COVID-19 updates

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. 

Current status

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.

REcent communications

Monday, March 23: check-in and preparations for distance learning

Wednesday, March 18: campus will be closed through April 17; online distance learning begins April 1Blue 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

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Recommended RESOURCES
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. 

 

Distance learning
at Aspen Country Day School
begins
Wednesday, April 1
REMINDERs
For everyone
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol. 

 

Aspen Country Day School
85 Country Day Way Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970.925.1909
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The Power of Three

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