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Desert Heights Administrative Team has developed a 4 phase plan to return to learning. Each phase is determined by the metrics and benchmarks set by the Arizona Department of Health as well as recommendations from Kathy Hoffman, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

Our leadership team will continue to evaluate benchmarks to determine when we can take the next steps. We remain committed to ensuring that the wellbeing of our students, staff and community is our top priority.

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-802, parents/guardians of children between the ages of 6-16 are required to ensure their children participate in school.

Desert Heights Charter Schools Phases to Return to Learning

Please use this resource as a helpful guide to see Desert Height's Return to Learning Plan.  

In Person Learning 

  • As required by state/local authorities, students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings while on campus. If authorities lift this requirement, face coverings will then become recommended but optional.
  • Students are expected to conduct a self-screening of body temperature and other COVID-19-related symptoms prior to arriving on campus.
  • Students will be required to complete the hand sanitization when entering or leaving spaces on campus. Students will be provided with hand washing trainings with consistent daily reminders.
  • Students are required to bring their own personal water bottles. 
  • There will be a modified lunch schedule, with students eating in their classrooms some days and in the cafeteria other days.
  • Additional cleaning measures will be in place to sanitize high touch surfaces daily throughout the day. Evening custodians will also sanitize the entire building each evening.
  • Parents and visitors will not be permitted on campus. Students may only be picked up through the pickup and drop off process, with the exception of late drop-offs and early pick-ups.  We will have a staggered dismissal and arrival for all students. 
  • We have created cluster schedules to limit student movement and teachers will be rotating to student rooms. Space seating/desks atleast 6 feet apart when feasible. 
  • All classrooms will have teacher desk shields to support teacher one on ones safely. Kinder through 2nd grade will have individual desk shields. World language courses will also have student desk shields have for oral presentations.
  • We have implemented signage all over campus that promotes everyday healthy and proactive measures that describe how to stop the spread.

Online Learning

  • Students will receive 100% of learning online through our school information system (StudentVue) which is partnered with Zoom.
  • Students will receive online instruction through all courses they are scheduled in, including core content and elective.
  • Attendance will be tracked by monitoring students’ daily login to StudentVue. Students will be marked absent if they do not log in.
  • Students will receive a mix of asynchronous and synchronous instruction.
  • Students that are in need of technology support, must notify the school but will be provided resources and support to ensure they receive high quality instruction.
  • Tutoring will be available through teacher office hours to support our virtual learners.
  • Specific teachers are designated to virtual learners and have completed trainings to ensure our students get the best experience.
  • School mobile devices are IOS devices and supported by our technology team.
  • Desert Heights policies for attendance are still expected to be followed for virtual learners. Parents must call out for excused absence of students.
  • Students will complete assignments, take tests and quizzes and receive direct instruction and participate in instruction with other students and be required to track attendance through StudentVue.

We want to keep our Coyote Family safe! If you are sick or have recently had close contact (less than 6 feet for 15 min or more) with a person with COVID 19, please stay home!

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