What does this year look like? Answers here.
In the 2022-23 school year, Aspen Country Day School’s protocols have evolved to reflect changing conditions. Our goals remain the same: a safe, healthy community + in-person learning. Updated illness-related policies are posted here.
- Anyone with symptoms must stay home, notify the school nurse using the SchoolPass app, and have a negative Covid test result before returning to school
- Masks are no longer required, but school is “mask friendly.”
- Lunch, bus, and classroom seating are back to “normal” with an emphasis on ventilation.
- Outdoor Education trips are departing as scheduled, with health protocols reviewed and communicated before each trip.
With a strict attention to safety protocols and a flexible approach to changing conditions, Aspen Country Day School was able to stay safely open for in-person learning throughout the 2020-21 & 2021-22 school years. Here’s what it looked like:
- Everyone on campus completed a daily wellness check and stayed home when ill
- A rapid response team worked with our school nurse to monitor the health of the community
- Masks were worn by all students and teachers until spring, when a mask-friendly policy was implemented
- Children remained in grade-level cohorts
- Classrooms had extensive ventilation, air filtration, and distanced seating
- Lunch was brought from home; no communal dining
- School buses ran limited routes with fewer riders and windows open
- Strict rules around symptoms, travel, and protocols aligned with CDC and local public health recommendations
- A negative test was required before returning to school
Thanks to these measures and the commitment of our faculty and staff, Aspen Country Day School students had consistent in-person learning throughout the pandemic.