• RETURN TO LEARN INFORMATION AND UPDATES

     

Prevention Strategies

  • The following COVID-19 protocols take effect December 13, 2021

    Mask Guidance -

    At this time District 11 requires all students and staff to wear masks on all school buses, vans, and other district transportation per federal requirements (families may contact their school for exemptions).

    Masks are not required but are strongly encouraged inside schools and district buildings. (More information can be found here)

    Automatic Quarantines

    Automatic quarantines will not be required for close contacts or for students and staff that share a classroom/office with someone positive for COVID-19. If exposed to COVID-19 positive individual results in a student or staff member becoming symptomatic they must follow the Returning to School After an Illness guidance.

    Quarantines for Household Contacts

    For household members who cannot quarantine separately from the ill household member, and do not qualify for an exemption, quarantine would begin after the ill individual has completed their 10-day isolation period (day 11) or 5-day isolation (day 6) if asymptomatic on day 5. This quarantine could be upwards of 15 days. Please review the COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance. To determine the return date, please contact your school nurse. 

    Ill Students and Staff

    School-based staff will follow the guidelines below if a student or staff reports to school ill

    The following flowchart will support the return to work/school for non-covid related illnesses. 

    Isolation

    Updated guidance from El Paso County shortens the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to five days, if the individual has no symptoms on day five. If using the 5-day isolation individuals can return to school the following day with a mask through day 10. Individuals still symptomatic on day five must complete the 10-day isolation from the onset of symptoms. See COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for additional details.

    Handwashing

    Students will be encouraged and provided the opportunity to practice periodic handwashing.

    Disinfection/Ventilation

    Our Facilities, Operations, and Transportation staff will continue to ensure that our schools and buses provide the safest possible environments.  

    • School ventilation systems have been reprogrammed to the maximum extent possible to increase the fresh air by over 150 percent. 
    • Custodial staff will continue to use a variety of proven techniques and supplies to ensure our schools are clean and sanitized.  District 11 custodial cleaning procedures mandate extra cleaning on heavily trafficked areas while students are present.  Chemical disinfectants will only be used when students are not present.
    • School bus ventilation will also be increased by opening windows.
    • School bus drivers will continue to clean buses between each run and thoroughly cleaned and disinfect at the end of each shift.

     

UPDATED MESSAGES FROM THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

  • Update on Masks and Facial Coverings on D11 Transportation (02/28/22)

  • D11 Update on In-Person and Remote Learning (1/11/22)

  • D11 Second Semester Return to Learn Information (1/3/22)

  • Updated CSSD11 Mask Guidance Information sent 12/06/21

  • Superintendent's Message to ALL D11 families & staff sent 10/1/2021

  • Superintendent's Message to ALL D11 staff sent 9/9/2021

  • Superintendent's Message to ALL D11 families sent 9/9/2021

  • Superintendent's Message to ALL D11 families sent 9/9/2021

  • Message to ALL D11 families and staff sent 9/5/2021

  • Message to ALL D11 families and staff sent 9/3/2021

  • Updated message to D11 elementary families sent 9/1/2021

  • Updated message to D11 elementary families sent 8/30/2021

  • Updated message sent 8/27/2021

  • Return to Learn (update 8/16/2021)

  • Back to School Message from the Superintenent - 7/26/21

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • While our students, families, and staff are and will continue to be resilient, we also recognize the pandemic has created environments inside and outside our schools that can cause stress, anxiety, depression, or a sense of uncertainty. As we transition back to more normal classroom environments, D11 will focus on delivering SEL curriculum, adding additional counseling services, monitoring student well-being, and building back school communities. Through partnerships with Children’s Hospital, Diversus Health, Peak Vista, and ThriveWorks, D11 has added supplemental mental health services for those families that wish to access support during and after the school day. Additionally, staff continues to have access to FREE mental health supports through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Now more than ever, we are committed to developing students' social emotional learning competencies and the wellbeing of our staff in order to create thriving school environments.  

     

Concurrent Enrollment Guidance

  • Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) in accordance with the Community College System will implement a COVID testing protocol effective for spring semester 2022. All PPCC students and K-12 Concurrent Enrollment students, including D11 students, who attend in-person courses on any PPCC campus will be required to complete a weekly COVID test, if not fully vaccinated. All D11 students who participate in college courses on high school campuses are exempt. 

    Fully vaccinated students who upload their vaccine card into the PPCC voluntary system are EXEMPT. Students and families should visit the PPCC link to upload their vaccination card.