• Staff Information Regarding School Closures


    In addition to the community information below, Kyrene employees can find further resources on Workplace.

    A Message from Dr. Vesely to Team Kyrene

    March 2020 Employee Wellness News (with information specific to COVID-19)

    New State of Arizona Information Hotline: 2-1-1
    There is a new statewide hotline that residents can call with questions related to COVID-19. It is available in both English and Spanish, and can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    The hotline will provide information on:

    • how to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19;
    • testing for COVID-19 as it becomes available;
    • who is at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19;
    • what to do if you get sick; and
    • where to find the most up-to-date and accurate information (e.g., the CDC).

About Working During School Closures

  • What should I do if I have been tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19?

  • Who is currently able to enter our schools?

  • Who should report to work during school closures?

  • I work in a position that does not function when schools are closed. What does this mean for me?

  • If I report to my work site, can I bring my child with me?

  • How does this affect teacher retirement dates/eligibility?

  • How does school closure affect evaluation?

  • What about long-term substitutes?

  • How is Kyrene communicating with substitutes?

  • Kyrene is still hiring. If a new person is hired, when will that new employee begin work?

  • What are the expectations for teachers in terms of providing instructional resources during school closure?

  • How will this impact state assessments?

About Working From Home/Telecommuting

  • What are the options for telecommuting?

  • How does Kyrene define working from home?

  • Do I need to clock out for lunch if I am working from home?

  • What are some professional development opportunities I can do from home?

4-Day Work Weeks

  • When do the four-day work weeks begin and end?

  • Which days of the week make up the four-day week?

  • How do I enter time off during a four-day week? 

  • Does a four day work week change the number of hours I normally work in a week?

  • Do I need to clock in and out for lunch?

  • I am an ESP employee. What if I do not work all of my hours for the week?

  • I am an ESP employee. How do I meet my weekly hours during a 4-day work week?

  • I am an ESP employee who clocks in and out of TCP. Do I still need to use TCP during a four-day work week?

About Pay, Paid Time Off, ACA & Benefits

  • What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and how does it affect me?

  • The Governing Board resolution ensures continued pay for Kyrene employees. What does that mean?

  • If I am using my accrued paid time off instead of working or being on call and my accrued time off runs out, when might my employee benefits end?

  • What if I am sick or have circumstances that make me unable to work during school closures?

  • Will my employee benefits end during the closure?

  • What if I’m not feeling well? Are there additional resources for employees and their families who are covered on Kyrene medical plans?

  • How are elective surgeries being affected?

  • What options are there for filling prescriptions? 


  • Who should I contact if I have questions not covered in these FAQs?

  • How do I Block name/number on personal cell phones when making outgoing calls?

  • Are we loaning out laptops?

  • I’m not sure I’m getting all staff communications. What should I do?

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