Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman just 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.”
Mohave Valley Elementary already has a plan in place, and at this point we plan to continue the course. The district will continue to provide at home learning packets, supported by online content to those who have it available. At the same time, we will continue to check in with our students on a weekly basis to answer questions, provide additional support, and simply to make sure our students are managing during this unprecedented time. In two weeks, teaching packets will begin to transition to new content: Timing will be dependent on student progress to this point in conjunction with teacher input.
We thank you for your patience and understanding, and pledge to continue to work with parents and students to make the best of these uncharted waters.