Resolution to Define “School Safety Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year Whereas, on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (“WHO”) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, meaning the WHO identified the worldwide spread of a new disease; and Whereas, on March 10, 2020, Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency and issued Executive Order D 2020 003 on March 11, 2020 as a safeguard against the further spread of COVID-19; and Whereas, on July 6, 2020, Governor Jared Polis amended and extended Executive Order D 2020 003 through Executive Order D 2020 125; and Whereas, on July 16, 2020, Governor Jared Polis amended Executive Order D 2020 110 through Executive Order D 2020 138; and Whereas, on November 17,2020, the Public Health Order 20-36, COVID-19 DIAL was issued Whereas under Colo. Const. art. 9, § 15, the local Board of Education has control of safety in its public schools; and Whereas, as required by 1 CCR 301-39, the Board of Education defines "Safe Schools," in Board Policy ADD, Safe schools planning for contagious disease; and Whereas the Board of Education finds that the current pandemic creates the need for clarification of contagious disease and follow current policy for the safety of staff and students; and Whereas the Board of Education’s decisions are options for the students and family/guardian to accept and the liability that follows their decision; Whereas students that are attending face to face option for their education, the family/guardian and/or students understand the risks and except the inherent risk when attending the schools during school days, school-sponsored activities, school vehicles, and other events; Whereas the students, staff, and community understand and accept the risks of attending any activities in the district’s buildings, playground, vehicles, or facilities; and accept the responsibility and liability of the risks of injury, contagious disease, and other inherent risks. Whereas the Colorado Department of Public Health provide guidance specific for the 2020-2021 school year, stating local boards can achieve a site-specific variance for a unique facility based on low virus levels; the Weld County School District RE 10J will operate our school district and facilities based on the districts number of cases and the Covid-19 Dial to find the levels (colors) we are achieving. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Weld County School District RE 10J Board of Education authorizes the following for the 2020-2021 school year: Expansion of the definition of “school safety in the district” addressed in Board Policy ADD. The Weld County School District will operate as a Safer at Home: Low Incidence or Protect Your Neighbor for Health Guidance based on the current information and metrics in the district. Student and Staff safety considerations will be implemented as a result of public health and safety measures and the following ways: The School District every day case count; The School District re-entry to school process; The School District best practices for the local schools; Applying CDPHE Metrics for district and county certifications; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the district will make a good faith effort to ensure the safety of students and staff and providing the option of in-person learning it is understood that students and parent/guardians accept the liability and responsibility of the student attending the school. NOW, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent is directed to keep the Board of Education informed of actions taken under this Resolution. NOW, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED this Resolution is in effect for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year, unless otherwise rescinded or extended by the Board upon a two-thirds majority vote. NOW, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that execution of this Resolution is conclusive evidence of the Board’s approval of this action and of the authority granted herein. Adopted and approved this 24th day of November, 2020.
To All Families, Guardians, and Stakeholders; Thank you for all that you have done in screening our students before they attend school and keeping students with symptoms at home. Unfortunately, we continue to receive Executive Orders or declarations that have an effect on the district. We are adjusting to the different requirements and are following the leadership of the Briggsdale School Board, Weld County Local Public Health, Weld County Commissioners, Governor, Colorado Department of Public Health, and the CDC. We are informing the School Board of the Briggsdale School District’s Covid numbers, Weld County numbers, and State information. The biggest challenge in decision making during this time is the safety of all students, staff, and community. The way this disease interacts with the separate age groups is not consistent enough to be able to project what might happen in the future, and the direct impact to any one person is so different. In our decisions, every factor is considered, and we do not have any experiences to fall back on so we are learning as we go, just like you are. The contradictive information we receive from the experts doesn’t help; and the way the directives are written creates a challenge to interpret their meaning. Know that we are making decisions for the district; however, everyone needs to make decisions that are best for their family and the people you are responsible for. The Board of Education’s decisions are options for the students and family/guardian to accept and the liability that follows their decision; Students that are attending face to face option for their education, the family/guardian and/or students understand the risks and accept the inherent risk when attending the schools during school days, school-sponsored activities, school vehicles, and other events; The