Messages From the District


November 11, 2020

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. 





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

Rocky Mountain Kids


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

Rocky Mountain Kids


Salvation Army
802 Quari Ct.
Aurora, CO 80011



Aurora Frontier
3200 S. Jericho Way
Aurora, CO 80013

Rocky Mountain Kids


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

Rocky Mountain Kids


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

Rocky Mountain Kids


1020 Eagle St.
Aurora, CO 80011



3050 S. Laredo St. 
Aurora, CO 80013



701 S. Kalispell Way
Aurora, CO 80017

Rocky Mountain Kids


2055 Moline St.
Aurora, CO 80010

Boys and Girls Club


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





October 2, 2020

Dear APS Community,

As we prepare to transition to in-person learning through a hybrid model, we want to provide some important information and reminders for you and our students.

As we have shared previously, students who are attending school in person have been assigned to two groups (A and B) that will be learning both in-person and remotely. Grades 1-8 will begin in-person on Oct. 12 with the “A” group. High school students will start in-person on Oct. 20 with the “B” group. Please refer to this calendar to see which weeks are designated as “A” and “B” weeks for in-person learning. If you do not know which group your student has been assigned to, please check with your child’s school.

For those families that have elected to keep their children at home for fully remote learning, please ask your child’s school if you have specific questions about your child’s remote learning schedule.

During the weeks that students are not attending school in person in their groups, they will be learning remotely from home. We have developed a Remote Learning Behavioral Code of Conduct and we ask that you review it regularly with your student. Please remember that all synchronous (learning in real-time from teachers online) classes will be recorded. We will use the recorded classes for instructional purposes only and will not share them publicly. For example, the recordings may be provided to other students who were absent during the class or to other teachers for training purposes.

Please know that we will continue to review our Decision Matrix and the latest health data to determine if we need to change to a different learning model in the future. If a transition is needed, we will communicate with families as quickly as possible.

Preschool and Kindergarten In-Person Learning
On Monday, we welcomed our youngest learners back to in-person learning through Preschool and Kindergarten Academies. Starting on Oct. 12, kindergarten students will switch to the hybrid model and attend in person during their assigned “A” and “B” weeks in order to align with the rest of the district. Preschool students will continue with their present schedule and attend in person Monday-Thursday.

Keeping Students Safe
While students are at school, we will keep the same group of peers and staff members together for the entire day as much as possible. If we determine students or staff members have been exposed to COVID-19, we will ask parents to pick students up from school and provide information on next steps as quickly as possible.

Please know that any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 must provide a medical release or documentation of a negative test result prior to returning to school.

Health Reminders
The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our top priority.  Please partner with us by adhering to the following practices:

  • All students must wear face masks while on the bus and at school. If you have not already done so, please practice mask wearing with your children at home.
  • Keep your children home if they are sick. Check for symptoms every day and check your child’s temperature. If your child has a temperature of 100.0 F or higher, keep your child at home. Additional symptoms to look out for are a cough, tiredness or shortness of breath.
  • If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please keep your student at home for the quarantine period determined by your medical provider.
  • Reinforce and teach frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Make sure to provide your school with a current telephone number where you can be reached.
  • Ensure that someone is available to pick up your children within an hour if they become sick.
  • Report your child’s absence each day to the school including the reason for the absence and, if sick, please report illness symptoms on the attendance line.
  • Also, please remind your children about social distancing. This means keeping several feet between themselves and others. I know some children may want to hug or high five. Instead, please show your children how to give a friendly wave or thumbs up instead.

2020-21 Calendar
The APS Board of Education approved a revised calendar for the 2020-21 school year. Instead of having a Fall Break, students and staff will have the entire week of Thanksgiving off. In addition, Winter Break has been extended by an additional week in January. There are other calendar changes throughout the school year, so please review the calendar thoroughly.

