Reopening of Schools
Each week, new information is released regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance regarding a phased approach to reopening schools and businesses. As we look at possible scenarios for school to resume in August, we would like your input regarding three options based on guidelines from the Arizona Department of Education. Please note, no decisions have been made at this time. We are looking at all options, continuing to seek stakeholder feedback, and monitoring the state and federal guidance closely. We know that these are fluid times with ever-changing information. The schooling model that we begin with in August will likely not be the model that we follow for the entire school year. Much will depend on the evolving situation with COVID-19 and the continued guidance and feedback we receive.
The Laveen School District values parental involvement and will continue to communicate with our families and seek input as the school year draws closer. We know that your opinions may evolve as more information becomes available, and we will continue to seek your input.
Our initial question is the following: How would you rank the three possible schooling options below?
Full Online Learning Option: Students would attend school every day from home through an online platform and taught by Laveen teachers. All instruction would take place online with virtual lessons and interactive class sessions.
Hybrid Option: On alternating weeks, students would attend in-person classes held at the school site and participate in online instruction at home. This option would allow us to better follow CDC guidance regarding social distancing as only half of the students would be in the school building on any given week.
Every Day, In-Person Option: Students would attend school every day, in-person. We would do our best to implement as much of the CDC guidance as possible; (e.g., hand washing, limited sharing of supplies, health screenings, and possibly face coverings). The distance between desks would be maximized, but it would not be feasible to have all students spaced 6 feet apart.
Please complete the survey before June 17, 2020.