University Schools

Reopening - School Year 2020

School Reopening

Registration
The first step in our reopening process is registration. Registration will look a little different this year as we have added extra precautions to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. The largest changes you’ll notice are the scheduled times by last name, which will help us support social distancing, and the requirement to wear a mask while in the building. By mid-July, you will receive a registration packet for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not received your packet by July 20, you need to register on a day different from your assigned day, or if you would prefer to complete this process privately or by phone please call: 506-7000. Prior to attending registration, please complete the online Annual Student Data Update that was mailed out in the registration packet. If you have questions about this, contact us at 970-506-7000.

Reopening Plan
We have worked in conjunction with District 6 to develop a reopening plan that will accommodate most parents' desire to provide in-person learning while also providing a remote/online option. As we continue to receive guidance from District 6, the Colorado Department of Education, and our state and local health department, the plan will be revised and updated. We will communicate additional details and any changes each week by email and post information on our website throughout the summer.

Revised School Calendar
Based on guidance from CDE, CDPHE, and District 6, we have revised the calendar. To make it easier for families to find the information that applies to them, we have developed a calendar for each level. We now have revised calendars for elementary, middle school, and high school. We have delayed the first day of school for students to provide faculty and staff with additional time to attend in-service and prepare their classrooms. You will also notice a staggered start day for each grade level. This will allow families and students to learn new procedures in small groups. Lastly, we have revised arrival/dismissal times. This will make a return to school easier for students and teachers who will be spending more time in one classroom and have less free time than they are used to. It will also help us make the required morning wellness checks more manageable.

In the coming weeks we will share specific arrival and dismissal procedures. It is important for our parents to know that it will be necessary for parents to drop children off no more than 30 minutes before arrival time and pick them up at dismissal time. Due to health and safety concerns, we will not have the option this year to allow students to be in the building before or after school unless they are participating in a scheduled activity.

FAQ Document
Please see our FAQ document of questions we are often receiving. As we continue to have additional guidance and more detailed information to share, I will add it to the document.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Jennifer Weaver

Jennifer Weaver, Director

2020 Summer Reading

For K–12 summer reading information, please visit the University Schools K–12 Libraries website.

University Schools Chromebook Usage

As a reminder, all devices sent home with University Schools students are subject to the school web content filter.