Battle Rock Charter School uses RE-1's "Citizen's Guide to Re-Opening" as our starting guidance for ensuring that students can safely remain on campus and learning for as much of the year as possible. Look below for updates and campus-specific updates as they come in!
Students and Staff Should Stay Home if Experiencing Any of the Following:
NOTE: Persons with the following symptoms should avoid school and contact a health care provider: shortness of breath, chest pressure, new confusion, blue lips!
Parents keeping their children home due to this screening should call (970) 565-3237 and report the reason for the absence. If your student tests positive for COVID, the school nurse, Hope Davis, needs to be notified immediately. Email her directly at email@example.com or call the school and let us know.
For more detailed information, please click the "How sick is too sick?" link below.
Keeping Students Safe Through Multi-Layering of Protections:
We are thrilled to welcome everyone back to campus and are looking forward to a safe and successful 2021-2022 school year! Please don't hesitate to reach out to your classroom teacher or through the Contact Us page on the website with any questions or feedback you might have.
With ESSER II funding, BRCS has been able to completely overhaul our HVAC campus-wide for maximum air quality. Each system includes a UV purifier and top of the line filtration. As an added benefit, these units are also more efficient, more effective, and quieter which will make all our learning spaces more comfortable for our students.
We are thrilled to welcome Hope Davis to our team! In addition to the normal school nurse responsibilities, Hope will be able to monitor guidance from CDPHE and our local health department to ensure that we are aware and ready to respond in the event of significant community spread of COVID.
A big thank you to all our Battle Rock Families and staff for such a successful year! Besides the closure requested by the Health Department and Hospital between November 12th and January 11th, Battle Rock operated in-person and never experienced an outbreak on campus. We're proud of the safety measures we put in place and the incredible hard work of our teaching staff to provide both remote and in-person instruction as well as tutoring and summer school to make sure our students continued learning despite the challenges of last year. But more than anything, we are so proud of our students! They showed incredible resilience and grace and patience as we all adjusted to all the changes this last year brought. We love our Battle Rock Students!
At Monday night's meeting, the Battle Rock School Board voted to transition to remote learning, starting Thursday, November 12th and plan to return to in-person instruction by January 11th, based on consultation with RE-1, Health Department, and Hospital. Stay safe everyone!
BRCS Staff and Board are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of our community. We presented the slide show linked below on July 27th to our families, outlining our response and re-opening plan. Please reach out to your classroom teacher with any questions or concerns!
Even though our campus is closed, the learning adventure doesn't stop! As always, contact your teacher if you have any questions about the online or packet learning opportunities.
Governor Polis signed Executive Order D2020 021 ordering all Colorado Schools to extend the suspension of normal in-person instruction until April 30, 2020.
In the meantime, BRCS will continue to provide off campus learning opportunities to our students. As always, contact your student's teacher if you have having any difficulties with the off-campus content. Stay safe and be well, BRCS!
Last night, Governor Polis signed Executive Order D2020 007 ordering all Colorado Schools to suspend normal in-person instruction from March 23, 2020 to April 17, 2020.
BRCS Staff has been working hard all week to prepare for this eventuality, and learning plans are quickly coming together to ensure that every Battle Rock Student has access to quality learning opportunities while off-campus for the upcoming weeks. Please check out the daily BRCS newsletters linked below and on our families page if you haven't already and, as always, reach out to your student's teacher if you have any comments, questions, or feedback. More updates to follow and be well!
Following the guidance of RE-1, our authorizing district, Battle Rock will extend spring break from 3/16 - 3/27. Staff will be communicating with families through Remind, Facebook, and the emailed Battle Rock Newsletter. Further updates to follow.
On March 14th, Montezuma Cortez RE-1 School District School Board of Education and Superintendent in consultation with Montezuma County Public Health Department issued the following statement:
As many of you know, school districts around the country and state are making the difficult decision to close school for an extended spring break in response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus. Governor Polis has not yet directed a statewide closure in Colorado. However, the RE-1 Superintendent and school board, in consultation with the Montezuma County Public Health Department, made the decision today to extend spring break and close all schools from March 16th to March 27th, 2020. During that time, essential personnel will receive enhanced training to do the important disinfecting that needs to be done to ensure the buildings are ready for students to return. We will be monitoring this situation daily, at a minimum, and will share any updates or changes to this plan as they become available.
Montezuma County Public Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are the best resources for current information about the Coronavirus, and as of the time of this statement, there are no confirmed cases in Montezuma County..
Montezuma-Cortez District leadership will work with Montezuma County Public Health on an ongoing basis to re-evaluate the situation and share any updates about changes as they become available. These updates will be posted on our websites and social media and important information will be communicated directly to parents and staff. Staff and parents will also receive additional communication from Superintendent Haukeness with more information how this extended spring break will impact staff and what supports may be available for families.
We are committed to working together with our community members to protect our friends and neighbors who may be most at risk due to this illness We are also committed to taking steps as a school district to support our staff, students, and families' health and safety. As a community, we have always taken care of each other in challenging times and this virus provides an opportunity for us to continue that tradition by following state and local directives and taking personal and community steps to limit the impact of this virus.
From CDC: Closing schools is one of the most powerful ways we have to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect people at higher risk from getting very sick or dying. We encourage parents and guardians to understand the situation and do their part to protect these people, too.
Unsure of why we are staying home even though no one you know is sick? This video does a really good job of visualizing and explaining exponential growth and why that means we need to stay home to keep everyone safe.