Updates

Updates

October 20, 2020 – CenturyLink Outage Resolved

Thank you for your patience during the Internet outage.  We have learned the outage has been resolved. If you continue to have issues with your Internet connection, please contact Century Link.

Octubre 20 de 2020

Muchas gracias por su paciencia durante la interrupción de la Internet. Se nos ha informado que la interrupción ha sido resuelta. Si usted sigue teniendo problemas con su conexión a la Internet, por favor comuníquese con Century Link.

 

October 20, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families:

We were just notified that CenturyLink is experiencing an outage throughout the City of Phoenix, which may impact your internet connection, out teachers’ internet connection, and some software programs.  It is unknown how long the outage will last. We will update you as we hear of any additional information on when the internet connection will be restored. Thank you for your patience during this city-wide internet connection issue.

 

Estimadas familias de Phoenix # 1:

Nos acaban de notificar que CenturyLink está experimentando una interrupción en toda la ciudad de Phoenix, lo que puede afectar su conexión a Internet, la conexión a Internet de los maestros y algunos programas de software. Se desconoce cuánto durará la interrupción. Le notificaremos cuando tengamos información adicional sobre cuándo se restablecerá la conexión al Internet. Gracias por su paciencia durante este problema de conexión a Internet en toda la ciudad.

 

 

September 29, 2020

Dear Phoenix Elementary Families:

Thank you for working closely with your child over the last several months with Distance Learning. We know this has not been easy for students, parents, and teachers and we appreciate all that you are doing to help ensure the success of your child. The district has started to plan for transitioning students to a different learning model, and we wanted to provide you with an update on our Return to School plan.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health created a School Reopening Dashboard and Guidance that uses COVID-19 data within our community to help us determine when it is safe to begin transitioning students back to school for in-person instruction; and, the County updates this dashboard every Thursday with new data and its impact within our community. The metrics in the dashboard tracks COVID-19 community spread in three levels: red, yellow, and green. Think of these levels like a traffic stop light:

  • Red means there is a substantial risk of spread within the community. Picture a traffic light … red means “stop”. Schools are not able to have in-person instruction and must offer virtual or distance learning only.
  • Yellow means there is a moderate risk level of community spread. On a traffic light, yellow means to “proceed with caution;” and, districts can begin offering a hybrid learning model where some students are in physical school buildings and other students remain in distance learning.
  • Green means there is minimal risk of community spread. On a traffic light, green means “go,” giving districts the green light to move to a traditional learning model where all students are in physical buildings.

In addition to the levels of community spread, there are also three benchmarks that help determine when schools can begin to transition. The three benchmarks include:

  • Case rates: the number of cases within designated areas
  • Percent Positivity: the proportion of all tests performed that week that are positive
  • COVID-like Illnesses: the percent of people who visit emergency rooms and hospitals with symptoms of COVID-19

 

Below is a graph from the County Dashboard that shows the benchmarks and metrics:

Last Thursday, September 24, the Phoenix Elementary Governing Board adopted metrics to help the district determine when it is safe to begin returning to school. The Board adopted the Maricopa County Health Department’s Community Spread benchmarks and metrics, for the zip codes with which our schools reside within (including 85003, 85004, 85006, 85007, 85009, 85015, and 85034) as the district’s guidance to determine when Phoenix Elementary District will transition to the Hybrid Learning Model. The Board also determined the district would adhere to the following benchmarks:

  • Cases Per 100K People (moderate risk level = yellow): Two consecutive weeks with new case rates below 100 cases per 100,000 people
  • Percent Positivity (minimal risk level = green): Two consecutive weeks with less than 5%positivity
  • COVID-like Illnesses (minimal risk level = green): Two consecutive weeks with percent of hospital visits showing symptoms of COVID-like illness below 5%

 

In addition, the Governing Board approved to transition to the Hybrid Learning Model with several contingencies and based on the district meeting the community spread benchmarks If the public health benchmarks continue to trend in the right direction, we plan to begin transitioning students to the Hybrid Model on November 9. This transition will happen in phases bringing back our youngest learners in kindergarten through third grade first, followed by students in fourth-eighth grades two weeks later. Parents will also have the option to choose in-person classroom instruction or to continue with online learning.

We will continue to monitor the Maricopa County’s Dashboard and keep parents informed of the district’s progress to transition to a Hybrid Learning Model as the November 9 date approaches, as well as when parents must select the learning model that best meets their family’s needs.

Again, thank you for your continued support of the Phoenix Elementary School District.

 

September 21, 2020

Dear Phoenix Elementary Families:

For the past month, the district has been monitoring COVID-19 data benchmarks released by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. In all benchmarks, the district’s data continues to trend in the right direction.  Districts must see a decline in the number of cases for two consecutive weeks, a percent positivity rate below 7%, and a moderate to minimal community spread in order to move to an in-person learning model.

