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Covid-19 Safety

The French American School of Denver uses a variety of overlapping prevention and mitigation strategies to protect the health of our students and staff.  

 

Our goal is to maintain in-person learning.  Please do your part to protect our community during the year and keep your child or children at home if they are sick or experiencing symptoms.

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HELP KEEP OUR SCHOOL SAFE

Here you will find the current DPS Safety Protocols as well as our updated COVID guidance for our school

Interested in helping advise on safety protocols for the school?  Get in touch with the "Ad Hoc COVID Committee" which helps advise the school, and is made up of health professionals, the Head of School, the Co-Chair of the PTO, and parents. 

 

Mask Wearing

Masks are required inside the building for all students and staff until further notice.  Our staff reinforce proper wearing of masks over the nose and mouth.

We are fortunate to participate in the Colorado State Mask Program.  We provide a monthly supply of KN-95 disposable masks to every student and staff member at no cost.  These masks are usually handed mid-month depending on supply chain.  

Each child is given a lanyard to help keep track of masks during recess, and lanyards provide an alternate method of wearing (tightening to head instead of over ears).

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Additional Protocols

French American School Protocols Include: 

  • Stand-alone HEPA filters in each classroom.

  • Hand-sanitizing stations in each classroom, at entrances, and other areas throughout building.

  • Opening windows in classrooms wherever possible - even if it means we all wear warmer clothing inside during colder months.

  • Free rapid test kits available at front desk for symptomatic staff and students while supplies last.

  • Communicating directly with families and DPS regarding known positive COVID-19 cases.

  • Cleaning high-touch areas of school.

  • Placing emphasis on proper hand-washing technique and frequency.

 

Reminder:  Free COVID-19 testing is available for everyone by going to covidcheckcolorado.org

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A limited number of free rapid test kits are available at the front desk for symptomatic staff and students while supplies last.  

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Community Resources

Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility

Wash Your Hands

Encourage your children to practice good hand-washing technique at school and home:  

 

Soap 

Water

Adequate Time  

Wear a Mask 

Love them or hate them, masks and vaccines are our collective best defense right now. 

 

Masks are required

 

Please ensure your child's mask fits properly and is worn over their nose and mouth. 

Best parenting tip we've heard to acclimate to a mask:  Have your kids practice wearing a mask properly while distracted by their favorite television program!  

Keep Distance

We know the best advice from doctors and scientists:  

Masks

Distance

Fresh Air

Please encourage your children to be mindful of others' space.