Updated Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Mapleton is looking forward to welcoming students back to school on Thursday, Aug. 27! To read more about Mapleton's reopening plan, visit Mapleton Reopens.
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
- 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
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:
COVID-19 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
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.