Starting on Monday, November 9

Dear SOAR Families,

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our community, we have carefully tracked the health data for Denver County and Denver Public Schools (DPS). Currently, the data reflects a high number of “Percent of Positive Tests”.

This means that all SOAR students will move to remote learning effective Monday, November 9. While we don’t have any reported cases of SOAR student COVID cases, the chances for exposure are increasing.

We do not expect to revisit the in-person learning option until December 1st, at the earliest. Please watch for an update from us on November 30, detailing whether we are staying remote or returning to in-person learning. This decision will depend on the health data at the time; specifically noted on the DPS COVID-19 Dashboard.

This is an incredibly difficult decision to make. We have enjoyed having students back in our building and we know in-person learning is critical to the success of our youngest learners. Our hope is that the health data will improve and that this shift is temporary.

For now, please plan accordingly and expect that remote learning in our current setting is 9 AM to 3:30 PM, with a break for lunch. Teachers will be providing parents/guardians with specific schedules. We will be sending Chromebooks and supplies home with kids today and tomorrow to support our remote learning efforts.

Resources for families:

  • Leading Edge is providing a Remote Learning Center on campus. Click here for information on how to register, cost and program hours.
  • Daily food distribution will continue on campus. Cafeteria staff begin distribution at 11 AM.
  • Weekend Food Pantry bags will be distributed on November 13