Denver Public Schools’ summer courses will be held remotely, all district summer camps canceled – The Denver Post

Denver Public Schools’ summer classes will be held remotely, and all DPS summer camps are canceled, the school district announced Monday.

“This decision was made with the goal of protecting the safety, health and wellness of students, staff and families as the district works to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus,” the school district wrote in a news release. “Amid the uncertainty this pandemic brings, DPS remains in close contact with public health officials, elected leaders and other school districts, and will continue sharing information as it’s available.”

Impacted DPS summer programs include:

  • All district camps canceled
  • Remote Summer Academy
  • Remote high school credit recovery
  • Remote sixth- and ninth-grade academies
  • Remote extended year services for special education
  • Remote summer professional learning, including June and July leadership weeks and New Educator Welcome Week
  • Continued grab-and-go food distribution

Gov. Jared Polis ordered a closure of all public and private schools across Colorado on March 18 in an effort to stop the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus. Polis continued to extend the order, eventually mandating in April the closure of all schools in the state for in-person learning through the rest of the academic year.

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