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Welcome back, Mapleton!

Students in School

After months of planning and fine-tuning of health and safety measures, a majority of Mapleton students returned to their classrooms on Thursday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 29. More than 1,700 students started the year online through Mapleton Online K-12.


In June, Mapleton’s Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of reopening schools with in-person, five-day-a-week instruction. It is a strongly-held belief throughout the district and community, that with thoughtful planning and well-implemented proactive measures, Mapleton can provide an environment where the rewards of attending school outweigh the risks.


It goes without saying that school will look different this year. However, we are confident our students and families will be able to focus on that many great things that remain the same.


Keeping children home from school when they are sick is one of the most important things parents can do to help keep our schools safe and open. 


Completing a simple health screening every morning can help determine if your child should go to school or stay home. In addition to the COVID-19 health screening, if your child is vomiting, showing ‘flu-like’ symptoms, has diarrhea, or has severe uncontrolled coughing/wheezing, it is best to keep them home from school. Download a home screening calendar from our website.


Additional health and safety modifications include:

  • Small, student cohorts to keep interactions minimal
  • Social distancing
  • Hand sanitizing stations and regular handwashing breaks throughout the day
  • Masks required for students (age appropriate) and staff
  • No shared items between students
  • Breakfast and lunch will be eaten in the classroom or outside in cohorts
  • Expanded and additional cleaning and sanitization practices.
  • No visitors in buildings or classrooms

To learn more about our reopening plan, watch our animated videos, or read our Roadmap to Reopening


View our photo album for more images from our first day of school!