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Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:45am

Update March 13 - District Plan for Extended Spring Break

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As we prepare to close schools for an extended Spring Break beginning Monday, March 16, we are mindful of the impact that closing our schools will have on our families who depend on the consistency and predictability of supports and services our schools offer.

All school building activities including school day instruction, BASE and PEAK programs, preschool, athletics/sports, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.

Additionally, all after-school activities and events beginning today, Friday, March 13 have been canceled through March 27, including community use of facilities and any weekend performances. 

We remain committed to supporting the needs of our district families. We want to make you aware of additional services we are putting in place during this extended break. As a reminder, this is an evolving situation and we foresee this as the first of many communications to come with additional information to best support our students, staff and families. 

Medication Pick Up
Families who would like to have their child’s non-controlled medications taken home may call their school today to request the medication be sent home with the child in their backpack. Please note it is not required that medications be picked up.

Controlled medications must be picked up by the parent or parent’s designee as these cannot be sent with the student. Please plan to pick up these medications today, Friday, March 13. If you are not able to pick up today, medications may be picked up on Monday in the front office during normal school office hours.

School Buildings Open on Monday, March 16 for Pick-up of Items
Those families who were unable to gather all medications and student belongings that they wanted for this extended break may visit their school on Monday, March 16 during normal office hours. We will have limited office staff available to assist you. Pick-up of items will not be available after this date.

Nutrition Services Food Plan
Nutrition Services will provide an opportunity for families to pick up lunch and breakfast through walk up or drive-thru meal service for children ages 1 to 18. 

We will start meal service on Tuesday, March 17 and operate through the last day of the extended spring break (Friday, March 27). Meals will be served at the following locations from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

  • Horizon High School - 5321 E. 136th Avenue, Thornton , CO

  • Legacy High School - 2701 W. 136th Avenue, Broomfield, CO

  • Mountain Range High School - 12500 Huron Street, Westminster, CO

  • Northglenn High School - 601 W 100th Place, Northglenn, CO

  • Thornton High School - 9351 N Washington Street, Thornton, CO

All families will receive lunch for the day and breakfast for the next. These meals will be available for all children ages 1 through 18 regardless of what school they attend. No paperwork is required. Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Meals will be provided based on the number of children present. If you are sick, please send another family member to pick up meals.

This program will only be for the pick up of meals, and meals will not be consumed on-site.

Learning Resources and Enrichment Activities
The district has compiled a combination of digital and non-digital resources that students and families can access during the two-week extended spring break. These resources will allow students to stay engaged in a self-directed manner. 

Over the course of the two week spring break, the district will continue the work already started on a long-term remote learning plan should the closure be extended beyond March 27. More information will be shared in future communication.  

Take Care of Yourself
We recognize students and adults will experience mixed emotions about being away from school. Students may express or show signs of high anxiety about COVID-19, like many adults. The district has compiled a number of resources to help families with this conversation.

We encourage you to take the necessary steps to safeguard yourself and loved ones as we deal with this situation. Please take the time to review guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to slow and prevent the spread of this illness. 

Additional information on COVID-19 is available by calling CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911 or by emailing COHELP@RMPDC.org. Additional information is available online from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. You can also find information on how we are responding to this virus as well as answers to frequently asked questions on the district website

It is in times like these that our community values become visible. Please take care of each other. Reach out to neighbors and lend a hand to those in need. We will get through this, but it will take all of us thinking creatively and continuing to support our community’s children.

During this rapidly evolving situation, more information will be communicated in the days and weeks to come.