The district is currently developing our Return To School Plan, which includes an in-person classroom instruction model and an online learning model.  If data benchmarks continue in a positive direction, the district is targeting to bring students back to in-person learning around October 19.

The district will present our Return To School Plan to the Governing Board at an online virtual Work Study Session on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:15 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public and we invite you to join the meeting to hear the recommended Return To School Plan. Click this link to view the Governing Board Work Study Session  https://phxschools.org/live/.

 

September 9, 2020

Where Can Your Family Go To Get Tested for Covid-19?

 

September 9, 2020

The District is closely monitoring the recommended benchmarks to safely return students to school. To help guide our efforts in further developing our return to school plan, we are asking parents to take a short survey to share your thoughts and preferences on the best learning environment for your child(ren).

Please complete this survey (link below) by­ Monday, September 14, 2020.

Survey Link

 

August 19, 2020

Find free Wi-Fi Internet access close to your home through Connect Arizona

 

August 18, 2020

Apply for 5 free reusable, washable face masks from the Arizona Department of Health Services

 

August 17. 2020

Tips for Student Success in Distance Learning

Tip #1 Make school a priority. While we may not be in the building, all types of learning are still happening.

Tip #2 Reduce Distraction. Make sure your child has a quiet place to work and has all materials gathered in one location. If you have multiple learners or are working from home, headphones might be a good option.

Tip #3 Consistent Schedule. Have a bedtime, morning routine, and a school schedule. Schedule in breaks and time for self-care each day.

Tip #4 Provide Positive Feedback. Give praise to your child for their effort to focus online, for their attempts to complete academics. It will not be perfect, but remember to praise attempts and effort.

Tip #5 Be Flexible. Adjust the schedule as needed. Work with your child on difficult tasks. If you are not able to complete everything, don’t be hard on yourself. We are asking for the best effort, not perfection.

Tip #6 Ask for Help. We are all learning how to navigate zoom and google classrooms. If you need help, please reach out to the school staff for support.

 

 

August 6, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families;

Today was our first day back to school using Distance Learning for all K-8 students. I know that things are not always as smooth as we would like as we chart this new course together, and I appreciate all your support.  I can assure you our teachers, principals and staff are working very hard to deliver Distance Learning.  This is no easy task in today’s pandemic environment as we work to safeguard and protect our students, our families and our staff.  Thanks for extending grace and patience across our community. There are a few updates to share with you. Thank you for your patience because I must tell you that information coming to us during the pandemic changes daily if not hourly. As a result, our plans must shift.

1st Update:  Regarding Learning Labs – Thank you for your patience as we are about to receive data that shows the extent of the spread of COVID-19 within our school community so we can decide when it is safe to enter our schools for any programs, including Learning Labs. This data is needed to define when and how we can open our Learning Labs. We must modify the description of Learning Labs that was first sent to you including the hours and eligibility.  We will have that information soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in Learning Labs for your child, please contact your school principal. For school contact information please see this page.

2nd Update:  Regarding Meal Pickup – We are adding additional school sites to our meal pick-ups that occur each Wednesday. Heard School and Shaw Montessori will be added as sites beginning Wednesday, August 12th.  Pick-up times at all sites will be 7:00 – 8:00 AM and 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Please be sure to enroll for the free-reduced lunch program.  The information is posted here https://PhxSchools.org/lunchprogram.

3rd Update:  Regarding Resources for Distance Learning –  Please find access to our Google Portals to support you and your children with Distance Learning. You will find this information very helpful so please take time to walk through it with your child.

English https://tinyurl.com/yxbw3o37

Espanol https://tinyurl.com/yxqfvfur

If you have questions, please contact your school directly, email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org or call our HELPLINE at 602-523-5900

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent
Phoenix Elementary School District #1

 

August 3, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families;

I hope this finds you and your family members well.  We are ready to kick off the 2020-2021 school year through Distance Learning and want to provide you a compilation of all the information we have been sharing recently.

Thank you for your patience as we have provided information to you in part as direction from Governor Ducey has come in and our plans have developed accordingly. The Governor’s Executive Orders that drive our planning can be found at https://azgovernor.gov/executiveorders.

If you visit our website at www.PhxSchools.org, you will quickly find access to sections regarding Teaching & Learning, Health & Safety and Updates. You can access each of these sections directly at the links below and find all the up-to-date information.  You can also select the language of your choice in the top right-hand corner of our website.

 

  • PhxSchools.org/teachinglearning – Coming soon will be links to our Distance Learning Google Portals with valuable information for students and families.

 

You will find a link to our official Distance Learning Plan that we have filed with the Arizona Department of Education. This can also be found at www.PhxSchools.org/distancelearning.

There are many details you can link to from this page regarding special services, grading, attendance, our future Blended Learning Model and more.

