Dear Mountain Song Families,
We are writing with updates on how recent changes in the public health situation impact Mountain Song’s phased Return to School plan.
You may know that our county and state health departments now use a helpful dial system to indicate the status of COVID-19 spread conditions. Public health experts track, monitor, and evaluate specific metrics in order to determine our ranking based on this framework:
- Protect Our Neighbors
- Level 1: Cautious
- Level 2: Concern
- Level 3: High Risk
For many weeks, El Paso County has been in the Safer-at-Home Level 1: Cautious status. However, based on the recent rapid increase in COVID-19 spread in El Paso County, we expect that our county status will be reclassified soon.
If El Paso County is moved to the Safer-at-Home Level 2: Concern category, Mountain Song plans to continue operating in our Hybrid Model.
If El Paso County is moved to the Safer-at-Home Level 3: High Risk category, Mountain Song will return to operating in full Remote Learning.
At the beginning of the school year, we committed to informing families on a month-to-month basis of possible changes in our learning model. The next potential change would start November 2.
We currently plan on maintaining our Hybrid model into November. If, however, El Paso County is designated in the Level 3: High Risk, we will return to full Remote Learning.
Please note also that if we have a positive case or an outbreak, we will need to have certain cohorts or possibly the school return to full Remote Learning for a specified time. Please see these CDPHE guidelines that we follow. As the public health situation remains in flux, we will continue to update families.
We ask everyone to please help prevent COVID spread by observing safe practices: wear a face covering in public, wash hands frequently, monitor health symptoms, and social distance. These will help in our goal to keep school open to in-person learning.
The Executive Leadership Team