COVID Update – Monday, May 16

Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Families,

We’re writing to share with our families that we’ve had additional students test positive for COVID. All students are following the Test-to-Stay guidelines. We want to remind families to please keep their students home from school if they are not feeling well and to follow the Return to Learn guidelines.

Current Cases Reported:

  • 3rd Grade – Exposed 5/13/22 – Should follow test to stay (Day 0 is 5/13/22)
  • 8th Grade – Exposed 5/13/22 – Should follow test to stay (Day 0 is 5/13/22)
  • 11th Grade – Exposed 5/13/22 – Should follow test to stay (Day 0 is 5/13/22)
  • 10th Grade – Exposed 5/13/22 – Should follow test to stay (Day 0 is 5/13/22)
  • Kindergarten – Exposed 5/12/22 – Should follow test to stay (Day 0 is 5/12/22)
  • 4th Grade – Exposed 5/12/22 – Should follow test to stay (Day 0 is 5/12/22)

We strongly encourage you to please take a look at our COVID Positive Tracking List for the most up-to-date list of both student and staff cases. Additionally, we’ve added an FAQ section to that page that answers some of the questions we’ve been receiving over the past two weeks.

As a reminder, please do not come to school with any symptoms and please do what you can to help us mitigate the spread of COVID.

NOTIFYING STEM OF COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our School Nurse, Mallory Jimenez (nurse@stemk12.org) immediately. She will then notify the appropriate STEM Leadership Team members to then initiate our communication process. Ms. Jimenez will then provide instructions on the next steps.

CALLING IN ABSENCES
If your student is sick, in quarantine or you are keeping them home out of an abundance of caution, please remember to call our attendance at 303-683-7836.

At this time, there will be no synchronous instruction that will take place for students who are absent. Students will have two days for every one day they are absent to complete their assignments and check-in with their teachers.

Please note: Extended absences start on the 11th school day that a student is absent. If an absence continues past 10 days, parents will need to complete the Extended Absence Form.

Thank you,

STEM School Highlands Ranch Communications

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