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Guidance for Stay at Home


Classroom Guidance 2

Grades K-5

  • Remote learning, except for a limited number of students requiring in-person education due to specific learning needs.
  • Up to three adults rotate per classroom per day with a strict cohort of students.
  • Maintain 6-foot distance between adults.

Grades 6-8

  • Remote learning, except for a limited number of students requiring in-person education due to specific learning needs.
  • Up to two adults rotate per classroom per day with a strict cohort of students.
  • Maintain 6-foot distance between all people .

Grades 9-12

  • Remote learning, except for a limited number of students requiring in-person education due to specific learning needs.
  • Since students in grade 9-12 transmit the virus like young adults, limit size to no more than 10 in a cohort including the teacher and students.
  • Maintain 6-foot distance between all people.
  • Rotating teachers should be avoided.

Staff-Only Activities

  • Remote or outdoors if possible; groups of 10 or fewer if physical attendance is required.

Cohorting Guidance 4

  • Students should remain in their primary classroom with the same cohort of students throughout the week; staff should remain with the same classroom throughout the week.

Footnotes

2 Classroom size guidance is contingent on the availability of learning spaces appropriate to accommodate students and teachers with appropriate physical distancing. Schools may consider using alternative learning spaces (e.g. outdoors, gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms, etc) to maximize social distancing.

4 Cohorts describe stable groups with fixed membership. For a classroom setting, cohorting is achieved by maintaining the same group of students together throughout the day across many weeks. While students may be members of more than one cohort, each additional cohort greatly increases the number of individuals who may be exposed to a case of COVID-19. Cohorting facilitates disease control by minimizing the number of contacts each individual is exposed to. This, in tun, limits the scope of dismissal and closure activities in the event of a detected case of COVID-19 or other disease.

Athletic, extracurricular and cocurricular activities will vary by phase, and will be addressed in separate guidance from CDPHE.

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