Phase 2+ Protocols and Procedures
Phase 2+ Walk Through
Video instructivo de fase 2+
The Boulder Valley School District recently shared the plan for the phased approach to return to in-person learning starting with 9th graders on October 20, and 10th, 11th and 12th graders the following week, October 27. Please read through all of the information provided as protocols, procedures, and physical space in the building have been altered to align with safety measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Throughout our return to in-person learning, we recognize that the transition may not go as smoothly in some areas, and we will need to make adjustments when those situations arise. We appreciate in advance your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to school administration if you have any questions.
- Health and Safety
- Building Process
- Student Cohorts
- Campus Procedures
- Meal Service
- Other Information to Know
Our focus continues to center around the safety and welfare of our students, staff, and community. We have taken many measures to keep everyone safe while still maintaining a strong focus on learning and academic achievement. All safety procedures must be followed by anyone entering the building. I also ask that everyone practice preventive behaviors outside of school. Doing so will support a safe return to school, and help us keep our school open to in-person learning. We are also providing the link to the BVSD Phase 2+ Parent Resource page for further information and reference.
Required Personal Protective Equipment
Students MUST wear a face covering/protective mask while in the building and on school grounds at all times unless they are eating in a designated area or outside socially distanced. Students who do not comply with this district and county mandate cannot remain in their classes for the day, and parents/guardians will be immediately notified to come and pick up their child. Refer to this document for appropriate and acceptable face coverings/masks.
A student WILL NOT be permitted to enter the building if a parent or guardian has not completed the Daily Health Screener in Infinite Campus. The Daily Health Screener MUST be completed the day of entry to the building, and the screener cannot be completed a day prior. Additionally, only the parent/guardian can complete the Screener; students are not permitted to complete the screener on their own. Boulder High School cannot assist parents with completing the screener on site. Please refer to the following letter from our school nurse, Eileen Chacon, for further information about health guidelines and for a link to the screener: BHS School Nurse Letter to the Community. Instructions on how to complete the screener can be found in English and Spanish.
- Traffic Flow Inside BHS
- Classroom Layout
- Signing In and Out of Classrooms
- Water Stations
- PE/Locker Rooms
Per BVSD, Boulder County Public Health and CDC guidelines, we can allow two-way traffic flow throughout our building. Students will be walking single file on each side of the hallway to ease traffic and reduce contact as much as possible. Students should continue to be mindful of the 6-foot distancing expectation in common areas. Hallways will be marked with decals to indicate traffic flow and direction.
- Students should sign-in and sign-out of their classroom by using the QR code on the doorway.
- Only two students will be permitted in each restroom at a time.
- Students will wait in the hallway on designated spots until the student before them exits.
- If the student enters the bathroom and there are two people already occupying it, they should exit and wait at designated spots.
Administration will set up the classrooms according to Health and Safety Protocols. We will remove some desks to create moveable space and distance between students, and we will cover desks that cannot be used. All classrooms will implement a seating chart, and students will be required to sit in their assigned seats.
Health agencies and published guidelines recommend that students should not use locker rooms due to current COVID circumstances. We understand this decision is not without unintended complications.
- Students participating in PE are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing appropriate for participation in PE classes when attending in person.
- CHSAA is not allowing locker room use for the fall sports seasons which includes football. For all fall sports, players must arrive at practice ready to participate and add sport-specific equipment onsite
- By not using locker rooms, we save time, resources and manpower for sanitization.
Students have been assigned cohorts for their one day of in-person learning. Students will continue to learn virtually when they are not assigned in-person learning, similar to how they have been in Phase 1. All students will receive the same curriculum and content whether they are learning in person or virtually. Students who have opted for in person learning should expect to attend school on their assigned day. Due to balancing numbers, space in the building and alignment of siblings in elementary and middle schools, students cannot change cohorts. Grade 9 students will receive their cohort assignment no later than October 16, and for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades before October 27.
Welcome Freshmen! Class of 2024!
WEEK! During the week of October 20, our 9th graders have the opportunity to experience Boulder High School in person for the first time! Freshmen should wear their class shirts to school, or purple and gold, on the day they attend in-person learning. If your 9th grader did not receive their class shirt, we will have extras to hand out at the school when they attend. Students will also attend their Freshman Seminar class from 3:00 to 3:15pm on their in-person learning day. During Freshman Seminar, they will be able to connect with their teacher and receive a gift from BHS. Freshmen who are not attending in person may have their parent/guardian call the main office to arrange for pick up of their 9th-grade gift.
Senior Parking Pass Distribution
Parking passes will be available for 12th graders to pick up during lunch when they attend in-person learning. Students should bring their completed parking form and RevTrak receipt to the front of the building to pick up their parking pass. Passes will only be distributed during this time.
Students will enter the building according to their last name. Look at the building entry points below, and find your ALPHA ASSIGNED entry.
- Last name beginning A-E: Enter through Main Entry (North side)
- Last name beginning F-L: Enter from 17th Street Lot (East side)
- Last name beginning M-S: Enter from Cafeteria (South side)
- Last name beginning T-Z: Enter from Science Wing (West side)
Last name: A-E
and Late Arrivals
Last name: F-L
Last name: M-S
Last name: T-Z
During Phase 2+, students will not be permitted to leave school grounds once they arrive on campus. Outdoor space at school during lunchtime will still be available for students to access. Designated areas inside the building will also be identified for students to eat lunch and hang out during their off periods. During this time, students must still maintain social distancing and wear their face covering/masks while outside on school grounds if they are not eating.
Please note that non-essential visitors to campus will not be admitted, unless first approved by the building principal as we transition back from Home Learning. Access to the building is restricted to students, faculty, and district personnel. Additionally, all people in the building must wear a cloth face cover/ mask and comply with all BVSD and Boulder County Health Department guidelines, or they will be asked to leave the building immediately.
All students can pick up a “grab and go” breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:10 to 8:40 am. Muffins, granola bars, bags of granola, cereal, fruit, and milk will be rotated for student consumption. Students must eat their breakfast in the cafeteria. They cannot take food into classrooms or wander the halls while eating. They can take food outside if time permits.
Lunch will be served from 11:10 am to 12:10 pm in the cafeteria, with two hot lunch choices daily. We will use two lines to serve the lunches, and students will need to practice social distancing while they wait to get their food. There will be signage on the floor to direct students. View the BHS Lunch Menu Website to see the lunch menu. When the weather is nice, we encourage students to go outside, on campus, to eat their lunches. Students can also eat in the cafeteria, library, auxiliary gym balconies, and the auditorium. Students must practice social distancing while eating their lunches. Students need to place their trash in the recycle and trash cans. Students who bring their own lunch are encouraged to eat outside, the library, auxiliary gym balconies or auditorium so that we can reduce the number of students in the cafeteria.
Items to Bring Each Day
- Mask(s) (multiple masks, if needed or preferred)
- Chromebook (device) and charger if you have been issued one already from BVSD
- Water bottle and a snack
- School supplies (paper, pencil, calculator, pen)
Although we are returning in a small way to in-person learning, students will still need to bring their chromebook or personal computer device and earbuds/headphones to participate in class; a smartphone is not sufficient. If a student has a school-issued chromebook that is malfunctioning, or needs access to a device, they can email Assistant Principal Scott Cawlfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive information on repairing or replacing the device. All students are required to abide by BVSD Student Use of Technology.
Transportation will not be provided until bus seating restrictions are lifted. Thus, there will most likely be no school bus transportation for the remainder of the year.