is home sick, in isolation or quarantining, please contact your child’s teacher for any work they are able to complete.
HOW WILL STUDENTS COMPLETE SCHOOL WORK?
- Starting this week, K-12 students should begin taking home devices each day in the event their school begins online learning.
- For the first day of online instruction, students will work independently or asynchronously on assigned school work to allow for additional staff planning time.
- Hotspots are available for students who do not have adequate internet access. Contact your child’s school if you need a hotspot.
As student and staff health and wellness is our top priority, Summit School District works closely with our local public health partners all year. SSD follows health protocols, recommendations, and direction from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Safety (CDPHE) and Summit County Public Health (SCPH), and we would like to remind families to be vigilant keeping yourself and others healthy.
You can help keep our schools healthy by following the guidelines below. The same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu can help protect yourself and others against coronavirus:
- A face covering is required of everyone in school buildings.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (Spanish).
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with COVID, cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Stay home if you are sick. Follow the "When a student should stay home from school" guidelines on the right for when to keep a sick child home. If you need to keep your child home due to illness, please report that the absence is due to illness and remember the importance of keeping your child at home until they are free of symptoms for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.