NOTICE: The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving, and Kyrene’s Safe Return to School plans will be constantly evaluated to adapt to the continuing trends of the COVID-19 virus, especially in Maricopa County.
Safe Return to Schools
Health and Safety. Choices for Families. Social Emotional Wellness. Student Success.
Message from Kyrene Superintendent
It is with a hopeful heart that I announce Kyrene School District’s return to school, at the start of the 2020-21 school year, with both in-person and distance learning opportunities. Thank you for your patience while hundreds of individuals invested thousands of hours into developing a plan that provides choices for families and a safe environment for all. At the Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, June 9, we shared the first look at Kyrene’s Safe Return to School Plan. You can view the slides from that presentation below.
Kyrene’s design embraces recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the insight of thousands of Kyrene parents, teachers, staff and community members. Circumstances and guidance related to COVID-19 may continue to evolve throughout the coming school year, and we have built a plan flexible enough to respond to those evolutions. Kyrene will continue to prioritize the safety of our students and staff above all.
Thank you again, and I look forward to welcoming you back to school.
Jan Vesely, Ed.D., Superintendent
Choose Your Path Back to School
Kyrene School District is offering a full spectrum of choices when it comes to planning a safe return to school. We recognize that parents have a choice when it comes to education, and our Kyrene parents have voiced a need for both in-person and distance learning options. Three pathways provide flexibility for families:
- Full Time In-Person Learning
- Flexible Distance Learning
- Full Time Digital Learning (Kyrene Digital Academy)
Families are asked to view the highlights of each option in the dropdown menus below, then select the choice that will best serve your individual child(ren). Families with students already enrolled for the 2020-21 school year, who plan to have children attend in person, do not need to take any action.
Families interested in the Distance Learning models will need to confirm a selection by choosing the appropriate button below by July 23.
Families interested in Kyrene Digital Academy are asked to take action by July 10.
Hundreds of individuals are hard at work developing the Safe Return to School plan. To ensure that questions are directed to the appropriate design groups for consideration, please submit questions to email@example.com. If answers are not immediately available, they may be addressed in future communications, on this web page, or by individual schools. Your feedback is invaluable. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to Kyrene!
Questions about enrollment may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.