Also, on this page, you can link to Learning Labs that will open for district students on two campuses beginning, August 17th  for those students who need supervision while learning through Distance Learning. Students will be monitored by District support staff in the Learning Labs. The campuses are Edison School on the east side for our east side schools and Magnet Traditional School on the west side for our west side schools. Please see the Learning Lab link for all the details.  The form to enroll in Learning Labs will be available August 5th.

 

  • PhxSchools.org/healthsafety – On this web page you can link to all the health and safety protocols we are following and will continue to follow as staff and students are able to return to our schools. It is important to familiarize yourself with these details through each step of our re-opening once re-opening begins to ensure we are all doing our best to significantly stop the community spread of COVID-19.

 

Other important web pages include:

 

  • PhxSchools.org/2020pandemiccalendar – Our revised school year calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here. The revisions are due mainly to the elimination of many early release days for students.

 

 

  • PhxSchools.org/faith-north – This link provides our Distance Learning preschool plans for Faith North, Garfield and Kenilworth Schools.

 

  • PhxSchools.org/resources – There are numerous resources provided here to support you and your family including the breakfast and lunch meal pick-up schedule.

 

Please note that according to Arizona state law A.R.S.15-802:

 

  • Every child between the ages of six and sixteen years of age must attend a school and be provided instruction in at least the subjects of reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies and science.

 

  • The child’s parent or guardian must enroll the child in a school and ensure that the child attends the school for the full time that school is in session. Our District is currently anticipating conducting 180-days of instruction during the 2020-21 school year as noted on our calendar at PhxSchools.org/2020pandemiccalendar.

 

  • Certain exceptions apply to these attendance requirements, such as medical necessity. If you believe your child qualifies for such an exception, please contact your school office.

 

The statute regarding attendance can be found at https://www.azleg.gov/ars/15/00802.htm.  Your child will need to participate in Phoenix District #1’s Distance Learning beginning August 6th to be counted as present and attending school to be in compliance with the state statute.

Teachers will outline their communication policy with families and will hand in daily communication logs to their principals that identify the families they have made contact with.  This will be documented in teacher phone logs, in Synergy (the District data system) and the District’s Multi-Tiered Support System for students at higher risk of not being compliant.  Please make absolutely sure your child is attending school through Distance Learning to be compliant, but also because every day of learning is so important to your child’s educational success.

At this time, we hope to return to campuses on October 12th to offer our Blended Learning Model and Distance Learning. We will monitor the community spread of COVID-19 as October 12th  approaches and our District Governing Board will determine if that date is feasible.

Bus transportation for students will not begin until we are able to return to our campuses on October 12th or the date we are able to return to our schools.

Please note that due to the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the District will utilize multiple technologies that may capture and record you child’s image or voice in a virtual, online or in-person classroom as part of the delivery of instruction.  The instruction delivered to your child virtually, online or in-person is not a confidential educational record.  However, the District will be prudent and cautious in all of our practices regarding virtual, online or in-person instruction.

If you have questions regarding any of the plans outlined in this letter, please contact your school directly, email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org or call our HELPLINE at 602-523-5900.

Please remember to follow the health and safety protocols that require physical distancing AND wear a face covering when you are with others.  The sooner we all follow these protocols carefully, the sooner we can return to school.  Your face covering protects those around you and their face coverings protect you!  And, of course, don’t forget to wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face!  We can do this!  We can get through this together! Thank you for being part of the Phoenix #1 family!

Peace, health & well-being,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent
Phoenix Elementary School District #1

 

July 30, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff and families.  Therefore, our teaching and learning will take place through distance learning until October 12th.  That is the soonest we expect to be able to return to our campuses for learning. As we near October, we hope to have a positive shift in our community’s overall control of the spread of COVID-19 and will re-evaluate our options based on the most current information and recommendations.

On July 23rd,  Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced that metrics regarding the community spread of COVID-19 will be provided to Governing Boards to enable them to make informed decisions about the safe opening of their district schools.

Our Distance Learning Model will be a robust, interactive, full-day learning curriculum equivalent to in-person learning.  Students will have live instruction, interaction with classmates, and a wide variety of learning activities to engage and effectively educate.

We will be using multiple technologies that may capture and record your child’s image or voice in virtual, online or in-person classrooms as we deliver instruction. The instruction delivered to your child is not a confidential educational record. However, we will be prudent and cautious in all of our practices regarding virtual, online or in-person instruction.

Here is our timeline for charting a safe course to learning:

  • July 27th:Laptop Distribution Begins.  Your school will be in contact with you regarding the distribution plan and distance learning if you have not already heard from them.
  • July 30th:Preschool Plan to be delivered to families for Faith North, Garfield & Kenilworth Schools.
  • August 6th:Distance Learning for all K-8 students begins.
  • August 17th:Learning Labs will open for students who need supervision on a campus to complete their Distance Learning. Learning Lab locations are Edison School on the east side of our District and Magnet Traditional School on the west side of our District. For more details visit our Learning Lab information PhxSchools.org/teachinglearning.  The form to enroll for Learning Labs will be available August 5th.
  • October 5th – 9th:Fall Break
  • October 12th:Potential Return to Campuses for Blending Learning Model.  Distance Learning Model will continue for those who choose.

