Student Safety during COVID:
As with last year, we will continue to follow guidance and recommendations from state and local officials. This year brings some changes for our students, parents and community as we continue working towards creating a safe environment for students and staff members.
For the remainder of the COVID 19 Pandemic, there are numerous safety precautions we will follow as proposed by CDC,CDPHE, and GCPHE. This is to ensure student, staff and community safety.
As stated in the "Opening Schools Plan" masks are encouraged but not required. Please keep in mind this is subject to change based on COVID-19 numbers and guidance from local and state health departments.
We are dedicated to returning to school as normal as possible. We believe in-person learning and socialization are key in developing a great education. We will follow all local and state-level mandates. The Garfield 16 Plan for Opening Schools can be accessed directly using the link below.
As always, if any member of your household is being tested for Covid or has tested positive for Covid, please keep all family members at home and contact the school immediately for next steps.
As students enter the building we will continue to screen for symptoms and send home ill students. (Please keep your student home if they are ill.) If a person answers yes to any of the screener questions they will need to return home for further monitoring by their personal physician.
❏ Feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4°F or higher.
❏ New or unexplained persistent cough.
❏ Shortness of breath.
❏ Difficulty breathing.
❏ Loss of taste or smell.
❏ Muscle aches.
❏ Sore throat.
❏ Nausea or vomiting.
❏ Runny nose or congestion.