Hybrid Day

Below you will find more details on what the Hybrid In-person/ On-campus school day will look like when we are permitted to move into the Hybrid phase of instruction. It will be updated periodically, so please check back frequently. As a reminder, you will have the option to choose at-home learning through Brick to Click, and if you make that choice we ask that you remain with it until we are in the Green phase and thus providing Traditional instruction.

These logistics are being implemented to assist in keeping all students and staff safe. We appreciate the support of our Esmond Station families as we work through these decisions. We are asking for your support and understanding in order to successfully transition to the Hybrid phase of learning.


  • Students will not be permitted on campus prior to 7:50 a.m.
  • Student arrival on campus will be divided into twogroups based on families last names.
    • Students with last names A-K will need to arrive at 7:50 a.m..
    • Students with the last name L-Z need to arrive at 8:05 a.m. 
    • Bus riders will arrive when the bus drops them off. 
  • Parents are encouraged to stay in their car when dropping off their children at school.
  • Students will enter campus through three different gates based on grade level. 
    • Kindergarten, 1st-grade and 2nd-grade will enter campus through the South gate by the fields 
    • 3rd-grade, 4th-grade and 5th-grade will enter campus through the main center gate
    • Middle School will enter campus through the fire lane at the gate by our site resident’s house
  • Before entering their assigned gate, students will have their temperature checked using a no-touch thermometer. 
  • Students who eat school breakfast will be permitted to eat breakfast in their classroom prior to the school day starting
  • Students will be cohorted by class at the K-5 level and by grade level for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
  •  We will be implementing physical distancing when feasible.
  • Upon entering the classroom for the day and before and after lunch and before they leave school for the day students will wash their hands. Additionally, students will use hand sanitizer frequently between class transitions such as specials, recess, etc.
  • Each student will be assigned a plastic divider for their personal work space. Middle school students will take their plastic divider to each class with them.
  • Classrooms with desks will be arranged in rows and spaced apart to provide physical distance.
  • Classrooms with tables (Kindergarten, 1st grade, Middle School Science and Specials) will be limiting the number of students per table to provide physical distance.
  • Students will be encouraged to bring and use their own personal supplies (pencil, paper, dry erase markers, scissors, glue, etc.) If families are in need of assistance to provide individual school supplies may reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Gigi Annunziato, at annunziatog@vailschooldistrict.org for assistance.
  • Student desks, tables and high touch areas will be sanitized nightly and at a minimum of one other time during the school day.
Reteach and Enrich
  • In an effort to reduce transitions, Elementary and Middle School students will not transition to REACH (reteach and enrich). This instruction will occur in their assigned classroom for the first quarter.
  • Each class will be assigned a minimum of one 15 minute recess daily. Younger students may have two 15 minute recesses per day. 
  • No more than 3 classes may be at recess at one time.
  • The play structure will be closed during the first quarter and then be reevaluated for the remainder of the year.
  • The playground will be divided into 3 zones. One zone per class per day. Students will stay at their assigned zone with planned activity for their recess. The next day they will rotate to the next zone and so forth.
Restrooms and Drinking Fountains
  • Students will be assigned one restroom to use daily. 
  • No more than 3 students are permitted in the restroom at a time.
  • Hand dryers have been turned off.
  • Paper towel dispensers have been installed.
  • Outside drinking fountains have been turned off.
Volunteers/ Visitors
  • Volunteers will be permitted on a very limited basis, at principal discretion.  Volunteers who would like to contribute from home should coordinate with the volunteer coordinator and/or the classroom teacher(s).
  • Visitors to campus will not be permitted during hybrid learning. 
Health Office
  • Visits to the health office should be reserved for necessary care.
  • Classroom teachers will have ice packs and vaseline for the minor boo-boos and chapped lips.
  • If a child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or is exhibiting other signs of COVID-19, he or she must be picked up immediately to limit the child’s exposure to others.
  • Students who are ill will be kept in an isolation space in the health office or front office work room.
Face Coverings
  • All students and staff will wear a properly fitting cloth facial covering at all times other than eating. This includes the time in the classroom.
  • Elementary students will be provided a lanyard to hold their facial covering.  The lanyards will stay in the classroom at night and facial coverings will be sent home with students to be washed.
  • It is recommended that students bring a 2nd mask to school in case their first mask gets soiled (bloody nose, sneeze, etc.)
Clubs/ Additional Activities
  • During hybrid learning there will be no in-person clubs or activities after school. Some teachers may opt to offer their club virtually.
  • Field Trips: During hybrid learning there will be no field trips.
Safety Drills
  • Unless we are otherwise notified, safety drills will continue as normal. 
  • Kindergarten through 5th-grade students will eat lunch in their classroom. 
  • Middle school students will eat with their grade level in assigned area
  • School lunch will be delivered to classrooms. Selections will be limited.
  • Students will not have access to microwaves to heat their food on campus.
Hallways/ Transitions
  • Elementary students will walk in lines on the right side of the sidewalk with additional spacing. 
  • Middle School passing periods:
    • Passing periods will be staggered to limit student contact. 
    • Additional time will be added to passing periods to allow for cleaning/sanitizing and restroom use.
    • Students will rotate in a clockwise manner.
    • Students will not congregate outside of the classroom between classes, but instead, enter when they have arrived.
  • 1st- Walkers and bike riders will be dismissed first. 
  • 2nd- Bus riders will be dismissed.
  • 3rd- Aftercare students will be escorted to the aftercare classroom.
  • 4th- Kindergarten students will be dismissed from MPR to their parents. 
  • Once all 4 of these groups of students have cleared campus, 1st through 8th grade students waiting parent pick-up will be dismissed from their classroom as their parent/guardian arrives.
  • Parents are encouraged to stay in their car for parent pick up.
  • Kindergarten will not have specials
  • 1st-grade through 4th-grade will have Art, Library, PE and STEAM class
  • Specialist teachers will push-in to grade level classrooms, with the exception that PE may be in the MPR or outside
  • Middle school specials will be Art, PE, STEAM or ELP (for those who previously qualify)