 

Thank you for your patience and support as we chart our course together!  Please be vigilant as you protect your family and friends and neighbors from COVID-19.  It is incredibly important to wear face coverings and maintain a distance of six feet when outside your home.  That is how together, we can move forward safely.

Weekly meal pickups each Wednesday are continuing for children age 18 years or younger. We will update you regularly when changes occur to the schedule.

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent
Phoenix Elementary School District #1

 

July 27, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families, Staff & Community;

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff and families.  Therefore, our teaching and learning will take place through distance learning until October 12th.  That is the soonest we expect to be able to return to our campuses for learning. As we near October, we hope to have a positive shift in our community’s overall control of the spread of COVID-19 and will re-evaluate our options based on the most current information and recommendations.

On July 23rd,  Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced that metrics regarding the community spread of COVID-19 will be provided to Governing Boards to enable them to make informed decisions about the safe opening of their district schools.

Our Distance Learning Model will be a robust, interactive, full-day learning curriculum equivalent to in person learning.  Students will have live instruction, interaction with classmates, and a wide variety of learning activities to engage and effectively educate.

Here is our timeline for charting a safe course to learning:

  • July 27th: Laptop Distribution Begins.  Your school will be in contact with you regarding the distribution plan if you have not already heard from them.
  • July 30th: Preschool Plan to be delivered to families for Faith North, Garfield & Kenilworth Schools.
  • August 6th: Distance Learning for all K-8 students begins.
  • August 17th: Learning Labs will open for students who need supervision on a campus to complete their Distance Learning. Learning Lab locations are Edison School on the east side of our District and Magnet Traditional School on the west side of our District.
  • October 5th – 9th: Fall Break
  • October 12th:Potential Return to Campuses for Blending Learning Model.  Distance    Learning Model will continue for those who choose.

Thank you for your patience and support as we chart our course together!  Please be vigilant as you protect your family and friends and neighbors from COVID-19.  It is incredibly important to wear face coverings and maintain a distance of six feet when outside your home.  That is how together, we can move forward safely.

Later this week, we will provide all the details for Distance Learning (August 6th – October 9th), the Blended Learning Model and Health and Safety measures that will be in place when we are able to return to our campuses. Please stay tuned for this information.

Weekly meal pickups each Wednesday are continuing for children age 18 years or younger. We will update you regularly when changes occur to the schedule.

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent,
Phoenix Elementary School District #1

 

 

July 10, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

Thank you for your patience as we manage through the challenges related to the pandemic.  The purpose of this email is to confirm for you that school will begin for all K-8 students in our thirteen schools on August 6th; the regularly scheduled start date.  However, all K-8 students will begin learning online on August 6th.  The soonest we will transition to the Blended Learning option with learning on our campuses is after fall break on October 12th.

This decision does not come easily because we know for many of you that your work and family responsibilities make it very difficult for you to manage your child’s learning from home. The decision is made because the health and safety of our children, staff and families must be our top priority. With COVID-19 cases and deaths from the virus rising, we must take every precaution to keep our Phoenix #1 community healthy and safe.

We understand the importance of your work and need to financially support your family; therefore, as soon as we hear we can go back on to our campuses, we will provide a childcare option for those who need it. At this time, we understand that may be as early as August 17th. We will await the Governor’s next announcement.

More information will be coming soon from both my staff at the district level and your schools. Immediately following our special Governing Board Meeting on July 20th, we will confirm and provide all the details of our plan.

Just a reminder that our thirteen K-8 schools include:  Bethune, Capitol, Dunbar, Edison, Emerson, Garfield, Heard, Herrera, Kenilworth, Lowell, Magnet Traditional, Shaw Montessori & Whittier.

Faith North Preschool plans are coming soon. Thank you for your patience.

Stay healthy and strong,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent
Phoenix Elementary School District #1

 

July 2, 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED BACK TO SCHOOL QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

  • What is the deadline for completing the CHOICE FORM? July 10th, please.

 

  • When is the first day of school? Online Learning for all K-8 students will begin on August 6th. Learning at school will not begin until at least August 17th.

 

  • When will you share plans for preschool? The goal is to share preschool plans by mid-July.

 

  • What is the status of PEER after school program? We are working out those details and will share an update in the next two weeks.

 

  • At any time of the year, may we change our plan of learning whether we choose Blended Learning or iAcademy? Yes, however we recommend you plan the change to align with a trimester instructional break.

 

  • If parents work and can’t have their children at home during the day, what will you provide? We are working on plans so children who need supervision will have it. We will have more information on that in two weeks.

 

  • Will transportation be provided? Yes, transportation for children living in the District boundaries will be provided as normal.

