Remote Learning Until April 30, 2020
On April 1, 2020 Gov. Jared Polis extended statewide school closures to April 30, 2020.
On March 18, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order that suspends in-person instruction at all public and private schools from March 23 to April 17. The executive order directs Colorado school districts and the Charter School Institute to make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities during this time while taking into account the needs of local communities. This order also directs the Commissioner of Education to issue guidance to support K-12 school systems in developing and implementing plans to assist families and students in accessing alternative learning, providing free and reduced lunch and breakfast, and offering waivers for instructional time as appropriate.
Pagosa Peak Open School is meeting this challenge with creative and inventive distance learning for our families. We are fortunate to have so many families making the best of this situation. Our staff is embracing these new challenges with smiles on their faces and the students’ best interest at heart.
Through technologies such as Zoom connects and Google Classrooms, our students are continuing to learn even as we socially distance. Staff is creating and inventing new and interesting methods of teaching while keeping our school’s mission at the forefront of our efforts. We recently received funding to help with the purchase of chromebooks that will help to make this intermittent learning shift equitable for all of our students.
If you are a parent, and you have questions about this transition, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s advisor or Ms. Angela.