Technology Devices
Every APS student should have a technology device such as a tablet or chromebook. Students will use these devices for learning while they are in-person and remote. It is important that students bring their devices to and from school every day. Also, please keep devices charged as much as possible. If your student does not have a technology device, please work with your child’s school to check out a device.

Free Grab-and-Go Meals
APS will continue to offer free meals for families. Families can pick up free meals at any of our APS 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 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Thank you for partnering with us to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming our students for in-person learning.

Superintendent Rico Munn




September 21, 2020

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September 8, 2020                                                                                               

APS Launches Parent Playbook Website               

Aurora Public Schools recently launched the web-based APS Parent Playbook to further support parents and families as they navigate the remote learning landscape in the 2020-21 school year. Families can use the site to find academic, mental health and other vital resources.   Additionally, parents can meet and chat virtually with APS leaders. Surveys are also available for parents to give feedback on highs and lows of the week as well as how the information presented can be improved. 

Visit for more information 


El Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora lanza el sitio web: La Guía para Padres de APS  (APS Parent Playbook)

El Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora recientemente lanzó la Guía de APS para Padres (APS Parent Playbook), una herramienta virtual, que ofrece apoyo adicional para los padres de familia, a medida que se van orientando por los entornos del aprendizaje en línea en este año escolar 2020-21. Las familias de los estudiantes pueden utilizar este sitio web para encontrar recursos vitales para los estudios, la salud mental y otros aspectos. Además, los padres de familia podrán reunirse y chatear en línea con los dirigentes de APS. También hay encuestas disponibles para que los padres de familia puedan compartir sus comentarios sobre lo que funcionó bien y lo que pudo mejorar durante la semana, al igual que dar sus aportes para mejorar la manera en que se presenta la información. 

Visite para más información.


August 31, 2020

Dear APS Community,

Thank you for a successful start to the 2020-21 school year! It has lifted our spirits to see so many Aurora Public Schools students engaged and excited to learn remotely. While we recognize that remote learning has its challenges, our students, teachers, families and district staff have put in countless hours of hard work and remain committed to making our online classes as rigorous, engaging and impactful for students as possible.

As we continue with remote learning during our first quarter, we are also continuing to plan for a potential return to in-person learning. Of course, our decision would rely on health data and guidance from the Tri-County Health Department. A decision will be made in the coming weeks, and we will continue to provide you with updated information via emails, phone calls, social media posts and our website

A return to in-person learning would most likely happen through a hybrid model, which means that students would learn both in-person and remotely. In order to implement a hybrid model, all APS schools will need to divide their students into two groups. One group would attend school in person on designated “A” days or weeks. The other group would attend school in person on designated “B” days or weeks. Please know there is absolutely no difference between the “A” and “B” groups other than the days or weeks that they are assigned to attend. On days that students are not attending school in person, they will be learning remotely from home. 

Dividing students into two groups will allow schools to conduct in-person learning with half the number of students they would typically have in buildings. This will allow for more social distancing opportunities and reduce traffic both in and around our schools.

During the coming weeks, schools will be letting you know whether your students will be in the “A” group or “B” group or continue learning remotely from home. The list of students who will continue to learn remotely is based on what families selected for the school year during the online check-in process. If you have changed your mind about your previous selection (in-person or remote), please let your child’s school know as soon as possible. Please know there will be efforts made to keep families with multiple students all in the same group. We recognize the difficulty in coordinating parent work schedules and childcare. As such, if your students are identified in different groups, please work with your students’ schools to change groups, so that all of your students can attend school in-person on the same days.

Fully Remote Option for the Entire 2020-21 School Year

We understand that some families have unique medical considerations or do not feel comfortable with in-person learning and will want to keep their children at home every day to learn remotely for the rest of the school year. We will provide a fully remote option for those families that choose to keep their children at home. Please rest assured that your students will continue to be able to access rigorous and engaging classes online from home. If you selected in-person learning during the online check-in process, but would prefer to switch your child to remain in remote learning at home, please contact your child’s school and let them know as soon as possible.

