Bus barn closure extended

West Transportation to resume services on October 12, 2020


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School busses sit idle as the COVID outbreak continues. Service is expected to resume on October 12.

West Bus Terminal Closure Extended: No Mountain Area Bus Service Continues through October 11

Dear Jeffco Public Schools families in the mountain area,

Due to more confirmed cases of COVID-19, we are extending the closure of our west transportation terminal and our stoppage of all bus service for our mountain area schools through Sunday, October 11, 2020. We will resume bus services on Monday, October 12, 2020. Students who qualify because of their disability and receive specialized transportation through a 1066, will continue to receive necessary transportation services.

We realize this is inconvenient, but we want to be cautious and diligent with health protocols and do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. If your student rides the bus, please make other transportation arrangements for the time period of Tuesday, September 29 through Sunday, October 11. If you cannot make other arrangements, your student should participate in remote learning during this time period. Please contact your school office about this arrangement if it is needed. Likewise, if you are selecting remote learning during this time and need food services, please contact your school office for additional supports.

All close contacts of the positive COVID-19 case have been identified and quarantined. If your child was identified as a close contact and needs to quarantine, you have already been contacted and have received a separate letter titled, “Important COVID-19 Health Alert – Positive Case of COVID-19.”

If you do not receive the letter mentioned above, then we do not believe your child has been in close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19. Your child does not need to stay home and quarantine, but you should still continue to regularly monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19.

If your child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19:

● Follow these isolation instructions.

● Have your child tested.

● Continue to keep your child home from school and avoid other activities around other people.

● Notify the school immediately.

● Seek medical care and testing for COVID-19, calling your doctor before you show up.

If you have further questions, please contact Jeffco Public Schools COVID Resource Nurses at [email protected].

We understand the lack of transportation services may be inconvenient for some families and appreciate your patience as we navigate this challenging situation