Latest Announcement from D-11 Superintendent Dr. Thomas
Remote Learning to Continue 2nd Semester, Return to In-Person Learning January 19, 2021
Dear D11 Families,
As we end the first semester of this school year, I’d like to share the plan to bring students back for in-person learning during the second semester. It has always been our desire to have students back in our classrooms and schools, but we want to do so in the safest way possible. Planning our return in January, D11 has participated in many discussions with other Pikes Peak area school districts and El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) officials. Based on the recommendations of EPCPH, we have decided it is strategic and appropriate to follow this timeline:
January 6: All students return to learning remotely
January 19: All students return to school
*Elementary students will return to in-person learning
*Secondary students will resume a hybrid schedule
*Families will still have the choice to keep students fully online or have them return to in-person learning. Please talk to your school for details.
**Mondays will be asynchronous learning days for all grade levels. (Schools will send more detailed schedules).
This timeline will be flexible and dependent on changes to our county’s color dial and recommendations from El Paso County Public Health. We want to have a plan that is sustainable so all students may return and stay in school. We encourage all families to celebrate the holidays in a safe manner that will support our ability to return to school.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to our staff, students, and families for adapting to the hardships the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate the remainder of this school year together.
Yours in Partnership,
Dr. Michael J. Thomas, Superintendent
Colorado Springs School District 11