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March 30 - Parent FAQs

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We realize with the school closure you may have questions. We hope to answer as many as we can in this FAQ. We will add to this weekly as needed.

Health and Safety:
What are good strategies to stay safe and healthy?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home as well.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America.

Education:
When will educational opportunities begin for my child?

  • We will begin educational opportunities on Monday, March 30. Pick up packets in the lobby from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. The plan is to receive a weekly distance learning packet at this time.

Will there be teacher support?

  • Teachers will be reaching out to families by phone and using online tools via Google Classroom and/or Class Dojo.

Will the promotion affect 8th grade promotion?

  • We do not know at this time. We will follow national, state, and county health guidelines. The CDC has recommended social distancing for eight weeks at this time (through May 9), and also to limit gatherings to 10 people or less.

How will grading work?

  • As long as student’s work is completed and it is a good faith effort, she/he will receive a “100%” for that week. If it is incomplete it will be graded accordingly.

Technology:
What can I do if I do not have an internet connection?

  • The Maricopa County/Aguila Branch Wi-Fi Hours on Highway 60 has available internet when in proximity. The hours are:
    • Monday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Miscellaneous:
What can I do if I am in need of food?

  • Aguila Elementary School is serving breakfasts and lunches from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. You can receive a breakfast and lunch for students 18 and under. We invite you to view our April school closure menu for more information.

March 20 Update on Coronavirus - COVID-19

Dear Arizona families, educators, school leaders, and education community members,

We want to provide you the most up-to-date information on the status of Arizona’s school closures. Over the last week, we’ve worked side-by-side to keep parents and educators informed and provide resources to families to mitigate the impact of school closures.

We’re grateful for the continued partnership of our school administrators and education leaders around the state. And we thank the Arizona Department of Health Services for their continued coordination so we can keep kids safe and healthy.

Today, we are jointly announcing the extension of school closures through April 10, 2020. Our goal is to get kids safely back in the classroom as soon as possible while providing parents and educators certainty so they can plan and make decisions. We will continue to work together to determine what’s best for Arizona kids and schools in the face of COVID-19.

It’s important for families and parents to know that while this extension will continue to address operational issues, school closures will not stop the spread of COVID-19.

The safest place for children during this time is at home. They should not be cared for by elderly adults or those with underlying health conditions, including grandparents and other family members. We’ve teamed up with leaders in the non-profit, faith-based and business communities to make childcare available for those who need it. A list can be found on azed.gov.

We also appreciate the partnership of our state legislature in order to provide continued assistance and flexibility to our schools. On Thursday, legislators passed legislation to waive requirements related to educational assessments and ensure teacher and school staff pay is not disrupted, legislation that will be signed as soon as it is received by the Governor’s Office.

Daily meals continue to be provided at schools throughout our state to any child under 18. To view a list of meal sites, visit azed.gov. There you can also find additional information, such as special education considerations and learning resources for families and educators.

As it relates to graduation, the Arizona Department of Education is working with education leaders at the local, state, and federal level to provide guidance to schools regarding high school graduation. We will provide additional information to schools in the coming days and weeks.

We are asking schools to continue to please adhere to the following measures during this period of closure:

  • School administrators should make every effort to provide continued education learning opportunities through online resources or materials that can be sent home.
  • School administrators should work with the Arizona Department of Education to provide breakfast and lunch services for Arizona students.
  • As demand rises on healthcare professionals and first responders, schools should consider expanding childcare programs currently available to ensure minimal disruption to these critical jobs as a result of the school closure.

When school resumes, school administrators should develop and implement precautions to ensure schools are a safe learning environment, including social distancing measures, regular intervals for administrators to wash and sanitize their hands, and guidance on how to properly and frequently sanitize election equipment and common surfaces.

We are unified in our efforts to address COVID-19, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Our number one priority is the health and safety of all our residents, especially our kids, and as facts and guidance change, we will monitor them closely and keep you updated.

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website. This website is updated daily with new information.

Sincerely,
Governor Doug Ducey & Superintendent Kathy Hoffman

March 13 Update on Coronavirus - COVID-19

The Coronavirus/COVID-19 remains a fluid situation and The Aguila Elementary School District continues to monitor it day-by-day. We will be taking an abundance of caution to minimize the spread of any illness, including influenza. Over spring break we will perform deep cleaning and continue with routine cleanings, such as disinfecting frequently touched surfaces at our schools with cleaning products. We appreciate the work of our custodial staff to keep our buildings clean as well as our site health aides for the role they’re playing as a vital medical resource for our schools.

Our administration is working closely with local and state agencies to monitor the progression of this ever-changing environment. We are coordinating efforts with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to slow the spread of the virus and ensure students and employees have safe and healthy learning environments.

Should the spread of COVID-19 increase, the Aguila Elementary School District is working in collaboration with local agencies and has plans in place for various actions that may be required in response to the coronavirus and are ready to take action, as needed, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. On March 12, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Department of Education recommended that schools do not close. We will continue to follow the ADHS and Maricopa County Department of Public Health and will keep you updated with any developments that might impact our community or schools.

Please help to keep our students and employees safe by staying informed, practicing good hygiene, and staying home when sick. It takes all of us working together to ensure healthy learning environments.

Over spring break, we’ll continue to monitor the situation closely and post updates. This space will remain your official source for information.

Links:

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. We invite you to take a few minutes to read our coronavirus fact sheet.


    Physical Address: 50023 N. 514th Ave., Aguila, AZ 85320
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218, Aguila, AZ 85320
    Phone:  (928) 685.2222
    Fax:  (928) 685.2433