Horizon's Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Questions and Answers You May Have During This Time

Learning Starts on August 5, 2020


Our counselors are preparing schedules to reflect PVOnline or PVConnect and changing schedules of students that took summer school. The only schedule changes that can be done will be for the following reasons only:

a) There is a hole in their schedule.

b) They took a summer class – not fixed yet.

c) Double scheduling – two different classes scheduled at the same time.

d) They failed a prerequisite class.

e) They are missing a required class, such as English.

Access Google Classroom

Students can access their Google Classrooms by logging in to PV learners, clicking on the “waffle” (9 dot configuration) in the upper right corner, then clicking classroom. If you or your student needs further assistance with accessing Infinite Campus or Google Classroom, please visit the new district support site, PVAssist. Once your student is in google classroom, they will see a classroom for each of their classes. They will need to click on the classroom, then go to “classwork” at the top. When they click classwork, they will be able to click the “Meet” link with video camera icon. This is where they will join “live” with their teacher. They will need to follow the PV Connect bell schedule and log in live with each of their teachers via the google classroom for each period.

Update Your Student's Emergency Card

It is very important that Horizon has updated contact information on all of our students.

Please fill out the District Emergency Card online.

Book Return, Yearbook and Device Pick-Up at Horizon High

If you did not pick up a device, please call Ms. Ellis at 602-449-6022 and make an appointment to come in for a device. If you did not pick up the computer during the dates given, your student will still be able do their work and attend classes from a home computer.  Once they return to school, students will be required to use the school device and that will be checked out to them at that time. Bring student Identification card or bring your phone for Infinite Campus access. Masks are required,

NEWS Flash: When we return to campus physically for school, there will be two lunches. This is a safety precaution to help with social distancing. The lunch assignment is reflected in their Infinite Campus schedule. We will share the in-person bell schedule when we get closer to returning in person.

Question: When will we know our schedule?

Answer: Infinite Campus opened July 31st. See above for reasons to request a schedule change.

Question: What is the daily schedule for VIRTUAL classes?

Answer: See the bell schedule below:

PVConnect Bell Schedule
Period 1 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Period 2 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Period 3 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Period 4 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Lunch 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Period 5 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Period 6 11:50 a.m. 12:40 p.m.
Period 7 12:50 pm. - 1:40 p.m.

Question: Do I have to stay glued to my computer the entire class time?

Answers: Students will not need to be glued to their computers for the entire class period. Once the assignment is given, students may complete it on their own time or during that class period.

Question: Will teachers be taking attendance during PVConnect?

Answer: Yes. All students must be signed on their devices every day and every period. Reminder: absences must be called into our Attendance Office at 602-449-6001.

Question: I have a computer from the Spring. Do I return this at the time I receive a new one?

Answer: Please bring the old device with you along with the charger. You can use your personal device at home, but once you return to school, you will need the new device due to security measures at school.

Before arriving at school to pick up your new device we have included the Device Agreement Form. Please print and bring it with you for faster service.

View the Device Agreement Form (English)

View the Device Agreement Form (Spanish)

The Paradise Valley Unified School District is providing a protection plan for students and parents as part of our Student Take Home Devices for 9-12 grade students. Enrollment in the plan is optional with the understanding that if students/parents do not enroll in the protection plan they may carry full liability for the device (Chromebook) in the same way they do for other damaged or lost school property, such as textbooks. If you wish to participate in the Optional Protection Plan (English) or Optional Protection Plan (Spanish), visit the Paradise Valley School District Online Payment Portal.

Question: When will we get new books?

Answer: Books will be distributed at a later date

Question: When will school go back in session?

Answer: We do not know this information at this time. Please make sure you have unblocked emails from the distirct/Horizon so that we can make sure you stay informed.

Question: What is the difference in PVOnline and PVConnect? 

All students are enrolled in PVConnect unless families elected to enroll their child in PVOnline.

Answer: PVConnect (Virtual Real-Time Instruction): Students in grades PreK-12 will participate in full, online learning with scheduled, real-time virtual instruction. All students will be expected to attend each day and submit assignments and participate as they would if they were attending in-person. PVConnect allows for a smooth transition for when in-person learning resumes. Once in-person instruction begins, teachers instructing online in the PVConnect model will teach in-person classes. Students electing to continue in the PVConnect model will be able to participate from home via WebEx/Google Meet and Google Classroom. Details regarding what students and parents can expect on a typical day in the PVConnect model will be provided in next week’s update from the superintendent. 

PVOnline (Virtual Personalized): Students in grades K-12 will participate in full, online learning that is self-paced with the expectation of meeting monthly progress goals. Students are enrolled in PVOnline rather than a brick and mortar school. PVOnline is an approved Arizona Online Instruction provider through the Arizona State Board of Education and is fully accredited as an extension of the school district. All PVOnline teachers are highly qualified and certified in their area of instruction. Visit the PVOnline website for more information. 

For more information, view the District Reopening Plan.