Front Range Area COVID-19 Return To School Plans

With back to school right around the corner many parents may have questions about what the plan is for their child(rens) school reopening. We have compiled a list of Front Range area school districts and pulled information from their respective websites about what their back to school plans are. For more information, follow the link to your school district’s website included below.

Information listed here is collected from each school districts’ website. Given the nature of COVID-19, this information may change at any time.

Denver Metro Area School Districts

Adams 12 Five Star Schools – All students will begin the school year on August 27th with remote learning and some periodic, small group in-person opportunities. Remote learning will continue for all students through at least Friday, Sept. 25.

Adams 14/Commerce City – August 24th–October 7th students will begin classes in a remote-learning environment. If COVID-19 incidences permit, the District will transition into a hybrid-learning environment, where in-person and remote learning continue at the same time throughout the week.

Adams-Arapahoe 28J – Students will be learning remotely from home through the first quarter, which ends on October 8. A decision about whether to begin in-person learning at that time will be made.

Boulder valley RE-2 – Boulder is taking a hybrid approach, where students’ families were able to opt out of in-person learning in July. Some students will be going back in a phased approach. To learn more, follow the link.

Cherry Creek 5 – School will begin August 17th, 2020. The impact of the virus in Arapahoe County will determine whether students that signed up for “in-person” will start the school year physically in schools or remotely at home. They will communicate this decision by August 6 after receiving local health department updates. Students who choose “100% online” will start online regardless.

Clear Creek RE-1 – Visit the website for more information.

Denver County 1 – As of July 29th, DPS will extend 100% remote instruction from the start of school on Aug. 24 through Oct. 16. They will also be working toward bringing back small groups of students identified as high priority for in-person learning as soon as Sept. 8.

Douglas County RE-1 – School begins August 24th, with two different options: a hybrid model for students returning to in-person learning or a 100% online learning option.

Elizabeth School District – School begins August 24th, where students will resume in person learning unless their families opt for 100% online learning.

Englewood 1 – Families were given the option between in-person or online learning for their student(s). The first day of school will be on August 27th.

Gilpin County RE-1 – School begins August 10th with two program offerings for students: 100% online learning with Gilpin teachers or a 100% online learning program with pre-made computer courses with a Colorado licensed teacher.

Jefferson County R-1 – August 24th all students begin with remote learning. September 8th Grades PreK-5 students will begin in-person learning and Grades 6-12 will begin a hybrid model. Remote learning option is still available.

Littleton 6 – August 24th all students start school. Grades PreK-5 all students will return to in-person learning. Grades 6-12 will return with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning. An online learning option is available.

Mapleton 1 – School begins on August 27th, with in-person five-day a week instruction with the option to enroll in 100% online learning.

Platte Canyon – School begins August 17th. Those who enroll in in-person learning attend all classes every school day. A 100% online learning option is available.

School District 27J – School begins on August 25th, with various grades’ orientations occurring in the weeks leading up to this date. Both in-person and online learning options are available.

Sheridan 2 – August 17th is the first day of school with both online and in-person learning options available.

Westminster Public Schools – School begins on August 20th, with both in-person and online learning options available.

Larimer and Weld County School Districts

Ault Highland RE-9 – All Highland Schools will be providing in-person instruction five days each week. The first day of school for students is August 18th.

Briggsdale RE-10 – Briggsdale is returning to in-person instruction on August 18th.

Eaton RE-2 –August 18th is the start date for all EMS (6-8) and EHS (9-12) students, August 20th is the start date for GES, BEES, and EES (Exception: EES Kindergarten), and August 21st is the start date for EES Kindergarten. In-person learning will resume at the beginning of the school year, with an online learning option available to families that request it.

Greeley 6 – School begins August 17th, with a return to in-person learning. An online learning option is available for those families who need it.

Park-Estes Park RE-3 – School will begin August 24th with in-person learning. An online learning option is available to families.

Pawnee RE-12 (Grover) – School will begin as normal, on August 17th.

