Fall 2020 - COVID 19
APEX FALL 2020 BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN
APEX will offer one-day per week in-person classes (multi-day for some high school classes) with class sizes to allow for social distancing and will offer families the option of attending classes via live stream or virtual online learning for those who choose not to attend in person. Additionally, families will have the option of participating with APEX by utilizing our curriculum library under the guidance and support of one of our licensed instructors.
Because of our smaller daily school size and lower teacher-student ratios, we anticipate being able to bring back our students in all grades in person this fall. Students will attend on their currently enrolled APEX day, one day per week and follow the class schedule they selected this spring. Classrooms will operate following all currently recommended health and safety measures, including social distancing, frequent hand-washing, and a minimal number of mask required areas/rooms. For information about Innovation Center (IC) and Career Development Center (CDC) classes, please click here. All students will be assumed to be attending in-person classes unless they select one of the listed alternate options below.
Parent and Community Volunteer Policies
While we are so appreciative and grateful to our volunteers, at this time, in accordance with health official recommendations, we will not have special guests, assemblies, field trips, or parent volunteers in our schools until restrictions are lifted. We look forward to welcoming our families and volunteers back into our schools in the future.
For complete information about the St. Vrain Valley Schools 2020-2021 Reopening Plan, please visit our district website.
ALTERNATIVE PARTICIPATION OPTIONS
For our students and families who choose not to attend in person, we have three alternative options to offer you. The choice of one of these options will remain in effect throughout the first semester. A student may choose to utilize this option for the whole school year or return to in-person classes at the start of the second semester. Some options may be discontinued at whatever point restrictions on in-person learning are lifted.
OPTION 1: LIVE STREAM/VIRTUAL CLASSES:
Students who are unable to attend classes in person have the option of still attending their APEX classes virtually. Classes will be live streamed, meaning the student will attend the class via Webex at the day/time that class is meeting in person. Some content areas will provide virtual instruction, similar to this past spring, instead of live streaming (K2, art, music, theater, cooking, PE), meaning the student will have video instruction or materials from the teacher and, depending on the class, some assignments or learning tasks to complete on their own time and submit to the teacher to be graded. Students choosing this option need to have appropriate technology available to them including reliable wifi, a printer, and a device for learning (desktop computer, laptop, tablet/iPad, or chromebook. A smartphone can be used but is not recommended). APEX will have a limited number of devices available to check out for those in need of one. If you wish to select this option, please complete this form by August 1st.
OPTION 2: CURRICULUM CONSULTATION OPTION
OPTION 3: HIGH SCHOOL ONLY: BLENDED IN-PERSON AND LIVE STREAM OPTION