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Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams counties see school COVID-19 outbreaks

School settings in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties saw 15 confirmed coronavirus outbreaks starting in August, according to the local public health agency that serves those counties. “What we … more

Tri-County Health to 'reconsider' opt-out policy, mask mandate in another meeting

In yet another twist for school mask policy in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, the local public health agency will hold another meeting about its mask order. more

Cherry Creek district expands mask requirement for students through 8th grade

Cherry Creek School District has extended its mask requirement to slightly older students after clarifying its understanding of the local public health agency’s order requiring masks in schools. more

Charters split on Douglas County Schools mask policy

Kindergarten teacher Megan Johnson walked her class single file down the hall at American Academy, keeping a watchful eye on each child. Every so often she called to a specific student, reminding … more

2nd Valor Christian coach says she was forced out for being gay

A second former coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch has come forward to say she was forced out after acknowledging she was gay. more

Douglas County seeks to invalidate Tri-County Health school mask rules

Douglas County commissioners are seeking to overturn the Tri-County Health Department’s recently-approved school mask rules by having their attorney raise objections … more

Mask debate dominates Douglas County Schools board meeting

A line formed at the door. People waited for more than an hour to get inside the meeting. There was not enough capacity for everyone congregating, so security let people in incrementally. That was … more

Back to school in Cherry Creek district: ‘Going with the flow’ as masks mark another year

A cheerful crowd gathered at Rolling Hills Elementary School on the first day of kindergarten in Cherry Creek School District, with parents sending their kids off wearing masks in keeping with the … more

Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay former coach

A student-organized walkout was held at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch voicing support for former volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who said he was forced to quit because he is gay. more

1st, 6th-grade classes switch to remote at STEM School Highlands Ranch amid COVID outbreak

First and sixth grades at STEM School Highlands Ranch have been moved to remote learning after a confirmed COVID outbreak. Nicole Bostel, the charter school’s director of communications, … more

Coach claims Valor Christian forced him out for being gay

Inoke Tonga, until recently the volleyball coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, claimed through social media that he was forced to leave his job because he is gay. more

Douglas County schools stick with student mask rule

The Douglas County School District is not backing down from its newly announced rule requiring students through sixth grade to wear face masks indoors as a COVID-19 safety measure. more

Douglas County commissioners vote to opt out of Tri-County student mask mandate

Following a nearly four-hour long meeting including dozens of public speakers, Douglas County officially opted out of the latest public health order from Tri-County Health Department after the … more

STEM School Highlands Ranch fills all but 2 positions for start of school

After having nearly 30 staff vacancies at the start of summer, STEM School Highlands Ranch filled all but two positions before the start of the 2020-21 school year. In May, STEM parents expressed … more

Littleton district opens two new school buildings in Centennial

Two new school buildings welcomed students Aug. 12 in Littleton Public Schools — the first in 40 years. A new Newton Middle School building and a brand new school, Dr. Justina Ford Elementary … more

Tri-County Health issues COVID-19 school mask order for kids 2 through 11

In a much-anticipated decision, the local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties decided it will require masks for all children aged 2 to 11 years old. more

Douglas County Schools to require masks for students in preschool through 6th grade for COVID-19 safety

The Douglas County School District has again updated its mask policy and will begin requiring all students in preschool through sixth grade to wear masks when inside school buildings as a COVID-19 safety measure. more

Douglas County commissioners plan to opt out of school COVID-19 mask mandate

Douglas County is set to try to opt out of a public health order requiring masks for students ages 2 to 12 after all three commissioners confirmed that they plan to vote that way. more

JCPH issues last-minute mask order for all Jeffco students

Timing, as they say, is everything. At 5:40 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16 — the evening before the first day of school for roughly 80,000 Jeffco students, Jefferson County Public Schools sent out a notice … more

Speakers urge mask mandate in Littleton Schools

Littleton Public Schools launched the new school year without a face mask requirement, though that didn't sit well with some parents who spoke at a school board meeting Aug. 12. The district's … more
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