January 5, 2022
Weld Re-8 Community,
Welcome back to the new calendar year. Happy New Year!
The COVID conversation continues to rise to the forefront of our world and especially how it pertains to our school district. I am including the link to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a reference for you to read through. This guidance is from January 4, 2022 and I am certain it will continue to evolve over the course of the next few days and weeks. As you are aware, the positivity rate is at an all-time record high based on the new variant, Omicron. While the Weld County Health Department lists the current rate at some 22%, the numbers in our zip code for Fort Lupton proper is 7.3% and Dacono is at 16.4%. We are continuing to monitor the COVID spread. We do have the GPS air infiltration system in each of our buildings which cleans our internal air while scrubbing for germs. (https://globalplasmasolutions.com/) It is an air Ionization system that offers the best protection against spread of germs while students and staff are in the building. We continue to recommend social distancing of a minimum of 3 feet and frequent hand washing. In addition, while we have all bus riders in masks according the National Transportation Safety Board, we are continuing to allow personal choice of masks in our schools. We want to insure that each student/parent have the personal choice while speaking often about a judgment free interaction between individuals.
I will post out a simpler COVID document that will be produced by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). I look forward to the beginning of the new calendar year and the second part of our school year journey.
A Proud Weld Re-8 Employee
Alan J. Kaylor, SuperintendentWeld County School District Re-8
200 South Fulton Avenue
Fort Lupton Colorado 80621
Office Hours 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
(303) 857-3200 phone
Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Colorado law and Board of Education Policy AC (Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity), Weld Re-8 School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person has been identified as the compliance officer for the district: Superintendent, Weld Re-8 School District: 200 South Fulton, Fort Lupton, CO 80621, 303.857.3200, firstname.lastname@example.org