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Find out what is happening at your child's school. Read our district newsletter, the Falcon Focus.
Dear FHUSD Parents, Guardians, and Friends,
There were two announcements from government officials on March 30, 2020, regarding the extension of school closures and now a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Executive Order from Governor Ducey. For more information, please take a moment to read our March 30, 2020, Falcon Focus for all the details.
Please review this list of community resources that may be helpful at this time.
The governor’s message on May 20, 2020, indicated he hoped to open schools in the fall and was working with State Superintendent Hoffman’s task force on a plan. In the meantime, FHUSD is stocking up on hand sanitizers, masks, thermometers, and disinfecting equipment to prepare for the upcoming year. I will also be working over the summer with a district task force of staff and parents to analyze the survey data and assist with planning for a safe school opening that aligns with the governor’s plan as it unfolds.
I hope all FHUSD families and friends stay safe and healthy over the summer and find some fun activities to do. Thank you again for being part of the FHUSD community as we achieve and celebrate educational excellence.
Robert Allen, Ed.D.
While we have received some periodic feedback and comments about accessing instructional materials and the teacher interaction process with students, it is very important to gather more formal data about how we transitioned to a full online learning program. In order for us to make decisions as we move forward, it would help greatly if you could complete our distance learning survey.
With the governor’s message and executive order to begin opening up businesses, there will be essential office staff working in each school and the district office beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, primarily engaged in clerical tasks. We will be following the guidance issued from legal and health department sources for social distancing, using personal protective equipment (masks and gloves) when appropriate, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. Any public access will be limited to the lobby entry areas. Each principal has also scheduled days and times for the return of school materials including, Chromebooks, textbooks, and pick-up of personal items that have been in classrooms since the school closure began. Please watch for these communications from the principals with the details about schedules, drive-up locations for retrieving the supplies, and the social distancing measures in place to ensure a safe exchange of materials. Principals are also communicating end-of-year celebration activities with each community, so please watch for this information.
Everyone, take a look at the latest US News and World Report recognizing Fountain Hills High School as a top AZ high school. Congratulations to Dr. Jagodzinski and his staff for this accomplishment.
Additional thanks go out to Jeannie Ryan and the Golden Eagle Education Foundation for working with Euro Pizza, actively giving coupons at our breakfast/lunch distribution sites. For every coupon redeemed at Euro Pizza, the foundation will reimburse the restaurant for the cost. The foundation has been a longtime supporter of our educational programs and continues to find additional ways to support our students and families.
The week of May 4–8 is Teacher Appreciation Week and our awesome FHUSD teachers deserve a hearty congratulations for their continued service. Whether their classroom is brick and mortar or a virtual world, they strive to provide the best possible education for our students. But as a reminder, FHUSD students should also give a big shout out to the parents who have contributed immensely to their learning over the last month. I often refer to the Fountain Hills community in my messages and firmly believe the great things our students accomplish both in school and beyond are the results of an entire community effort and commitment to preparing them for the unforeseen challenges of today and tomorrow.