Archuleta School District #50 JT

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COVID Information, recommendations and procedures

kinder studentKnowing the importance of in-person learning and the daily social interactions for our students – our focus in ASD is on doing everything possible to keep kids in-person learning five days a week.
As shown last school year, a layered approach was extremely effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We will continue this approach this school year, including the following measures:
  • Improving ventilation
  • Looking out for symptoms & keep sick kids home
  • Following applicable public health guidelines
  • Handwashing
  • Physical distancing to the greatest extent possible
  • Maximizing outdoor activities
These actions will help to limit the number of exclusions and will help to keep our students in school.  
Staff and students are encouraged to follow local, state, and federal guidelines.  Currently there is no mask recommendation or mandate in place.
Archuleta School District has a supply of Rapid Binax COVID-19 tests available to test students.  Students must have parent permission to be tested at school.
Please contact the district nurse or each schools' health aides to make an appointment to have your child tested.
Elementary school:  264-2229 x1321
Middle school: 264-2794 x7487 
High school: 264-2231 x9244
District Nurse: 264-2231 x9227
Family members that wish to get tested need to contact local health agencies to be tested. 

Parents, guardians, staff, and students should notify their school or supervisor if there is a positive COVID case or exposure through a positive COVID case at home.

We will work with San  Juan Basin Public Health to ensure we are keeping kids safe and we will do all we can to keep our students in person. It is our goal to provide our students in person learning throughout the school year.

Illness Protocols

Parents and guardians can use these symptom checklists to determine when to keep their child at home. School staff can also use this tool to determine if they need to stay at home. Any student or staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to school and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations regardless of current symptoms. 

This symptom screen refers only to new symptoms or a change in usual symptoms. A student/staff should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual. These guidelines are in addition to your regular school guidance (for example, a child with vomiting should also not attend school based on usual school guidance). Please refer to the Return to Learn guidance to determine when it is appropriate to return to school. 

If your child is/you are experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms please call 911. 

Symptom Screen: 

If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home/stay at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment. 

Major Symptoms Minor Symptoms
  • Fever (100.4 or above)
  • Runny nose or Congestion 
  • New or unexplained persistent cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle/Body aches or pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting / Nausea
  • Feeling extremely tired

  • If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home/stay at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider or the school nurse about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.

  • If a student is experiencing any other minor COVID-like symptoms (minor symptoms) that last longer than 48 hrs you may choose to get them tested. 
  • Rapid Testing is available through the school district - contact the school nurse Raj Inder @ to schedule a test (264-2231 x9227)
Important Dates:
The Safe to Return to School plan will be reviewed and updated before returning to school every year, and at the mid-year semester change.
Archuleta School District 50JT plans to be in school 5 days a week following the 2021-22 ASD school calendar.  Remote options for schooling through Colorado Digital Learning Solutions may be addressed by contacting school principals.