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Mapleton to transition to remote learning

 

Updated 2020-21 Calendar - (English) (Spanish)

 

Dear Mapleton Community,

 

On Friday, we shared our plan to keep our schools open for in-person learning through 2020.

 

However, as cases continue to surge in our community, coupled with additional restrictions that we anticipate from Tri-County Health, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to suspend in-person classes for the remainder of the calendar year and move to a remote learning platform.

That means that tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 17, will be our last day of in-person learning this month. Students will “roll to remote” for the next three days before their extended Thanksgiving break. Students will stay on remote learning for the two weeks in December between Thanksgiving break and winter break, and then return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. An updated calendar, pending Board approval tomorrow night, is available on our website.

 

Although rolling to remote for our bricks and mortar schools is not what any of us wanted, I am so proud of the safe learning environments we have been able to offer our students since August. In every decision we make, the safety of our students and families, as well as our staff, is our highest priority. I thank you for partnering with us and believing in our plan to reopen our schools for the nearly 80% of our families who continue to ask us for in-person learning. Together, we have made amazing opportunities available to our students, and we know that our layers of protection are working. Thank you for doing your part!  

 

I’ve been humbled by the commitment and ingenuity of our staff and the magical moments our students have shared in our reimagined learning platforms. I am confident we will continue to find success as we begin this transition to remote learning together. We look forward to reopening our schools and having your children back in our classrooms in January.

 

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve you.

 

Charlotte Ciancio

Superintendent of Schools

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Estimada Comunidad de Mapleton,

El viernes, compartimos nuestro plan para mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas para el aprendizaje en persona hasta 2020.

Sin embargo, a medida que los casos continúan aumentando en nuestra comunidad, junto con las restricciones adicionales que anticipamos de Tri-County Health, hemos tomado la decisión difícil, pero necesaria, de suspender las clases en persona por el resto del año de calendario y pasar a una plataforma de aprendizaje remoto (a distancia).

Eso significa que mañana, martes 17 de noviembre, será nuestro último día de aprendizaje en persona este mes. Los estudiantes “se moverán a distancia/remoto” durante los próximos tres días antes de su descanso extendido de Acción de Gracias. Los estudiantes permanecerán en aprendizaje remoto durante las dos semanas de diciembre entre las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias y las vacaciones de invierno, y luego regresarán al aprendizaje en persona el lunes 11 de enero de 2021. Un calendario actualizado, pendiente de la aprobación del Consejo mañana por la noche, está disponible en nuestro sitio web.

Aunque ir a lugares remotos para nuestras escuelas físicas no es lo que ninguno de nosotros quería, estoy muy orgulloso de los ambientes de aprendizaje seguros que hemos podido ofrecer a nuestros estudiantes desde agosto. En cada decisión que tomamos, la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y familias, así como de nuestro personal, es nuestra máxima prioridad. Les agradezco por asociarse con nosotros y creer en nuestro plan de reabrir nuestras escuelas para casi el 80% de nuestras familias que continúan solicitándonos aprendizaje en persona. Juntos, hemos puesto a disposición de nuestros estudiantes oportunidades increíbles y sabemos que nuestras capas de protección están funcionando. ¡Gracias por hacer su parte!

Me ha honrado el compromiso y el ingenio de nuestro personal y los momentos mágicos que nuestros estudiantes han compartido en nuestras plataformas de aprendizaje reinventadas. Estoy segura de que seguiremos teniendo éxito a medida que comenzamos juntos esta transición al aprendizaje remoto. Esperamos reabrir nuestras escuelas y que sus hijos regresen a nuestros salones de clases en enero.

Estamos agradecidos por la oportunidad de servirle.

Charlotte Ciancio
Superintendente de Escuelas

 


Please watch our website to find information that you may need regarding:

 


 

Extended Thanksgiving Break for students – Monday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Dec. 4

  • Thanksgiving Break will be extended for students by one week, Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Dec. 4. There will be no school for students, in-person and online during this time.
  • Students will return to school for remote learning online on Monday, Dec. 7.
  • Mapleton staff scheduled to work the week of Monday, Nov. 23, will work remotely. Thursday, Nov. 26 through Tuesday, Dec. 1, are Board holidays, and all offices will be closed.
  • All staff will work remotely from Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 4. This time will be used for planning and preparation as we evaluate our current learning opportunities to ensure that we are meeting our families' needs moving into the second semester.


 

Extended Winter Break for students – Monday, Dec. 21 – Friday, Jan. 8

  • Winter Break will be extended for students by three days, from Monday, Dec. 21 through Friday, Jan. 8. Students will return to school for remote learning on Monday, Jan. 11.
  • The three additional planning days in January (Jan. 6-8) staff will use to prepare for in-person and remote learning.
  • Employee and tuition programming will resume on Monday, Jan. 4. Our full Early Childhood Education programming, including funded half-day and full-day preschool, will resume on Monday, Jan. 11. More information will be provided to by Kristen Morel.

 

 

 

Charlotte Ciancio

Superintendent of Schools