New Information: All APS Students to Transition to Remote Learning Through End of the Semester

APS Community,

The APS Board of Education approved a motion during their meeting last night to transition all APS students to fully remote learning for the rest of this semester. This includes all students who are currently learning in person (preschool and Kindergarten, students with special needs, newcomer students and Pickens Technical College students). This transition will start after Thanksgiving Break. The final day for in-person learning this semester will be Thursday, November 19.

Schools will be following up with families about remote learning. If you have specific questions about your child’s remote learning schedule or need access to any materials to engage in remote learning, please reach out to school staff.​​​​​​​

As we shared with you on Monday, below is information to support the transition to fully remote learning for all students.

Free Grab-and-Go Meals
APS will continue to offer free meals for families. Families can pick up free meals at any of our 47 drive-through grab-and-go locations. Meal pick up is from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most APS high schools also have an evening pick-up time from 4:15-5:00 p.m.

For the holiday breaks, meal service will be available at 16 sites from 10:45-11:30 a.m. and at five of our high schools from 4:15-5 p.m. The schedule for holiday weeks will be as follows:

  • Thanksgiving Break: 
    • Free meals will be served November 23-25 (Monday-Wednesday). On Wednesday, Thanksgiving meal kits will be provided along with meals for Thursday-Sunday.
  • Winter Break:
    • Free meals will be served December 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday). On Wednesday, holiday meal kits will be provided along with meals for Thursday-Sunday.
    • Free meals will be served December 28-30 (Monday-Wednesday). On Wednesday, meals for Thursday-Sunday will be provided.
    • The regular weekday schedule will resume on the week of Jan. 4. Free meals will be served January 4-8 (Monday-Friday). On Friday, meals for Saturday and Sunday will be provided.

Once again, please join me in sincerely thanking our Nutrition Services staff members for their tireless work to feed APS families. These are incredible team members who go above and beyond the call of duty every day.

School-Time Remote Learning Childcare
​​​​​​​We have partnered with organizations throughout our community to offer school-time childcare for students in grades K-8. Our plan is to continue offering care for students at the current offsite locations (Colorado Community Church, Dayton Opportunity Center, and Salvation Army). We are also temporarily providing care at seven school locations. This will continue through Winter Break. After Winter Break, we plan to begin transitioning childcare to four City of Aurora Parks and Recreation Centers.

Once again, in order to support instruction for remote learning, priority is given to APS staff members. All parents are responsible for transportation to and from the sites. Before and after school care will not be available while students are learning remotely. Please note that there may be a cost for care at the remote learning centers.  

Below is a list of providers and their remote learning center locations. To register your child, follow the links for each provider. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the providers directly. 

LOCATION ADDRESS

PROVIDER

CONTACT INFORMATION

REGISTRATION LINK

Colorado Community Church
14000 E Jewell Ave. 
Aurora, CO 80012

Rocky Mountain Kids

720-877-5765 
rmkcolorado@gmail.com  

rmkcolorado.com  

Dayton Opportunity Center
1445 Dayton St.
Aurora, CO 80010
(Limited Hours at this location 7:00am-3:30pm)

Rocky Mountain Kids

720-877-5765 
rmkcolorado@gmail.com  

rmkcolorado.com

Salvation Army
802 Quari Ct.
Aurora, CO 80011

YMCA

720-289-0232
ccarlson@denverymca.org  

denverymca.org/child-care/
before-after-school-care/aurora
 

Aurora Frontier
3200 S. Jericho Way
Aurora, CO 80013

Rocky Mountain Kids

720-877-5765 
rmkcolorado@gmail.com  

rmkcolorado.com  

Murphy Creek
1400 S. Old Tom Morris Rd.
Aurora, CO 80018

Rocky Mountain Kids

720-877-5765 
rmkcolorado@gmail.com  

rmkcolorado.com  

Vista PEAK Exploratory
24551 E. 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80018

Rocky Mountain Kids

720-877-5765 
rmkcolorado@gmail.com  

rmkcolorado.com  

Elkhart
1020 Eagle St.
Aurora, CO 80011

YMCA

720-289-0232
ccarlson@denverymca.org  

denverymca.org/child-care/
before-after-school-care/aurora
 

Dartmouth
3050 S. Laredo St. 
Aurora, CO 80013

YMCA

720-289-0232
ccarlson@denverymca.org  

denverymca.org/child-care/
before-after-school-care/aurora
 

Tollgate
701 S. Kalispell Way
Aurora, CO 80017

Rocky Mountain Kids

720-877-5765 
rmkcolorado@gmail.com  

rmkcolorado.com  

Montview
2055 Moline St.
Aurora, CO 80010

Boys and Girls Club

720-671-0847
JazminM@bgcmd.org 

bgcmd.org/clubs

All Off-Season Workouts Suspended in APS
​​​​​​​In addition to the suspension of in-person learning, all off-season workouts are suspended until further notice. Activities continue to be provided remotely as much as possible.

We still intend to transition back to in-person learning after Winter Break assuming that community transmission curbs. We all have a responsibility to do our part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19. This includes:  

  • Always wear a face covering or mask in public.
  • Do not attend or host social gatherings. Although it is tempting to meet with a few close family members or friends outside of your household, public health officials are concerned that small and large social gatherings are one of the biggest factors in community spread of COVID-19.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, or if you use a tissue then discard the tissue and promptly wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if hands are not visibly soiled.

We will continue to evaluate data and make decisions that are in the best interest of students, staff and families. Please know that our focus remains on providing as much in-person learning as is safely possible. We will continue to share information about any upcoming transitions with you as quickly as possible. We plan to make our next decision about plans after Winter Break by January 4. Thank you for your continued flexibility and support.

- Superintendent Rico Munn