Dear WSD3 Staff & Families,
We continue to experience challenges in our school district with the rise of COVID-19 cases in our community. When positive cases lead to students and staff needing to quarantine for 10-14 days, those absences greatly impact the in-person learning environment.
Due to classroom coverage difficulties and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Widefield School District 3 will be making the following changes immediately after Thanksgiving break through January 15, 2021:
● Grades 3-12 will be in full distance learning at home
● Preschool and K-2 students will continue in-person learning at school
● K-12 students with special services will continue in-person services and learning and specific information will be coming from your child’s school
This decision was not made lightly. It is always our desire and intention to provide in-person learning for all students, and we believe that in-person learning is still the best option for primary students (PK-2).
We will continue to consult with local health officials, monitoring county health data, and conferring with staff on when will be the safest time to return students to full in-person learning. In this unstable time we feel like remote learning will provide consistent instruction for the majority of our students through the holidays. Meals will continue to be served after Thanksgiving break using a grab and go format. More information will be forthcoming.
Students who are currently transported to school for special services will continue to be transported, as will PK-2.
We will remain flexible with our plans, but mindful of parents' needs, as we watch the current positivity rate in our community and wait for updates from El Paso County Public Health.
Scott Campbell Superintendent