ILLNESS: Stay home if experiencing symptoms or exposed
Peak to Peak and the Boulder Valley School District share the goal to keep students in-person five days a week, with as few COVID-19-related interruptions as possible.
We need everyone’s support to accomplish this goal – primarily by following our cardinal health protocols: stay home if you are sick or if you’ve been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Students or staff experiencing any of the following symptoms must stay home:
Fever (100.4 or above)
Chills or feeling feverish
Loss of taste or smell
Runny nose / Congestion
Muscle / Body aches or pain
Vomiting / nausea
Feeling extremely tired
Anyone experiencing any major COVID symptom that lasts 24 hrs or longer must have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days.
Anyone experiencing any other COVID-like symptoms (minor symptoms) that 48 hrs or longer must have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days.
Antigen or antibody tests are not accepted as a negative test if your student had or is having symptoms.
Parents MUST report a positive test result to the school. If your student has tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days please contact the school to determine if they need to quarantine at home and/or need a COVID test to return.
There are a number of resources available to help guide you when your student is sick.
In Preschool and Kindergarten, the entire class/cohort will be considered exposed and asked to quarantine if there is a positive student in the classroom.
Based on guidance from Boulder County Public Health, Routine Classroom Exposures will NOT have to quarantine in grades 1-12.
A Routine Classroom Exposure is defined as: an exposure that occurs strictly in a traditional school classroom, where students are seated and not engaging in any high-risk activities (such as singing). Seating charts must be kept and layered mitigation followed for an exposure to qualify as a routine classroom exposure.
In grades 1-12, if an exposure occurs outside of a routine classroom environment, contacts will be identified as anyone masked and within 3 ft for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hr period. All students identified as a contact will be directly notified with instructions on how long to quarantine and possible exemptions to quarantine.
Most outdoor exposures will not be asked to quarantine.
Exemptions to quarantine include:
Fully vaccinated - 2 weeks past the 2nd dose of vaccine
COVID positive within 90 days of exposure
Everyone 2 and older must wear a mask while indoors at all times. No gaiters or bandanas are allowed. Masks are not required outdoors however, students and staff that feel more comfortable wearing a mask outdoors will be supported and not discouraged. Bullying will not be tolerated.
If you feel your student has a medical disability that prohibits them from tolerating a mask, you must request a review of your student's needs through your school principal. There is no form to initiate the request.
Please see this document for a complete review of the process:
When we determine there has been an individual in a classroom, athletic activity, extracurricular activity or child care program, who has a positive case of COVID-19, we will send notifications to staff and families of close contacts.
We will also send a courtesy notice to the classroom or other activity / program indicating that an individual who has tested positive has been in the program. It will include information on what to watch out for and what to do if symptoms develop.
We no longer will be sending school wide messages every time there is a quarantine. Families may continue to monitor BVSD’s COVID-19 Dashboard.