SVVSD’s online learning plan as well as updates during the COVID-19 school closure

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, St. Vrain develops an online learning plan to keep students on track.



SVVSD poster in Mead High School

Today, March 26 at 8:22 a.m, the district released the online learning plan that will take effect on Monday, March 30 through April 17.

Though the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) wants to support families in this time, they must stay on track to ensure that students continue to the next grade level and graduate. 

The district has developed an online curriculum for the first two weeks of closures. On Monday, March 30, they will share these links with families so that they can begin to work with students on their daily lessons. 

“During the first two weeks, online lessons will focus on language arts (K-12), math (K-12), high school science (9-12), and high school social studies (9-12) activities,” said the SVVSD website. Examples of these plans are on the SVVSD website.

Many teachers have already developed additional online instructional resources that they may use as well. Student’s teachers will communicate directly about any changes to their online learning plan for the first two weeks of the school closures. 

Beginning April 13, students will be given online lessons in all content areas, including art, music, physical education, etc.

These online learning lessons will be given through the following platforms:

  • Students in grades 6-12 will use Schoology.
  • Students in grades 4-5 will use Schoology unless their teacher is already successfully using Seesaw and plans to continue with that platform.
  • Students in grades PK-3 will use Seesaw.

To the students who may not have the resources needed to follow the online learning plans, i-Pads can be checked out at the two Community Resource Centers, Frederick High School, and the Learning Service Center, starting the week of March 30. There are also hotspots placed geographically throughout the community for students who don’t have internet access. There will also be a limited amount of printed packets for the first two weeks of the online learning plans at the Community Resource Centers.

As far as grading goes, if students are staying engaged and turning in assignments, they can maintain their third quarter or second trimester grades through the end of the year. If students are not engaged or turning assignments in, the teacher may lower the grade.

If students aren’t satisfied with their third quarter or second trimester grades, they should contact their teachers to work on what is necessary to raise their grade.

During the school closure time, teachers will not be using Infinite Campus. To keep track of assignments, parents and students should check Schoology or Seesaw. If any questions arise, feel free to contact the student’s teachers or school principal.

“Special education goals and accommodations to meet the requirements of your student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be included in the online learning plans. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s case manager. If you have an IEP or 504 meeting scheduled during the school closures, a member of the special education team will contact you with information in order to continue with a remote meeting,” said the SVVSD website. 

In addition, the Colorado Department of Education has announced a pause for end-of-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). For the 2019-2020 school year, the SAT has been cancelled, AP tests will be taken online, and the IB tests have been cancelled. 

“Due to contractual obligations with our postsecondary partners, concurrent enrollment classes will not be graded using the district’s new grading process. We are working directly with teachers and students on learning expectations and support for online concurrent enrollment course access and completion.” said the SVVSD website.

Although SVVSD believes their schools and buses are safe, they are doing a deep clean and disinfecting every area of the schools and all school buses.

As of now, all athletics, activities, arts, and events have been cancelled. SVVSD will continue to update these as the situation continues.

SVVSD is also keeping a close eye on end of year graduation ceremonies and will keep everyone updated as they move forward.