students, staff, and community understand and accept the risks of attending any activities in the district’s buildings, playground, vehicles, or facilities; and accept the responsibility and liability of the risks of injury, contagious disease, and other inherent risks. Statement from the Weld County Board of Commissioners regarding the state’s dial decision: The state’s decision to move Weld County into the red portion of the dial does not change the stance of the Weld County Board of Commissioners with regard to enforcement of the state’s mandates. Instead, county government continues to do what it has done since March, which is promote and encourage residents and business owners to take individual responsibility and make decisions to protect themselves, their families, their community and their businesses. The county will not enforce a rule confining individuals to their homes for an undetermined length of time; the county will not enforce a rule that states residents cannot have personal gatherings; the county will not tell the school districts how to provide education to their students; the county will not enforce a rule requiring a reduction of attendees in places of worship; the county will not enforce a rule demanding restaurants close their indoor dining areas; the county will not enforce any rule that forces a business to shut down or impedes their ability to operate. The county will continue to encourage individuals to actively engage in prevention methods with regard to the virus: physically distance yourself from others, wash your hands, cover your cough, stay home if you are sick, clean frequently touched surfaces. The county will continue to encourage individuals to evaluate their personal situation and make decisions that protect them as best as possible. The Board of Weld County Commissioners This is the current information that we have for our school district. Thank You again for your flex ability and understanding as we do the best we can to educate your students. Rick Mondt, Superintendent
The Weld County School District RE10J - Briggsdale Board of Education's decisions are options for the students and family/guardian to accept and the liability that follows their decision; Students that are attending face-to-face option for their education, the family/guardian and/or students understand the risks and accept the inherent risk when attending the schools during school days, school-sponsored activities, school vehicles, and other events; The students, staff, and community understand and accept the risks of attending any activities in the district's buildings, playground, vehicles, or facilities; and accept the responsibility and liability of risks of injury, contagious disease, and other inherrent risks.
LET'S GO, FALCONS!
Go, Falcons! Briggsdale qualified for post season football and will play Stratton/Liberty on Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty High School in Joes, CO. Attendance information will follow later in the week.
Saturday's game against Idalia is cancelled because Idalia is out for 2 weeks due to a COVID case. Mr. Mondt is looking for a replacement game.
Tuesday's junior high football game is cancelled due to the condition of the football field.
Peetz will not have any concessions at the game tonight.
Briggsdale School District: Hi, I must report we have had our first positive COVID case in our district. The tracing process with local public health gives us a contact date for exposure, and we look at the two week period which is recommended after the exposure date. Also, we use guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health for tracking based on close contacts and targeted contacts, as well as the direct contact in each situation. In this situation, based on the information received, we have followed the guidelines and procedures to protect or students and staff. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Mondt.
Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, October 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. See you there!
Peetz changed the time for Friday's football game (October 23) to follow the junior high game. The start time will be at about 6:00 p.m.
We received word that Walmart Transportation awarded Briggsdale Elementary $2000 through their Miles for Education Program. We appreciate that Walmart chose us for this award. Thank you!
Friday's junior high game against Prairie will be rescheduled at a later date.
The time for Friday's junior high game at Otis is changed to 4:30 p.m. The high school game time remains at 7:00 p.m. GO FALCONS!
The kindergarten and first grade will be on a field trip to a pumpkin patch on October 7.
Weld County School District RE 10-J Weld County School District RE-10J does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district. Jared Nelson, Student Counselor, 515 Leslie Street Briggsdale, Co 80611 - phone 970-656-3417 For further information on notice of non-discrimination,visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY We need your help. Briggsdale School is in need of an hourly employee who could work in the preschool for 3 hours on Tuesday and Thursday morning as well as help out as a teacher’s aide and lunchroom worker for other times. If you are interested in this, please contact Cathi Fulton at the school for a complete description of the job. This could be a full time position. We look forward to hearing from you.
Football is back! Mandatory football practice starts today. The first game is at Otis High School. Junior high starts at 4:00 and is followed by high school football at 7:00. GO FALCONS!
The Briggsdale High School football schedule is available on CHSAANow.com. GO FALCONS!
We are excited to announce that high school football has been approved for Colorado. Mandatory practice starts September 24, 2020. CHSAA is creating the schedule for all teams. Please be on the lookout for changes to our athletic calendar. GO, FALCONS!!