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2020-2021 School Year: We are staying safe

As Weld RE-4 makes decisions about children returning to school, we are considering the full spectrum of benefits and risks of modified traditional, hybrid, and off-campus learning options.* 

Learning Models

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A modified traditional schedule includes having all students back at school with some modifications. Green  A hybrid model (a rotating schedule of in-person and off-campus learning) applies when physical distancing protocols limit the number of students allowed in school. Yellow  Off-campus learning occurs in the event of an isolated or widespread outbreak or when a stay-at-home order is issued. Red 
*Learning model may vary by grade level

Weld RE-4 Goals

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  • Protecting the health and safety of students and staff
  • Opening schools and remaining open 


Health & Safety Precautions

Our primary concern is for the safety of children at school in the wake of COVID-19. All Weld RE-4 schools will follow State of Colorado and Centers for Disease Control guidelines to protect the health and safety of our school communities. Please review some of the precautions we have in place for the school year, below.
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School Visitor Policy

**Updated August 11, 2020** 

Under normal circumstances, Weld RE-4 schools welcome visitors. The COVID-19 pandemic is a difficult time for all of us. Times have changed quickly and dramatically due to the virus. Safety is our number one priority, and we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this disease, protect our students, faculty, and staff, and keep our schools open for in-person learning.

Additionally, these rules apply: 

  • Visitors, including parents/guardians, are not allowed past the school’s front office. 
  • In most instances where sick students are being picked up, the school nurse will escort the child to the front office to meet an approved adult. 
  • Lunch visits are prohibited on school grounds.
  • Only commercially purchased, individually wrapped food is allowed to be shared in a classroom for special occasions (i.e., birthday treats). 
  • Volunteering in schools will be tightly restricted. Parents wanting to support the district and/or their child’s school should consider signing-up to become a paid substitute. 
  • While in-person guest speaker visits are suspended at this time, schools are highly encouraged to welcome guest speakers into their classrooms virtually. 
  • Visitors are encouraged to come alone. If you arrive at the school with non-enrolled children (e.g. younger siblings of students) those children (over the age of 2) must wear a face covering and stay next to you and avoid touching any other person or any item that does not belong to them.

At this time, parents are highly encouraged to conduct business with school personnel remotely whenever possible.


Virus Exposure Protocols

 **Updated August 6, 2020**

Click here to learn more about our district’s response to confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in schools. These are the most recent guidelines (August 12, 2020) provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and will change based on any adjustments CDPHE makes moving forward.

Guidelines

CDC: The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall (July 23, 2020) 

CDE: Reopening Schools: Health Guidance by COVID-19 Phase (July 2020)

CDPHE: Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks in Schools (August 12, 2020)

Resources

What is known about the signs and symptoms, burden, and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among children? (CDC link

COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states. (CDC link

Symptoms of coronavirus. (CDC link

What to do if you are sick. (CDC link)

Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19. (CDC link

When and How to Wash Your Hands. (CDC link


How to wear cloth face coverings. (CDC link