We are St. Vrain Educational Advocates & we are urging Colorado schools to return to in-person learning in Spring 2021.
Students are suffering from educational degradation, social isolation, and increased levels of psychological distress due to decisions forcing students into hybrid and online learning against their will.
We are a group dedicated to advocating for our children to be properly served with proven educational methods and full-time in-person learning.
We recognize the challenging position of teachers, school administrators, and administrative personnel during the pandemic and support their tireless work and dedication to our children. We are opposed to special interests, such as the teachers’ union and partisan educational interest groups, using this crisis to advance pre-COVID agendas.
Our Immediate Requests
Provide In-Person Learning Immediately
Support Social Distancing Measures
Acknowledge In-Person Learning Model Will Be Different
Target Quarantine Efforts
Value Teachers as Essential to Society
Oppose Using COVID-19 as a Bargaining Tool
How is remote learning affecting Colorado’s children and families?
Survey results from our parent organization, the Colorado Alliance for In-Person Education. Data collected on 12/11/2020 from 818 concerned Colorado parents who are members of the Colorado Alliance for In-Person Education.
Our children’s mental health is declining
of children are depressed, distraught, angry, or disconnected
of families know of a child who has tried to commit suicide
of children are currently seeing a counselor
Our families are suffering financially
of families are affected financially because of the pandemic
of families have stopped working or reduced work hours to assist with school
of families are paying for child care because of remote learning
Note: this data does not take into account holidays, quarantines, or snow days
**Aurora and DPS MS/HS students had 0 days of in-person learning
We ask that full-time in-person learning be started immediately across St Vrain Valley School District. The LaunchEd program, or a successor all-online option, should continue to serve the families that choose a fully online learning model going forward. This approach provides each family with a learning environment that fits their unique set of needs. These options mitigate the increasing issues of educational equity for children with learning disabilities or special needs, as well as working and underprivileged families that are less able to make home-schooling work.
We support the use of masks, maximizing the use of outdoor venues for learning, eating lunch in the classroom, minimizing hallway congestion, and other innovative methods to enable in-person learning while mitigating the spread of COVID-19.