CUSD Governing Board Decision on Student Return After Winter Break
As guidance related to COVID-19 continues to evolve, we have updated our plans based on the latest information and guidance available, including the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arizona Department of Public Health, and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Administration. We have also received numerous communications from our staff, parents, students, and the community sharing their opinions.
Based on the most recent Board action
Anticipating that families will be traveling over the holidays and hosting family gatherings, on Wednesday night the Governing Board voted to temporarily allow students in grades 7-12 to listen and view instruction for classes via Google Meets, as is currently available for quarantined students, in place of attending in-person instruction for the first two weeks of the second semester (January 5-15, 2021).
Providing quality instruction for students in-person will continue to be the primary focus for classroom teachers. Students choosing to attend class in a virtual modality are expected to commit for the two-week period, log-in on a daily basis and meet assignment due dates. Students attending virtually will be able to listen and view live instruction in core subject areas (English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages) via Google Meets, have assignments and resources uploaded into Google Classroom as the teacher deems appropriate, and complete assignments online. Elective courses will upload assignments into Google Classroom that can be completed independently.
If you would like your student to participate in this virtual opportunity, please contact your child’s attendance clerk to indicate your intent. You may leave a message on the attendance line. Parents have until January 4, 2021 to notify their school.