CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Response and Information
Governor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced an extension of the statewide school closures. All schools will now be closed for the remainder of the year.
We are working together to monitor and adapt to the needs of our WESD families. On this page, you will find resources to keep you informed during the required closures. Additional information and resources will be added as they become available.
March 30, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This morning, Governor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced an extension of the statewide school closure through the end of the school year. Additionally, this afternoon, the Governor issued an executive order to “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected,” which encourages Arizonans to limit their time away from home, and if they do go out, to ensure social distancing. Our leadership team is continuing to meet regularly and we will share answers based on these announcements.
In the meantime, we do know that the order will NOT impact our plans to provide meals and educational resources. We will continue to provide free Grab and Go meals for children 18 and younger at 13 of our locations from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. We will also continue our plan to make educational packets available online each Thursday. For those without internet and devices, WESD will be having packet pick up at ALL WESD schools this Thursday, April 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Teachers will continue to reach out to their students and schedule regular Google Meet times to connect and provide guidance on the educational materials provided. If you have any questions related to the materials provided or Google Meet, please email WESDAcademics@wesdschools.org.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging circumstances. Please stay connected with WESD on our Web site at www.wesdschools.org, and our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @WESDschools. If you have any questions not related to instruction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Paul Stanton
30 de marzo, 2020
Estimados Padres y Guardianes,
Esta mañana, el Gobernador Doug Ducey y la Superintendente de Enseñanza Pública del Estado Kathy Hoffman anunciaron una extensión del cierre de todas las escuelas en el estado hasta el final del año escolar. Además, esta tarde, el Gobernador emitió una orden ejecutiva de “Mantenerse en casa, Mantenerse saludables, Mantenerse conectados,” lo cual anima a las personas que viven en Arizona a limitar su tiempo fuera de la casa, y si salen, asegurar distanciamiento social. Nuestro equipo de liderazgo continúa reuniéndose regularmente y compartiremos respuestas basado en estos anuncios.
Mientras tanto, sabemos que la orden NO impactará nuestros planes de proveer comidas y recursos educativos. Continuaremos proveyendo comidas para recoger rápidamente para los niños de 18 años y menores en 13 de nuestras escuelas de 10:30 a.m. al mediodía de lunes a viernes. Además, continuaremos nuestro plan de proveer paquetes educativos en línea cada jueves. Para aquellas personas sin acceso al Internet o dispositivos electrónicos, podrán recoger paquetes en TODAS las escuelas del WESD este jueves, 2 de abril de 10:30 a.m. al mediodía. Los maestros continuarán comunicándose con sus estudiantes y programarán horarios regulares de ‘Google Meet’ para comunicarse y proveer guía en cuanto a los materiales educativos provistos. Si tienen cualesquier preguntas relacionadas a los materiales provistos o ‘Google Meet’, favor de enviar un correo electrónico a WESDAcademics@wesdschools.org.
Les agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión al nosotros navegar estas circunstancias desafiantes. Favor de mantenerse conectados con el WESD en nuestro sitio Web en www.wesdschools.org, y nuestras páginas de los medios sociales en Facebook, Instagram y Twitter en @WESDschools. Si tienen cualesquier preguntas no relacionadas a la enseñanza, favor de enviar un correo electrónico a email@example.com.
Dr. Paul Stanton
We compiled an online library of educational resources to support ongoing learning and enrichment. These activities are recommended, not required, but they can help keep children engaged in learning during school closures.
In addition, find resources to learn how to control access to apps and the Internet, setup screen time limits, and more about tools that can help you stay informed here.
Social and Emotional Support Resources
Community Resources from the WESD Social Services Department
Additional Support Resources
Meal Service Information
If you need more information regarding meal distribution programs, visit the Arizona Food Bank Network website here. You may also visit the Maricopa County Public Health Department resources page here. Or call 602-747-7099 to speak to a public health representative.
- March 26: Communication to Families from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton (English) (Spanish)
- March 22: Communication to Families from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton (English) (Spanish)
- March 20: Update to Families and Staff regarding extended closures (English) (Spanish)
- March 18: Communication to Families from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton (English) (Spanish)
- March 17: Communication to Staff (English) (Spanish)
- March 16: Update regarding WESD KidSpace (English only)
- March 15: Communication to Families from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton (English) (Spanish)
- March 12: Update regarding recommendations by state agencies (English only)
- March 6: Communication to Families from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton (English) (Spanish)
- February 28: Communication to Families from the MCDPH (English) (Spanish)
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