To the editor,
Again, thank you for all your patience and understanding during this difficult and trying time for our school and community. We hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe both mentally and physically.
As you are probably aware Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced yesterday that he is lengthening the suspension of in-person learning in Colorado’s schools through April 30, revising the original order that had been set to expire on April 17. Polis reiterated that it remains unlikely that schools will return to in-person learning this school year.
Polis explained that due to the constantly evolving information around the novel coronavirus pandemic his general practice is for executive orders to be enacted for 30 days at a time.
The Governor said he has high expectations for remote learning in schools and that districts should continue to proceed with their processes with the understanding that students will likely not be returning to in-person instruction this school year. So even though we do not have to make up contact hours or days, we strive to ensure that our students continue receiving instruction throughout the school year. Teachers are working hard to provide online learning through live video, recorded lessons, projects and assignments. Please help us to ensure that students are engaging with their teachers and the instruction that is being provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher via email or during their office hours that they have posted, they will be glad to help. Otherwise you can reach out to their Principal or myself.
Thank you for your continued patience, cooperation and support. We will all get through this together.
Brian Crowther, Sargent Superintendent