DIGITAL HIGH SCHOOL CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING, OCTOBER 26 THROUGH OCTOBER 30
Two staff members at Achieve Online and Digital High School have been asked to stay home because of exposure to a positive COVID-19 case. Currently the staff members have not tested positive for COVID-19. As part of this public health investigation:
- The staff members who were sent home will remain out of school while they are further evaluated.
- The people who were classmates or close contacts of the staff members who were sent home may be asked to stay home and quarantine if either
- The staff member who was sent home is found to have COVID-19
- OR the evaluation will take longer than four days
Because it is impossible to assess all interactions in a school or workplace and because of the length of time which classes spend together, all classroom members are considered close contacts. Additionally, any colleague/student who were closer than 6 feet for longer than 10 minutes will be considered a close contact.
As we close monitor these cases we will be transitioning Achieve Online and Digital High School to 100% remote learning next week; October 26th through October 30th. Staff will return to school November 2nd. Your students will be able to return to in person learning on November 3rd.
If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
- Follow these isolation instructions.
- Have yourself tested.
- Stay home from school/worksite and avoid other activities around other people.
- Notify the school.
- Seek medical care and testing for COVID-19, calling your doctor before you show up.
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 childcare is closed or unavailable. [link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/interpretive-notice-formal-opinions-infos]
If you have further questions, please contact Achieve Online or Digital HS or your local public health agency.
In person class sizes will be limited in order to maintain social distancing and cohort grouping guidelines. We will also offer a fully remote option for students who wish to continue working entirely at home.
THE DIGITAL HIGH SCHOOL WILL RE-OPEN FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
The Digital High School will be implenting a hybrid model, with studnets expected in-buuilding two days a week while working from home the other three.
Note: all Digital students will work from home on Monday. There are NO in-person classes.
Tuesdays and Thursdays in person, 7:30am-11:00am
Remote learning on Mon, Wed, and Fri.
Tuesdays and Thursdays in person, 11:30am-3:00pm
Remote learning Mon, Wed, and Fri.
Wednesdays and Fridays in person, 7:30am-11:00am
Remote learning Mon, Tues, and Thurs.
Wednesdays and Fridays in person, 11:30am-3:00pm
Remote learning Mon, Tues, and Thurs.
Students in this hybrid model must be present in person on their designated days.
You can access the GradPoint URL at https://cssd4237-tdhs-ccl.v2.gradpoint.com
_Login is: lastname+first intial
_Password is: first inital+lastname
FYI: GradPoint is not tablet or mobile phone compatible.
It is your responsibility to contact your teacher if you encounter problems!!!
If you would like to take advantage of the homeroom activities, please contact your teacher.
YOUR DIGITAL TEACHING TEAM
The Digital teaching team will be checking our emails throughout the day from 8am-4pm over these next two weeks to support you.
Send your individual teacher an email if you get stuck or have a question:
If you want to do some research, here's the CDC's website. There is some valuable factual information on the site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Here's the WHO website which also has some very good information: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus.
Digital High School
Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
2115 Afton Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Digital High School is a School District 11 credit recovery program serving El Paso County students.
- We serve students ages 16 - 20
- Enroll any time of the year
- Work on one class at a time
- Work at your own pace
- Certified teacher in every classroom
- We offer 58 various courses using the GradPoint Learning program
- Weekly instruction on individualized post-secondary goals
- Work in a solitary learning environment
- Students can earn up to 20 or more credits a school year
- We offer free day care (certain conditions exist)
- We offer free school transportation between high schools (certain conditions exist)
INTERESTED IN ENROLLING IN OUR UPCOMING BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the first quarter of the school year! Despite the challenges of the pandemic, it’s still vital for families to connect with their child’s teacher(s). Parent/Guardian/Teacher conferences will soon be taking place, and although they may be virtual or different than in the past, there are still some things that never change. For starters, be prepared with the questions you have for your child’s teacher(s). Second, be open and honest and share your child’s strengths and weaknesses, letting the teacher know how best to work with your student. Third, keep the lines of communication open and let your child’s teacher(s) know the best way to reach you. Ask the best way to contact them should you have questions or concerns that arise.