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  • YUHSD will begin distance learning on August 6 / YUHSD comenzará el aprendizaje a distancia el 6 de agosto

    Posted by Eric Patten on 7/2/2020 7:00:00 AM

    On Monday, June 29, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a new Executive Order providing further guidance for schools regarding COVID-19. Within the announcement, it was determined that in-person learning across Arizona would be delayed until August 17. 

    With consideration to this information, Yuma Union High School District schools will begin distance learning on August 6, 2020.

    YUHSD leadership has been planning for the 2020-2021 school year since the end of the previous school year, using all of the information and guidance available from the Arizona Department of Education as well as local and state health organizations. These plans include hybrid, in-person, and distance learning models. 

    Families can anticipate more information from their campuses as well as opportunities for choosing which option works best for their personal situation. Families who are interested in online learning for the duration of the school year will be able to choose Yuma Online Distance Academy (YODA), which allows students to remain a part of YUHSD and participate in online-only tailored courses. 

    Please continue monitoring and our school websites for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our return to learning. Families can expect to receive updates every Thursday throughout the month of July, via our Blackboard messaging system. 

    More information regarding our return to learning plan will be shared at our Governing Board meeting on Wednesday, July 8, beginning at 5:15 p.m. The meeting can be viewed on Facebook Live the day of the event ( or on the following day. Please note: you do not need a Facebook account to watch the meeting live. 


    El pasado lunes 29 de junio, el Gobernador de Arizona Doug Ducey emitió una nueva Orden Ejecutiva que proporciona más orientación para las escuelas con respecto a COVID-19. Dentro del comunicado, se determinó que en Arizona se retrasaría el inicio de clases en persona hasta el 17 de agosto.

    Tomando en cuenta esta información, las Preparatorias del Distrito Yuma Union High School iniciaran a través de aprendizaje a distancia el 6 de agosto del 2020.

    Los directivos de YUHSD han estado con los preparativos para el año escolar 2020-2021 desde finales del año escolar anterior, utilizando toda la información y guía disponible por parte del Departamento de Educación de Arizona, así como de organizaciones de salud locales y estatales. Estos planes incluyen modelos híbridos, en persona y de aprendizaje a distancia.

    Las familias pueden anticipar más información de su escuela, así como oportunidades para elegir qué opción funciona mejor para su situación personal. Las familias que estén interesadas en el aprendizaje en línea durante el año escolar podrán elegir Yuma Online Distance Academy (YODA), que les permite a los estudiantes seguir siendo parte del Distrito YUHSD y participar en clases diseñadas pare ser tomadas solamente en línea.

    Le pedimos que continúe monitoreando la página web de y los sitios web de su escuela para obtener la información más precisa y actualizada sobre nuestro regreso al aprendizaje. Las familias recibirán actualizaciones todos los jueves durante el mes de julio, a través de nuestro sistema de mensajería Blackboard.

    Se compartirá más información sobre nuestro plan de regreso al aprendizaje en nuestra reunión de la mesa directiva del distrito el miércoles 8 de julio, a partir de las 5:15 p.m. La reunión se puede ver en Facebook Live el día del evento ( o en al día siguiente. Tenga en cuenta: no necesita una cuenta de Facebook para ver la reunión en vivo.


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  • When does school start?

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    YUHSD schools will begin on Thursday, August 6 as regularly scheduled. Students will take part in distance learning ONLY between the first day of school and Monday, August 17. 

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  • I am incoming freshman and have not been receiving Blackboard messages, what should I do?

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    Incoming freshman will not always receive Blackboard communications, prior to YUHSD schools collecting contact and demographic information from those families. If you are not receiving the messages, please contact your school. In the meantime, you may access the most up-to-date information on 

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  • When are we going to receive our netbooks for 2020-21?

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    Campuses are currently working on a netbook distribution plan. Those plans will be shared with families during the week of July 20. 

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  • Will masks be required on campus?

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    Students, staff, and visitors to campus and other YUHSD facilities are expected to wear a mask. This is in accordance with ordinances from mayors accross Yuma County. 

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  • Where can I get the most accurate facts and up-to-date information about COVID-19?

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    The Yuma County Health District is the leading authority in our area. It has local information updated daily on its website and has produced a special information sheet that has been shared with community partners and families. You may also call the department at (928) 317-4550.

    Information sheet in English

    Information sheet in Spanish

    Information is rapidly developing. You can find the most up-to-date national information about the novel coronavirus on the CDC website at

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  • What strategies can we all use to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as the flu?

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    • Distance yourself from others, including staying in groups of fewer than 10 people at once. 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick, and keep sick children home as well.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
    • Plan for if/when community spread occurs.
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  • What can we do to help prevent and respond to bullying related to the COVID-19 situation?

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    Some people of Chinese and Asian decent are facing stigma in their communities, regardless of whether they been exposed to COVID-19. 

    FACT: People—including those of Asian descent—who have not recently traveled to China or been in contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 are not at greater risk of acquiring and spreading COVID-19 than other Americans. 

    Speak out against negative behaviors, including negative statements on social media about groups of people, or exclusion of people, who pose no risk from regular activities.

    • If you see someone being treated unfairly, do not stay silent. 
      • If you feel comfortable, you can firmly but calmly tell the person to stop.
      • If you don’t want to talk to the person who is harassing someone, you can also focus on the individual who is being treated unfairly. Make small talk, ask them how their day is going, and ignore the person harassing them. 
      • Tips for bystanders are simple actions anyone can use.
    • If you have a child, has tools for kids with simple, specific actions kids can take to support others.
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  • My chromebook isn't working. What can I do?

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    Campus bookstore managers can provide phone support to you.  Please call your campus bookstore between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Bookstore staff will be able to help diagnose the problem and determine if the chromebook needs to be replaced. Numbers for each campuses bookstore are as follows: 

    Cibola: 502-5937

    Gila Ridge: 502-6570

    Kofa: 502-5525

    San Luis: 502-6136

    Vista: Contact main office at 502-6800

    Yuma: 502-5316

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