Updated Monday, April 13, 2020
Mapleton will continue remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
How to talk to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Great resources for tough times
We can all benefit from a little extra support every now and then. Below please find resources for your family to help you adjust, adapt and connect.
- What is the new Coronavirus? - Children's Hospital Colorado
- Tri-County Health Department #DoingMyPart
- Coronavirus in Colorado - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease - National Association of School Psychologists
- Helping children cope with the stress of COVID-19 - World Health Organization
- CDC Mental Health and Coping
CO HELP | 303.389.1687 or 1.877.462.2911
Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-TALK (8255) Text to Talk 38255
Parents, you are not alone!
These are tough times! CU Anschutz Medical Center has many COVID-19 support resources for families, including Zoom calls every Tuesday and Thursday where parents can connect with real people for real support. Every Tuesday you can "Find Hope Through Happiness" and explore ways to bring hope to your home each week. On Thursdays, call into the "I'm Still Standing" parent support video to make valuable connections with other parents. For more information visit the CU Anschutz COVID-19 support page.
District Nurses are available
Families are encouraged to continue to reach out to district nurses for children who may have health conditions and injuries. If you do not know who your district RN is, please contact your school or the Integrated Services Department, 303.853.1449.
- Tri-County Health Department
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
- Podcast: Some parts of teaching are better with remote learning
- Podcast: 5 calming reminders about what matters most during pandemic panic and school closures
- CO HELP (1.877.462.2911) is activated for COVID-19 for questions from the public. As a reminder, the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the public is a toll-free hotline for up-to-the-minute public health information.
- To report a suspect case or for additional guidance, please call TCHD Communicable Disease Epidemiology: 303.220.9200 (business hours) or 720.200.1486 (after hours).
Para obtener información precisa y actualizada sobre el Coronavirus, le recomendamos que utilice las siguientes fuentes:
'Grab & Go' meals available in Mapleton
Mapleton recognizes that when children are well-nourished, their ability to learn improves. To continue with our commitment to providing delicious and well-balanced meals to students, we are offering walk up or drive through 'Grab & Go' meals at five sites in Mapleton to ensure no one learns on an empty stomach.
Meals may be picked up from the following locations, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through June.
Global Primary Academy (7480 N. Broadway, Denver) - Pick up will be in the bus loop by GPA.
Clayton Partnership School (Skyview Campus, 8970 York St., Thornton) - Pick up will be in the Clayton loop
Meadow Community School (9150 Monroe St, Thornton) - Pick up will be on the west side of the building.
Welby Community School (1200 E. 78th Ave., Denver) - Pick up will be in the bus loop beginning on the north side of the building.
York International School (9200 York St., Thornton) - Pick up will be in the bus loop
On Fridays, families are encouraged to take home meals for Saturday and Sunday, too!
All families will receive lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day. These meals will be available to all children through age 18, regardless of what school they attend. No paperwork, proof of residence, or student identification is required. This program is for pick-up of meals only. Meals cannot be consumed on-site.
There will be no school for students through the 2019-20 school year. This applies to all Mapleton schools, including preschool, toddler care, and the employee childcare program. During this time, all student events and after school activities are postponed. We are working closely with our state and local public health partners as we monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Unfortunately, due to the continuation of restrictions regarding group gatherings and social contact from CDC and the State of Colorado, Mapleton Public Schools is canceling current plans for prom.
We know this is upsetting news, as many of you have been looking forward to prom. Please know this was a difficult decision that we did not make lightly. We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our students, our staff, and our community.
At this time, we are also reviewing the impact the continued social distancing restrictions may have on senior celebrations and the district graduation ceremony. Please know we are absolutely committed to finding a way to hold a graduation ceremony to honor the work and achievements of Mapleton's class of 2020. We are looking at a variety of options to include a virtual ceremony, the possibility of postponing the ceremony, or a combination of creative ways for us to celebrate our amazing graduates. We are currently working with the Superintendent's Student Advisory Group to develop options. The group meets again on Friday, May 1. Please stay tuned for updates.
Below please find communication updates from Mapleton Public Schools:
- Remote Learning Extended through the end of the School Year (English and Spanish) - Friday, April 3
- Joint Superintendent Letter (English) - Friday, April 3
- Joint Superintendent Letter (Spanish) - Friday, April 3
- Meal Services (English and Spanish) - Friday, April 3
- Prom Update Letter (English and Spanish) - Thursday, April 2
- Important Information about Remote Learning (English and Spanish) - Friday, March 20
- Important Information about Extended Spring Break (English and Spanish) - Wednesday, March 18
- At-home learning resources - Friday, March 13
- Parent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (English and Spanish) - Friday, March 13
- Extended Spring Break (English and Spanish) - Friday, March 13
- Travel Restrictions (English and Spanish) - Wednesday, March 11
- District COVID-19 Response Protocol Letter (English) - Tuesday, March 10
- District COVID-19 Response Protocol Letter (Spanish) - Tuesday, March 10
Please note the following event cancellations:
Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the following:
- All school and district events scheduled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
- All parent/teacher conferences scheduled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
- Upcoming Performing Arts events scheduled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
- Per CHSAA, spring sports practices and games from March 13 – April 30. This means no open gyms, no private coaching, and no off-campus coaching.
- All playgrounds in Mapleton Public Schools and Adams County are closed. We encourage you to enjoy our walking paths, trails and open spaces throughout Adams County until our playgrounds reopen.
What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These viruses spread through coughing or sneezing, much like the flu.
What can I do now?
As best practice for overall health in cold and flu season, engage in every day, preventative measures to prevent the spread of germs and avoid illness, such as:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (about as long as it takes to sing the ABCs). If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Stay home/keep children home if they are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for at least 24 hours after a fever or signs of a fever (i.e., chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance.) Please notify your child’s school if your child needs to stay home sick and, if possible, share their symptoms. If they have a positive influenza diagnosis, please also share that information.
- Get a flu shot if you have not gotten one this year. It’s not too late!
Update your contact information
- Please make sure your contact information, including phone numbers and email, are up to date on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. This will ensure you do not miss out on any important updates. Please call or visit your child's school if you need help updating your contact information.
What is Mapleton doing?
Our focus remains on providing safe, healthy learning environments for our students and staff. We will continue to work closely with public health partners to monitor the situation and provide additional communication as needed. In the event of an outbreak in our community, we would follow our public health partners’ lead on any quarantines, closures or other health measures as necessary.
Additionally, we maintain stringent cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting practices at all schools to help avoid disease transmission.
District Status: Level 3