• REOPENING OF SCHOOLS: Planning Information and Resources 

    On this page, you will find resources to keep you informed throughout the summer as we continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. SCROLL DOWN to find the following sections on this page: District Updates, Educational Resources, Social and Emotional Supports, Meal Service Information, and FAQs. 

     Update July 2

    July 2, 2020 

    Dear WESD Parents and Guardians,

    This week’s update includes:

    • Re-opening Update for 2020-2021; and the
    • July Summer Grab and Go Locations, Dates and Times.

    Re-opening Update

    I continue to thank you for your patience during these very fluid times. We are human beings trying to work together and plan for uncertainties. The Governor recently issued Executive Order 2020-44, which states that all schools shall delay the start of IN-PERSON classes until August 17, 2020, but schools may begin the school year on their regular start date through DISTANCE LEARNING. WESD is planning on opening schools on August 10. Our team is planning on how that will work for our families and staff.

    We will be reviewing our plan with the WESD Governing Board on July 9 during the Governing Board meeting. It will include plans for health and wellness, social and emotional supports, instruction (both distance learning and face-to-face), nutrition, technology, transportation, personnel and communication.

    We welcome the communities’ input at the Governing Board meeting. The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 7:00 p.m. If you wish to view the meeting and provide feedback, go to our WESD website (www.wesdschools.org) Thursday night and click on Governing Board and then Board Agendas. You will be able to provide feedback during the livestream in the Q&A function of Microsoft Teams. If you are unable to view the livestream, you can provide your feedback to Shannon Tucker at Shannon.tucker@wesdschools.org or call 602-347-2657 no later than noon the day of the meeting.

    July Summer Feeding Program

    Weekly Grab & Go

    The locations below will provide Grab & Go meals Tuesday, July 7, 14 and 21. The serving time has been expanded to two hours, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Every child will receive five breakfasts and five lunches.

    Acacia Elementary

    3021 W. Evans Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85053

    Mountain View School

    801 W. Peoria, Phoenix, AZ 85029

    Ocotillo Elementary

    3225 W. Ocotillo, Phoenix, AZ 85017

    Shaw Butte Elementary

    12202 N. 21st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85029

    Sunset Elementary

    4626 W.   Mountain View Road, Glendale, AZ  85302

    Daily Meals

    Three schools will provide meals daily. Families can pick up a lunch and a breakfast for the next day at the locations below Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

    Ironwood Elementary

    14850 N. 39th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85053

    Lookout Mountain Elementary

    15 W. Coral Gables, Phoenix, AZ 85023

    Orangewood School

    7337 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

    If you have questions about the Summer Meal Programs, please email Nicole Augustine at Nicole.augustine@wesdschools.org or call 602-896-5240.

    We will continue to update you regularly as the start of the new school year draws nearer. If you need assistance or have any questions, please email wesdcommserv@wesdschools.org or call 602-347-2600.  Thank you for choosing the WESD.


     Paul Sig

    Dr. Paul Stanton

    Estimados Padres y Guardianes del WESD,

    La actualización de esta semana incluye:

    • Actualización de la Reapertura para el 2020-2021; y los
    • Lugares, Fechas y Horarios para Recoger Comida Rápidamente de Julio.

    Actualización de la Reapertura

    Continúo agradeciéndoles por su paciencia durante estos tiempos muy fluidos. Somos seres humanos tratando de trabajar unidos y planear para incertidumbres. Recientemente el Gobernador emitió la Orden Ejecutiva 2020-44, la cual declara que todas las escuelas deberán demorar el comienzo de las clases EN PERSONA hasta el 17 de agosto, 2020, pero las escuelas pudiesen comenzar el año escolar en su fecha regular de inicio por medio de APRENDIZAJE A DISTANCIA. El WESD está planeando abrir las escuelas el 10 de agosto. Nuestro equipo está planeando en cómo eso funcionará para nuestras familias y personal.  

    Estaremos repasando nuestro plan con el Consejo Administrativo del WESD el 9 de julio durante la reunión del Consejo Administrativo. Incluirá planes para la salud y bienestar, apoyos sociales y emocionales, enseñanza (ambas, aprendizaje a distancia y en persona) nutrición, tecnología, transportación, personal y comunicación.

    Acogemos el aporte de las comunidades en la Reunión del Consejo Administrativo. La reunión se llevará a cabo virtualmente comenzando a las 7:00 p.m. Si desean ver la reunión y proveer aporte, diríjanse a nuestro sitio Wed del WESD (www.wesdschools.org) el jueves en la tarde y opriman en “Governing Board” (Consejo Administrativo) y luego en “Board Agendas” (Agendas del Consejo).  Podrán proveer aporte durante la transmisión en vivo en la función de Q&A (preguntas y respuestas) de ‘Microsoft Teams’.  Si no pueden ver la transmisión en vivo, pueden proveerle su aporte a Shannon Tucker en Shannon.tucker@wesdschools.org o llamar al 602-347-2657 a más tardar al mediodía del día de la reunión.   

    Programa de Alimentación del Verano para Julio

    Recoger Comida Semanal Rápidamente

    Las escuelas a continuación estarán proveyendo Comidas para Recoger Rápidamente los martes 7, 14 y 21 de julio. El horario de servicio ha sido extendido a dos horas, 8:00 a 10:00 a.m. Cada niño recibirá cinco desayunos y cinco almuerzos.

    Escuela Acacia

    3021 W. Evans Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85053

    Escuela Mountain View

    801 W. Peoria, Phoenix, AZ 85029

    Escuela Ocotillo

    3225 W. Ocotillo, Phoenix, AZ 85017

    Escuela Shaw Butte

    12202 N. 21st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85029

    Escuela Sunset

    4626 W.   Mountain View Road, Glendale, AZ  85302

    Comidas Diarias 

    Tres escuelas proveerán comidas diariamente. Las familias pueden recoger un almuerzo y un desayuno para el día siguiente en las escuelas a continuación de lunes a viernes de 11:00 a.m. al mediodía. 

    Escuela Ironwood

    14850 N. 39th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85053

    Escuela Lookout Mountain

    15 W. Coral Gables, Phoenix, AZ 85023

    Escuela Orangewood

    7337 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

    Si tienen cualesquier preguntas acerca de los Programas de Alimentación del Verano, favor de enviar un correo electrónico a Nicole Augustine a 
    Nicole.augustine@wesdschools.org o llamar al 602-896-5240.  

    Continuaremos actualizándolos regularmente al acercarse el comienzo del nuevo año escolar. Si necesitan ayuda o tienen cualesquier preguntas, favor de enviar un correo electrónico a wesdcommserv@wesdschools.org o llamar al 602-347-2600.  Gracias por escoger al WESD.


    Paul Sig

    Dr. Paul Stanton

  • Educational Resources

    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.

  • Meal Service Information

    The WESD Summer Grab and Go Feeding Program includes a combination of daily and weekly meal service. Please review the flyer for serving times and locations.

    Summer July  Summer July SPA

  • Click to download the summer meal service flyer: (English/Spanish)

    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.


  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the latest update regarding the statewide closure of schools?

  • Are you accepting new registrations for KidSpace Summer Camp?

  • Will food services be available for families?

  • What is the update related to field trip refunds?

  • What is the District doing to ensure health and safety?

  • Where can I find additional resources?

  • What if I have additional questions?