Suspected Cases of Norovirus in Elementary

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Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Elementary Families,

We’re writing to inform you that we may have a potential outbreak of the Norovirus at STEM. While it has not been confirmed yet, we are working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on monitoring the suspected cases where students have gone home sick with similar symptoms.

We are asking all families to please monitor your student(s) for any symptoms related to the Norovirus and to please keep them home if they are ill. You can find the complete list of symptoms by clicking here.

If your student tests positive for the Norovirus, please contact our School Nurse, Mallory Jimenez ( 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.

If your student is sick 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.

Please reach out to with any questions.

Thank you,

STEM School Highlands Ranch Communications

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