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
All learning is virtual. Essential population can be supervised on site as necessary.
Hybrid Model-On-site Instruction available Monday-Thursday for those who chose this option and enrolled prior to August 1, 2020. No more than 10 students in a classroom, students will be clustered for the day and will not travel to other areas on campus unless they receive essential services. In person participants must wear face coverings.
Phase 3: Parent/Student Choice. All who chose in person instruction are on-site 5 days per week, on regular bell schedule. In person participants must wear face coverings.
Phase 4: All students return to campus, clustering is no longer necessary. Determination will be made regarding face coverings at that time.
Please use this resource as a helpful guide to see Desert Height's Return to Learning Plan.
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!
- Students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings while on campus when 6 ft. distancing is not possible as required by state/local authorities. If the authorities lift this restriction, face coverings will then become recommended but optional.Desert Heights Charter Schools will follow all guidelines set forth by local and state officials.
- Face coverings will be made available for students on an as needed basis.
- If a staff member with a disability needs consideration of reasonable workplace accommodations, Human Resources should be contacted to engage in the interactive process.
- If a student with a disability needs consideration of accommodations, parents should contact the schools administrator.
- The use of other personal protective equipment, like gloves, is optional for both students and staff.
- Face coverings and gloves are required for food services employees.
- Staff and students are encouraged to wash their hands every two hours with warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Students leaving class for any outside services should wash hands before and after leaving the classroom.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in the office and classrooms to be used throughout the day. Students and staff are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer as well.
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