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2020-2021 School Year: We are staying safe

As Weld RE-4 makes decisions about children returning to school, we are considering the full spectrum of benefits and risks of modified traditional, hybrid, and off-campus learning options.* 

Learning Models

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A modified traditional schedule includes having all students back at school with some modifications. Green  A hybrid model (a rotating schedule of in-person and off-campus learning) applies when physical distancing protocols limit the number of students allowed in school. Yellow  Off-campus learning occurs in the event of an isolated or widespread outbreak or when a stay-at-home order is issued. Red 
*Learning model may vary by grade level

Weld RE-4 Goals

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  • Protecting the health and safety of students and staff
  • Opening schools and remaining open 

Health & Safety Precautions

Our primary concern is for the safety of children at school in the wake of COVID-19. All Weld RE-4 schools will follow State of Colorado and Centers for Disease Control guidelines to protect the health and safety of our school communities. Please review some of the precautions we have in place for the school year, below.

Face Coverings   Screening


Home Health Screening




At School Temperature Screening




Specialized Classes




Off-site Learning & Travel 


Nutrition Services


Athletics & Activities


Building Access



Virus Exposure Protocols

**Updated July 28, 2020**
Based on current guidelines, if a Weld RE-4 student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 the district will follow Colorado Department of Health and Environment exposure definitions and guidelines and work in partnership with local and state health officials to determine the most appropriate actions.

  • Students and staff within the cohort of the diagnosed individual will be notified and asked to quarantine and evaluate for symptoms
  • Individuals who were in close contact with the diagnosed individual will be asked to quarantine and evaluate for symptoms

    Note: Close contact is defined as, “Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.”

  • Length of quarantine will be determined by the local and state health departments (traditionally 2-14 days)
  • The cohort will shift to remote learning during the quarantine period
  • If a staff member has interacted with the cohort, but is not a regular cohort member, the staff member will be asked to take a COVID-19 test and if the test is negative, may return to work



CDC: The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall (July 23, 2020) 

CDE: Reopening Schools: Health Guidance by COVID-19 Phase (July 2020)


What is known about the signs and symptoms, burden, and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among children? (CDC link

COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states. (CDC link

Symptoms of coronavirus. (CDC link

What to do if you are sick. (CDC link)

Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19. (CDC link

When and How to Wash Your Hands. (CDC link

How to wear cloth face coverings. (CDC link