Bennett School District 29j is committed in an ongoing effort to keep all students, families, staff, and community members safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly formed community liaison and district nurse have formed a partnership in order to guide the district through these unprecedented times. We are setting up a Covid-19 link on the district website where students, families, staff, and community members can get the latest information, resources, and guidance on Covid-19.


There will also be a Covid-19 hotline on the phone tree of each school. Families, staff, and community members can call regarding possible exposure, Covid-19 testing questions, questions on symptoms, etc. The community liaison and district nurse will get back to you as soon as possible. In case of possible exposure and/or infection, we will work in a confidential manner with school administration to determine if it is safe for the person to be in the school building ; and what steps to take next to guide the person to the correct resources.


Bennett School District 29j has taken measures to ensure that all essential school learning can continue online through our newly implemented seesaw platform. Families and students will be able to directly contact teachers in English and Spanish; this will guarantee that students do not miss out on valuable instruction if the student cannot do in-person learning.


The community liaison and district nurse welcomes your feedback. We truly appreciate your efforts at keeping your family and loved ones safe and healthy. Our primary goal is to maintain the safety, health, and integrity of all Bennett School District 29j  stakeholders. We hope that by taking the safety measures enacted by Superintendent Robin Purdy and the Board of Education, we can continue to safely instruct our children during the 2020-21 school year.

What Families Need to Know

How is coronavirus spread?

Coughing and Sneezing

Touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

Close contact with people


What are the symptoms?



Shortness of breath

How can I help protect myself?

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects

Avoid putting fingers in your mouth, ears, or eyes

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze – and wash your hands afterward

If you are sick, stay home until your fever is gone for 24 hours


What is coronavirus exactly?
It is a new, previously unidentified virus, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Similar coronaviruses cause symptoms of a common cold or upper respiratory illness.

How does it spread?
The exact method of contagion is not known at this time. It is known that it is spread from person to person from individuals experiencing fever and cough. Frequent hand washing is encouraged to limit exposure to this as well as the flu virus.

Should I send my child to school?
At this time, there are no restrictions for school or work. However, just like the flu or common cold, if your child is exhibiting symptoms of fever or cough, they should remain home until they are fever and cough free for twenty four hours without medication.

Have there been any reported cases of coronavirus in Colorado? Any reported cases in schools?
At this time, there have been confirmed cases in Colorado. The Bennett School District does not have any confirmed cases. The CDC is providing updated information about cases in the United States.

Should my child wear a mask?
According to health professionals and the CDC, at this time it is not necessary to invest in surgical face masks and exam gloves. These items provide an illusion of safety when actually, without proper training, proper hand-washing and other preventive steps, the benefits are minimal.

Can we still travel?
For the latest updates and advice on travel please refer to the CDC’s page.

Will we be notified if someone at school contracts coronavirus?
Families and communities will be notified in accordance with Tri County Department of Health and the CDC if a confirmed case of the new coronavirus is identified in our city or schools.