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We hope you are enjoying your summer and getting time to safely connect with your friends and family as the state begins to open up.

We know many of you are curious about what school will look like in the fall. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released their Roadmap for reopening schools this week. This document is quite lengthy and provides topics for school districts to address which will require a lot of planning and research by each district for implementation. PUSD’s leadership teams have already met several times to begin planning PUSD’s procedures and guidelines for next fall in areas such as 1) health and safety of students and staff, 2) physical distance requirements for in-person instruction,3) hybrid learning models if health risks require further measures, and 4) improved distance learning methods. The good news is we are making significant progress on these procedures as we consider logistics, staffing, communication, and resource requirements.

Your input is very important to our planning, and before we finalize the plans for Fall 2020, we will be considering input from our community and families. In the next couple weeks, we will provide more information on how to formally provide input regarding your family’s needs and concerns. All input and suggestions will be thoughtfully considered as we further develop our procedures in accordance with state and health official guidelines.(Questions that have been emailed to school staff recently will more than likely be answerd in upcoming communications once we have: 1) fully developed plans that meet the requirements of the state and health officials and 2) gathered more input from our families and community regarding their needs.)

The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount. It is truly our hope that students will safely be in our buildings with school looking as “normal” as possible. We will also continue to communicate periodically as plans become more final and concrete.

Thanks for your support and for trusting us with your children. Families, school staff, and the community will need to work together for a successful transition into next school year for Every Child, Every Day.

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