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Summit School District, Peak School to close for 3 weeks beginning Monday

FRISCO — Summit School District and Peak School officials have announced that schools will close for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16.

The closure is a “preventive measure and to help promote social distancing,” Peak School director Travis Aldrich wrote in an email to parents Friday.

The Peak School plans to transition to online learning for at least three weeks, according to the email. More information is expected to be sent to parents Tuesday.

Both school systems anticipate resuming classes Monday, April 6, if conditions allow.

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“This was a difficult decision, and we understand the challenges this may cause for some staff and families in our community,” the district’s announcement stated.

Until today, the Summit School District had remained open following the guidance of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which directs schools to close for a period of time if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

The state health department has outlined a variety of closure lengths based on the number of positive cases:

  • One case in an immediate family member, caregiver or guardian: Schools can choose to close for 24 hours
  • One to two cases in staff members or students: Schools must close for a minimum of 72 hours
  • Three cases in staff members or students: Schools must close for a minimum of 14 days

There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in the local school district.

Summit district spokeswoman Mikki Grebetz wrote in an email Thursday night that the district is prepared for remote learning, but a letter sent to parents Monday did not address the topic. The letter indicated additional information would be sent to parents over the weekend.


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