As quickly as COVID-19 trends change across Colorado, so too do school districts’ plans for how to host classes.
Infections and hospitalizations have surged since late October, leading public health experts to call on Gov. Jared Polis to take more aggressive steps to curb community spread. Those trends have also prompted swift changes in learning formats at schools across the Denver metro area.
The Denver Post will continuously update this list to keep readers informed on how their schools are operating.
How Denver-area school districts are hosting classes
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is sending all students to remote learning, starting Nov. 16 through the end of the fall semester. If COVID-19 conditions improve, the district hopes to offer in-person support to students with special needs, English language learners and those with advanced academic needs. Get the latest updates here.
Adams County School District 14 students have been learning remotely since the start of the school year in August and will continue to do so through the end of the fall semester. Get the latest updates here.
Aurora Public Schools is transitioning all students to online education for the remainder of the semester. Most are currently attending classes virtually; preschoolers, kindergarteners, special needs students, district newcomers and Pickens Technical College students will transition to a fully remote format on Nov. 30. Get the latest updates here.
Boulder Valley School District is shifting its entire student body to virtual education, beginning Nov. 17 through at least Jan. 5. The district will reevaluate case data after Thanksgiving in hopes of being able to bring back students with intensive special needs. Get the latest updates here.
Cherry Creek School District has begun moving all students to remote learning for the foreseeable future. Middle and high school students went virtual on Nov. 10. Elementary school students follow on Nov. 16. Superintendent Scott Siegfried is watching for seven- to 14-day sustained improvement in COVID-19 trends before reopening schools to in-person learning. Get the latest updates here.
Denver Public Schools’ learning format varies by grade. Early childhood education, kindergarten, first- and second-grade students currently attend full-time, in-person learning. Third- through fifth-graders are learning remotely, though the district hopes to bring them back for in-person classes this semester, COVID-19 permitting. Sixth- through 12th-graders will continue taking classes virtually through the end of the fall semester. Get the latest updates here.
Douglas County School District anticipates moving all students to online education starting Nov. 30, after Thanksgiving break. Get the latest updates here.
Jeffco Public Schools is likely moving sixth- through 12th-graders to remote learning, from Nov. 16 to Dec. 4. Elementary students are expected to begin attending classes in-person four days a week, instead of five, the same week. Get the latest updates here.
Littleton Public Schools is moving all students to remote learning, beginning Nov. 16. The move Is likely to last through Dec. 18, the end of the semester; however, Superintendent Brian Ewert hopes to be able to welcome students and staff back for in-person learning sooner if COVID-19 conditions improve.
Mapleton Public Schools continues to host full-time, in-person learning for all grade levels, as it has done since the start of the school year. Get the latest updates here.
St. Vrain Valley School District has implemented a hybrid schedule for all grades, meaning students attend two days per week in-person. Special education students are able to attend in-person up to four days per week. Get the latest updates here.
Westminster Public Schools students return to full-time, in-person classes on Nov. 16. The district moved everyone to online education for two weeks at the beginning of November, citing concerning COVID-19 trends. Get the latest updates here.