 

  • Will transportation be provided to The Boys & Girls Club? Please check with your school.

 

  • How long will we be on this schedule? Until our state determines it is safe to return to a traditional school schedule.

 

  • Will my child have to wear a face covering the entire day? Each child will need to follow the social distancing and face covering guidelines.

 

  • Will the school provide face coverings for students and staff? Yes

 

  • Will there be sports programs? All after school sports programs and clubs are suspended until further notice.

 

  • Will we have to make up school days if school closes or gets delayed again? The Governor and AZ Department of Education will guide us throughout the year. And, we will be prepared to move totally online should all schools be required to close due to the pandemic.

 

  • Where will children receive breakfast and lunch at school? In the classroom.

 

 HEALTH & SAFETY & WELL-BEING QUESTIONS

  • What is the plan if a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19? We are developing a detailed step-by-step process to be shared next week.

 

  • What is the plan if a child shows symptoms of COVID-19? We are developing a step-by-step detailed process to share next week.

 

  • Are teachers and staff also going to be screened each day for symptoms of COVID-19? Yes

 

  • Is it realistic to think that children will social distance? We will be diligent about educating and monitoring children to social distance.  We ask that the families do the same.

 

  • How will recess be facilitated to encourage positive physical outlets and well-being? We will monitor recess carefully to ensure children are safe but have the opportunity and take advantage of the opportunity to be physically active.

 

  • Will there be grade-level appropriate signage about safety? YES, everywhere, throughout all of our campuses.

 

  • Can parents tour a campus to see how it feels in regard to spacing and signage etc. before school starts? Please talk with your school principal.

 

  • How many times a day will the restrooms be cleaned? Continuously throughout the day.

 

  • How are you going to prevent children from grabbing each other or playing around? We will provide very positive guidance and education for children to understand the importance of following social distancing guidelines. We ask that families do the same at home.

 

  • What is the plan for flu season? We will follow the same procedures with heightened awareness.

 

  • What are the consequences for children who don’t wear a face covering when required or they lose it? Lost face coverings will be replaced. Should a child refuse, we will work positively with the child. If we are not successful, we will work with the parent on a solution.

 

  • Will school supplies be disinfected? Yes

 

  • Will there be enough funding for face coverings, disinfectants, soap and all the needed supplies? Yes

 

  • Will children be forced to be vaccinated when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available?

Once a vaccine becomes available, that would be evaluated as vaccinations presently are.

 

  • If my child’s body temperature is high because of the heat, will he be sent home from school? We will ensure a thorough screening before sending a child home.

 

  • How will you know when it is ok to start easing the restriction or guidelines?  We will be following guidance from the Maricopa County Health Department, the Center for Disease Control, the AZ Department of Education and Governor Ducey. And, most importantly, we will be surveying you, our families, to understand your concerns and desires for your children.

 

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION QUESTIONS

  • Will students still participate in special areas such as physical education and music? The special area classes that are part of the regular school day will be included; however, after school programs are suspended until further notice.

 

  • If we choose Blended Learning, can we pick the days/group so that it aligns with my work schedule? Please work with your school so they can accommodate this need.

 

  • What type of training will teachers have to better deliver virtual instruction? Professional development for teachers will take place before school starts, as well as throughout the year.

 

  • What curriculum will be used for the Blended Learning and iAcademy? Will it be the same for both?  The same District curriculum will be used for Blended Learning and iAcademy; unless you are in a signature program on a campus such as Montessori or Dual Language.

 

  • If I choose the iAcademy and want to switch to Blended Learning, will I be on a waiting list at my school? No

 

  • Is the iAcademy what you provided March – May? We have learned a lot from the very fast closing of our schools and the need to quickly deliver virtual learning. We have very comprehensive plans now and a structured approach to virtual learning. There will be very consistent communication with families, professional development for teachers, live teacher-led lessons, small group work, online interaction with classmates and a consistent schedule.

 

  • Will there be Special Education for my child? Yes, please contact Alicia.Zelvis@PhxSchools.org our Director of Special Education or your school principal regarding your child’s needs.

 

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

  • Is an iPad sufficient for the iAcademy? An iPad is sufficient for Google Classroom, and we are checking to be sure it is sufficient with all the other curriculum resources. We will respond further next week.

 

For additional general questions and concerns about health and safety, curriculum and instruction or technology, please email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org.

 

For Special Education questions and concerns, please email Alicia.Zelvis@PhxSchools.org.


 

July 1, 2020

Please complete our learning options choice form at this link: https://PhxSchools.org/choiceform

For more information on back to school options and our Choice Form, please see this presentation.  

 

June 30, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

Just a reminder that video conferences will be held tomorrow, July 1st at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM for families to learn more about the learning options for the new school year.  Please choose the time of your choice and join the meeting at https://PhxSchools.org/live

Thank you!

