Update Regarding Masking Protocols in St. Vrain Valley Schools
Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Teachers, Staff, and Families,
Thank you for your continued partnership in advancing the well-being and success of our students. Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to work closely with our county and state health agencies regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. Last night, the Boulder County Board of Health voted to end their indoor mask requirement for public spaces and schools (Public Health Orders 2021-08 and 2021-07) effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18. Accordingly, we are updating our protocols. Masks will become optional in our schools and buildings for all teachers, staff, and students after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18.
In addition to lifting the mask mandate for our schools and buildings, masks will no longer be required for athletics and activities, however students, teachers, staff, and visitors are always welcome to wear a mask if they choose to do so. Masks will continue to be required on district transportation, pursuant to the CDC’s Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 264, and 42 C.F.R. 70.2, 71.31(b). Additionally, accommodations for any students on an IEP or 504 plan will be made in alignment with state and federal laws, and individual IEPS and 504 plans.
If you are a charter school family, please check with your school directly regarding their masking protocols and policies.
St. Vrain Valley Schools will continue to implement our comprehensive and layered mitigation strategies to support our schools being as safe as possible, including social distancing whenever possible, heightened cleaning protocols, and high-quality HVAC systems with increased ventilation. Please click here to learn more about our health and safety measures.
Again, thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a strong finish to the 2021-2022 academic year. If you have any questions about this change, please contact your school building principal or our Health Services Department at 303-772-7700.
Don Haddad, Ed.D.