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  • YUHSD will allow limited fans to athletic events / YUHSD permitirá espectadores limitados a eventos deportivos

    Posted by Eric Patten on 9/24/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Yuma Union High School District has modified its plans regarding spectators at athletic events and will allow a limited number of fans to attend YUHSD-hosted volleyball and football games during the fall. 

    The change comes after YUHSD leaders met with parent stakeholder groups from their five comprehensive campuses, and receiving support from Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls to proceed with a modified plan. One of the obstacles for YUHSD allowing fans has been Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-43, which states that organized public events of more than 50 people are prohibited. A provision in the executive order allows for local officials to allow such gatherings on a case-by-case basis.

    “We are grateful to have Mayor Nicholls’ support and for the willingness of our parent groups to come up with a plan that will not only help keep our community safe, but also allow for our student-athletes to have family members in attendance when our athletic season gets started,” YUHSD Associate Superintendent Tim Brienza said. “As we have stated throughout this uncertain time, we will only get through this together. We definitely were able to do that over the past few days.” 

    Each student-athlete will be permitted to select two spectators for each game. The spectators must be selected prior to the start of the season and will be required to complete a COVID-19 visitor’s waiver electronically via BlueInk. All fans in attendance will still need to pay an entrance fee. The district expects to re-evaluate the plan during the week of Oct. 19. 

    The first volleyball match of the season is Friday, Oct. 2 and football begins Friday, Oct. 9. For a full schedule of athletic events across YUHSD schools, please visit: http://bit.ly/YUHSDFall2020Athletics Additionally, to provide opportunities for fans who are unable to attend in person to follow athletics, YUHSD will make select games available via live streaming as well as partnering to broadcast some games on radio. A live stream and broadcast schedule will be available at a later date.

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    El Distrito Escolar Yuma Union High School ha modificado sus planes con respecto a no tener espectadores en los eventos deportivos y permitirá que un número limitado de fanáticos asista a los juegos de voleibol y fútbol americano organizados por el Distrito YUHS durante el otoño.

    El cambio se produce después de que los líderes del Distrito YUHS se reunieron con grupos de padres colaboradores de las cinco escuelas del distrito y recibieron el apoyo del alcalde de Yuma, Doug Nicholls, para proceder con un plan modificado. Uno de los obstáculos para que el Distrito de YUHS permita la presencia de fanáticos ha sido la Orden Ejecutiva 2020-43 del Gobernador de Arizona Doug Ducey, que establece que los eventos públicos organizados con más de 50 personas están prohibidos. Una clausula en la orden ejecutiva habilita a los funcionarios locales permitir tales reuniones en base de caso a caso.

    “Estamos agradecidos de contar con el apoyo del alcalde Nicholls y de la voluntad de nuestros grupos de padres para elaborar un plan que no solo ayudará a mantener segura a nuestra comunidad, sino que también permitirá que nuestros estudiantes deportistas tengan familiares presentes cuando iniciemos nuestra temporada de deportes”, dijo el Superintendente Subalterno del Distrito Escolar YUHS, Tim Brienza. “Como hemos dicho a lo largo de todos estos tiempos tan inciertos, solamente lo superaremos juntos. Y definitivamente pudimos logras esto en los últimos días ".

    A cada estudiante deportista se le permitirá seleccionar dos espectadores para cada juego. Los espectadores deben ser seleccionados antes del inicio de la temporada y deberán completar una exoneración de responsabilidad de visitante de COVID-19 electrónicamente a través de BlueInk. Todos los fanáticos que asistan deberán pagar una tarifa de entrada. El distrito espera reevaluar el plan durante la semana del 19 de octubre.

    El primer partido de voleibol de la temporada es el viernes 2 de octubre y el fútbol americano comienza el viernes 9 de octubre. Para obtener un calendario completo de los partidos en las escuelas del Distrito YUHS, visite: http://bit.ly/YUHSDFall2020Athletics Al mismo tiempo, para los fanáticos que no puedan asistir en persona a los partidos, el Distrito YUHS transmitirá un numero selecto de partidos a través de transmisiones en vivo por internet y se asociará para transmitir algunos juegos por radio. Los horarios de las transmisiones en vivo por internet y radio estarán disponibles en una fecha posterior.

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  • YUHSD student nutrition updates times for meal service / La nutrición de los estudiantes de YUHSD actualiza los horarios para el servicio de comidas

    Posted by Eric Patten on 9/23/2020 9:00:00 AM

    Yuma Union High School District’s student nutrition department has modified its times for no-cost meal service. 

    Beginning Thursday, Sept. 24, the following schedule will go into effect:

    Cibola, Gila Ridge, Kofa, and Yuma High:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

    San Luis:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 12:45-1:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Vista:
    Monday through Friday: 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

    No-cost meals are available for all children 18 years of age or younger. During hybrid-learning days, student nutrition will serve breakfast to students prior to school and will provide grab-and-go lunch at the end of the school day. For seniors who may have “early-out” schedules, lunch will be provided when they are released from school.

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    El departamento de nutrición estudiantil del Distrito Escolar de Yuma Union High School anunció nuevos horarios para el servicio de comidas sin costo. 

    Aquí está el siguiente calendario a partir del jueves 24 de septiembre:

    Cibola, Gila Ridge, Kofa, and Yuma:
    Lunes, martes, jueves, viernes: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. y 1-1:30 p.m.
    Miercoles: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    San Luis: 
    Lunes, martes, jueves, viernes: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. y 12:45-1:30 p.m.
    Miercoles: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Vista:
    Lunes a viernes: 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

    Las comidas sin costo están disponibles para todos los niños de 18 años o menos.

     

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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 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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