Grab-and-Go Meals

  • Nutrition Services will resume grab-and-go meal distribution beginning Nov. 9 at no cost to all of our students as we enter another phase of E-learning (E49). 

    Meals for students may be ordered at no charge for themselves and for their siblings who are between the ages of 1-18. Meals can be picked up at the student's school, or the school that is closest for the family.

    Refer to the District webpage for Nutrition Services for meal ordering instructions

    Meals must be pre-ordered by 7:30 am of the morning of pick-up. Please continue to watch our regular channels of communication the week of Nov. 20 for updates to the meal service locations.

    Thank you for your time and attention. You can email questions to Monica Deines-Henderson at md-h@d49.org 

    Sincerely, 

    Monica Deines-Henderson

    Director of Nutrition Services

D49 Community Update October 2020 & Survey

  • D49 Community Update from Chief Education Officer Peter Hilts, October 2020

     

     

    Dear D49 Family, We are coming up on fall break! School year 2020-21 is well underway, and we thank you for working so hard as we wrap up our first quarter and continue our gradual return to in-person learning. We will maintain our current, full population model for elementary students, and our 50-50 hybrid for middle and high school students through fall break and for at least two weeks after we resume on October 26.

    We invite you to join us for a message from D49 Chief Education Officer Peter Hilts, and take a brief survey to share what you think about our effectiveness as we continue school year 20-21 and our gradual return to in-person learning. You’ll find the link in this post, in your in-box and online at D49.org.

    Thank you for your hard work, and your honest feedback.

    Have a great fall break!

    Survey link: http://bit.ly/49Voices_RTL


Please keep students home if they don’t feel well

  • Dear D49 Families, 

    We want to share a friendly reminder that sending learners to school requires at-home health screening every day.  

    Along with the excitement of reuniting and getting to know each other in our return to in-person learning, we are already experiencing the challenges of illness in our classrooms. As we are seeing, even minor symptoms can have significant ripple effects to our return to in-person learning. Guidance from our partners at El Paso County Public Health supports our nursing staff as they assess children showing COVID-like symptoms at school, and also informs their appropriate response, which in some cases requires sending home cohorts of learners and school staff.

     

    Parents can help! Please keep students home if they don’t feel well, or are experiencing symptoms in the following checklists: 

    Symptoms Observed or Reported: 

     

    1 or more MAJOR SYMPTOMS

      Feeling feverish, having chills or temp of 100.4F or greater

      New or unexplained persistent cough

      New or unexplained shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

      Loss of sense of taste or smell

     

    2 or more MINOR SYMPTOMS

       Sore throat

       Runny nose or congestion

       Muscle or body aches

       Headache

       Fatigue

       Nausea, vomiting

       Diarrhea

     

    EMERGENCY COVID-19 WARNING SIGNS include: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face. Seek medical attention immediately by calling 911. 


    Students should stay home if they are experiencing: 

    1 or more major symptoms and/or 2 or more minor symptoms indicated on the table above. 

    This, and more useful information may be found on the D49 Nursing Services webpage. We encourage all of our families to become familiar with this process. Paired with our system of safety protocols, following these steps will give D49 our best chance at making this school year the safe and memorable one we know it can be. 

    Thank you for your time, understanding, and enduring trust.


Ordering Meals for E-Learners

  • Dear D49 families,

    Nutrition Services is excited to participate in USDA's extension of the summer feeding waiver to provide meals at no cost to all of our students who are attending school in person or through E-learning, even those who would otherwise pay for breakfast and lunch. This USDA program runs through the fall 2020 semester.

    Those participating in E-learning can order meals at no charge for themselves and for their siblings who are between the ages of 1-18. Meals can be picked up at the student's school or the school that is closest for the family, starting on Monday, Sept. 14.

    To order meals for E-learners only, please go to the Nutrition Services website for complete details.

    https://www.d49.org/domain/235


BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

  • D49 High Schools Increasing In-Person to 50 Percent Capacity Sept. 28

  • District 49 Chief Education Officer Return to Learn Update, 9/25/20

  • Secondary Return to Learn Launch Sept. 14, 2020

  • September Important Changes and Updates: Nutrition Services

  • Middle School & High School Return To Learn in September

  • Elementary on Track for Elementary Return to In-Person Learning

  • Welcome Back: Video Message

  • D49 Student COVID-19 HealthScreening Protocol

  • Return to Learn - Meal Distribution

  • Remote Learning Begins Aug. 17

  • August Thought Exchange Results

  • Board of Education approved delaying the start to Aug. 17

  • Masks: FAQs

  • RETURN TO LEARN: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: July 29

  • Special BOE Meeting - July 27, 2020



Back to School Information

D49 COVID Tracking

  • Link to Live D49 Dashboard

    The D49 COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard reports data related to COVID positive cases, exposures and required precautionary quarantines within the district.