Students of all grade levels will participate in a regular academic schedule (full-time, in-person learning Monday-Friday). Students will not be in cohorts, and class sizes will resume to the normal student capacity with three feet of distance between students, or the recommended distancing at the start of the school year.

 

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Arrival & Dismissal

School for morning preschool/PreK and all students K-8 will begin at 8:00 AM. Arrival will resume at the South and West gates. Gates will be open from 7:40-8:00 AM for morning recess on the Field. At 8:00 AM school will start for all students. Students arriving after 8:00 AM should arrive via the Circle Drive. Dismissal will begin at 3:00 PM (2:50 PM for preschool/PreK) and will continue to operate as it did in the 2020-2021 school year. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms, and authorized cars/drivers will follow the dismissal process of our SafeDISMISSAL program. The Circle Drive will not be permitted for pickup via vehicle after 2:30 PM. Students enrolled in clubs or sports will be dismissed and sent to those activities. Students not picked up by 3:20 will be sent to Extended Day (see Programs for Extended Day changes). Multi-family carpooling will be encouraged. 

Daily Health Check

Local transmission will dictate the need for a morning daily health check for unvaccinated students and faculty/staff. This will be evaluated in August.

Grade levels, classes and academic school day

Students of all grade levels will participate in a regular academic schedule (full-time, in-person learning Monday-Friday). Students will not be in cohorts, and class sizes will resume to the normal student capacity with three feet of distance between students, or the recommended distancing at the start of the school year.

 

Healthy Community, Healthy School

The partnership between home and school is a critical factor in ensuring the health and well-being of students and our community. St. Anne’s will continue to practice and teach good hygiene on campus, including frequent handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes. We will continue to have a Day Porter on campus who will clean frequently touched surfaces.  

Some notable adjustments:

Indoor and outdoor face covering and mask use policy will be evaluated in August taking into consideration the recommendations from Centers for Disease Control, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Department of Education. 

Vaccination statuses for various age/grade levels may impact the use of masks on campus indoors and outdoors.

Over the next several months, COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to become available for our students. As of May 2021, COVID vaccines are available for students 12 years of age and older. St. Anne’s encourages families to vaccinate their children as they become available for the different age groups. We know that every vaccinated person means that we are one step closer to a more normal and less restrictive school year. COVID vaccination status may impact class closures or quarantines. As in any year, immunization records and exemptions must be on file with the school prior to the first day of school.  


Information/updates from Children’s Hospital on vaccinating your child

Comforting your child during vaccination/fear of shots

Health & Wellness and Sick Policy

St. Anne’s will continue to have mental health professionals on campus to consult with students. To schedule a time for your child, you can call the main line or talk with your child’s Division Head. We will continue our relationship with our Children’s Hospital Nurse Consultant, and for the 2021-2022 school year, St. Anne’s will have a full-time Health Assistant. Our Health Assistant will manage day-to-day illnesses/injuries on campus, field parent questions, and manage medical records and medication administration. 

We will continue to ask parents to follow Children’s Hospital guidelines “How sick is too sick?” before sending their child(ren) to school. Unvaccinated students who are experiencing high-risk symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to provide a negative COVID test (rapid molecular or PCR) or doctor’s note before returning to campus. 

As always, if a child has a contagious illness or condition, including but not limited to measles, MRSA, meningitis, pertussis, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, pink eye, varicella (chicken pox), and COVID-19, it should be immediately reported to the school office.

 

Operating hours

St. Anne’s will resume regular operating hours from 7:40 AM - 3:00 PM. Extended Day will be available by reservation in the afternoon (see Programs).

 

Positive COVID-19 Cases on Campus and Closures

Class closures will be determined by the COVID Task Force in consultation with our Children’s Hospital nurse consultant. Quarantines and closures will depend on student and teacher vaccination statuses and contact tracing.  


Some notable adjustments:

Communication regarding COVID-19 positive cases and quarantines will only be sent to the parents of affected classes/students. There will not be school-wide communications unless a potential exposure affects multiple divisions or a larger closure.

In August, the school will review options and implement updated isolation and quarantine protocols in compliance with current CDC and CDPHE guidelines.

Vaccination status will impact quarantine and testing requirements. 

School Calendar

The school calendar is now available on the Parent Portal. The school year and academic calendar will resume on a normal schedule with full-time, in-person learning Monday-Friday. We will no longer have mental health days for students and faculty. Please note, school events are subject to change based on current regulations (see Community). The calendar will not be printed; however, parents can subscribe or print via the Parent Portal.