FREE Meal Distribution

As we start this new school year, it is critical for every APS family to complete a free and reduced lunch application. These applications help much more than just the district’s meal program. Free and reduced lunch applications are also used to determine additional funding that schools receive, including federal Title funding and state-funded at-risk allocations. Please help support your child’s school by filling out this application as soon as possible.

Thanks to federal funding extensions and generous donations from our community, we are pleased to announce that we will continue to serve free meals to all kids under the age of 18, as well as adults. Families can pick up meals at any of our 47 districtwide drive-through grab-and-go school locations from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Additionally, there is an evening option to pick up drive-through grab-and-go meals from 4:45-5:30 p.m. at APS’ five comprehensive high schools. 

Checking In Your Student

Even though students are learning remotely, it is still important that all of our families check in their children using the APS Student Check-in System. Complete the online process to update or confirm your addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, health information, preferred language and more. Please contact your child’s school if you need support completing the check-in process. There is a question asking whether you plan to send your child to school in person or keep your child at home and learning remotely. Please select your preference to the best of your ability as we will likely transition to in-person learning at some point during the school year.

Thank you for your continued support.

Superintendent Rico Munn



Estimados miembros de la comunidad de APS:

¡Les agradezco por el gran inicio al año escolar 2020-21! Nos ha levantado el ánimo ver a tantos estudiantes del Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora participando y entusiasmados con el aprendizaje en línea. Reconocemos que el aprendizaje en línea viene con sus desafíos y nuestros estudiantes, maestros, padres de familia y miembros del personal han dedicado innumerables horas de trabajo y continúan con el compromiso de lograr que nuestras clases en línea sean rigurosas, motivantes y de alto impacto para los estudiantes, a la mayor medida posible.

A medida que continuamos con el aprendizaje en línea durante el primer trimestre, también seguimos con los planes para un posible regreso a las clases en persona. Por supuesto, nuestra decisión dependerá en los datos relativos a la salud y las disposiciones de Tri-County Health Department. Se tomará una decisión en las próximas semanas y seguiremos proporcionando para ustedes la información más reciente por correo electrónico, teléfono, las redes sociales y en nuestro sitio web

Es posible que un regreso al aprendizaje en persona se llevaría a cabo empleando el modelo híbrido, lo cual significa que los estudiantes aprenderían por medio de ambos métodos, en persona y en línea. Para que se pueda implementar un modelo híbrido, todas las escuelas de APS tendrán que dividir sus estudiantes en dos grupos. Un grupo de estudiantes asistiría en persona los días o semanas designados como Grupo “A”. El otro grupo de estudiantes asistiría en persona los días o semanas designados como Grupo “B”. Por favor, sepan que no hay absolutamente ninguna diferencia entre el grupo “A” y el grupo “B” aparte de los días y semanas en que tienen que asistir. Los días que los estudiantes no asistan a la escuela en persona, estarán en casa aprendiendo en línea.

Al dividir los estudiantes en dos grupos permite que las escuelas puedan realizar el aprendizaje en persona con la mitad de los estudiantes que normalmente tendrían en el plantel escolar. Esto ofrece mayor flexibilidad para cumplir con el distanciamiento social y reduce la cantidad de tráfico tanto dentro de las escuelas y en los alrededores.

En las próximas semanas, las escuelas estarán comunicando a las familias si sus hijos estarán en el Grupo “A” o el Grupo “B”, o si continuarán aprendiendo en línea desde su casa. La lista de estudiantes que continuarán aprendiendo en línea se hará con base en la opción que fue seleccionada para el año escolar durante el proceso de actualizar los datos de sus hijos en línea. Si desean cambiar su selección previa (asistir a clases en persona o en línea), por favor, notifiquen a las escuelas de sus hijos en cuanto antes posible. Queremos que sepan que haremos esfuerzos para que las familias con varios hijos tengan a todos sus hijos en un solo grupo. Comprendemos lo difícil que es coordinar entre los horarios de trabajo de los padres y el cuidado de los niños. Siendo así, si ustedes ven que sus hijos están en diferentes grupos, por favor, coordinen con las respectivas escuelas de sus hijos para que se hagan los cambios de grupo que permitan que todos sus hijos puedan asistir a clases en persona durante los mismos días.

