We miss you and can’t wait to see you all when it is safe and responsible to open campus again!
UPDATE: The 2020-2021 school year began officially on Tuesday, August 18 with online teaching and learning for all students. In ASA’s September 21 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to remain on-line with no in-person instruction throughout the 2nd quarter – beginning on October 19 and extending through the Winter Break (January 3). Please read the most recent letter in the Email Archive below.
The school’s Covid-19 Task Force and administrative team have developed detailed plans and policies and will continue to make adjustments based on the evolving guidelines set forth by the Arizona Department of Health Services, local health conditions, the CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Updates have and will be emailed to the school community and saved to this page.
On June 24, 2020, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-41 Prioritizing Kids and Schools During COVID-19 regarding the reopening of schools for school year 2020-2021. As part of the Executive Order, all public schools may submit a Distance Learning Plan (DLP) to receive the flexibility to offer distance learning options for students without an approved Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) program for the 2020-2021 school year. Charter schools are required to submit a DLP to the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (ASBCS) prior to implementing distance learning. Charter schools may begin operating their DLP upon submission of the plan to ASBCS.
Additionally, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has required all school districts and charter schools to develop a reopening and safety plan for an anticipated return to in-person learning in the 2020-2021 school year. All schools were required to incorporate health and safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) into their individual plans. ASA’s plans, approved by our Board of Directors, will guide the school’s operations, safety and cleaning protocols, and notification plans once it is safe to return to in-person learning.
ASA is committed to providing students with the greatest need, a free, safe and productive work environment. We have partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley to meet this commitment. ASA will reach out directly to the parents or guardian of identified students to share more information and to confirm attendance. If you have questions, please contact Operations Director, Drew Maxwell (email@example.com).