Getting Ready to Get Back to School - 2021-22

Getting Ready to Get Back to School!
Posted on 07/06/2021
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Getting Ready to Get Back to School!

As we prepare to welcome staff and students back to school in August, we are sharing some information about what you can expect as we start the year. This information is based on what we know today and may be adjusted to align with changing public health circumstances as necessary in the immediate future or after school starts. When updates are necessary, we will let you know with as much notice as possible.

Learning Model: School starts on August 11, 2021. All Weld RE-4 students, in all grades, will attend school daily, in-person in a pre-COVID-like schedule. School start and dismissal times are as follows:

  • Elementary: 7:55am - 2:45pm

  • Middle School: 8:35am - 3:55pm

  • High School: 8:40am - 3:50pm

Health and Safety: Weld RE-4 will continue to work closely with public health officials and our local healthcare partners. Masks will be optional for those who want to wear them. Our expectation is that staff or students will be treated respectfully whether they choose to wear a mask or not. While we will provide information to staff and students about opportunities to be vaccinated, the district will not request, collect, or store staff member or student’s personal COVID-19 vaccination records.

Should a student or staff member test positive for COVID, or show symptoms commonly associated with COVID, they will be asked to isolate and stay home from school and away from school-sponsored events (including athletics) until they are advised by a medical professional that they can return to school/work.

While we will not be conducting regular temperature checks, students who exhibit symptoms in school will be given a mask to wear while they wait in the health room to be picked up from school. Staying home when sick will be essential to limiting exposures and transmission.

We will not initiate quarantines for healthy/non-symptomatic staff and students that have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID.  

We will continue enhanced cleaning protocols put in place last year in each of our buildings as well as circulating outdoor air and enhancing ventilation in our schools. Hand sanitizer will be available and frequent handwashing encouraged.  
Activities: Field trips will resume and athletics and activities will resume as normal in accordance with CHSAA regulations. 

Transportation: In 2021/22 we will transport elementary school students who live beyond a 1 mile radius from school, middle school students who live beyond a 1.5 mile radius from school, and high school students who live beyond a 2 mile radius from school. Route information will be shared with families directly, the week prior to the start of school. 

Technology: Chromebooks will be issued to secondary students during the first week of school. 

Visitors/Events: Schools will welcome visitors to their building aligned with their typical school-year procedures. Indoor and outdoor school events will have no capacity limits.  

Meals: Free meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available to all Weld RE-4 students throughout the 2021/22 school year. Students will eat meals in the cafeteria. A la carte items will be available for purchase at middle and high schools.

Facility Rentals: Facility rentals will resume for the 2021-22 school year.

¡Preparándonos para regresar a la escuela!
Mientras nos preparamos para dar la bienvenida al personal y a los estudiantes de regreso a la escuela en agosto, estamos compartiendo información sobre lo que puede esperar al comenzar el año escolar. Esta información se basa en lo que sabemos hoy y puede ajustarse para alinearse con las circunstancias cambiantes de salud pública según sea necesario en el futuro inmediato o después del comienzo de la escuela. Cuando sea necesario realizar actualizaciones, se lo haremos saber con la mayor antelación posible.

Modelo de aprendizaje: Las clases de escuela comienzan el 11 de agosto de 2021. Todos los estudiantes de Weld RE-4, en todos los grados, asistirán a las clases de escuela todos los días, en persona, en un horario similar al anterior a COVID. Los horarios de inicio y salida de clases son los siguientes:

  • Primaria (Elementary): 7:55am - 2:45 pm
  • Escuela secundaria (Middle School): 8:35am - 3:55pm
  • Escuela preparatoria (High School): 8:40am - 3:50pm

Salud y seguridad: Weld RE-4 seguirá funcionando estrechamente con los funcionarios de salud pública y nuestros socios locales de atención médica. Las máscaras serán opcionales para quienes quieran usarlas. Nuestra expectativa es que el personal o los estudiantes sean tratados con respeto, ya sea que elijan usar una máscara o no. Si bien proporcionaremos información al personal y a los estudiantes sobre las oportunidades de vacunarse, el distrito no solicitará, recopilará ni almacenará los registros personales de vacunación de COVID-19 de los miembros del personal o de los estudiantes.