Important Message Regarding COVID19
Dear Acorn Community,The Board of Directors has been meeting weekly for the past six weeks to monitor the COVID situation to determine the best courses of action based on the latest information in Boulder County, the State of Colorado, and the Nation. This week Governor Polis announced that school students will not return to their classrooms for in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. He also announced a relaxation of the Stay at Home Order to become a Safer at Home order which will go into effect on April 27th. Boulder City and County have both extended their stay at home orders through May 8th, and have decided to keep all of their facilities closed through the end of May.The Board of Directors have decided that The Acorn School will remain closed until June 15th unless the situation improves drastically. The decision was based on the lack of testing, reduced availability of required sanitation supplies, and emerging but not yet finalized rules from Boulder County Public Health, new required illness exclusion and the requirement to close if there is any sign of symptoms in children or staff, the responses to the Parent Survey, and the desire to be able to reopen and stay open.
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
The Acorn is the proverbial symbol of promise and potential. Just as it grows to become a majestic oak that then produces its own acorns, we realize that what we do every day at The Acorn School is an investment in a better future for all.
It is our conviction of this truth that guides everything we do. We view the personal development and education of the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers we serve as a profound stewardship that deserves the greatest resources, the best talent and the most nurturing attention possible. This opportunity must be made available to all children, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Just as the little acorn needs the warm sun, nutrient-rich soil, life-giving water and the protection of the larger oaks that surround it, so too, the children at The Acorn School are provided with all the resources necessary to grow and thrive. We address the whole child’s need for emotional support, intellectual development, and social interaction, knowing that to focus on only one of these areas is to provide incomplete development. To address them all is to sow the seeds of future success.