COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement advising communities to prepare for a domestic outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus.
How do I report a potential exposure or positive COVID-19 test to the school?
You can report illness, potential exposures or any positive COVID-19 test results by filling out this form.
How does AAK disinfect the school and classrooms?
AAK employs two custodians. The scope of work includes, not only cleaning, but also disinfecting high-touch surfaces (desks, tables, etc) during the day. Teachers also have cleaning solutions in each classroom and are disinfecting desks and chairs multiple times per day. AAK also contracts with a janitorial service that cleans nightly. The scope of work includes cleaning and disinfecting common areas in the school.
How would school closures look at AAK?
During an outbreak, AAK would follow the Larimer County Health Department’s lead on quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. This tool will also be utilized. AAK’s focus is on ensuring the safety of students and staff, and how education can continue if any of those situations arise.
Has AAK considered E-learning as an option for educating students, in the event of school closures?
AAK is currently working diligently with teachers to develop a plan to continue to deliver instruction in the case of a school closure. That said, we expect education will be interrupted if this happens. We are looking at ways to offer enrichment to students during a closure, but we know it won’t look the same as the wonderful, connected experience our kids get in classrooms each day.
As a parent/guardian, may I keep my child home if there isn’t a school closure? If I elect to do so, what accommodations will be made so my child doesn’t fall behind in their education?
It is always a parent/guardian’s right to keep their child home from school. If you do so, please call the school to report the absence. AAK will do its best to accommodate this decision by providing work for students while they are at home should a parent/guardian choose to keep their child home because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Because of the time restraints already placed on teachers during this situation, work provided will not be comparable to what is provided with instruction in the classroom.
Where is the best place to find information about COVID-19 or coronavirus?
Reputable sources include:
What can families do to protect themselves from becoming ill?
Parents and guardians can help by continuing to implement the same critical practices – themselves and with their children – as you would during flu season.
- Wear a mask when around other and out in public.
- Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Getting a flu shot if you haven’t gotten one this year.
- Keep your student(s) home if they are sick. Please notify your school if your child needs to stay home sick and, if possible, share their symptoms. If they have a positive influenza or COVID-19 diagnosis, please also share that information.