• About In-Person Learning

    All Kyrene schools began the 2020-21 school year with online learning, in accordance with Arizona Executive Order 2020-51. In-person instruction will begin in September, on a rolling schedule, beginning with Kyrene's youngest students, so long as the public health benchmarks set by the Arizona Department of Health Services continue to be met. 

    Every campus is following mitigation protocols and making modifications to the learning environment, to prioritize student and staff safety. Those modifications include items such as keeping students grouped together in cohorts, to minimize exposure, and eating meals in the classroom instead of the cafeteria. School leaders are developing creative solutions to offer events and activities through virtual experiences. For detailed information about the safety protocols in place for in-person learning, please visit our Safety Measures page. The FAQs below answer common questions about the in-person school day.

    For general back to school information visit our back to school page.


    Current/Returning Families  
    New Families

  • School Building

     In-Person Learning at a Glance

    • Preschool–Grade 8

    • 5 Full days per week

    • Preventive safety measures

    • Student cohorts and teams

    • Kyrene teachers and curriculum

    • Instruction in core content

    • Social-emotional support

    • Specials and electives

    • Accommodations and support services provided

    • Recess breaks

    • Breakfast and lunch in class

    • Modified extracurricular activities and events

    • Modified Athletic Schedule

Common Questions

  • What safety precautions are in place to protect students and staff?

  • Will families be given guidelines for safe behavior outside of school?

  • What happens when a student, staff or family member of student/staff tests positive for COVID-19? Who is quarantined?

  • Will in-person class sizes or cohorts be reduced/capped?

  • How will schools provide social-emotional support?

  • Can students be exempted from face covering requirements based on religion?

  • What will sports look like in Kyrene during the 2020-21 school year?

  • What resources are available for internet connectivity, if students are temporarily learning at home?

  • How will IEPs be addressed in the cohort/containment model?

  • How will student groupings (cohorts) work with gifted, advanced, compact math and other unique learning needs?

  • How will student groupings (cohorts) work with band, PE, language, choir and other specials?

  • How are preschool and before/after school programs be impacted?

  • Will schools return to "normal" if pandemic eases or a vaccine is released?

Last Modified on September 25, 2020