COVID-19 Update Center
COVID-19 Dashboard of Cases & Quarantines
The following dashboard tracks positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 and quarantines at SVCMS. We continue to adhere to the health guidance and protocols from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) and Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) for student and staff quarantines. Families will receive communication whenever a confirmed or suspected case impacts their student. Communication regarding quarantines will be shared directly with those affected.
Post Spring Break Operational Plan
On March 11, 2021, the SVCMS BOD approved a new operational plan to begin following Spring Break. The new plan designates March 29 as a non-student contact day to allow staff to prepare for full-day school which will begin on March 30.
For the remainder of the year, preschool will continue with the same half-day schedule. However, Children's House, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary will start a schedule with full school days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday will be a half-day for Children's House and Lower Elementary and a fully remote day for Upper Elementary.
Fully remote cohorts in CH, LE, and UE will continue to be offered through the end of this school year. Fully remote students will have to opportunity for Outdoor Connections once per week.
After Spring Break, all Middle School cohorts will resume will a full-day, in-person program Monday - Friday.
Guidelines for Quarantines & Remaining Home from School
If there is no known exposure to COVID-19 but a student is symptomatic based on the At Home Symptom Screener Tool for Parents and Staff, they should not attend in person school. Experiencing a symptom of COVID-19 does not mean your child is quarantined. If symptoms resolve within 24/48 hours, they are allowed to return to in-person learning 24 hours after the symptoms subside. If symptoms don’t resolve in 24/48 hours, CDPHE protocol requires a negative test result for students to be allowed back in school. Hybrid students will not pivot to a fully-remote classroom while they are absent with symptoms unless they are officially quarantined. K-8 hybrid students are encouraged to attend their afternoon remote classes according to their existing schedule while they are absent from in person, if well enough to do so. If your child will be missing in-person school due to symptoms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and their Guide.
COVID-19 Testing for SVCMS Staff and Students
SVCMS is working in partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado (CCC), to provide no cost testing for any SVCMS student that has COVID-19 symptoms or potential exposure to COVID-19. We strongly believe that making testing available is a key component of keeping our community safe and healthy.
If someone is exposed to a known COVID-19 case, they will need to quarantine for the full 14 days. A negative test does not negate the quarantine requirement. If the exposed person does not develop any symptoms, the best time for them to be tested is 7-9 days after the date of exposure. If they develop symptoms, they should get a COVID PCR test. The school will work in partnership with families on fully remote schedules for students who must quarantine or isolate either individually or as part of a full-cohort quarantine. These plans will be developed by instructional staff and school leadership to maximize continuity of learning and guides.
Contacts of contacts do not need to be quarantined. Example: Sandy is diagnosed positive. She had contact with her friend Todd before she was symptomatic. Todd lives with Mary.
Sandy will isolate for 10 days from diagnosis.
Todd will quarantine for 14 days from the day of exposure.
Mary does not quarantine unless Todd develops symptoms or tests positive.
Read more about who would be considered a contact on the CDPHE Who is a close contact chart.
Under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”), an employer must provide paid leave to an employee under certain conditions, including taking care of someone else due to COVID-19 precautions, including a child whose school, place of care, or child care is closed or unavailable. [link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/interpretive-notice-formal-opinions-infos]
Please contact the SVCMS Health Desk if you have been exposed to COVID-19. We are all navigating through very challenging times, and we appreciate the strong support from families.