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July 27, 2020

In this time of constant change that is out of our control, we recognize that many of you are feeling anxious about what the 2020-2021 school year will look like.  Although information about COVID-19 and guidelines continue to change on a regular basis, we are striving to provide the best educational setting for all of our students.  We thank you for your patience as we navigate through this uncharted territory.

As you are all aware, there are three levels of health status for our state and nation, Safe at Home, Safer at Home, and Protect Your Neighbor.  We will adhere to the guidelines set forth for each of these levels while keeping in mind the unique situations we have in our district.  We will communicate with families to ensure everyone knows what level we are in and what needs to be addressed at that level.

We are committed to making a safe and healthy environment for all of our students but we respect the fact that some families may not feel comfortable sending students to campus and there may be times where that is not a choice for some or all of our students.  We will provide a consistent remote learning experience that will allow students to return to school at any time and join their classmates.  We also realize that there may be times during the year that some students are placed in quarantine or they may be ill and not able to attend.  Remote learning will be available to fill those gaps and make it possible for learning to continue.   

Included in this letter are three options for resuming in-person learning at Campo School District.  Parents are always encouraged to make the best decisions for their students, and we welcome your ideas and input.  The General Plan document included in this letter is a dynamic document, subject to change based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, The Baca County Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office.

The first day of school for students will be August 17th.  The Governor’s Executive Order that requires mask for the entire state will expire on Friday, August 14th.  We are hoping that Baca County will be back to a Protect Your Neighbor status but we will not know until that time.  We are dedicated to opening school in a manner that is as close to normal as possible while protecting the health of students and staff at all times.  We will communicate with families as our community changes status at any time.

The school board and staff feel that the size of our classes and size of our building provide an opportunity for us to address many of the guidelines easier than larger districts.  We will not have to change the number of students in the classrooms, number of teachers with access to students during the day, and a variety of other limitations.  We can easily adjust the times students eat in the cafeteria to reduce the total number in the room at one time and we can easily address the number of students in the hallway at any given time.  We will increase the cleaning schedule for all areas and will encourage students to have their own materials and supplies to reduce the need to share in the classroom.  We will ask parents to closely monitor the health of their children by daily temperature checks other symptoms and to keep them home if temperatures are over 100.4 or other symptoms are present.

We are excited for students to return for the start of our 2020-2021 academic year.  Our staff have spent countless hours preparing for the different possibilities that we could be faced with in this coming year.  Many changes are being implemented for elementary and secondary students and we are confident the students will be excited about these new learning opportunities.  We are committed to providing the best education possible for our students and to meet the needs of our community.  Together we will meet this COVID-19 challenge with a positive attitude and students will have a productive and healthy school year!

Respectively,

Nikki Johnson                                                           Kim Jenkins

Superintendent                                                        Principal

 

 

General Plan for Campo School District RE-6

Fall 2020 Return to Learn

Other requirements deemed necessary by district administration may be added to any plan at any time.

Plan A: (least restrictive):

  • ·       Mask use by students encouraged, but not required.
  • ·       Mask use by staff required when within 6 feet of students.
  • ·       Students and staff demonstrating symptoms of illness required to stay at home.
  • ·       All staff entering the building will self-screen and document their temperatures.
  • ·       Visitors will have limited access and will be screened before entering the building.
  • ·       No physical contact among staff and students (hugs, high five, hand holding, etc.)
  • ·       Handwashing and hand sanitizer will be recommended several times throughout the day.  Students will be required to wash their hands after recess or other similar activities.
  • ·       All equipment will be cleaned between classes or uses.
  • ·       Students will go immediately to a classroom or designated destination upon arrival.
  • ·       Breakfast will be provided in the classroom.
  • ·       Lunch times will be staggered for cohorts of elementary and secondary to allow for cleaning and social distancing.
  • ·       Buses will be sanitized before and after students are transported and students will sit by family groups with spacing as much as possible.
  • ·       Social distancing between desks and tables will occur to the greatest extent possible.
  • ·       A dedicated isolated space will be utilized for anyone exhibiting symptoms until parents can arrive.

Plan B: (additional protocols added to Plan A in the event of local COVID-19 activity):

  • ·       Require all staff and students over age 10 to wear masks according to local, state, and federal guidelines.
  • ·       Social distancing expected at all times, to the greatest extent possible.
  • ·       Create additional schedule staggering and one way traffic flow to further reduce student contact.
  • ·       Screening of all students and staff daily.

Plan C: (additional protocols added to Plan C if we are directed by state or local officials to not have in-person learning):

  • ·       Education will be delivered via remote learning.
  • ·       Each student will have access to a school device to access learning at home.
  • ·       Instruction will be delivered to students on a daily basis.
  • ·       Deliberate and increased use of textbook digital content, resources, and programs such as DreamBox, Lexia, Accelerated Reader, Freckle, Google Classroom, Google Meets, EverFi, and other school approved websites.

 

 Job Openings:

If you are a secondary math teacher looking for an exciting teaching opportunity where you have small class sizes and flexibility in your teaching, you've come to the right spot.  We would love to have the opportunity to share the exciting things happening in our district and the amazing achievements of our students.  We are creating incredible opportunities for students coming back this fall and we encourage you to contact us if you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of students.  You can contact us at 719-787-2226 or email Nikki Johnson, Superintendent, at nikki.johnson@campok12.org.  We are waiting for the right person to notice this opportunity and to realize this is the place they've been looking for.  We hope that is you!
As we continue to build this website if you have any questions or concerns contact the web master at leroy.england@campok12.org 


Contact Information:

School Office  
(719) 787-2226

FAX 
(719) 787-0140

Email
nikki.johnson
@campok12.org

kim.jenkins
@campok12.org


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