August 10, 2020
Dear Platt and CHOICE Families,
We know that many of our students and families are eagerly awaiting word regarding who will be their teachers this fall. We appreciate this excitement and are working to provide student schedules by Friday, August 21.
While we are starting the school year on Wednesday, August 26 in Phase 1 – Home Learning, it was still important for us to sort students into cohorts (student groups) so that we are ready whenever we are able to transition to higher phases, hopefully beginning with Phase 2+ - Limited In-Person Learning some time this fall. Under our Back Together BVSD reintroduction plan and the latest guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, cohorts are required to ensure that we are able to quickly contact trace and quarantine students following a possible exposure to someone who has a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.
Students will be assigned to Group A or Group B. Siblings and students who live in the same household will be in the same cohort, plus there was accounting based on whether students were planning to attend in-person learning or had opted for remote learning through their home school. These cohorts will not impact students’ schedules while in Phase 1 of our Reintroduction Plan, lasting through at least September 22.
Now we, at the school level, are working to make class assignments using this information. Again, we will have this to everyone by August 21, 2020.
Additionally, we are continuing to work on our daily schedule. I know you are eager to know what your students' day will look like in terms of time spent in each class and with teachers. This information will also be provided by August 21, 2020.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding.
Platt Middle School
6096 Baseline Road | Boulder, CO 80303
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