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent
Phoenix Elementary School District #1


 

June 29, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

These are incredibly challenging times, and we know that you are concerned about how your children will safely return to school in August to kick off the 2020-2021 school year.  Our team has been hard at work reviewing the results of the family survey sent to you in May. Thank you for your feedback. It is very important to our planning.  Our team has also been hard at work analyzing all the options and reviewing the most effective educational strategies to implement during the pandemic.  The results of the family survey can be reviewed at https://PhxSchools.org/results .  Thank you again for your responses to the survey.

We are now prepared to share with you our plans for an effective return to learning on August 17th because today we learned from Governor Ducey that school openings across the state will be delayed until August 17th.

There are two options that will be open to all of our families for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Our plans for preschool are still underway.

The two options included in the plan are:

AtHome Learning Option

Our AtHome Learning Option is Phoenix #1 iAcademy. It is a totally online option for kindergarten through eighth-grade students.  It includes five full days of learning, as well as access to a full range of teachers, curriculum, support services and special area classes.  It includes live teacher-led instruction and allows flexibility for the times that children are online learning, yet provides class meetings, small group work and one-to-one student to teacher support. District devices are available for our iAcademy, and the curriculum and instructional tools are consistent across all of our K-8 campuses.

AtSchool Learning Option

Our Blended Learning Option is for families who are ready to return to the school campus. It is for kindergarten through eighth-grade students and includes five full days of learning both AtSchool and AtHome (two days AtSchool and three days AtHome). Students alternate days AtSchool either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday based on the group they are in. Groups are organized so that siblings have AtSchool learning on the same days.  Alternating days ensures we can reduce the number of students in a classroom for social distancing purposes and provides children the opportunity to be at school.  Mondays are AtHome learning days for all students. Students have access to teachers, curriculum, support services and special area classes. For families who need daycare for their children Monday through Friday, an option is being developed for those children to be supervised on campus to complete their online learning.

In regard to the Social-Emotional Well-being of our children and practices to respond to trauma, whether a student is in Phoenix #1 iAcademy or the Blended Learning option, the social-emotional needs of every child will be prioritized.

Our plans to most effectively manage the Health & Safety of Students & Staff include significant detail about monitoring the health and managing the safety on our buses, on our playgrounds and in our classrooms.  This includes social distancing, wearing face coverings, hand washing, and monitoring wellness.

Video Conferences will be held Wednesday, July 1st to share the learning options and safety measures. There are two times to choose from 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  You can join either meeting at the time of your choice at https://PhxSchools.org/live.  Each school will also schedule a video conference in the coming days to provide additional details for their campus.  Stay tuned for the dates and times for your school.  The schools will also reach out to each family to complete the “Back to Learning Choice Form” for families to select their learning option.

Should you have questions prior to the video conference or would like to go ahead and complete or view the “Back to Learning Choice Form,” please:

 

We look forward to sharing more details and answering your questions at our “Back to Learning School Video Conferences” on July 1st.

Thank you for being part of the Phoenix #1 family!

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent

Phoenix Elementary School District #1


 

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Logo

 

June 23, 2020  

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

I want to take a moment to introduce you to our District Governing Board. Our Governing Board is comprised of five elected officials who represent you; our families and community members across our District. They are: Ms. Susan Benjamin – President, Dr. Elora Diaz – Vice President, Ms. Lynné Almy – Board Member, Dr. Louisa Stark – Board Member, Ms. Carmen Trujillo – Board Member. Their photos and biographies can be found on our website at https://phxschools.org/district/governing-board/members/.

Our District Governing Board Meetings are typically held at 6:00 PM the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the District Governing Board Room located at 1817 North 7th Street in Phoenix, 85006. Due to COVID-19, the meetings are being conducted online using PhxSchools.org/live for the audience and presently at 10:00 AM the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Meeting dates and times are subject to change so please check the website for updates.

The Governing Board and I welcome your comments and feedback during the “Community Communications” portion of each meeting and encourage you to attend. It is a great opportunity to share your concerns, as well as your positive feedback about the work in our schools and across the District. You can submit your “Community Communications” to CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org by 5:00 PM the day prior to the Governing Board Meeting. The meeting schedule can be found at https://phxschools.org/events/category/board-meetings.

Prior to each Governing Board Meeting, the agenda, meeting packet and detailed information regarding the meeting are posted at https://go.boarddocs.com/az/pesd1/Board.nsf/Public#.

Following each Governing Board Meeting, the recorded meeting can be viewed at https://phxschools.org/district/governing-board/previous-livestreams/.

There are other ways to share your positive feedback or concerns. The fourteen principals across our campuses are available. You can call our district receptionist at 602-257-3755 to be transferred to a school or find the direct number on the school website. Information about our schools can also be found at https://phxschools.org/schools/our-schools/.

