Due to diminished staff capacity, Basalt, Roaring Fork, and Bridges High Schools will transition to distance learning through the remainder of this week. BRHS announced this transition on Sunday, December 14, while BHS and RFHS announced this transition on Monday, December 14. Glenwood Springs High School remains learning in-person at this time.
While each of the high schools have had confirmed cases of Covid-19 resulting in student and staff quarantines over the past week, the decision to transition to distance learning is based on each school’s inability to to meaningfully deliver the academic program and provide sufficient supervision given how many staff are either quarantining, at home with children who are quarantining, at home in isolation due to Covid-like symptoms, or who are out due to planned absences.
“We know that quarantines, isolations, and transitions between in-person and distance learning cause great disruption for students, staff, and families,” said Superintendent Rob Stein. “At the same time, we know the enormous benefits of in-person learning.”
Winter break begins Friday, December 18. All Roaring Fork Schools plan to resume in-person learning after winter break.