As a reminder, BVSD's illness protocol is as follows:

If your child is experiencing fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or chills (major symptoms) that last longer than 24 hrs they must have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days. 

If your child is experiencing any other symptom (minor symptoms) that last longer than 48 hrs they must have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days. 

Testing is available through BVSD and COVID Check Colorado throughout the district - see the schedule here. Parents MUST report a positive test result to the school. 

If you have questions about returning to school after an illness, please contact our school's health office.

Reporting Absences
If your student will be late or absent, please call the attendance line at 720-561-4802, or submit the online form, before 8:25 AM on the given day.

Arrival Time/Student Drop Off
Children should arrive at the school at 8:30 a.m. There is no supervision before 8:00 a.m. Parents are asked to drop off students on the curbside in the “Hug and Go” area to avoid bus traffic. Please use the designated drop off area only. Do not leave parked cars at curbside. Never block the handicapped areas. Violators may be ticketed. If you need to park your vehicle, please use the school parking lots or the recreation center. Parents driving their children should be sure that they do not have to cross moving traffic to safely arrive at the sidewalk area. The bell allowing students into the building rings at 8:30 a.m. Students may not enter the building before 8:30 a.m.. All students will go directly to their classes.

Attendance and Reporting of Absences and Tardies
Children who attend school regularly perform much better in academic areas and are motivated to succeed in school. School district policy requires that students be in school unless they are too ill to attend. A student who has more than 8 days of unexcused absences (need not be consecutive days) during a school year may be in violation of the state attendance law.

When students are absent from school, parents are asked to notify the office prior to 8:20 a.m. on the day of the absence by calling the 24 hour attendance line: 720-561-4802 or submitting the form above. You may leave a message any time of the day or night regarding absences. Please state: child’s name, teacher, grade, date of absences and reason. If no call is received about an absent student by 8:20 a.m., an automated call will be generated to contact the parent at home.

In the event that your child is tardy, a parent must sign them into the office at which time the student will receive a tardy slip to give to their teacher. Any child who enters the building after the second morning bell at 8:35 is considered tardy and must report to the office before going to his/her classroom.

Parents who know in advance that their child will be absent are asked to call the attendance line or submit the online form prior to the date(s) of the absence. Students will be expected to make up work missed during periods of absence. Allowances will be made to adjust assignments and deadlines when students are ill. Good attendance is also important for our school funding. 

Leaving School
Parents may pick up their child during the school day, but they must report to the school office to sign the child out of school. Someone other than their parent may take students out of school only if that person is listed on the student’s emergency contact form. Proof of identification may be requested. Please alert school administrators of court issued restraining orders, changes in custody or guardianship, etc. and provide a copy of official documentation so that we may be in compliance with these requests.

Staying After School / Alternative Plans After School
When a child is to stay after school, prior arrangements for transportation and supervision must be made between student, parent and teacher. If a student would like to go home with a friend by bus, he/she must have written permission in advance from the parents involved and have the note signed by an office staff member. Students may not make these arrangements during the school day, nor will they be permitted to phone home for such purposes. These arrangements should be made at least a day in advance.

Vacations and Family Holidays
Nederland Elementary staff believes in the importance of family activities and vacations. However, we also believe in and support the importance of daily attendance and continuity of learning. Sometimes, these beliefs can conflict with each other. Extended vacations and absences from school can cause gaps and difficulties in learning. Please plan family vacations and activities when school is not in session. Teachers will not provide assignments for vacations. Parents are encouraged to have their child keep a journal and read daily.

Students will make up missed assignments upon his/her return. All missed work must be turned in within two weeks of the student’s return from vacation.