Our WE CARE HELPLINE is also available for you to share positive feedback or concerns. We encourage you to reach out to your child’s principal first to resolve concerns; however, the WE CARE HELPLINE number is 602-523-5900 when your concerns persist. We welcome your call so we can learn and continue to improve and grow as we serve our students and families. You can also email your feedback to CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and learn more about how our school district works to serve our community!

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks CEO/Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1

CEO & Superintendent

Phoenix Elementary School District #1


June 11, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

As we shared with you as school was coming to a close in May, we are working on detailed plans for the reopening of school on Thursday, August 6th for all of our thirteen kindergarten through grade eight schools and our early childhood learning center.  I bet you can imagine this is no easy task; especially as we are seeing COVID19 cases on the rise in our state.

We are working on AtHome and AtSchool options, and our SUPERHEROES are carefully reviewing every option and most importantly they are considering how these plans impact your family, your children, our teachers and our entire staff!

You can rest assured there will be options for you, and you can also rest assured that we will be monitoring COVID19 carefully as the first day of school approaches to ensure we shift quickly as needed to keep your children safe.

On June 30th, you can expect to hear from us. We will share our plans for a safe return to school and hopefully to our campuses if that is the choice you make.  However, whether on our campuses or AtHOME, our SUPEREROES will be teaching and our students will be learning!

If you have questions or concerns, please email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org or call our HELPLINE at 602-523-5900.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent

Phoenix Elementary School District #1


 

Black Lives Matter

 

June 4, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families, Staff & Community;

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 is struggling to come to terms with the recent murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and many more black men and women before them.

We are struggling with the death of Dion Johnson and the lack of a body camera on the police officer who killed him because it concerns us that justice will not be served.

We are also struggling with what to communicate to you, our children, our families and our staff.

We are struggling because these intolerable circumstances are personal and very different for each and every one of us.

What we can communicate clearly is that these murders are intolerable. We are outraged, and we are disturbed that centuries of systemic racism continues in our country and too often ends in murder. We denounce the continued existence of racism and hate. Black Lives Matter!

We must do better for our children our families and our staff.

We acknowledge the pain and trauma this causes falling in the midst of a global pandemic which is taking far more lives of people of color due to the effects of racism that negatively impact health, education and more.

We are here for our children, families and staff and our greater Phoenix #1 community, and should you need support, we will search every resource available to help you. We will be providing resources online to support you during these incredibly challenging times.  The first can be found at this link to help you talk with your child about racism. https://globalnews.ca/news/7010645/parenting-teaching-kids-black-racism/

We commit to listening.  We commit to insisting on and building a safe and inclusive school community for each and every one of us!

 

Peace, health and well-being to you,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


 

May 28, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families and Community;

Our schools’ office “phone hours” are presently from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

You can reach the main office numbers listed below during those hours.

We plan to send you updated information within the coming weeks regarding when you will safely be able to visit our school offices and the safety plans that will be in place

  • Bethune:  602-257-3830
  • Capitol:  602-257-3835
  • Dunbar:  602-257-3844
  • Edison:  602-257-3848
  • Emerson:  602-257-3853
  • Faith North:  602-257-3901
  • Garfield:  602-257-3863
  • Heard:  602-257-3880
  • Herrera:  602-257-3885
  • Kenilworth: 602-257-3889
  • Lowell: 602-257-3902
  • Magnet Traditional:  602-257-6281
  • Shaw:  602-257-3914
  • Whittier:  602-257-3925

 

Thank you for your patience as we work through safely opening our schools.

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks


 

May 26, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families;

We hope to hear from you regarding the survey we sent out last week. You can quickly provide us your thoughts at this link.

The information you provide will be used by our TASK TEAMS in the next few weeks as we plan for the opening of school on August 6th.  We will keep you up-to-date over the next several weeks to communicate the plans. We are hard at work on plans to ensure the health and safety of students and staff.

Also, a reminder that meals are served each week on Wednesdays at the following times and locations. The pickup includes 5 days of grab and go meals for a total of 10 for each child 18 years of age and younger.

  • Bethune School located at 1310 S 15thAve. Phx 85007 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Capitol School located at 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Emerson School located at 915 E Palm Lane. Phx 85006: 8:00 AM -9:00 AM
  • Garfield School located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Lowell School located at 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 8:00 AM –10:30 AM
  • Whittier School located at 2000 N 16thSt. 85006: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Thank you and stay safe and healthy!  Please practice social-distancing when picking up meals!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


 

May 21, 2020

FAMILY SURVEY

Dear Phoenix #1 Families;

As the end of the school year is here, and we look to the beginning of the 2020-21 school year beginning on August 6th, we want to gain your input regarding how you are, how we can serve you better and what you are thinking about the beginning of the next school year.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at this link. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


 

MAY 5, 2020

PEER SUMMER & AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM UPDATE

At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we feel very fortunate to provide after school care for working parents in our PEER Program, as well as Summer PEER.  It’s an ongoing tradition in our schools, and a program that as you know is important to support our working parents to ensure a safe, happy environment for your children while you are hard at work.  We want to do everything we can to provide PEER uninterrupted, but as you know the COVID19 pandemic has made that impossible.