Opción de seguir con el aprendizaje en línea todo el año escolar 2020-21

Comprendemos que algunas familias tienen que considerar ciertas situaciones especiales de salud, o no se sienten cómodos con el aprendizaje en persona, y optarán por mantener a sus hijos en casa todos los días con el aprendizaje en línea durante el resto del año escolar. Ofreceremos una opción de aprendizaje totalmente en línea para las familias que decidan mantener a sus hijos aprendiendo desde casa. Por favor, sepan que sus hijos seguirán teniendo acceso a clases que son rigurosas y motivantes en forma virtual desde casa. Si durante el proceso de actualizar los datos de sus hijos, ustedes seleccionaron la opción de aprendizaje en persona, pero ahora prefieren que sus hijos permanezcan en casa con el aprendizaje en línea, por favor, comuníquense con las escuelas de sus hijos para avisarles en cuanto antes posible.

Distribución de alimentos GRATUITOS

A medida que damos inicio a este nuevo año escolar, es muy importante que cada familia en APS llene una solicitud para recibir el almuerzo sin costo o a precio reducido. Estas solicitudes sirven para apoyar mucho más que el programa de alimentos. Las solicitudes para recibir el almuerzo sin costo o a precio reducido también se utilizan para determinar fondos adicionales para las escuelas, incluyendo fondos federales de Título y fondos estatales para la categoría en riesgo. Por favor apoyen las escuelas de sus hijos y llenen esta solicitud lo antes posible.


Gracias a la extensión de fondos federales y donaciones generosas de parte de nuestra comunidad, nos complace anunciar que continuaremos sirviendo comidas gratuitas para todos los niños menores de 18 años de edad y también para adultos. Las familias pueden recoger alimentos desde su coche (drive-thru) en cualquiera de nuestras 47 ubicaciones escolares a lo largo del distrito de 10:45 a 11:30 a. m. También habrá oportunidad por las tardes para recoger comidas de 4:45 a 5:30 p. m. en las cinco escuelas preparatorias del distrito. 

Actualicen los datos de sus hijos

Aunque todos los estudiantes ahora están recibiendo el aprendizaje en línea, es importante que todas las familias actualicen la información de sus hijos utilizando el sistema en línea para actualizar los datos de los estudiantes. Realicen el proceso en línea para poner al día o confirmar sus direcciones, números de teléfono, contactos de emergencia, información médica, idioma de preferencia, y otras cosas más. Por favor, comuníquense con las escuelas de sus hijos si necesitan ayuda para realizar el proceso de actualización de datos. Hay una pregunta ahí para que ustedes indiquen si tienen planes de enviar a sus hijos a la escuela para asistir a clases en persona o si prefieren que sus hijos permanezcan en casa con el aprendizaje en línea. Por favor, marquen sus preferencias según sus mejores criterios, debido a que es probable que hagamos la transición a las clases en persona en algún momento determinado durante el año escolar.

Les agradezco por brindarnos su apoyo constante.

Superintendente Rico Munn



Augutst 27, 2020

APS Parents and Guardians,

As we continue with remote learning, we want to ensure that our students have the resources they need to be successful. This includes having access to an internet connection at home. I want to remind you about several low-cost internet services available for families. 

Low-income families can sign up for 60 days of FREE Comcast Internet Essentials service. After the 60 days, qualified households will pay $9.95 per month. Even if you have an outstanding balance with Comcast, you may still be eligible, if you apply before December 31. Contact Comcast for more information.

You can also access the internet through Comcast public hotspots for free. 

In addition, families on a limited income can save money with Lifeline services from CenturyLink. This government assistance program can help you save on your monthly local phone service or qualifying internet service. Lifeline provides a discount of $9.25 on monthly service for qualified subscribers. 

