Here at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, the health and wellbeing of our students and staff is one of our primary focuses. With that in mind, like many other educational organizations across the nation, we’ve been closely monitoring the most recent information and guidance related to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019).
In response to rapidly evolving COVID-19 circumstances — and in consultation with state and national agencies — we have placed restrictions on our own students’ and staff members’ travel plans, as well as visitor restrictions to our Estes Park, Colo. campus.
We’ve also increased our diligence around our own campus in the areas of cleaning and sanitizing, and we’ve mounted a campaign to encourage healthier habits.
With all of this in mind, our own students returned to their homes earlier this week, each armed with a plan in place for supporting remote learning beginning Monday, March 23. In this way, our students can stay on track with their academic progress while at home. We anticipate starting our summer trimester as previously planned — on May 11.
If you and your educational organization are searching for guidance like we were, we recommend the following 10 resources, all of which are available now online:
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs
- Comcast Supports Staying Connected During the Coronavirus Situation
- Best Practice for Remote Learning in the Age of Coronavirus
- Subscription-based Educational Resources That Are Now Free
- Talking with Children about Coronavirus and COVID-19
- Schools Are Closing for Coronavirus. Now What?
- Q&A: Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak (PDF file)
- CDC Considerations for School Closure (PDF file)
- Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for Schools
- Coronavirus: Multilingual Resources for Schools
Here at Eagle Rock, we are very grateful for the strength and togetherness of our community. These are difficult times, and we appreciate our community’s understanding and flexibility as we find our way through this uncharted territory.
We’ve all been through tough times before, and without fail, these events almost always teach us important life lessons and strengthen our individual and collective resolve. The health and wellbeing of every school’s students and staff is one of our profession’s highest priorities.
And like you, we’re holding that priority at the center of our decision-making.