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Reopening School Plan 2020-2021

You can find the most current information under the REOPENING 2020 tab on the District website.

Updated 8/25/2020

In a continued effort to put safety first in D2, we are announcing a change to our Reopening School Plan that will impact students in grades 6-12 who are opting to return in-person after the Labor Day holiday. (Students in grades 6-12 will still have the option for total eLearning after Labor Day.)

We have re-evaluated our return to in-person learning for students in grades 6-12 and want to move slowly as cohorts are more difficult to maintain in middle and high school. In response, D2 will implement the in-person hybrid model on Tuesday, September 8, and will continue to work with El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) to determine how and when to bring back our entire student body safely.

This new in-person hybrid model allows D2 to split secondary students into a Tuesday/Wednesday cohort and a Thursday/Friday cohort. All secondary hybrid in-person students will utilize eLearning on Mondays and on the two days that are not their cohort days. Secondary schools will be in touch with families by Friday, August 28 to assign students to a cohort if they selected in-person learning during orientation.

If the student is a special programs student in grades 6-12 who has been attending school Monday-Friday since school began on August 17, they will continue to do so. Our students in these center-based programs are already assigned to a small and manageable cohort.

All secondary students began the 2020-2021 school year in a remote fashion on Monday, August 17. Students will either transition to eLearning or the in-person hybrid learning model on Tuesday, September 8.

All students will be eligible for free school meals daily between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. regardless of the learning option they select.

Secondary students will still have the option to participate in sports, activities, and clubs as outlined by CHSAA and the student’s school. Check with your school for more information.

We appreciate your partnership in your student’s education. We have all been forced to adjust and change rapidly to continue to provide and receive a quality education, and it has not been an easy task. Thank you for your patience and grace in this process. We are listening to your feedback and making adjustments rapidly.

Respectfully,

Dr. Wendy Birhanzel and Mr. John Rogerson
Superintendents