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YUHSD shares academic schedule information with families

Yuma Union High School District shared academic schedule information with its families today via their Blackboard Connect messaging system, including details about report cards, and the beginning of the second semester.

YUHSD’s second academic semester of the 2020-21 school year begins Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. All YUHSD schools will continue with distance learning at that time with students learning on camera five days per week. Students can access their second semester schedule through their StudentVUE account, beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

The district will continue to evaluate weekly COVID-19 metrics released by the Arizona Department of Health Services and will discuss our learning schedule at our next Governing Board meeting on Jan. 13, 2021.

Report cards for first semester, which ends Dec. 18, 2020, will be mailed home over the course of the following week. In the event a student is failing or falling behind, parents are encouraged to communicate with their child’s teacher(s) in order to discuss remediation strategies and opportunities.

For students enrolled in Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses, the goal is to master each standard and then advance to the next level in their CTE program. Once understanding is achieved, students can move forward to the next standard, and grades will be modified to support the evidence provided by the students. If a student failed a course in the first semester, CTE teachers will focus on improvement, seek answers to why the student is struggling, and how they can best support mastery of all CTE standards. Beginning in the second semester, CTE will provide additional evening tutoring sessions to assist students with current class work as well as redo and retake opportunities.

For special education students, the YUHSD Student Services Department remains committed to supporting the learning of all students and ensuring equitable opportunities. Enabling students with disabilities to progress in meeting educational, social, and emotional learning needs continues to be the aim of the IEP and 504 teams. Given the rising concerns with the ongoing healthcare crisis, we will continue to provide the most appropriate educational services via distance learning when school resumes in January. On-site learning opportunities will continue to be available to students based on the IEP team decisions. We want to also assure you that all of our teachers will provide redo and retake opportunities to students wanting to improve their grades from the current semester.

The district also reminded families that it is crucial that their child’s school has your most up-to-date email, phone number, and address. This information can be verified using ParentVUE or by contacting their child’s respective school.

Eric Patten