The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has granted flexibility for local school boards and charter school governing boards to implement a maximum of five Remote Learning Option days in lieu of canceling scheduled contact day(s) to protect the health, safety or welfare of students. Such Remote Learning Option days may not be part of a school’s calendar or scheduled ahead of time but rather should be used when unforeseen circumstances prevent in-person learning.
Schools that intend access to this flexibility should adopt a board policy or resolution that meets requirements established by CDE and develop a Remote Learning Option Plan for how the Remote Learning Option day will be implemented. Additional information and a sample board resolution are provided below.
- School District Calendar and Instructional Hours Guidance (Colorado Department of Education, p 12-14)
- CSI Sample Board Resolution: Remote Learning as a Result of Emergency School Closure (docx)
Notification to CSI
As a reminder, schools should communicate any unplanned school closures as well as Remote Learning Option days to Submissions_CSI@csi.state.co.us (Schools are welcome to include the CSI submissions email address in their emergency notification distribution list so they do not need to communicate emergency closure information separately to CSI).