Important COVID-19 Information & Resources
APS COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Hoja informativa sobre el COVID-19
CO HELP COVID-19 Hotline
Call 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
- Remote Learning Behavioral Expectations
- Available Mental Health Supports for Students, Families and Staff
- Resources for Schools and Families During COVID-19
- APS Pandemic Plan
- Talking to Children about COVID-19
- Comic to Teach Children about COVID-19
- CDC Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
- How to Stop the Spread of Germs from CDC
APS Learning Models for the 2021-22 School Year
We look forward to ending this school year with excitement and optimism about the 2021-22 school year. As such, we wanted to provide you with as much information as possible, so that you can make the learning model choice that is best for your student for the next school year.
APS will be providing three different learning models. However, not all models will be available for all grade levels. Please watch the video below and read through the information included in the link below to make the choice that is best for your student. Please note that all APS families will need to make a choice by June 4. If you do not notify your child’s school of a selection, your student will automatically be placed into the fully in-person learning model.
- Learn more about the different 2021-22 learning models.
- Fill out a 2021-22 online learning model application for your student.
Looking Ahead to the Rest of the 2020-21 School Year
We have been so excited to see every APS student have the opportunity to attend school every day over the past few weeks. I want to thank all of our students, staff and families for working together to safely increase in-person learning and bring more students back into our classrooms. Together, we have overcome so many challenges this school year and we are looking forward to ending this year with optimism and celebration.
As we shared previously, we wanted to consider further increasing in-person learning for high school students to full days for the final session (Session 8) of this school year. However, after much consideration, we have decided to maintain our current schedule for high school students. This means that high school students will continue to attend school in person for half days every week Monday through Thursday. Cohort “A” students will continue to attend school in the mornings and then learn remotely from home in the afternoons. Cohort “B” students will continue to learn remotely from home in the mornings and then attend school in the afternoons.
We are also maintaining our current schedules for all other grade levels for the remainder of this school year. Students in preschool through 8th grade will continue to attend school for full days Monday through Thursday. Classes at Pickens Technical College will continue with students attending classes in person as scheduled.
Please note that if your student is learning fully remotely from home, they will continue to do so for the remainder of the school year.
Changes to APS Snow Day Protocol
Rather than declaring traditional snow day closures for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, we will instead have fully remote learning days for students. This will apply whether students are learning in person or remotely.
APS Offers FREE Grab-and-Go Meals
APS will continue to offer free meals for families. Families can pick up free meals at any of our 49 drive-through grab-and-go locations. Meal pick up is from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most APS high schools also have an evening pick-up time from 4:15-5:00 p.m.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students 18 & under. Thanks to federal funding extensions and generous donations from our community, we are pleased to announce that we will continue to serve free meals to all kids under the age of 18, as well as adults.