Let us remember…that we are in the holy presence of God.
We remain committed to keeping our students, parents, families, alumni, faculty and staff informed about these unprecedented events and our plans and responses to these complex times. We are deeply grateful to you for your prayers and know that you are very much in ours. We do always remain in God’s Holy Presence...
On Wednesday, March 18, as many of you did, Mullen High School leadership received word that Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order closing Colorado schools through Friday, April 17 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. You may read the press release and executive order here.
Therefore, Mullen High School students will return to campus and resume in-person classes on Monday, April 20.
This is the right decision for the well-being of our community. Our dedicated and talented faculty and staff have been preparing for the possibility of an extended closure and a shift to Distance Learning since closing school on March 12 and 13, 2020. While this change presents enormous challenges, we are ready to embrace them and to continue the educational process and to serve the students of Mullen High School. We know there are a lot of questions at the moment, and we are doing everything in our power to provide thoughtful and timely answers to our families.
Mullen’s Crisis Committee has been meeting over Spring Break to deal with the ever-changing situation and make decisions that best protect the health and well-being of our students, staff, families and communities. Those decisions include the development and implementation of a Distance Learning system that we will begin on Wednesday, March 25 with a new “Syllabus Day” during which faculty will outline expectations and detail how we will proceed over the course of the coming weeks. Students and parents will receive more information on Distance Learning early next week but students should be prepared to check-in online on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Mullen leadership knows this extended closure raises a significant number of questions about the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year. Leadership, faculty and staff are collaborating on these questions, addressing those that are most immediate and planning for those that are more distant. We are very aware that decisions we make are dependent upon conditions around us. We know that any plans we make may be altered by changing directives and circumstances.
As noted above, our plan is to re-open on Monday, April 20, to proceed with scheduled activities and to hold those that are already on the calendar including Prom and Graduation. Obviously, resuming our athletic schedule will depend on CHSAA’s plans following this extended break. Once we have information about CHSAA activities and athletics, we will certainly communicate it to you.
Thank you for your understanding in this uncertain time. Through God’s grace, we have no doubt that we will overcome these extraordinary challenges. We ask God to continue to bless our Mullen High School community, our city, our country and our world. We will continue to pray for all those affected by COVID-19 and we ask that you heed the CDC’s advice which can be found here.
Please watch for additional correspondence in the coming days.
You can also get the latest information on Mullen’s response to COVID-19 at MULLEN.COM/SPRING2020.