Jeffco Information on Return to School

Jeffco Information on Return to School
Posted on 01/13/2022
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Dear Jeffco Public Schools Families and Staff,

Today, we want to share information with you about Jeffco’s efforts to maintain in-person learning and effectively operate schools.

Local and state epidemiologists are forecasting a continued short-term increase in COVID cases, followed by a relatively swift plateau and then a drop in cases. While we feel this bodes well for our continued commitment to in-person learning, we want to be transparent that Jeffco, like other school districts, is dealing with shortages due to staff being out with a positive COVID test or symptoms. As we previously communicated, we are not considering implementing remote learning as an entire district. However, we will consider remote instruction or short-term closures on a school-by-school basis should we have significant staffing shortages or not be able to operate in-person learning effectively for other reasons.

To keep our staff and families informed, we are instituting a process starting on Friday, January 14 wherein schools will communicate directly with their communities when their educator absence rate reaches a 25% threshold. The staff absence rate will be provided to schools by the district. This 25% threshold is an indication that the school is at risk for a temporary move to remote instruction or a short-term closure. However, behind the scenes our leaders and Ed Center staff will be providing enhanced support to these schools; everyone will be working together to try our best to keep them open for in-person learning. However, we are stretched for substitutes across our district and fully expect that we will not be able to effectively operate a school with a high absence and low substitute fill rate.


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