Technology/Chromebook Pick Up at Rangeview

Good Day, Rangeview Students, Parents, and Guardians,

This is Principal, Lisa Grosz.  I hope this call and communication finds you and your family well.  We’ve entered unprecedented times and are learning as we go.  Thank you for your patience as we move forward with our online learning plan.

You should have received an APS communication yesterday stating that we are shifting to provide remote learning for students beginning Tuesday, March 31st. We will provide online lessons and our teachers will support and engage remotely with students in a web-based learning environment.

All of the learning resources we are providing can be accessed via a tablet, smart phone or computer. If your student does not have a device at home and needs a device to access online learning opportunities, we will have them available for pick up this week. I am asking that if you do not need a device, please do not sign up for one, as our resources are limited. Device pick-up is only for families who do not currently have devices for their students at home.

If you do not have a device, you may pick one up at the front entrance of Rangeview High School.  If your last name begins with A – M, you may come to Rangeview on Wednesday, March 25th between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.  If your name begins with N – Z, you may come to Rangeview on Thursday, March 26th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  These will be the only dates and times we are able to access the building for Chromebook check – out.

If you have students who attend multiple schools and are in need of technology, please make sure to check out a device at each child’s school. There is a link in yesterday’s communication showing the distribution schedule for all APS schools.

During pick up times, in order to ensure the health and safety of others, please keep at least six feet of distance between families. Parents and guardians will not enter the school. We will fill out a checkout form by asking questions via the intercom or through the doorway. Please do not bring any family members to the school who are showing symptoms of illness including fever, cough or shortness of breath. We also ask that you follow these simple guidelines:

  • Please provide the name of your child(ren) for technology pick up when asked. If your student has a School ID, please bring it with you.
  • Please wait for the Chromebook to be placed on the pick-up table outside.
  • Once the staff member is back in the building, you may take the Chromebook and leave.
  • Please do not move forward in line until directed to do so. The delivery table will be wiped down after each exchange.

Please note that you will be expected to return the technology to our school when transitioning back to in-person classroom learning.

Please be assured we will continue to provide you with helpful information and find ways to connect remotely. Thank you for your support through this process.

Be well and be safe, Raiders!

Basketball State Playoffs – Cancelled

CHSAA made the difficult decision last night to cancel the remainder of the boys and girls basketball tournament. Although this is difficult and deflating news for our team, we support the decision to keep everyone safe. 

 
I did talk to Bert Borgman, CHSAA assistant commissioner in charge of boys and girls basketball, about the possibility of rescheduling the conclusion of the tournament later in the spring. He said based on the health consultants CHSAA has spoken to finishing the tournament is not likely, but not impossible. They are not concerned about finding a venue if they decide to finish the tournament, they just want to make sure athletes are safe.
 
More decisions about all sports will be made by CHSAA and by APS the week of April 6th, but all sports teams are not allowed practices before April 6th. We will keep making attempts to play the remainder of the tournament, but we are in a waiting period right now to see what the impact of COVID-19 is on Colorado and prep sports.

Shawn Palmer
Athletic Director

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APS and Pickens Technical College Extending Spring Break through March 27

Dear Aurora Public Schools Community,

APS and Pickens Technical College will be extending Spring Break for an additional week. This action is an effective way to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means our Spring Break will last from March 16 through March 27. We are also cancelling all athletics, activities, events, facilities rentals and childcare during this extended Spring Break. We will reassess the situation by March 27 and decide whether students and staff should return on March 30. Superintendents will be calling on the Colorado Department of Education for flexibility on mandatory seat time and state testing requirements.

As we shared earlier today, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in APS at this time. Public health officials are not mandating schools to close. However, they are encouraging social distancing. This means reducing large group gatherings and keeping yourself a safe distance (a few feet away) from others.

We know that extending the break will have an impact on families, but we also believe that strong, urgent action must be taken to prevent the spread of this disease and to protect lives. 

Information specific to APS staff expectations will be sent shortly regarding the extended Spring Break.

During the break, all schools and district facilities will undergo additional intensive deep cleanings with highly-effective disinfectants. We encourage you at home to continue hand washing and other recommendations from the CDC about how to avoid the spread of illness.

We are facing a dynamic and evolving public health crisis in our community. In our response to COVID-19, we must depend on the guidance of our public health experts and make decisions that protect the health of students, staff and families in our community.

We have been following the guidance of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and local public health agencies and are implementing preventative strategies and planning for response to new developments. In light of Governor Polis’ declaration of a state of emergency in Colorado and the rapidly growing number of confirmed cases in the Denver metro area, we must take swift action to protect public health.

We will send follow-up communications with additional information about distribution of meals, access to online education resources and new developments. Please continue to check aurorak12.org for updates.

Our goal is always to protect the safety, health and wellness of our students, staff and families. Amid the uncertainty and fear that this pandemic brings, our strength as a community is our greatest asset. We can work together to protect each other and slow the progression of COVID-19. 

We thank you for your support and partnership in this effort.

Sincerely,

Superintendent Rico Munn

All Spring Sports and Activities Suspended by CHSAA Until April 6, 2020

I would just like to “ Thank” the Board of Directors, membership, and the amazing CHSAA staff for your support and guidance. The collaborative decision making has been in the best interest of our students and school communities and that hasn’t gone unnoticed.

All spring sports and activities including practices will be suspended until April 6th to address concerns surrounding the on-going decisions with COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 spring sports season, speech tournament, student leadership Advisor U, are suspended through April 6th. All music festivals are cancelled through April 6th . Additionally, an outreach with the Colorado Athletic Director’s Association will be conducted remotely from the CHSAA office. The date will be communicated after the 6th.

The decision is effective as of Friday, March 13, 2020. The decision to continue competitions today as some tournaments are currently being contested will be a local decision, supported by our office. No spring sports, activities, competition or practices can be held until at least April 6th. The situation will be monitored and evaluated with key decision-makers from around the state to determine when, or if, to resume the spring season.

On Wednesday morning, I convened a digital conference with more than 50 administrators representing diverse levels of educational leadership to collaboratively create a plan. That group arrived at a consensus to support the decision made by the CHSAA office.

Further information about the spring sports season will be communicated via CHSAANow, when available.

Sincerely,

Rhonda Blanford-Green

Commissioner-CHSAA

StellarXplorers VI National Finals Qualifiers

Congratulations to Coach Tom Brown and these StellarXplorers Competitors for making it to the national finals. Finals are April 19th to 22nd, 2020 in Houston, Texas
 
Charles Hulongbayan
Eliott Totman
Jaxon Ternlund
Michael Do
Alexis Finnimore