Everitt Family Newsletter

~ For Hybrid Families: February 19, 2021 ~

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Dear Everitt Families:

Earlier this week, Kristopher Schuh, Interim Superintendent of Jeffco, asked me to gather our community's feedback regarding a return to 100% in-person learning this spring. I met with our staff leadership team and several Everitt families to engage in a discussion about the date that feels best for us to make this shift. Further, both staff and families helped me understand their hopes, reservations, concerns, and recommendations for us, as a school, to make this change the best way we can to support our kids. Both groups asked me to advocate for the Monday just after Spring Break to make this transition to maximize the opportunity for school staff to get fully vaccinated and to give us the time we need to make this shift as well.

The next step of this process is for me and the principal of Wheat Ridge High School to discuss the positions of our two school communities and come to consensus on a recommendation from our articulation area as a whole. Mr. Schuh will take into consideration the recommendations from each articulation area in our district, as well as our public health leaders, and other community groups. He will make the final decision about when all Jeffco secondary students will have the opportunity to engage in 100% in-person learning and share it with our whole community as soon as he can.

Please understand that when this shift happens this spring, we will:

  • Continue health screening, masks, and hand-washing to mitigate the risk of COVID transmission at school.
  • Maintain our current schedule of four classes per day.
  • Continue to have a 100% remote teaching team and an in-person teaching team to avoid asking teachers to teach in dual modalities.
  • Allow all Everitt families-- of both 100% remote and current hybrid students-- to change their learning environment if they feel that's best for their family and their student.

Please also understand that when we invite more students into the building each day, social distancing will be a greater challenge in each classroom; however, we will do the best we can to keep as much space between students as possible.

As soon as Mr. Schuh makes this decision, we will reach out to every family at Everitt to get your preference to remain in your current learning environment or to switch. When we know how many students will change learning models, we will work to make the schedule adjustments necessary to keep our students and staff as safe as possible, as connected as possible, and learning as much as possible.

Thank you for your continued flexibility, understanding, and support of Everitt. If you have any questions, additional feedback, concerns, celebrations, or advocacy you'd like me to consider or share with our superintendent, please don't hesitate to call or email. My door is always open.

As always, thank you for believing in the power of neighborhood schools to bring our communities together, and thank you for sharing your kids with us; it is our honor to serve them.


Jeena Templeton, Principal

Everitt Middle School




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