To learn more about these services, please visit and click on the Internet Access tab or call the school office.


Estimados padres y tutores de los estudiantes de APS:

A medida que continuamos con el aprendizaje en línea (remoto), queremos asegurar que nuestros estudiantes tengan los recursos que necesitan para lograr el éxito. Esto incluye tener acceso a una conexión a Internet en casa. Les queremos recordar sobre varios servicios de Internet de bajo costo que están disponibles para las familias.

Las familias de bajos recursos pueden inscribirse para recibir hasta 60 días de servicio de Comcast Internet Essentials GRATIS. Después de los 60 días, las familias que califiquen pagarán $9.95 por mes. Aún si tienen un saldo pendiente con Comcast, pueden ser elegibles si presentan la solicitud antes del 31 de diciembre. Comuníquense con Comcast para obtener más información.

Comcast también ofrece puntos de acceso “wifi” públicos para que usted pueda tener acceso gratuito al internet.

Además, las familias con recursos limitados pueden ahorrar dinero con el servicio Lifeline de CenturyLink. Este es un programa de asistencia del gobierno que le puede ayudar a obtener ahorros con servicios mensuales de telefonía o de banda ancha que califiquen. Lifeline ofrece un descuento de $9.25 con el servicio mensual para clientes que califican. 

Para obtener más información sobre estos servicios, visiten el sitio web: y hagan clic en la pestaña que dice Accesso al Internet o llamen a la oficina de su escuela.



COVID-19 Resource
Fact Sheet
Updated 3/26/2020

With new information on COVID-19 becoming available daily, Aurora Public Schools will continue to monitor and update our community regularly through phone calls, emails and our website We thank you for your patience as we continue to partner with our public health agencies to follow guidance and make decisions in the best interest of our students, staff, families and community. Schools serve as central hubs in our community. During times of crisis, we know that families rely on our district for resources and support. This fact sheet will be continuously updated with new information as it becomes available.

Mental Health Supports
There are mental health supports available for the APS community. We understand that this can be an anxious and uncertain time for both kids and adults alike. We would like to provide you with some helpful resources if your student, you or a family member needs additional mental or emotional support.

If you or your student needs urgent counseling during the extended Spring Break, call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), or text “Talk” to 38255. This service is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Starting March 30, families can contact their student’s school counselor, social worker, or psychologist on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find the name and phone number for your school’s mental health providers, please visit our Mental Health supports page at The webpage also contains other helpful resources and will be updated regularly.

Below are additional online resources that may be helpful:

Talking To Children About COVID-19
The National Association of School Psychologists has this online resource available on their website that may be helpful when talking to children about COVID-19. 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has also posted this resource for parents and guardians on what to do when school is closed. 

State COVID-19 Hotline
The state has set up a Colorado COVID-19 Hotline to answer questions in English, Spanish and other languages. Call 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. You can also email (Answers will be provided in English only).  

If you have symptoms and think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call a healthcare provider.

COVID-19 Exposure in APS
Currently, APS does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

Deep Cleaning and Disinfecting Schools
During the extended Spring Break, all schools and district facilities will undergo additional intensive deep cleanings. We will restrict access to our school buildings from Wednesday, March 18 to Thursday, March 26 while this deep cleaning is completed.

APS Staff Work Expectations
All APS employees who can work from home are expected to do so through April 17. Staff who perform essential functions will be working on-site to provide meals, conduct deep cleaning of buildings and maintain security. 

Athletics, Activities, Childcare and Facilities Rentals
All athletics, activities, events, childcare and facilities rentals have been cancelled during this extended Spring Break. 

Student Contact Time Requirements
The Colorado Department of Education waived the minimum number of school days and teacher-pupil instruction hours normally required. Districts must make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities during this time.

State Testing
CDE announced a pause on administration of end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). There will be no CMAS assessments administered for the 2019-20 school year. This means CDE will also pause its school and district state accountability system. 

