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Latest Communication

 
 
July 30, 2020
 
It was great to see so many of you this evening.  If you were not able to make it to the meeting, please read the slides so you can make the best choice for your family this fall.
 
Use this form to indicate your learning model preference for the first quarter of the school year.  You will need to fill out the form FOR EACH OF YOUR STUDENTS.
 
The deadline for completing this form is Sunday, August 2 at 9pm.  
 
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
 
 
 
July 27, 2020
 
In the spirit that is 2020, things continue to change daily with regard to the opening of our school year.  On Saturday, the Douglas County School District voted to start the year in their hybrid model.  The decision follows JeffCo, Denver and Aurora's resolutions to start the year in remote learning.  The Cherry Creek School District has yet to announce a decision about the start of their school year.  
 
Additionally, we have received guidance from the CDE and CDPHE with regard to reopening schools, and are currently under a mask order through Governor Polis' Executive order issued last week.
 
At our last meeting, I introduced 3 scenarios including: 100% in-person, a hybrid model, and 100% online.  These options are still being considered at this time.  We will have another  zoom parent meeting on Thursday at 6 pm (details below) to update our plan for returning to school in August.  Please make it a priority to be at this meeting, as at the conclusion, we will ask you to commit to a learning model for the first quarter.
 
As a reminder, our 100% in-person model will cohort students into groups of approximately 25, while our hybrid model would divide our school into two groups who would attend school in-person two days a week, and engage in remote learning 3 days a week while managing students through cohorts.  A full online option will be available to families as well.
 
Please know we are committed to doing what is best for our community, staying true to our vision and mission while keeping students and staff healthy and safe.  Please join me Thursday night at 6pm for details on what our return to school will look like.
 
With gratitude for your patience and grace during this time,
 
DETAILS FOR ZOOM MEETING:
Topic: PPA Return to School Parent Meeting
Time: Jul 30, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 284254
 
July 23, 2020
 
As I mentioned in our last meeting, things are changing rapidly in our world with regard to COVID and return to school plans.  For example, since we last spoke, the Governor has issued a state-wide face covering mandate and the CDE finally released guidance for returning to school.  At this time, the guidance has created more questions than answers.  We are continuing to work on the plans that were presented to you last week.  
 
Please join me for another parent meeting on Thursday, July 30 at 6pm on Zoom. (Details will be shared prior to the meeting). This meeting will be focused on sharing current information and return to school plans, as finalized as they can be.  After the meeting, we will ask families to commit to a learning model (as presented) for the first quarter of the school year.
 
Regardless of how we return to school, there are many housekeeping items we need to attend to.  Please see the 2020 Return to School checklist for a list of all items that need your attention before August 10.
 
Take safe. Stay healthy.
Take care
 
 
 
July 15, 2020
 
Thank you for joining me on Zoom last night. It was great to see so many of your faces! To reiterate, we are planning on 100% in-person learning this fall, as detailed in the "Return to School Presentation". We are working to keep cohorts around 25 students as much as possible with safety and health measures in place. You can read the detailed plan on our website. 
 
After reading, please fill out this acknowledgement form, found on our website, stating you have received our Return to School plan and read it.
 
Please fill out a preliminary survey, found on our website, indicating your learning model preference for the first quarter.  Your choices are in-person OR Remote Learning. Again, this survey is non-binding and will be used for planning purposes.  We will ask for a commitment later this month. 
 
Additionally, based on your questions from last night, we are developing an FAQ to share with you early next week. These FAQs will also be located on our website. If you still have questions, please reach out via email and we will address your needs individually.
 
Please understand that our plan for the fall is subject to change based on public health orders or executive orders from Governor Polis.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
Stay healthy. Stay safe.