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10-1-20 COVID Update
Kit Carson County has had a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. The recent cases seem to be community-acquired infections that are difficult to trace since they are not linked to an event, traveling or other traceable activity.
Please continue to be diligent in monitoring symptoms at home, keeping ill students home, and communicating with the school.
Students who are ill must be symptom free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine before they can return to school.
If someone in your household is being tested for COVID-19, please keep all household members at home until public health has advised you of your results and necessary actions.
Our goal is to continue to operate in green in each of our buildings so that we may maintain in-person learning. Thank you for assistance in keeping all of us healthy!
El condado de Kit Carson ha tenido un repunte reciente en los casos COVID-19. Los casos recientes parecen ser infecciones adquiridas por la comunidad que son difíciles de rastrear, ya que no están vinculadas a un evento, viaje u otra actividad rastreable. Por favor, continúe siendo diligente en monitorear los síntomas en casa, mantenga a los estudiantes enfermos en casa y comuníquese con la escuela. Los estudiantes que están enfermos deben estar libres de síntomas durante 24 horas sin medicamentos que reducen la fiebre antes de poder regresar a la escuela. Si alguien en su hogar está siendo examinado para COVID-19, por favor mantenga a todos los miembros del hogar en casa hasta que la salud pública le haya informado de sus resultados y acciones necesarias. Nuestro objetivo es seguir operando en verde en cada uno de nuestros edificios para que podamos mantener el aprendizaje en persona. ¡Gracias por su ayuda en mantener a todos sanos!
This afternoon the Kit Carson County Health Department notified the Burlington School District that the household member of a Burlington Elementary School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The household was sent home for a two week precautionary quarantine period. School officials will continue to closely monitor the situation as we continue in-person learning under Green phase guidelines. If there are changes to this situation, updates will come via this same method.
Esta tarde, el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Kit Carson notificó al Distrito Escolar de Burlington que el miembro del hogar de un miembro del personal de la Escuela Primaria de Burlington dio positivo por COVID-19. La familia fue enviada a casa por un período de cuarentena preventiva de dos semanas. Los funcionarios escolares continuarán monitoreando de cerca la situación mientras continuamos el aprendizaje en persona bajo las pautas de la fase verde. Si hay cambios en esta situación, las actualizaciones vendrán a través de este mismo método.
The linked documents below are communications for the community and also each building's opening plans. If you have any questions please reach out to the superintendent or the building's principal.
Letter from the Superintendent:
Good Friday Morning,
I hope this email finds you and your family well. I know there are quite a few questions about the start of next year. If things were up to me we would start school as normal as we could. Students need face-to-face interactions with their peers and their teachers. We need face-to-face interaction with our peers and our students. The only way we do not return to face-to-face instruction is if the federal or state government makes an executive decision.
The district has been working on a reopening plan and I want to share it with you. Please take the time to read through it and if you have any questions please let me know I'll be glad to answer them.
There are still some things that will need to be worked through that pertains to particular schools and the principals and their leadership teams will be working on them, but this plan is what will guide decisions.
Stay strong, stay safe.
Yesterday Gov. Polis held a press conference where he stated that Colorado would be moving from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home on April 26, this coming Sunday. As far as education is concerned it does not change anything that we are currently doing. During the phone call this morning with superintendents, Gov. Polis stated that the Colorado educational system would finish the school year in a distance learning model.
With the new Safer-at-Home what changes is retail can begin to go back to work with the same social distancing and no groups larger than 10 still in force. Also hair salons and tattoo parlors can reopen with guidance from the social distancing and no groups larger than 10. Restaurants are still closed to in house seating.
For us this means that we will finish the school year online. I will be working with administration in all three buildings to work through end of year checkout of students and staff. Once this process has been created I will share with you and the public. This also means that graduation will not take place on May 17. I do know that Mr. Waterman and Mrs. Miltenberger have been working with seniors to create a plan.
I know this is not how we wanted the year to end, but it is what it is, and we will make the best of it. Thank you for all that you do and continue to do for our students and community. Stay strong, stay safe and stay well.
4/1/20 No district face to face instruction will be extended to the end of April per the governor's order.
3/24/20 Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch
Burlington Schools will be offering Grab and Go breakfast and lunch sacks to everyone who is eighteen years and under. Grab and Go will be starting on Monday, March 30th. Meals will be free of charge and will be available for curbside pick-up daily, Monday through Thursday until further notice. Parents/students may go to either the Burlington Elementary School circle drive or the Burlington Middle School east parking lot near the gym to pick-up meals each day. Breakfast will be available between 7:30-8:30 AM and lunch will be available between 11:30-12:30 PM. Parents and students should remain in their cars so that school staff can be efficient with the Grab and Go meal distribution process
3/24/20 The District Parent Survey has been closed. Thank you for your submissions and please contact your principal with any concerns.
3/19/20 Burlington School District will end all face to face instruction with students until at least April 18th per executive order of the governor.
3/16/20 All extracurricular activities are suspended as per CHSAA until at least April 18th. This includes FBLA, FFA, Drama, and any other after school activity.
CMAS Testing has been suspended for the 19-20 school year. CDE is working on PSAT and SAT testing dates.
The area below are communications sent by the district as well as any other resources made available.