D11 started the school year on Aug. 24 with a hybrid model, targeting students with the greatest academic need for levels of in-school support. The remainder of our students have been engaged in our remote learning platform, Inspire Online. We will continue this schedule September 21, when we will begin to bring students back for in-person learning on staggered schedules (see the Elementary, Middle, and High School sections on pages 12-16). Detailed schedules will be sent from your child(ren)’s school(s). Understandably, there may be times where cohorts, schools, or the District will need to move to remote learning. You will receive communication in these circumstances as soon as possible.
Colorado Springs School District 11 is committed to supporting students’ social emotional wellness and offering resources to ensure students transition back to school smoothly. Plans have been established to provide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for all students in concert with modified in-person, hybrid, and remote learning models. Staff members will embed consistent, scheduled opportunities to check and connect with students in order to build community, teach SEL strategies, monitor wellness, and identify individualized needs. In addition, every school has multiple assigned mental health providers who have the expertise to support individual student needs.
Support may include social emotional learning, building relationships, and increased access to mental health/wellness services. Families and schools will work together to understand how students are feeling and assess their individual needs to provide essential services to students during these challenging times.