Rivendell School is beginning the school year on Monday, August 24th in Phase 4 with 15 students per class.
We are working hard to identify the best ways to provide safe and effective education for our students for the 2020-21 school year. You can read Holly's most recent letter to families, and our Reopening FAQ that may answer some of your questions.
Phase 1 - Remote Learning (We ended the school year here)
If the teacher/student ratio drops below 1:8, we will move to remote learning. Rivendell could also be in this phase if we are told by county and/or state agencies that it is no longer safe to have in-person learning. Students will have regular online check-in times, work sessions and whole class meetings. We will continue to follow our same normal weekly schedule even if we move to online remote learning. Individualized materials will continue to be provided by teachers for each student and teachers will work via online video chat with all students in all content areas every week to ensure academic growth.
Phase 2 - Blended Instruction
Rivendell will be in this phase if the teacher/student ratio falls between 1:8 - 1:10. In this model, students will come to school two days one week followed by three days the next. A schedule to be followed and appropriate individualized school work will be issued to students for the days that they are not physically in the building. The small ratios will allow for all students to continue to be challenged academically and worked with individually on the days that they are at school.
Phase 3 - In-person Instruction with Restrictions
Rivendell will be in this phase if the teacher/student ratio falls between 1:10 - 1:15. In this scenario, all students can still be at school every day. Class sizes will be reduced to meet the required ratio and cohort groups of students will be placed together in these smaller groups. All students will be taught by licensed, full-time Rivendell teachers.
Phase 4 - Full Operation, No Restrictions
Rivendell will be in this phase if the teacher/student ratio is allowed to be 1:16 or higher.
Rivendell will be able to return to students learning at school full-time without restrictions to recess, specials, etc. and will follow expectations regarding attendance as set by the Larimer County Health Department, CDC, and the Early Childhood Council.