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Safe Return-to-School Plan

Learning Plan for 2021-22 School Year


Weld Re-8Schools


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As we prepare to welcome Staff and students back to school in August, we are sharing information about what you can expect as we start the year. 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

Return to School

  • COVID Weld Re-8 Update 9.17.21
  • Weld County COVID-19 Update 8.30.21
  • COVID Community Information 8.21.21
  • Comunicativo Informativo de Weld Re-8 sobre COVID
  • Return to Learn July 2021
  • Learning Model: School starts on August 16, 2021. All Weld Re-8 students, in all grades, will attend school daily, in-person 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 
  • Activities: Field trips will resume and athletics and activities will resume as normal in accordance with CHSAA regulations. 
  • Transportation: In 2021/22 we will transport 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 will be shared with families directly, the week prior to the start of school. 
  • Technology: Chromebooks will be issued to each student during the first week of school. 
  • Visitors/Events: Schools will welcome visitors to their building aligned with their typical school-year procedures. Indoor and outdoor school events will have no capacity limits.  
  • Meals: Free meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available to all Weld Re-8 students throughout the 2021/22 school year. Students will eat meals in the cafeteria. A la carte items will be available for purchase at middle and high schools.
  • Facility Rentals: Facility rentals will resume for the 2021-22 school year.
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. 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.

  • Should a student or staff member test positive for COVID, or show symptoms commonly associated with COVID, they will be asked to isolate and stay home from school and away from school-sponsored events (including athletics) until they are advised by a medical professional that they can return to school/work.
  • While we will not be conducting regular temperature checks, students who exhibit symptoms in school will be given a mask to wear while they wait in the health room to be picked up from school. Staying home when sick will be essential to limiting exposures and transmission.
  • We will continue enhanced cleaning protocols put in place last year in each of our buildings as well as circulating outdoor air and enhancing ventilation in our schools. Hand sanitizer will be available and frequent handwashing encouraged. 

CDC Guidance for Social Distancing

CDC Guidance for Wearing Masks

CDC Guidance for Handwashing

CDC Guidance for Cleaning, Disinfecting and Ventilation

CDC Guidance for Contact Tracing

CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated

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 2020-2021 School Year

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.

Below are the major changes to how schools typically operated during the 2020-21 school year.

  • Wellness screenings upon arrival.
  • Health measures enforced throughout the school day: wearing of masks; frequent hand-washing; continuous, thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the entire school facility.
  • Classroom occupancy limited to allow for a minimum of 6 feet of physical distancing.
  • Limited student movement in the school throughout the day and no large gatherings.

On top of those measures, see below for 2020-21 COVID information and communications that provide an extra level of protection and care for the Weld Re-8 Community.