Prevention Strategies

  • Mask Guidance

    At this time District 11 requires all students and staff to wear masks on all school buses (exemptions are outlined below). Those who continue to wear masks will be respected and we know many will still choose to wear them. 

    • Specific mask guidance and exemptions will be provided here


    Students and staff identified as close contacts will need to quarantine. To learn more about who is a close contact visit the link below.

    Quarantined individuals may return 8 days after exposure if they receive a negative COVID test between days 5-7 of their quarantine. This guidance is for non-household member exposures.

    In the event, a student is living with someone positive for COVID-19 and the ill family member cannot isolate away from the family based on EPCPH guidelines then the student must complete quarantine from the last day of exposure, typically 17 to 20 days. Each case will be reviewed and we will work with families to assure a student does not quarantine longer than necessary.  

    Ill Students and Staff

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

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


    Students and staff that are positive for COVID-19 will be required per EPCPH to isolate for 10 days, and are considered infections 48 hours b symptom onset. 


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


    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 c and d at the end of each shift.




  • 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.  


Scaled COVID-19 Mitigation Practices

  • D11 will continually monitor El Paso County's transmission rates found here. When county rates reach identified metrics (see below) for 5 consecutive days the district will put in place increasing mitigation practices to reduce the risk of transmission in order to keep students in school for in-person learning.  

    Health Screenings

    • Families should continue to screen their students for illness before sending them to school
    • Staff and Visitors will be required to complete a Health Screening before entering D11 facilities starting Aug. 16, 2021


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.