Dear Boulder High School Families and Staff,
The quarantine that has been implemented at Boulder High School today, related to four cases of COVID-19, has heavily impacted the number of staff members we have available to sustain in-person learning at our school.
As a result, the Boulder Valley School District will temporarily move Boulder High to remote learning, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 29. Our hope is to have students return to school on Thursday, November 12, since the last quarantine is expected to end on November 11.
We do want to be clear that no further cases or illness have been reported. The decision to move to remote learning, is to ensure that we can continue instruction with the limited staff we have available.
We are going to take advantage of this situation to do everything we can to stop the virus from spreading. As a precautionary measure, our building will be completely closed for 72 hours, to allow for deep cleaning.
All students will be encouraged to gather all of their belongings, including their Chromebooks, at the end of the school day today, so that they have everything they need for the duration of remote learning. If you have a special situation, you may reach out to your child’s teachers or administrator.
The health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority. We regret the impact that this situation will have on our students and families. Our team will be working to ensure the transition back to full-time Home Learning and hopefully eventually back to in-person learning is as smooth as possible.
We will be working to meet the individual needs of our students. In fact, during the initial 72 hours, we will work to determine the feasibility of a limited, earlier return of our students with the most intensive needs, including special education students in intensive programs and students in our Newcomers program.
We also would like to remind our students and families to take these simple actions outside of school – so that when it is time we can come back together again:
- Stay home if you feel ill
- Limit interactions outside of your household
- If you do have to venture out:
- Wear face coverings
- Socially distance
- Wash your hands often
We will continue to provide updates as additional information is available.
James A. Hill, Ed.D.
Boulder High School