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Friday, March 27, 2020 | Newsletter Archive | View as Webpage
Update on COVID-19

We are working closely with the Douglas County School District (DCSD) in regards to providing information about the COVID-19 virus. We also closely follow all recommendations from the Colorado Department of Health with regard to student and staff safety.

We recommend all families familiarize themselves with the information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to avoid confusion. Additionally, Tri-County Health has set up a webpage for residents of Douglas County with helpful information from a local level.

Additionally, stay up-to-date with the latest DCSD news about COVID-19 by visiting dcsdk12.org/coronavirus . Should DCSD call for schools to be on a virtual or remote learning, we will provide additional information for families at that time.
Elementary Updates
Click here to read more about important Elementary Updates as we head into another week of Virtual/Online Learning.

Helpful Elementary Links
Secondary Updates
Click here to read more about important Secondary Updates as we head into another week of Virtual/Online Learning.

Helpful Secondary Links
Information about the One-Year Mark

Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Families,

We want to let you know that plans for the one-year mark will shift as we navigate COVID-19. At minimum, whether we are able to have school in person or not, we want to invite our entire STEM community to participate in STEM Shares by doing acts of kindness. This could include donating to a charity or non-profit, volunteering, helping a family member, reaching out to a friend you haven’t connected with in a while, or anything else you can think of to provide a moment of connection with others. 

If you are able to participate in an act of kindness during the week of May 4-8, please click here to complete our online form to let us know how you or your family have chosen to help others.. 

Please also know that people may exhibit increased stress and anxiety as we approach the one year mark, which may be further heightened by COVID-19. Some things you can do to help your student are:

  • Consider limiting the amount of exposure to coverage on television or other media (including internet and social media).
  • Talk to your children about what has happened and how they are feeling.
  • Share any concerns you have with someone in your children’s school and let that person know about any relevant personal/family experiences (such as losses or trauma).
  • Stay connected--virtually. Encourage your students to facetime their friends, play board games with family, and go old-school by writing letters to friends.
If you or someone in your family needs help, please refer to our mental health resources page.


Hannah Reese
Crisis Recovery Coordinator
Mental Health Supports Page
If you haven't checked it out, our Mental Health Supports page, has a number of helpful resources for students and parents.
DCSD Mental Health Support Page
Douglas County School District has a Mental Health Resources page with a variety of resources for students and families. Please take a moment to review all that they have listed.
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