Road to Return: DCSD 2020-2021

Learning Model Transition: What Families Need to Know
Current Safety Level:

Level Orange: High Risk


Current Learning Model:

See below


Most Recent Communication:

Revised COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines
(January 12, 2021)


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is using a new framework to monitor COVID-19 outbreaks and conditions, known as the COVID-19 Dial Framework.

Second Semester Phase One
Last update: December 31

Please keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be unpredictable -- everything is subject to change. DCSD School Leadership will work closely with our principals and teachers during the first few weeks of January to monitor the return of our preschool and elementary students to ensure we can sustain operations, in preparation for the return of middle and high school students.

For additional information, please reference the following email communications:

    Students scheduled to return to full, in-person learning on Tuesday, January 5:

    • Preschool and Elementary Schools (five days a week)

    • Center-Based Students*

      • Elementary Center-Based students (five days a week)

      • Middle School and High School Center-Based students (Fridays remote)

      • * Center-Based students are DCSD's most impacted/at-risk students who are enrolled in center-based programs. This includes significant support needs (SSN), affective needs (AN) and deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) center-based programs.


    Students scheduled to continue remote learning on Tuesday, January 5:

    • All DCSD Middle Schools

    • All DCSD High Schools


    Alternative schools will follow a different schedule in January:

    • January 5 - Plum Creek Academy starts in-person learning four days a week (Fridays remote)

    • January 5 - Bridge Program (18-21) starts in-person learning four days a week (Fridays remote)

    • January 5 - DC Oakes, Eagle Academy and DC Support Center start remote learning

    • January 5 - eDCSD begins with all virtual learning

    • January 11 - eDCSD returns to blended schedule

    • January 18 - DC Oakes and Eagle Academy begin hybrid schedule

    • January 18 - DC Support Center begins in-person learning four days a week (Fridays remote)




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