2020 – 2021 School Year
2020 – 2021 School Year
As updates continue to develop with state and local health officials, and our advisors at Centura Health, we will do our best to keep the page as up to date as possible.
The formation and education of your children, as well as their physical and mental well-being, is of utmost importance to our Catholic schools. We know that is best accomplished when it comes in community through direct encounter with one another. Through the resiliency of our Catholic school leaders, teachers, staff, and families, we were able to remain connected last spring and facilitate the learning of our students during the suspension of in-school learning, but nothing can fully replace the goodness, beauty and educational experience of being physically together as a school community.
The Archdiocese of Denver Office of Catholic Schools has created a framework to aid school leadership in preparing our return to in-school learning to ensure we are doing everything we can to create the safest and healthiest possible environments and conditions to reduce the impact of COVID-19 upon returning to our schools. The guidelines referenced in this framework are based on guidance that has been given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Colorado Department of Education (CDE) the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), our Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Health Taskforce, and our advisors at Centura Health, official partners of our Catholic Schools. Regular updates continue to be made to this plan and shared with school leadership based on the updates from the CDC, CDPHE and any other applicable federal, state, local agencies, and the advice of our advisors. Until the current pandemic is over, school leaders will continue to monitor guidance provided by the Archdiocese of Denver and the Office of Catholic Schools, who will remain in close communication with health officials and will continue to work with the Health Taskforce and our Centura Advisors over the course of the academic year.
This site is meant to provide you with the most up-to-date information and resources regarding the guidance being given to the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Denver. Individual schools are responsible for developing and sharing school-specific plans with their school communities through normal communication channels, including the school website and student information system. given the distinct realities and needs of each individual school, no two local school plans will be the same. Our Catholic Schools are also located in different counties and subject to their respective orders and guidance which could vary from other counties across the state.
The Office of Catholic Schools has defined four (4) “healthy school” levels for Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools. These healthy school levels provide school leadership with guidelines and recommendations in the areas of a) health and hygiene, b) cleaning and disinfecting, c) illness tracking, and d) communication with state and county health departments.
Level 1: Red Status
Level 2: Amber Status
Level 3: Blue Status
Level 4: Green Status