Holly School District RE-3






Prowers County Health & Environment Update 10-21-2020

 HOLLY SCHOOL RE-3wildcatlogo

Jackie Crabtree, Superintendent

j.crabtree@hollyschool.org

 719-537-6616; Fax 719-537-0315

P.O. Box 608

206 N. 3rd St. 

Holly, CO  81047


 

October 20, 2020


Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,


There have been many questions and concerns regarding the current quarantine.  To address these issues, Prowers County Health and Environment will host a Zoom meeting on Thursday, October 22, at 5:30 PM.  They will review the current data, walk through the COVID-19 school-based outbreak guidance, and answer pre-submitted questions.  


You may submit your questions to the following address:  pcphdirector@prowerscounty.net


We hope you will attend. 


Thank you, 

Ms. Crabtree




October 22 at 5:30 PM: 

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(If you are not able attend during the scheduled meeting time, we will post the recording on our school website as soon as we receive it.) 



Health Department Update

The quarantine has been expanded by the health department after the case rate increased which makes the criteria tougher to limit quarantine and more information has been received. Investigations from the health department are ongoing and things evolve as they learn more in each and every case investigation. PCPHE is doing everything it can to keep school in session and not have to close and go to online learning.

If you have questions, some of the answers may be found here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/cases-and-outbreaks-child-care-schools#FAQ

Update 10/14/20

MESSAGE FROM HOLLY SCHOOL


October 14, 2020 

Dear Holly Parents, Staff, and Community Members: 

Today, we received notification that a member of our high school has been exposed to a person that has tested positive to COVID-19 and is showing symptoms. This person was at school. In accordance with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), we must quarantine all staff and students this person has been in “close contact” with. The definition of “close contact” is determined by CDPHE and CDE. While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family. There is nothing more important to our school district than the safety and health of our students, our staff, and their families. We are working directly with county health officials to address this situation. If your student is affected you will be notified by Prowers County Public Health and Environment. If your child is unable to continue in person learning please contact the school for further guidance. We will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures and guidance from the state and county health department. School and activities will continue as normal for those students not impacted. We know that moments like this can be stressful, and we will do all we can to support you. COVID-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. As cases are rising in our community, we must be vigilant. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, chills, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure. The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. • Avoid close contact with those who are sick. • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve. • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. • Stay at home when you are sick. • Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people. • Wear a face covering indoors at all times and outdoors when you cannot social distance. Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. It is important to remember that children are greatly influenced by the reactions of adults when facing difficult circumstances. I encourage everyone to remain calm and to be empathic and respectful to those affected. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of our school! 

Sincerely, 

Ms. Jackie Crabtree Superintendent




Resources for Families

If you need assistance, please use the following links.  
You can apply for benefits programs online.  You can also apply for medical assistance at https://connectforhealthco.com/.  
If you do not have internet access, you can call our office ahead of time and staff can mail an application to be completed, or call Hunger Free Colorado who can complete the application for them over the phone.  The Hunger Free phone number is 855-855-4626. 

Southeast Health Group:

In light of recent tragic events in our community, we are offering grief support on an ongoing basis.  Individual and group options are available via phone and video. Small groups in person may also be available by request and COVID-19 precautions will be implemented. Please do not hesitate to reach out for support during this time and in the coming weeks.  If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact one of the following:

  

BriAnn Appel, LPC, RPT at 719-336-9153

Youth & Family Services Director, Southeast Health Group

 

Brenda Brooks at b.brooks@hollyschool.org

School Counselor, Holly School District


Jackie Crabtree at j.crabtree@hollyschool.org

Superintendent, Holly School District


Home of the Holly Wildcats!

Current Openings:  
Art Teacher

Vocational Ag Teacher
or 
Industrial Arts Teacher
 
High School Assistant Volleyball Coach

High School Assistant Boys' Basketball Coach

High School Assistant Girls' Basketball Coach

PK-12 Substitute Teacher
Mail Applications: P.O. Box 608, Holly, CO 81047
Email Applications: s.schenck@hollyschool.org

Contact Information:
206 North Third   P.O. Box 608   Holly,Co 81047

Holly School 719-537-6616
Holly Daycare 719-537-5920
Holly Bus Barn 719-537-5921
Holly School Fax 719-537-0315


Holly School District Mission
The Holly School District shall strive to provide a safe environment for all students and staff and meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs for all
students so that they reach their learning potential, including the attainment of the district’s academic standards, through partnerships between home, school and the community.


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