PVSchools is closed through the end of the school year. Visit our COVID-19 page for additional information.
Over our spring break, PVSchools announced schools would be closed indefinitely. On March 30, 2020, Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced the closure of all Arizona schools through the end of the school year. While this is disappointing for all of us, it is a necessary step in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Superintendent Dr. Jesse Welsh's Friday, April 3 message explains how communication from the district will scale back starting April 6, so that families can turn more focus to messages from their teachers and school until the school year ends. Dr. Welsh's letter also highlights our new COVID-19 FAQ webpage. You can view the full message by opening up one of the two following documents:
Beginning March 30, teachers will monitor and facilitate online learning using Google Classroom, GSuite, and other tools as necessary. Students and families will receive instructions and more details directly from their school.
So that parents can continue learning with their children during school closures, our Curriculum Department has published supplemental and educational resources available on a new website:
District leadership has developed a plan to ensure our students who participate in our nutrition program will continue to be able to access meals: PVSchools Nutrition & Wellness will provide free meals to any child 18 years of age or younger, regardless of application status or school enrollment. Per USDA regulations, children must be present at the time of pick-up for meals to be provided. Locations and details are included in the following two documents:
While we have been sharing information regarding distance learning and student learning, we don't want to ignore the social and emotional health of our students and families. Here are some links to several sources that can guide you in working with your children and provide assistance with some of your family's critical needs. We hope that you and your family are staying safe, both physically and emotionally, during this time.
Our district has partnered with both Desert Springs Bible Church and Shiloh Community Church, which are offering childcare for children of first responders and health care professionals. Visit Desert Springs Bible Church's website to learn more details about this childcare option.
The State of Arizona has also advised it is coordinating with partners in the non-profit, faith-based, and education communities to make available childcare options to families who need it.
We understand the hardship school closures create for many of our families and are continuously working on options to meet those needs.
As of Monday, March 30, we will not continue to provide childcare for students during the day. We have worked to provide services as we value the opportunity to serve you and your family and regret that we cannot continue at this time.
Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of our students and staff. If we find we are in the position of reopening programming, we will reach out to families with specific information. Please reference the Community Education FAQ page for details pertaining to billing and refunds.