Health and Safety Info

Safety/Security Resources

Below are videos and resources used to help students understand and prepare for lockdown drills and other emergencies.

Going over the language and procedures at home could spark discussions and reinforce safety protocols. Please reach out if you have any questions.

I Love You Guys Foundation
iloveyouguys.org

PK-2nd grade video:

2nd-5th/6th video:


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COVID-19

If there is a positive COVID case in your family, please let us know immediately! 

 We will be working closely with JCPH and our partners at Children’s Hospital to let you know about any necessary quarantines. 

 

Isolation and Quarantines - Updated January 17, 2022

JCPH recommends families use this CDPHE diagram to support their decisions around returning to learning following a positive COVID-19 Symptom Screen. As a reminder, in Jeffco we are following the new isolation and quarantine period, which has been shortened from 10 days to 5 days. Here’s what that means:

Positive COVID Test and/or COVID Symptomatic

  • Stay home (isolate) for 5 days minimum from symptom onset.*
  • Return to school/work on day 6 - as long as there is no fever for at least 24 hours without using medication and symptoms resolved or greatly improved.
  • No test is required to return.

Exposed to COVID and Unvaccinated

  • Stay home (quarantine) for 5 days minimum from the last day of exposure.*
  • Return to school/work on day 6 - as long as there is no fever for at least 24 hours without using medication and no symptoms have been developed since exposure.
  • No test is required to return.

Exposed to COVID and Vaccinated

  • Attend school/work so long as not COVID-19 symptomatic.

*Required by public health

We strongly encourage everyone in our community to consider the most vulnerable among us (those most at risk for serious illness) and act in ways that safeguard their well-being. Please leverage testing resources—through your healthcare provider if you are symptomatic regardless of your vaccination status—to make informed decisions.

Testing

Anyone who thinks they might have COVID-19 should get tested. Students and staff members who are symptom free can go to a local testing site for surveillance testing. We are not offering testing for symptomatic individuals due to the exposure risk that presents to students and staff in our facilities. To request BINAX At-Home Testing Kits from CDPHE or for more information, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-testing-at-home. Please note we do not currently have kits to distribute.

About New JCPH Guidance

JCPH guidance applies to all public, private, childcare, and educational settings for children as well as higher education institutions in Jefferson County. Thus, as a district, we must review the guidance and operationalize it, as applicable. In Jeffco, this work is underway and we do not anticipate any major changes as a result. As we’ve learned over the past two years, guidance from public health can change at any moment. We will do our best to share the most updated information as it is available.

What’s next?

Local and state epidemiologists are forecasting a continued short-term increase in COVID cases, followed by a relatively swift plateau and then a drop in cases. While we feel this bodes well for our continued commitment to in-person learning, we want to be transparent that Jeffco, like other school districts, is dealing with shortages due to staff being out with a positive COVID test or symptoms.

As we previously communicated, we have instituted a process, starting January 14, wherein schools will communicate directly with their communities when their educator absence rate reaches a 25% threshold. This threshold is an indication that the school is at risk for a temporary move to remote instruction or a short-term closure. We do want to be transparent that there may be instances when we must consider remote instruction or a short-term closure at a threshold lower than 25%. We remain flexible with a primary focus on effective operation of a school.

 

Health Appraisals and Health Care Plans for 2021-2022:

ALL PK and K students and those using Before/Aftercare need a Health Appraisal filled out every 12 months per our childcare license. Click here to download the form 2022-23 Health Form.


Medication at School:

Any student needing an epi pen or inhaler at school will need the proper health plans filled out and signed by the health care provider. The Epi pen and Inhaler plans are linked here:

https://www.cde.state.co.us/healthandwellness/coloradoasthmacareplan

https://www.cde.state.co.us/healthandwellness/standardanaphylaxisplan2016

If your student will need ANY medication at school, including anything over-the-counter, you will need to have your health care provider fill this out VERY specifically: We do NOT provide ANY medications at school. You must provide them. 


Click here to download the form Medication Agreement.

2022-23 School Vaccine Guidelines

 

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