MPCS: Remote Learning Through the End of the Year

On Friday, April 3rd, we heard officially from our Jeffco superintendent, Dr. Jason Glass, that our school will stay closed and that remote learning will continue for the remainder of the school year.

Please read the official email communication below:

“On Wednesday, April 1, Colorado Governor Jared Polis extended the state-wide suspension of in-person instruction at all public and private schools through April 30 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. School districts have been encouraged to work with their local county health departments for further guidance on how to proceed.

After consultation with Jefferson County Public Health and in coordination with other districts in the metro Denver area, we have made the difficult decision to suspend in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. We will continue on our path delivering remote learning for students and remote work for staff through the end of this school year, 2019-2020.

The key factor leading to this decision is guidance from county health officials and the information shared in the Governor’s announcement that the impact of COVID-19 is likely to peak from mid-April through possibly July. This creates a significant safety risk for all of our students, families, and staff members and because of that determination, we believe extending our remote learning program is a wise step for us to take as a district and a community.

The joint statement below reflects this similar action taken by 14 metro-area school districts. We believe that making this decision at this time will bring clarity and reduce some of the uncertainty being experienced by our students and families.

We know there are many unanswered questions, including the status of graduations and other end-of-year events, final exam schedules, preparing buildings and classrooms for end-of-school-year closures, and construction plans. We are working to determine the answers to these, and other questions, and we will be sharing that information as soon as possible. We appreciate your ongoing support, trust, and patience as we work through these challenging issues and uncertain times as a community. “

Posted in: Blog