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.
HELP KEEP OUR SCHOOL SAFE
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.
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).
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
Order Free Rapid Tests
for Your Child + Family
Both the Federal Government and State of Colorado will ship rapid tests directly to your home. The order request takes under 1 minute to fill in your name and address. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them!
A limited number of free rapid test kits are available at the front desk for symptomatic staff and students while supplies last.
Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility
Wash Your Hands
Encourage your children to practice good hand-washing technique at school and home:
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!
We know the best advice from doctors and scientists:
Please encourage your children to be mindful of others' space.