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Update on Coronavirus COVID-19 and School Closure from the State of AZ

 

 

March 30, 2020

 

Viper Families,

As you may have already heard, it was announced this morning that schools buildings will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  Part of the joint statement by Gov. Ducey and Sup. Hoffman is included below.

 

I am coordinating with the Ball Charter Schools team to review and consider plans for the remainder of the school year.  Teachers have already planned for close through April 10, so everything will continue as-is until then.  I will meet with the VVA team later this week to develop a plan for the last six weeks of school.  If you have thoughts or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or me so we can take this information under advisement as we move forward.

 

Stay safe, friends.  We sure miss you all!

Mrs. Baca

 

Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman released the following joint statement:

 

“In alignment with yesterday’s updated federal guidance, today we are announcing the extension of school closures through the remainder of the school year. Today’s announcement is intended to give parents and educators as much certainty as possible so they can plan and make decisions. While this isn’t the outcome any of us wanted, we are grateful for the partnership of schools around the state, who have stepped up to offer virtual and take-home learning opportunities for our students. These efforts are crucial, and we recognize that schools are making every effort possible to continue providing instruction during closures. We also thank our legislative partners for passing legislation ensuring all educators and staff see no disruption in pay. Our number one priority will continue to be health and safety, and we will continue to work closely with public health officials to make the best decisions for kids, families, and our school communities.”

Additional information about meals for kids, childcare, special education considerations, learning resources for families and educators and more can be found at www.azed.gov.