CDE is currently working with The College Board to generate possible solutions for the administration of the PSAT and SAT tests. Click here to view CDE’s news release.

Healthy Tips that Help with Prevention
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. You can help yourself and your student(s) reduce the risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 by following the tips below.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue, sleeve, or elbow (not hands) when you cough or sneeze, and then wash your hands.
  • If you or someone in your household is sick, stay home and follow the guidance of your healthcare provider.
  • Keep your immune system strong by eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and regular exercise, and by taking care of underlying health conditions.
  • For useful information on COVID-19, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment website.

Practice Social Distancing
Social distancing is an effective tool for preventing the spread of disease. It can include large-scale measures like cancelling all group events or closing public spaces, as well as personal decisions such as avoiding crowds. Whenever possible, keep six feet between you and others when you are in public.

Donating to Support the APS Community
We have received many messages asking how community members can donate to help support APS students and families. The APS Foundation has set up this website for donations.


Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora
Hoja informativa
sobre el COVID-19
Actualizada el día 26 de marzo de 2020

Con la nueva información que se hace disponible cada día sobre el COVID-19, el DIstrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Aurora continuará monitoreando e informando continuamente a nuestra comunidad por teléfono, correo electrónico y por medio de nuestro sitio web: Les agradecemos por tener paciencia mientras colaboramos con las agencias de salubridad para cumplir con sus consejos y tomar decisiones que sirvan los mejores intereses de nuestros estudiantes, miembros del personal escolar y de la comunidad. Las escuelas funcionan como puntos centrales en nuestra comunidad. Durante momentos de crisis, sabemos que las familias cuentan con nuestro distrito escolar para obtener recursos y apoyo. Esta hoja informativa se actualizará con regularidad para incluir nueva información, a la medida que se va recibiendo.

Apoyo de Salud Mental
Tenemos servicios de salud mental disponibles para la comunidad de APS. Comprendemos que estos pueden ser momentos de mucha incertidumbre y ansiedad, tanto para los niños como para los adultos. Nos gustaría brindarles algunos recursos útiles en caso de que su hijo, usted o un miembro de su familia necesite apoyo adicional, ya sea mental o emocional.

Si usted o su hijo necesita servicios urgentes de consejería durante el receso de primavera extendido, llame a la línea telefónica para situaciones de crisis en Colorado (Colorado Crisis Services) al número 844-493-TALK (8255), o puede enviar mensaje de texto con la palabra “Talk” al 38255. Este servicio está disponible los siete días de la semana, 24 horas al día. 

A partir del 30 de marzo, los padres pueden contactar al consejero escolar de su hijo, al trabajador social, o a un psicólogo, de lunes a viernes desde las 8:00 a. m. hasta las 4:00 p. m.  Para encontrar el nombre y número telefónico de los profesionales de salud mental en la escuela de su hijo, visite nuestra página web para servicios de apoyo de la Salud Mental: Esta página web también incluye otros recursos útiles y se estará actualizando continuamente.

A continuación tenemos recursos adicionales en línea que pueden ser útiles:

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el COVID-19
La Asociación Nacional de Psicólogos Escolares (National Association of School Psychologists) ofrece este recurso en línea por medio de su sitio web, el cual podría ser útil a la hora de hablar con los niños sobre el COVID-19.

El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) también ha publicado este recurso para los padres y tutores de los estudiantes sobre lo que deben de hacer cuando se cierra la escuela.

Línea telefónica estatal para el COVID-19
El Estado de Colorado ha establecido una línea telefónica estatal para contestar preguntas sobre el COVID-19 en inglés, español y otros idiomas. Llame al número telefónico 303-389-1687 o al 1-877-462-2911. También puede comunicarse por correo electrónico: (los correos serán contestados solamente en inglés).  

Si usted tiene síntomas y piensa que ha sido expuesto al COVID-19, por favor, consulte con un proveedor de atención médica.

