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University Middle School Updates

January 2021

January 4- No students, teacher workday

January 5-8- Full remote for all students. This is the same schedule we are currently on. Students are expected to log into every class. Please note that Friday, January 8th, students will attend all classes not just advising.

January 11- Full Remote Monday schedule for all students

January 12, 13, 14- In person learning / live streamed for those who elect remote

January 15- Full remote with all classes for all students.

January 18- No School- Martin Luther King Day

January 19 through May 28- In person learning / live streamed for those who elect remote

December 15, 2020

Dear Middle School Families,

An email went out yesterday from our Director Mrs. Weaver with the plans to return to in- person learning in January. I wanted to take a moment and follow up with a few details for middle school. Below you will see the bulleted dates for our transition back to in person classes. For middle school we will be offering the option for in person learning as well as remote for our high risk families. Once we start in person it will look the same as when we left in early November. Our bell schedule will be the same as will our instruction model of in person learning with the live stream for remote learning. If your student was in person when we left in November and you do not need to change them to remote learning you do not need to do anything. If your child was in person and you do need to switch them to remote learning you will need to email our administrative assistant Janae Naber at jnaber@universityschools.com to make the switch. If your child was remote in November and you would like them to come in person please contact Janae so we know to expect them. Right now we are not offering a combination for students to do both remote and in person. We need them to be one or the other. If you have any questions please feel free to email at any time. We are looking forward to getting students back in the building as we know for the majority of our students it is the best learning environment.

Sincerely,

Nick Kintz

Middle School Principal

December 2, 2020

University Schools Students and Parents:

 

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October 28, 2020

Dear University Schools Families:

Unfortunately this was a busy day for quarantines.  A 4th grade cohort, middle school cohort 8.5 and a 5th grade cohort were in close contact with an individual (one at each cohort) with COVID-19 symptoms.  We hope to receive additional information and be able to welcome students back soon.

The individuals who are considered to be at high risk of exposure have been directly informed and are being asked to quarantine for 14 days. 16 adults and 66 students have been identified in this exposure.  We have also decided that it will be in the best interest of the remaining 5th grade cohorts to learn remotely.  The students in those cohorts are not in quarantine and may continue their regular activities while learning remotely at home.  

While we are very concerned about this situation, we do believe that we have the correct protocols in place to address these exposures as they occur.

It is vitally important that parents keep sick children home. We need you to keep your child home if your child or someone in your home is showing one of these major symptoms of COVID-19:

In addition, please keep your child at home and contact your child’s healthcare provider if they, or someone in your home is experiencing two or more of these minor symptoms:

Please continue to work with your students on the protocols that will limit the risk of exposure. Encourage physical distancing and mask wearing when in public. Stay home if any symptoms of the virus are present. Continue to let the office at your school know if your student or anyone they have been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19. And if they have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, please keep your student home.

We appreciate your continued cooperation as we move forward to safely serve our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Sincerely,

Michael Mazurana, Elementary Principal

Nick Kintz, Middle School Principal

Jennifer Weaver, Director of Schools

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Dear University Schools Families:

We have determined that three middle school cohorts have been exposed to someone experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.

The individuals who are considered to be at high risk of exposure have been directly informed and are being asked to quarantine for 14 days. 1 adult and 59 students have been identified in this exposure.  

Per guidance from the Weld County Department of Public Health, the unaffected cohorts are not at high risk for exposure and will be able to continue their classes.

This is a great example of why we are cohorting students. It limits exposure to others. While we are very concerned about this situation, we do believe that we have the correct protocols in place to address these exposures as they occur.

It is vitally important that parents keep sick children home. We need you to keep your child home if your child or someone in your home is showing one of these major symptoms of COVID-19:

In addition, please keep your child at home and contact your child’s healthcare provider if they, or someone in your home is experiencing two or more of these minor symptoms:

Please continue to work with your students on the protocols that will limit the risk of exposure. Encourage physical distancing and mask wearing when in public. Stay home if any symptoms of the virus are present. Continue to let the office at your school know if your student or anyone they have been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19. And if they have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, please keep your student home.

We appreciate your continued cooperation as we move forward to safely serve our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Sincerely,  

Nick Kintz, Middle School Principal

Jennifer Weaver, Director of Schools

Thursday, October 8, 4:03 pm

Dear University Schools Families:

We have been informed that an individual in Middle School cohort 6.3 has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms.

The individuals who are considered to be at high risk of exposure have been directly informed and are being asked to quarantine for 14 days. 4 adults and 21 students have been identified in this exposure.  

Per guidance from the Weld County Department of Public Health, the unaffected cohorts are not at high risk for exposure and will be able to continue their classes.

This is a great example of why we are cohorting students. It limits exposure to others. While we are very concerned about this situation, we do believe that we have the correct protocols in place to address these exposures as they occur.

