Return to school plan



Springfield School District will be implementing the following return to school plan for the start of the 21 – 22 school year.  The District will continue to work with the Baca County Health Department to provide the safest and best learning environment possible.  In the event of an outbreak or an increase in the number of cases in the county or district, this policy may be modified to insure the health and safety of our students and staff.


  • As per CDPHE, students and staff are recommended but not required to wear face coverings while inside or in areas that social distancing cannot be implemented.
  • The district will implement social distancing when possible and without affecting the learning environment.
  • The district will follow the quarantining recommendations of the Baca County Health Department.   Those students and staff that have been vaccinated or have been wearing masks have the best chance to avoid being quarantined if a positive case comes up in the classroom.
  • Teachers will not be performing temperature checks when students arrive at school. As per recommendation of local public health officials, parents are asked to screen their child for COVID-like symptoms prior to sending them to school each day.  If a child shows symptoms, please keep them home until these symptoms subside. 
  • One of our best methods for controlling the sickness is for students and staff members to stay home when they are not feeling well.   We ask for your cooperation with this request.
  • The district will encourage the use of good personal hygiene by washing hands, using hand sanitizers, proper covering of mouth when coughing, etc.
  • The district will continue to do extra sanitizing in high contact areas.  Teachers will be asked to help with this on a daily basis.  Each classroom will be provided the proper sanitizing materials.


Remote Learning

  • The remote learning options that were available during the 20 – 21 year due to COVID-19 will not be available during the 21 – 22 year. 


Athletics and Activities Resume as Normal

  • Athletics and activities will resume normal processes in 2021-2022 in partnership with CHSAA and governing bodies.  The district will work with local public health officials to determine public health protocols for activity participation and game protocols.  Please understand that when traveling the opponent may have different requirements at their venues than we have at ours.  These are all based on local public health department decisions.


COVID Immunizations Not Mandatory

  • SSD will continue to provide information to the community about COVID immunization opportunities as a courtesy for those who wish to access the vaccine. However, the COVID immunization will not be required for staff or students. Contact Baca County Health Dept. if you wish to seek vaccination for yourself or your children.
  • The Health Department strongly recommends vaccinations but they are not required by Springfield School District.

Facilities Rentals Resume

  • Facilities rentals will resume as normal in 2021-2022, with some potential restrictions.


  • The circulation of outdoor air within district buildings, via mechanical systems, will continue to be increased and improved.

Visitors in SSD Schools/Facilities Permitted on Limited Basis

  • In the 2021-2022 school year, visitors will be permitted in the schools on a limited basis. School may limit the maximum number at any time when the deem necessary. Face coverings will not be required for visitors, however, they may wear one if they are more comfortable doing so.


Please remember that the district will continue to monitor the COVID situation and will make adjustments to our protocols in accordance with local health department recommendations and in the best interest of our students and staff. 

Our students and staff are our top-priority and we will continue to make decisions to ensure their health and safety.  The district would like to thank all parents, and stakeholders for your continued patience and working with us as we have navigated through the COVID pandemic.  We look forward to returning to our regular school protocols in the upcoming 21 – 22 school year.