Tanque Verde District Families,
Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today
announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the
announcement is intended to give parents and educators as much certainty as
possible so they can plan and make decisions,” noted the Governor’s Office
announcement, released this morning.
teachers, staff and administrators have already begun planning for an extended
closure. As you know, today is our first day of remote instruction and
providing educational opportunities for all students. This announcement
confirms that we are on the right course to finish the school year. We will
continue on the path we have outlined for our families - to provide essential,
extended and enrichment learning activities for all students through a remote
learning framework, until the end of the school year.
decision to close schools through the end of the 2019-20 school year does
include additional provisions. Those provisions, detailed in legislation signed
into law on March 27th by Governor Ducey (H.B. 2910) include the following:
- Statewide testing
requirements are suspended
- School days are not extended into
- Learning opportunities for
students are required to continue
- Teachers and staff will see
no disruption in pay as a result of COVID-19
continue to prioritize maintaining support for our students and families, as
well as doing our part to keep our community safe. As we work together through
this first week of remote learning, please let us know if there is anything we
could be doing to improve our communications or guidance to families. If your
student is in need of instructional or technology support, please reach out to
your school or classroom teacher(s).
continue to watch for your school communications and guidance for school
specific information. We wish you all a successful first week of remote
learning, and please know we’re here for you. Just let us know how we can help!
Governor’s press release may be found here: https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-extension-school-closures