The well-being of all SUSD students and staff is our top priority. We are working closely with all local, state and national health agencies.
How long is the school closure?
As of 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Governor Ducey and State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman jointly announced the closure of all Arizona schools from March 16, 2020, through Friday, March 27, 2020. During the State closure, all schools, facilities, programs, and offices will remain closed. This includes extracurricular programs, preschool, and afterschool programs.
Will food be provided for students during the school closure?
Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, Sahuarita Unified School District will provide curbside meal service for children, ages 1-18 years old, at two locations. The sites, listed below, will be open from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Monday-Friday during the school closure.
- Wrightson Ridge School, 16325 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
- Sopori Elementary School, 5000 W Arivaca Rd, Amado, AZ 85645
Each “to go” meal will include lunch and breakfast for the following morning and will come at no charge, regardless of meal eligibility status. Children do not have to be students in the district to receive meals; however, they must be present to receive a meal.
How will learning take place during the school closure?
All K-12th grade teachers have access to the learning management system, Google Classroom. Additionally, much of the curriculum used in the District has a digital component that can be accessed by teachers/students. Please email your child’s teacher with specific questions about distance learning during the school closure.
Will the school year need to be extended?
This has yet to be determined and will depend on if the State makes an exception to the required number of instructional days and hours.
If families or staff have health inquiries, what should they do?
For individual health concerns, please contact your healthcare provider or call the designated Coronavirus Hotline at 1-844-542-8201.
When school resumes what practices will be in place to ensure a healthy learning environment for my child?
Sahuarita Unified School District staff take preventative precautions inside of our classrooms and on our campuses in order to ensure a healthy learning environment for your children. In addition, we are:
- working with our custodial staff to reinforce additional attention to daily cleaning practices to include all high touch surfaces.
- encouraging teachers to instruct students on the proper method to wash hands and cover coughs/sneezes.
- working closely with public health officials and following their expert recommendations.