It is vitally important that parents keep sick children home. We need you to keep your child home if your child or someone in your home is showing one of these major symptoms of COVID-19:

In addition, please keep your child at home and contact your child’s healthcare provider if they, or someone in your home is experiencing two or more of these minor symptoms:

Please continue to work with your students on the protocols that will limit the risk of exposure. Encourage physical distancing and mask wearing when in public. Stay home if any symptoms of the virus are present. Continue to let the office at your school know if your student or anyone they have been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19. And if they have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, please keep your student home.

We appreciate your continued cooperation as we move forward to safely serve our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Sincerely,

 

Nick Kintz, Middle School Principal

Jennifer Weaver, Director of Schools

September 28, 2020

Dear University Schools Families:

We have been informed that an individual in middle school 7.3 cohort and individual in the high school mixed Blue (A-J) cohort  has been sent home for COVID-19 symptoms and that person also had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  Due to not having enough substitutes to cover the quarantined teachers we have also moved all 7th grade students to remote learning.

The individuals who are considered to be at high risk of exposure have been directly informed and are being asked to quarantine for 14 days. In 7th grade, 7 adults and 19 students and in High School, 4 adults and 33 students have been identified in this exposure. We are working directly with the Weld County Department of Public Health on the protocols and contact tracing for this exposure.

Per guidance from the Weld County Department of Public Health, the unaffected cohorts are not at high risk for exposure and will be able to continue their classes.

This is a great example of why we are cohorting students. It limits exposure to others. While we are very concerned about this situation, we do believe that we have the correct protocols in place to address these exposures as they occur.

It is vitally important that parents keep sick children home. We need you to keep your child home if your child or someone in your home is showing one of these major symptoms of COVID-19:

In addition, please keep your child at home and contact your child’s healthcare provider if they, or someone in your home is experiencing two or more of these minor symptoms:

Please continue to work with your students on the protocols that will limit the risk of exposure. Encourage physical distancing and mask wearing when in public. Stay home if any symptoms of the virus are present. Continue to let the office at your school know if your student or anyone they have been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19. And if they have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, please keep your student home.

We would also like to encourage anyone who is interested in supporting our school through substituting to please consider applying, we have positions available for those with and without degrees.  

We appreciate your continued cooperation as we move forward to safely serve our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Sincerely,

 

Nick Kintz, MIddle School Principal

Jeff Casey, High School Principal

Jennifer Weaver, Director of Schools

September 27, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

As many of you are aware our school has had to quarantine a few cohorts for student and staff safety. At this time, we currently have one elementary, two 7th grade and one high school cohort in quarantine  requiring substitute teachers.  We have reached the limit of classrooms that we can support with substitute teachers to fill in for our teachers K-12 on quarantine. For this reason the middle school is moving the entire 7th grade to Full Remote Learning starting Monday 9/28 until further notice. It is very important that parents know that our entire 7th grade is not on quarantine nor have symptoms spread to additional students. The two cohorts that are required to quarantine received direct contact from school administration last week. If you were not contacted by school administrators your child is not under quarantine. We hope to have students back in person as soon as we are able. We will be sure to make contact with parents to keep you updated on this situation. Please note 6th and 8th grade students who have been attending in person will continue to attend in person like normal. Below you will see more directions for Full Remote Learning for seventh grade students. While learning remotely, students are required to attend all classes. If your child is sick or going to miss a class you must call the middle school main office to excuse them. If you have questions please contact me.  Thanks for your cooperation,

Nick Kintz

Middle School Principal

nkintz@universityschools.com

(970)576-3903

September 22, 2020

Dear University Schools Families:

We have been informed that an individual in a seventh grade cohort and a first grade cohort has been sent home for symptoms of COVID-19.

The individuals who are considered to be at high risk of exposure have been directly informed and are being asked to quarantine for up to 14 days. 16 students and 4 adults in the 7th grade cohort and 22 students and 5 adults in the first grade cohort have been identified in this exposure.

Per guidance from the Weld County Department of Public Health, the unaffected cohorts are not at high risk for exposure and will be able to continue their classes.

This is a great example of why we are cohorting students. It limits exposure to others. While we are very concerned about this situation, we do believe that we have the correct protocols in place to address these exposures as they occur.

It is vitally important that parents keep sick children home. We need you to keep your child home if your child or someone in your home is showing one of these major symptoms of COVID-19:

In addition, please keep your child at home and contact your child’s healthcare provider if they, or someone in your home is experiencing two or more of these minor symptoms:

Please continue to work with your students on the protocols that will limit the risk of exposure. Encourage physical distancing and mask wearing when in public. Stay home if any symptoms of the virus are present. Continue to let the office at your school know if your student or anyone they have been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19. And if they have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, please keep your student home.

We appreciate your continued cooperation as we move forward to safely serve our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Sincerely,

Nick Kintz, Middle School Principal

Michael Mazurana, Elementary School Principal

Jennifer Weaver, Director of Schools

September 2020

In Person:

Remote Learners: