Updated Wednesday, March 24, 2020
Governor Polis announced the suspension of in-person learning in public and private schools across the state through Friday, April 17. We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday, April 20.
There will be no school for students Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 17. 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).
Below please find communication updates from Mapleton Public Schools:
- Important Information about Remote Learning (English and Spanish) - Friday, March 20
- Important Information about Extended Spring Break (English and Spanish) - Wednesday, March 18
- Meal Services (English and Spanish) - Monday, March 16
- 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
'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 - Friday, between 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m., through Friday, April 17.
Global Primary Academy (7480 N. Broadway, Denver) - Pick up will be in the bus loop by GPA.
Clayton Partnership School (Skyview Campus) - 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.
Gov. Polis issued a state-wide 'stay-at-home' order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Under this order, picking up food is considered essential travel and families are still invited to visit our 'grab and go' sites. We hope to see you soon!
- Tri-County Health Department
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
- COVID-19 Fact sheet (English) (Spanish)
- 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:
Please note the following event cancellations:
Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the following:
- All school and district events scheduled through April 17.
- All parent/teacher conferences scheduled through April 17.
- Upcoming Performing Arts events scheduled through April 17. Click here for more information.
- Per CHSAA, spring sports practices and games from March 13 – April 18. 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 2