Platte Valley RE-7 (Kersey) – School will begin on August 19th with in-person learning. A remote learning option will be available with administrative approval.

Poudre R-1 – School will officially start August 24th, but the first day for each student’s in person instruction will be staggered depending on which group your child(ren) are in, with the option for 100% online learning available for those families who enroll in it.

Prairie RE-11 – In-person and online school options are available.

St. Vrain RE-1J – School will begin on August 18th for grades 1-12, and August 20th for kindergarteners and will be 100% online learning until the last week of September, at which point the district will reevaluate.

Thompson R-2J – Transition day for grades K, 6 & 9 is August 31st. School begins on September 1st, and there are in-person and online learning options available.

Weld County RE-1 (Gilcrest) – School will begin on August 20th, with in-person learning. All students have the option of remote learning.

Weld County RE-5J (Johnstown-Milliken) – School will begin August 24th, with in-person and online learning options available.

Weld County RE-8 (Fort Lupton) – School begins on August 17th for K-12 and August 20th for PreK with both in-person and remote learning options available.

Weld County School District RE-3J – School begins on August 18th, with in-person learning Tuesdays through Fridays or a full-time online learning option is available as well.

Windsor RE-4 – School will begin August 17th or 18th and will include different plans depending on the grade of those students going back to in-person learning in middle and high school. There is also online learning available.

El Paso County School Districts

Academy 20 – The first day of classes will be August 24th, and parents are able to select in-person instructional time for their children or full-time online learning.

Calhan RJ-1 – 6th grade, 9th grade and new students of middle and high school begin in-person on August 11th, and all other secondary students begin on August 18th. A remote learning option is available.

Cheyenne Mountain 12 – All in-person preschool classes begin on Monday, August 24th. For grades K-6, the first full-day of in-person learning is Wednesday, August 26th, as well as grades 7-12 beginning their first full-day of remote learning. Starting Thursday, September 10th grades 7-12 will begin their first day of in-person/blended learning.

Colorado Springs II– The start date for both in-person and online learning is Monday, August 24th.

Edison 54 JT – They are positioned to re-open their schools to in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year starting August 18th.

Elicott 22 – First full-day of in-person learning will begin on Monday, August 24th. Parents can choose remote learning for their students if they prefer.

Falcon D49 – Will begin the school year on August 17th with remote learning as the primary mode of learning, with a plan for a staggered in-person return, after Labor Day.

Fountain 8 – Will be re-opening for in-person instruction starting Monday, August 17th with safety practices and procedures. Virtual learning is available if parents prefer or children cannot medically attend in-person school yet.

Hanover 28 – There are three options for students to choose from: In-person learning, remote with in-person hybrid learning, or complete suspension of in-person learning and fully online instruction. Classes will begin on August, 18th.

Harrison 2 – Grades K-5th will begin in-person or e-learning instruction as selected by families on Monday, August 17th. Grades 6th-12th begin remote learning on August 17th and will switch to in-person on September 8th based on county recommendations and a successful start of elementary students.

Lewis-Palmer 38 – There are learning options in place for each school level. These include full schedule in-person, full-time online or a hybrid. To find your child’s specific level and options, you can go to the school districts website.

Manitou Springs 14 – Classes will begin on Friday, August 21st. They are following a Transitional Hybrid Model. This model includes two options: hybrid in-person and at-home learning or full-time online learning.

Miami/Yoder 60 JT – Students and staff will return to in-person classes with safety measures. Grades 6-12 begin on Tuesday, August 11th, and grades K-5 will begin on Wednesday August 12th. Remote learning will not be offered.

Peyton 23JT – Peyton School District will be moving to an in-person instruction four days a week for elementary schools, and an alternating schedule for grades 7-12. More information will be forthcoming.

Widefield 3 – The start of the school year will begin on August 24th with a staggered start for PreK-5th grade with a modified in-person model. Grades 6-12 will also begin on August 24th with a distance learning model at home until at least September 8th.