Protocols for Students & Staff - Symptom Check
All staff are required to use the COVID-19 Daily Screening app and must get a "green light” from the app to work before entering a PSD facility. Staff who are sick must stay home, following staff protocols.
Families must check their student(s) for COVID-19 symptoms daily and not send them to school if they are experiencing any of the following, or are too sick to go to school, following student protocols. If a student experiences any of the symptoms below at school, they will be isolated in our health office and they will have to go home.
While we understand that your child may not have a fever, the health department has given us a list of symptoms that people are experiencing with COVID-19 and we must treat each student in the same fashion. If your student complains of not feeling well and we cannot link the symptom back to any past health condition that we have listed and/or the form of treatment does not work, we must follow the health department guidelines and send your student home for them to be monitored for 48 hours. If at that 48 hour mark your student is not feeling better, the health department recommends you take your child to the doctor. The following is a list of symptoms that the Health Department has given us as a reference:
• Feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
• New or unexplained persistent cough
• Shortness of breath
• Difficulty breathing
• Loss of taste or smell
• Muscle aches
• Sore throat
• Nausea or vomiting
• Runny nose or congestion
If any of the above symptoms are present, please keep your child at home; call your school and leave a message on the attendance line; and contact your health care provider.
If your child develops symptoms while at school, they will be removed from class, parent/guardians will be notified, and the student will be isolated from others until their parent/guardian is able to pick them up. Under current protocols, students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, not from another diagnosed condition, should isolate at home until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and if the student has had no fever for 24 hours, and if other symptoms have improved.
If you have have any continued questions about our health and safety practices, please reach out to Karley Boltjes (school nurse) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-556-5906. You can also reach out to Aimee Mohr (health tech) at email@example.com or 970-488-6600.
Transportation for Quarter 2
Due to health and safety, transportation of students has been greatly reduced based on the most recent guidelines for number of students allowed on a bus. If you are in need of transportation for Phase 3 and did not fill out an application this summer please contact the PSD Transportation department at 970-490-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Thank you for your quick adjustment to our drop-off and pick-up procedures. Please remember for student safety, please do not pick-up or drop-off your student(s) on the north side of Grant Ave. We need our students to cross the streets around Wellington Middle School using only the crosswalks for safety.
If you are driving your student to school, drop off will happen between 7:50 and 8:05 on the south end of school off of Grant Ave. Students that have been approved to ride the bus, will be dropped off at Eyestone Elementary. The middle school students will use the crosswalk on Wilson to get to campus after they get off the bus.
**Wellington Middle School will not be open to students before 7:50 am, unless they are getting breakfast. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria at 7:45 am Monday through Thursday (students will be able to get a breakfast for the following day they are not on campus.
Afternoon Dismissal Routines
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Phase 3 Learning Schedule
Students will attend school Monday - Thursday based on their A/B grouping during Phase 3 Hybrid Learning. Friday will be online, independent learning.
Absences During Phase 3
Teachers will take attendance through Synergy in each day for students in both Groups A and B. There is a new feature in ParentVue, so if you know your child will be absent you can go into ParentVue on the child's page and click on the Report Absence (blue tab with alarm bell). You are also welcome to call the attendance line at 970-488-6601.
Attendance calls home are only for absences of students that are in-person learning that day (A Group M&W, B Group T&Th). If you would like to get updates on your student(s) attendance for asynchronous days, please sign up for email notices through ParentVUE. If you, or your student(s), have questions about their attendance on remote learning days please reach out to the teacher directly.
Need help with ParentVUE or StudentVUE?
Accessing and Activating a ParentVUE Account;
ParentVUE Frequently Asked Questions;
or call Peggy Hunter at 488.6607 or email her at email@example.com.
If a student is having issues with their laptops, the following links can be used to help troubleshoot before calling or emailing the PSD IT department.
PSD's IT Department is providing support to students and families with a new tech help website and IT support phone line and email. Community tech help website offers device troubleshooting and application technical support information, how-to guides, a calendar with important upcoming dates related to PSD technology and more. IT support for Wellington Middle School can be found by calling Andrea Bock at 970-488-6623 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEAL SERVICE DURING PHASE 3 LEARNING
There is no cost for meals. Meals are currently free through December, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture school district reimbursement program. Parents are encouraged to still apply for free and reduced-priced meals, which helps with school funding (apply on the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals website).
- At school during Phase 3, students can choose to eat school meals or bring their lunch from home.
- On their remote education days, students can pick up meals at designated school and mobile meal sites. PSD Virtual students can get meals at these sites too.
- Sack meals are available to students (any child 18 or younger) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday (on scheduled school days).
- People must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing at meal sites.
- Students may get meals at any location regardless of the school they attend or where they live.
Meal sites - where you can pick up meals (effective Oct. 12):
- Boltz Middle School, 720 Boltz Dr.
- Cache La Poudre Elementary, 3511 W. County Road 54G, LaPorte
- Eyestone Elementary, 4000 Wilson Ave., Wellington
- Kinard Middle School, 3002 East Tribly Rd.
- Lincoln Middle School, 1600 W. Lancer Dr.
- Linton Elementary, 4100 Caribou Dr.
- Timnath Elementary, 3909 Main St., Timnath
- Webber Middle School, 4201 Seneca St.
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
Please do not hesitate to contact the school for any questions or concerns while our students are learning within any of our phases. Our office will be staffed Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm to answer questions and provide you with the resources you may need. Important information as well as contact/email addresses for teachers and staff can be found here on the new Wellington Middle School website. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all learn to navigate through this continuously adapting school year! We will navigate through this challenging time together because EAGLES SOAR TOGETHER!!
- Principal - Kelby Benedict - email@example.com, 970-488-6603
- Assistant Principal - Steven Watkins - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dean of Students / Athletic Director - Hilarie Bartling email@example.com
- Main Line - 970-488-6600
- Attendance Line - 970-488-6601
- Fax Line - 970-488-6602
For more information regarding PSD's health and safety protocols, COVID-19 response, and meals for students please visit: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21.