• Dear Campus families,

    I’m excited to welcome our students back to school and to 2022. Happy New Year! Last Friday, the district sent out a message from the Superintendent about new safety measures for our return to school this week amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. You can read that letter here.

    I want to call your attention to some important points in that letter for our return to school.

    Mask Mandate - Tri-County Health Department extended the mask mandate. All students and staff are required to wear a mask when inside of school or district buildings.

    Staff Shortages – Due to the rise in COVID-19 omicron variant cases, we anticipate possible staff shortages that could impact our school including the need to move to remote learning for individual classrooms or our entire school. We are doing everything we can to keep schools open for in-person learning, but if we must close for any period, we will communicate with you as soon as possible.

    Class or School Outbreaks – We have strong measures in place to protect the health of our students and staff at our school, including universal mask-wearing and the availability of safe, effective vaccines for all people 5 years old and older. However, if an outbreak requires us to close a classroom or a grade, we will communicate with you as soon as possible.

    In the event we move to remote learning the instructional time will be from 9 am - 1pm for Middle School students. We will communicate more detailed plans as needed.

    Bus Transportation – Bus transportation could be disrupted due to possible staff shortages. This may result in canceled bus routes or significant delays. Please have a plan in place if your child’s bus route is canceled. Consider carpooling if it is an option for your family. We will communicate any cancellations or delays as soon as possible. Please understand we may not know about canceled routes until that day.

    School Meals – There may be times that students have reduced options or are served bagged lunches if there are not enough staff to prepare hot meals.

    New Isolation Guidance – Federal and state health agencies have issued new guidance regarding isolation periods for people who test positive for COVID-19. Staff or students who test positive for COVID-19 can return to work/school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are greatly improved (and they do not have a fever on day 5). Those who return from isolation on day 6 must continue to wear a mask in compliance with the county mask mandate. This guidance is subject to change.

    Vaccines – Vaccines continue to be the most effective way of preventing severe illness, and they help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. If you would like to get your student (age 5 and older) vaccinated or get a vaccine or booster shot for yourself, please visit this webpage.

    Activities and Athletics – The district will continue to follow guidance by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and the state regarding activities and athletics.

    Testing – If you or a family member has COVID-19 symptoms and you would like to get a test, please schedule an appointment ahead of time with COVIDCheck Colorado or another provider and be on time for your appointment. Testing facilities are very busy right now with the rise in cases.

    You can help us keep our school open by following the best practices listed above and keeping your student(s) home from school when they are sick or have any symptoms of illness. Thank you for your partnership in our ongoing efforts to keep students and staff healthy and schools open.

    Sincerely,

    Charlotte Meade

    Campus Middle School

Last Modified on January 4, 2022