COVID Update – Thursday, Aug. 19 – First Grade to Move to Virtual Learning for Friday, Aug. 20

Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch First-Grade Families,

We received word today that a first-grade student has tested positive for COVID-19. As we do with any positive case that we are made aware of, STEM consults with Tri-County Health Department (“TCHD”), the Public Health Agency for the Counties of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas, Colorado, to investigate and manage an outbreak of COVID-19.

In collaboration with TCHD, we have had to make the decision to move our first-grade students to virtual learning for tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, as we continue to investigate this situation. We will reach out by the end of day tomorrow with further quarantine directions for those considered potentially exposed. This message will also include instructions on the length of time of the virtual learning (if needed) and what to expect.

We understand that some of our families may not have access to laptops. Our IT Department has a limited number of Chromebooks available for our families if needed. Please click here to access the sign-up form if you will need a Chromebook temporarily.

Your student’s teacher has been informed and will provide an update via email to families on what to expect for tomorrow. We understand that this news is frustrating and can lead to anxious feelings, but our Leadership Team at STEM would like to assure you that we are doing everything that we can to make sure that our students are safe and still getting access to their education.

We appreciate your collaboration during this challenging time. Please reach out to Ms. LynAnn Kovalesky (lynann.kovalesky@stemk12.org) or communications@stemk12.org with any questions.

Thank you,

STEM School Highlands Ranch Communications

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