Aurora Public Schools’ plans call for virtual learning for all grades through Oct. 8, the first quarter of the school year. That’s a departure from previous plans that called for in-person learning for elementary and middle schoolers, and a hybrid approach for high schoolers. The decision to start online was made in light of a rising number of COVID-19 infections in Colorado. Get the latest updates here.
Boulder Valley School District has outlined a five-phase plan for reopening schools in the fall based on guidance from health experts. As of July 22, it expects to begin in phase three, which calls for a hybrid or blended approach to learning. Preschool school students can expect to be in school physically one day per week; K-8 students can expect to be in school physically two days per week; and high school students can expect to work predominantly from home with the opportunity for in-person support from academic staff. The start of the school year has also been pushed back one week to Aug. 26. Get the latest updates here.
Denver Public Schools is planning to conduct classes remotely for all grade levels through Oct. 16. The semester begins Aug. 24, one week later than originally expected. The district is still asking parents to choose whether their students will attend in-person, when available, or virtually, and offered its first details of the online program in late July. Get the latest updates here.
Douglas County School District is planning to start the school year using a hybrid approach. Students will spend two days per week learning in-person at school and supplement with three days of remote classes. It will continually monitor the trend of COVID-19 cases to determine when students might return to in-person learning, said Paula Hans, public information officer. That’s contrary to its previous plan to host classes in person five days a week this fall. Get the latest updates here.
Jeffco Public Schools expects all students to start the school year remotely and learn from home until at least until Sept. 8. Thereafter, it’s hoping to employ a hybrid approach for middle and high schoolers. That’s contrary to its previous plan to host all students for in-person classes five days a week. Classes resume the week of Aug. 24. Get the latest updates here.