Exposición al COVID-19 en APS
Hasta el momento, no hay casos confirmados de COVID-19 en APS. 

Limpieza Profunda y Desinfección de las Escuelas
Durante el receso primaveral extendido, todas las instalaciones de los planteles escolares y del distrito tendrán una limpieza profunda e intensiva. Limitaremos el acceso a los edificios escolares desde el miércoles 18 de marzo hasta el jueves 26 de marzo mientras se lleva a cabo esta limpieza profunda.

Expectativas de trabajo para el personal de APS
Todos los empleados de APS que están programados para trabajar durante el receso de primavera extendido y que pueden trabajar desde casa, deberán trabajar desde casa hasta el 27 de marzo. Miembros del personal que cumplen con funciones esenciales trabajarán en las instalaciones para distribuir alimentos, llevar a cabo la limpieza profunda de los planteles y mantener el orden y la seguridad. 

Actividades atléticas, eventos, cuidado de niños y renta de instalaciones,
Todas las actividades atléticas y otras actividades, eventos, cuidado de niños y renta de instalaciones han sido canceladas durante el receso de primavera extendido.

Requisitos de días de clases esenciales por parte de los estudiantes
El Departamento de Educación de Colorado ha concedido exención de los requisitos mínimos de días de clases y el número de horas de instrucción de maestro-estudiante que normalmente requieren. Los distritos escolares deben hacer todo esfuerzo posible para proporcionar otras opciones de aprendizaje durante este periodo.

Las pruebas estatales

El Departamento de Educación de Colorado (CDE) anunció una pausa en la administración de las pruebas estatales de final del ciclo, incluyendo la prueba Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). No se aplicarán las pruebas estatales CMAS en el ciclo escolar 2019-20. Esto significa que el CDE también pondrá en pausa su sistema de responsabilidad y rendición de cuentas para escuelas y distritos.  

El CDE está trabajando en coordinación con el Consejo de Educación Superior (College Board) para generar posibles soluciones para la administración de las pruebas PSAT y SAT. Haga clic aquí para ver el boletín informativo del CDE.

Consejos saludables que ayudan con la prevención
Los síntomas de COVID-19 incluyen la fiebre, tos y falta de aliento.Usted puede ayudarse a sí mismo y a su(s) hijo(s) en reducir el riesgo de contraer y propagar el COVID-19 por medio de las siguientes prácticas de la buena salud:

  • Lávese las manos frecuentemente con agua y jabón por un periodo mínimo de 20 segundos. Utilice un producto antibacterial que contenga por lo menos 60 por ciento de alcohol si es que no hay agua y jabón disponibles.
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca con manos que no estén limpias.
  • Tápese la boca con un pañuelo desechable de papel, con la manga de la camisa o con el codo (pero no con las manos) cada vez que tose o estornuda, y luego lávese las manos.
  • Si usted o alguien en su hogar está enfermo, permanezca en casa y siga las indicaciones del profesional de salud que lo atiende.
  • Mantenga con fortaleza su sistema inmunológico comiendo una dieta saludable, durmiendo suficientes horas, haciendo ejercicios con regularidad, y tomando medidas para cuidar cualquier condición subyacente de salud.
  • Para información útil sobre el COVID-19, por favor, visite el sitio web de Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Practique el distanciamiento social
El distanciamiento social es una medida eficaz para prevenir la propagación de enfermedades. Esto incluye medidas a gran escala como como la cancelación de todos los eventos donde se reúnen grupos de gente, o el cierre de los espacios públicos, al igual que las decisiones personales de evitar las multitudes. Cuando sea posible, mantenga una distancia de seis pies entre usted y los demás en lugares públicos.

Donativos para ofrecer apoyo a la Comunidad de APS
Hemos recibidos muchos mensajes preguntando la manera en que los miembros de la comunidad pueden ofrecer donaciones para ayudar a los estudiantes de APS y a sus familias. La Fundación APS (APS Foundation) ha establecido este sitio web para las donaciones.