Dear Lyn Knoll Community,
We are excited to announce that we will begin hybrid learning starting on Tuesday, January 19th. In grades 1st-5th, students from the “A” group will be in-person the week of Jan. 19th. The “B” group students will begin on Jan. 25. Please see this calendar that indicates the “A” and “B” weeks. Additionally, starting January 19th, preschool and kindergarten students will attend school Monday-Thursday every week (no cohorts).
Students who have selected to be 100% remote or students who are on their "off week" will continue to engage in synchronous (real-time) remote learning. In order for all of our students to receive synchronous/real-time learning throughout the day, we have had to adjust our master schedule so that students in grades 2-5 will now have two teachers. One teacher will teach literacy and the other teacher will teach math and science. This schedule ensures that all students regardless of in-person or remote, will have access to synchronous/real-time instruction each day.
Keeping Students Safe
While students are at school, we will keep the same group of peers and staff members together for the entire day as much as possible. If any students are showing symptoms, they will be isolated from others immediately and we will ask their parents/guardians to pick them up from school as quickly as possible. We ask all parents and guardians to please keep their emergency contact information updated through Parent Portal. Also, please have a plan for picking up your students from school if school staff contact you.
If your child has been potentially exposed to an individual who has tested positive or is showing symptoms of COVID-19, you will be notified and provided quarantine guidance. Please know that all APS school nurses and administrators have received training and continue to receive updated information and guidance.
The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our top priority. Please partner with us by adhering to the following practices:
All students must wear face masks while at school. Please continue to practice mask-wearing with your children at home.
Keep your children home if they are sick. Check for symptoms every day by completing self assessments and always check your child’s temperature. If your child has a temperature of 100.0 F or higher, keep your child at home. Additional symptoms to look out for are a cough, sore throat, tiredness, nausea, loss of taste or smell and shortness of breath.
If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please keep your student at home for the quarantine period determined by your medical provider.
Reinforce and teach frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Make sure to provide your school with a current telephone number where you can be reached.
Ensure that someone is available to pick up your children within an hour if they are showing symptoms.
Report your child’s absence each day to the school including the reason for the absence and, if sick, please report illness symptoms on the attendance line.
Also, please remind your children about social distancing. This means keeping several feet between themselves and others. I know some children may want to hug or high five others. Instead, please show your children how to give a friendly wave or thumbs up from a distance instead.
Every APS student should have a technology device such as a tablet or chromebook. Students will use these devices for learning while they are in-person and remote. It is important that students bring their devices to and from school every day. Also, please keep devices charged as much as possible. If your student does not have a technology device, please contact our main office.
Free Grab-and-Go Meals
APS will continue to offer free meals for families. When students are learning in person, students will be provided with meals at school. When students are learning remotely, families can pick up free grab-and-go meals at any drive-thru school location throughout the district. Lyn Knoll will provide lunches in the front parking lot. Meal pick up via drive-thru will be available from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most APS high schools (Aurora Central, Gateway, Hinkley, Rangeview and Vista PEAK Preparatory) will also have an evening pick-up time from 4:15-5 p.m.
School-Time Remote Learning Childcare
Rocky Mountain Kids will be providing after-school programming for all in-person students from 3:00-6:00pm Monday through Thursday at Lyn Knoll! Please sign up on the RMK website.
We continue to be grateful for you flexibility and understanding during this school year. We hope that the entire Lyn Knoll school community can come together in person soon. However, we look forward to continuing to provide your child with a rigorous and engaging learning experience either in-person or remotely for the remainder of the school year.