The coronavirus is here in Colorado, and at Aspen Country Day School we are monitoring the situation closely in collaboration with local, state, and federal public health officials. Updates will be posted to current families in our ParentSquare system via email, text, and app notification.
School IS CLOSed
FOR SPRING BREAK
after spring break, classes will resume via online distance learning on April 1. This approach will continue until April 20, when we hope to reopen campus if public health conditions permit. Watch this page for updates.
Wednesday, March 18: campus will be closed through April 17; online distance learning begins April 1. Blue Green Night April 4 cancelled; Outdoor Education in April cancelled. May-June events TBD.
Thursday, March 12: closing for spring break one day early, no school 3/13/20, prepare for online learning possibilities
Wednesday, March 11: outbreak impacts in Aspen, school in session Thursday 3/12/20
Tuesday, March 10, 2020: information for grandparents, including Grandparents & Special Friends Day, originally scheduled for May 8, now cancelled.
Sunday, March 8, 2020: with exposure reported in Pitkin County: no known contact at ACDS; increased cleaning protocols; reminder to keep children home if ill
Saturday, March 7, 2020: more about the school's preparations including: faculty reporting of spring break travel, distance learning possibilities, cancellation of Grandparents' Day, putting a hold on the go/no-go decision for Seventh Graders' World Leadership School trip to Peru
Sunday, March 1, 2020: Monthly letter from the Head of School, with general preparedness and health advice for families, request to report any international travel to CDC-listed destinations, and school policy on contagious illness
Additional helpful links
- Pitkin County's coronavirus updates
- CDC travel advisories & guidance
- World Health Organization updates
- how to talk to kids about coronavirus: keeping your own anxiety in check is key - New York Times.com
- how to talk to children about difficult news - American Psychological Association
- talking to children about COVID-19, a parent resource - National Association of School Psychologists
Job One now: washing hands
Kindergarten teacher Shelley Gill Meisler and two of her students demonstrate one fun way that children are practicing proper handwashing technique. Watch the video.