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Safe Return-to-School Plan

Learning Plan for 2023-2024 School Year


Weld Re-8 Schools


This information is based on what we know today and may be adjusted to align with changing public health circumstances as necessary in the immediate future or after school starts. When updates are necessary, we will let you know with as much notice as possible.



Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

Important Dates

  • BOE Grants Emergency Powers to the Superintendent - March 25, 2020
  • Initial Safe Return to School Plan Developed - July 2020
  • Safe Return to School Plan Updated - December 2021, June 2022, December 2022, June 2023
  • Next Safe Return to School Plan Review Date - December 2023


Return to School Updates

Return to School
  • Learning Model: Weld Re-8 school is offering in-person learning in a pre-COVID-like schedule. School start and dismissal times are as follows:
    Little Trappers Preschool
    8:00am - 11:00am; 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Homyak Preschool
    7:30am - 10:30am; 11:15am - 2:15pm
    Butler and Twombly Elementary
    8:30am - 3:30pm
    Homyak K-8
    7:30am – 2:30pm
    Fort Lupton Middle School
    7:30am - 2:30pm
    Fort Lupton High School
    7:30am – 2:30pm
  • Remote Learning: Parents will have the opportunity of opting into 100% remote learning through the Online Learning Academy program at the beginning of each semester. Please contact Michael Kimbrough at the Weld Re-8 District Office for more information.
  • Activities: Weld Re-8 follows the CHSAA regulations for sporting activities. Field trips will follow Board Policy and are reviewed regularly.
  • Transportation: Weld Re-8 transports K-5 students who live beyond a .5 (one half) mile radius from their home school, middle school students who live beyond a 1.5-mile radius from school, and high school students who live beyond a 2-mile radius from school. Route information is shared with families directly. For more information, visit the Transportation webpage at Weld8.org or contact the Transportation Department at 303-857-7370.
  • Technology: Weld Re-8 offers 1:1 technology for students in K-12. Chromebooks are issued to each student during the first week of school.
  • Visitors/Events: Schools welcome visitors to their buildings. Visitors must present an ID and sign in at each building. Indoor and outdoor school events will have no capacity limits. 
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are available to all Weld Re-8 students. Please complete the food service free and reduced lunch application. This document is used to determine Federal and State funding for school programming and resources. Typically, students eat meals in the cafeteria. A la carte items are available for purchase at middle and high schools.  For more information please visit the Nutrition Services webpage at Weld8.org or reach out to Tahirah Williams at [email protected]
  • Community and Mental Health Support: Weld Re-8 provides a variety of resources within its schools for staff and students.
Layered Prevention Strategies

Health and Safety: Weld Re-8 will continue to work closely with public health officials and our local healthcare partners. Masks will be optional for those who want to wear them in the schools or on school buses. Our expectation is that staff or students will be treated respectfully whether they choose to wear a mask or not. While we will provide information to staff and students about opportunities to be vaccinated, the district will not request, collect, or store staff member or student’s personal COVID-19 vaccination records.

  • For COVID Exposure or Positive Results, please contact District Nurse Paula Samide at 303-857-7100 or Heather Gibbs at 303-857-7300.

CDC Use and Care of Masks

CDC Guidance for Handwashing

CDC Guidance for Cleaning, Disinfecting and Ventilation

CDC Guidance for Contact Tracing

CDC Fully Vaccinated (CDC guideline changes were made in the spring of 2023)

CDC Guidance on Social Distancing - (CDC guidelines changes were made in the spring of 2023)

Levels of Community Risk and Phased Prevention

Collaboration with Public Health Departments to determine the risk of transmission

How Decisions Are Made About Preventative Actions

  • The number of COVID-19 cases amongst Students, Teachers and Staff and Numbers of People in Quarantine
  • Compliance with Prevention Strategies
  • Levels of Community Transmission


Learning Plan for 2023-2024 School Year

Weld Re-8 School District Learning Approaches Handbook 23/24

Weld Re 8 Schools is committed to making sure that learning can be done safely and that the health and wellbeing of our community is the highest priority. For information on protocols that are no longer in use, please visit:

Weld Re-8 Archived COVID-19 Learning Information