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  • YUHSD transition to In-Person Learning / Transición de YUHSD al aprendizaje en persona

    Posted by Eric Patten on 2/11/2021 5:35:00 PM

    The Yuma Union High School District Governing Board during a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 voted unanimously to approve Superintendent Thompson’s recommendation that all YUHSD campuses return to in-person learning five days per week, beginning Monday, Mar. 1, 2021. 

    Several factors went into the decision, including five consecutive weeks of downward trending COVID-19 metrics, the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations for staff, and the desire from over 63% of YUHSD families for children to return to school in person. Families are expected to make a choice between remaining in distance learning full-time or returning to school in person. 

    Further information regarding bell schedules, plans for students who remain in distance learning, and more will be made available to families on Friday, Feb. 19. It was important to make sure we communicated the board’s decision directly after the meeting. 

    If you have questions or would like to see the meeting in its entirety, please watch and subscribe on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/YUHSD/videos.

    Future updates will continue to be provided via the Blackboard Connect Messaging system and on yumaunion.org. For those who need to update contact information in our system, please log in to your ParentVUE account or contact your school office for assistance.

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    La Mesa Directiva de Yuma Union High School District votó unánimemente durante una junta especial el jueves 11 de febrero para aprobar la recomendación de la Superintendente Thompson de que todas las escuelas bajo nuestro distrito regresen al aprendizaje en persona cinco días a la semana, a partir del lunes, 1 de marzo, 2021. 

    Varios factores influyeron en la decisión, incluyendo cinco semanas consecutivas de métricas de COVID-19 que han descendido en trayectoria, la disponibilidad de vacunas COVID-19 para el personal y el deseo de más del 63% de las familias de YUHSD de que los estudiantes regresen a la escuela en persona. Se espera que las familias elijan entre permanecer en el aprendizaje a distancia a tiempo completo o regresar a la escuela en persona. 

    El viernes 19 de febrero más información se hará disponible para las familias sobre los horarios de las escuelas, los planes para los estudiantes que permanecen en el aprendizaje a distancia y más. Por lo pronto, se nos hizo importante comunicarnos con ustedes sobre la decisión que se ha hecho directamente después de la junta especial. 

    Si tiene preguntas o le gustaría ver la junta en su totalidad, puede verlo en YouTube aquí: https://www.youtube.com/user/YUHSD/videos.

    Se seguirá proporcionando información a través del sistema Blackboard Connect y en yumaunion.org. Para aquellos que necesiten poner al día su información de contacto en nuestro sistema, inicie una sesión en su cuenta de ParentVUE o comuníquese con la oficina de su escuela para obtener ayuda.

     

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  • YUHSD Return to In-Person Learning Parent Survey / YUHSD regresa a la encuesta para padres de aprendizaje en persona

    Posted by Eric Patten on 2/4/2021

    As Yuma Union High School District continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making determinations about our return to full-time, in-person learning.  

    To help inform our decision regarding staffing and transportation, please click here to complete a brief survey. Your response will indicate whether or not your child will attend class in person, 5 days per week when schools reopen. 

    Your choice will be effective for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

    We appreciate your prompt response. The survey will close on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

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    Yuma Union High School District continúa monitoreando la pandemia de COVID-19.  Hay varias decisiones importantes sobre nuestro regreso de tiempo completo al aprendizaje en persona.

    Para ayudarnos a tomar una decisión informada con respecto al personal escolar y de transportación, le pedimos que por favor complete una breve encuesta aquí.  Sus respuestas indicarán si su hijo(a) asistirá o no a clases en persona, 5 días a la semana, cuando las escuelas vuelvan a abrir.

    Agradecemos su respuesta lo más pronto posible. La encuesta se cerrará el lunes, 8 de febrero de 2021 a las 12:30 p.m.

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Return to Learning FAQ

  • 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 yumaunion.org. 

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  • I missed the Chromebook distribution day, what should I do?

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    Call your campus to make an appointment to pick up your Chromebook. In addition to the device, you will receive a student ID and Student Handbook. 

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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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  • Will students receive breakfast and lunch during distance learning days?

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    The YUHSD student nutrition department will provide no-cost breakfast and lunch to ALL YUHSD students during the 2020-2021 school year. In accordance with Arizona Department of Education regulations, when a student is not physically at school, they will be permitted to pick up meals by providing their student identification number in the drive-thru lane from 9-11 a.m. (Monday through Friday). Students must pick up meals from the school they attend.

    Per ADE, non-YUHSD children (18 years old or younger) or YUHSD students purchasing a second meal will be charged the following rates: 

    Student/Child Breakfast - $2.00
    Student/Child Lunch - $3.25

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  • What will happen with students with disabilities during hybrid or distance learning?

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    We are committed to support the learning of all student and ensuring equitable learning opportunities to enable students with disabilities to progress in meeting learning needs and social emotional learning continues to be the aim of IEP and 504 teams. Our Return to Learning Plan relies heavily on decisions made by each student’s IEP or 504 team.

    Throughout the duration of the school year, parents and families can expect the following:

    • Parents must be involved in any decision about an individual child’s placement or services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504.
    • The IEP team will review the specialized services and supports prescribed in the current IEP. They will also document the status of the services and supports during the school closure, as well as the effect of that level of support and service. IEP teams will then ascertain individual needs and determine if the IEP should be amended or rewritten to reflect changes to services and supports, which will include a fully virtual learning plan that can be implemented at any time, if needed.\
    • Special education teachers will continue to collaborate with general education teachers to provide scaffolds, accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities in both physical and virtual settings. Special education teachers will communicate frequently with families to ensure student needs are being met in both the physical and virtual settings.
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  • What will happen with Career & Technical Student Organizations?

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    All CTE programs will enroll members in their associated CTSO as required by the Arizona Department of Education. CTE students will receive CTE program instruction that will prepare each individual for future competitions should the contests be available.

    Chelle Travis, Executive Director for SkillsUSA said the following about the 2020 SkillsUSA national conference: "Number one, there is nothing more important to SkillsUSA than the health and wellbeing of our members. With so much yet unknown about this virus and how long it might affect us, we could not in good conscience move forward with an in-person event this June. Your health and safety will always be our main priority."
     
    If we can safely participate in contests this coming Spring, we most definitely will compete. Until that time, we will monitor the situation carefully and continue to prepare our students for contests as well as their future industry career.
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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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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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, https://stopbullying.gov/ 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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