Return To School

Delta County School District has been meeting weekly with the Delta County Health Department and Restart Working Group to research and develop a safe learning environment to navigate the complex and continually evolving coronavirus pandemic. We have created our Restart Plan to ensure safety while supporting the best possible learning environments. It has always been our priority to return to in-person learning in a safe and feasible manner. As we return to school, it is going to look different with many safety precautions in place. Elementary, Middle, and High School students will each have a different learning model to meet their learning and safety needs. This plan has been created to provide district-level guidance with each school providing parents with their school specific plan. The School District will also provide an Online Learning Program for families who desire an online option.

The Restart Plan is based on the current situation in Delta County. We realize that the situation is ever-changing, and our plan for schooling may need to adjust to meet the evolving requirements to ensure the safety of our community. Thank you for your continued support of our staff and School District. In this Restart Plan, we have attempted to provide quality in-person, hybrid and online instruction to allow our families to decide what is best for them, while mitigating risks and providing a quality educational experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schooling and Classrooms

  • When will my student return to school?
  • What will Elementary School In-Person Learning look like?
  • What will Middle School In-Person Learning look like?
  • What will High School In-Person Learning look like?
  • What will preschool programming look like in Delta County Schools?
  • What is a cohort?
  • What will the school year calendar look like?
  • What if I don’t want my student to attend In-Person Learning this year?
  • What will the District’s Online Learning Program look like?
  • Can I switch between In-Person Learning at school and the Online Learning Program?
  • What’s the difference between Distance Learning, Online Learning Program, and Homeschool?
  • If my student is enrolled in the Online Learning Program can they participate in school-based athletics and activities?
  • How do I enroll my student in the Online Learning Program?
  • My student has an IEP, 504, ELL, GT, READ or other plan, will he/she still receive services?
  • Will schools transition to Distance Learning this year, and if so when?

Health Guidance

  • Where and when will my student have to wear a mask?
  • What will Social Distancing look like at school?
  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19 that I should consider when deciding if I attend school each day?
  • Who will do symptom screening, and how often?
  • What happens if my child is sick?
  • What happens if there is a positive case of COVID-19 in the school?
  • What if a student has a family member at home with COVID-19?
  • What are the health and safety protocols that are in place?

Other School Services

  • How do I register my student for school?
  • Can I visit my student’s school?
  • What will bussing services look like this year?
  • What will meal service look like at school this year?
  • Do I need to fill out a Free and Reduced Lunch Application?
  • What will recess look like this year?
  • How will bathroom use be different?
  • Will there be school sports, concerts, and other activities?
  • Will there be parent/teacher conferences?
  • How can I get internet access or a device for my student?
  • Will students be able to share materials for games, centers, etc.?
  • What will happen during fire drills, emergency evacuations, shelter in place, and lockdown drills?

Staff Information

  • What measures are being taken to ensure my safety?
  • Who do I contact if I have symptoms related to COVID-19?
  • Do I have to use my sick leave if I have health concerns and have to shelter in place with doctor’s orders?
  • What are the qualifying reasons under FFCRA?
  • I have felt ill and have reasons to suspect that I have been exposed to COVID-19 but have not been tested. When can I return to work?
  • If I am exposed will I be required to stay home and isolate/self-quarantine?
  • Am I allowed to return to work if I have been exposed to COVID-19 but do not have symptoms and have not tested positive?
  • I have received a positive COVID-19 test, when can I return to work?
  • What if I’m afraid that I could contract COVID-19, bring it home to my family, or expose my elderly or immunocompromised family member?
  • What should I do if someone who lives in my home has been exposed to COVID-19?
  • Will my class be quarantined if a child in the class tests positive for COVID-19?
  • If my class or school has to transition to Distance Learning, what is my responsibility?
  • If the school building closes, will I be expected to work?
  • What is the impact on extracurricular coaches and sponsors in the event activities are cancelled for a season?
  • If the school moves to Distance Learning due to COVID-19, do those days count against my FFCRA leave days?
  • What do I do if my childcare is closed due to COVID-19?
  • What if I don’t want anyone to know if I contract COVID-19?
  • What if I am identified as a member of a vulnerable group (due to age or health condition) and desire to teach/work from home?
  • If I have an underlying condition or a disability, how will you make accommodations to keep me safe?
  • Who will pay for my doctor bills if I contract COVID 19?
  • Will there be time for staff to prepare to start school?