We know that Governor Ducey has extended “shelter in place” in our state through May 15th.  We support this decision, but we realize it makes it hard for families who want to get back to work and have a safe place for their children.  To help families plan as best they can, we are announcing today that we will not be able to provide you with our Summer PEER Program.  It is unfortunate, and we apologize for this, but it is in the best interest of our students, families and staff.  We must keep the health and safety of our students, families and staff as the highest priority.

As we look to the start of the 2020-21 school year that is to begin on August 6th, we will hold the lottery for our PEER Program when we return to school. It is necessary to conduct the lottery upon our return to school when we know that all of our families have the opportunity to submit their information for PEER and have an equal and equitable opportunity to be selected. At this time, there are some of our families who are not able to communicate with us until we all return to school.

We know the burden these decisions place on your families and how difficult it is to plan, yet we are focused on “one day at time” to ensure everyone’s safety and equitable treatment.

Please do stay tuned for more information about AtHome Learning all summer long! We will be providing opportunities for all children to be engaged in learning all summer long even though we cannot be on our campuses. You told us in our survey that we sent to you at the start of campus closures that you did not want your children to fall behind. We heard you and agree!  We want to keep them learning 365 days of the year!

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Curtis Johnson 602-257-4001 or Curtis.Johnson@PhxSchools.org.  Thank you.


 

ACTUALIZACIÓN DEL PROGRAMA PEER DE VERANO Y PROGRAMA DESPUES DE ESCUELA

En Phoenix Elementary School District # 1, nos sentimos muy afortunados de brindar atención después de la escuela en nuestro programa PEER y programa de PEER de Verano a los padres que trabajan. Es una tradición continua en nuestras escuelas, y un programa que, como saben, es importante para apoyar a nuestros padres que trabajan para garantizar un entorno seguro y feliz para sus hijos mientras trabajan duro. Queremos hacer todo lo posible para proporcionar PEER sin interrupciones, pero como saben, la pandemia de COVID19 lo ha hecho imposible.

Sabemos que el gobernador Ducey ha extendido “refugio en el lugar” en nuestro estado hasta el 15 de mayo. Apoyamos esta decisión, pero nos damos cuenta de que dificulta a las familias que desean volver al trabajo y tener un lugar seguro para sus hijos. Para ayudar a las familias a planificar lo mejor que puedan, hoy anunciamos que no podremos brindarle nuestro Programa PEER de verano. Es lamentable, y nos disculpamos por esto, pero es lo mejor para nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal. Debemos mantener la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal como la máxima prioridad.

Al mirar hacia el comienzo del año escolar 2020-21 que comenzará el 6 de agosto, realizaremos la lotería para nuestro Programa PEER cuando regresemos a la escuela. Es necesario hacer la lotería a nuestro regreso a la escuela cuando sabemos que todas nuestras familias tienen la oportunidad de presentar su información para PEER y tienen una oportunidad igual y equitativa para ser seleccionados. En este momento, hay algunas de nuestras familias que no pueden comunicarse con nosotros hasta que todos regresemos a la escuela.

Sabemos la carga que estas decisiones imponen a sus familias y lo difícil que es planificar, pero estamos enfocados en “un día a la vez” para garantizar la seguridad y el trato equitativo de todos.

¡Estén atentos para obtener más información sobre AtHome Learning (Aprendizaje en Casa) durante todo el verano! Brindaremos oportunidades para que todos los niños participen en el aprendizaje durante todo el verano a pesar de que no podemos estar en nuestros campus. Usted nos dijo en nuestra encuesta que le enviamos al comienzo del cierre del campus que no quería que sus hijos se atrasen. ¡Lo escuchamos y estamos de acuerdo! ¡Queremos que sigan aprendiendo los 365 días del año!

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuniquese con el Señor Curtis Johnson 602-257-4001 o Curtis.Johnson@PhxSchools.org.  Gracias.


 

MAY 4, 2020

Where can I pick up meals for my children?

NEW SCHEDULE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th:

We will continue to provide meal pick up every Wednesday ONLY, using the time schedule below. We have moved the times to earlier in the day because the temperature is rising in Phoenix. The pickup will include 5 days of grab and go meals for a total of 10 for each child 18 years of age and younger.

  • Bethune School located at 1310 S 15thAve. Phx 85007 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Capitol School located at 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Emerson School located at 915 E Palm Lane. Phx 85006: 8:00 AM -9:00 AM
  • Garfield School located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Lowell School located at 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 8:00 AM –10:30 AM
  • Whittier School located at 2000 N 16thSt. 85006: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

April 24, 2020

Dear Phoenix # Families;

Below please find answers to some very important questions that families are asking:

Is school closed?

No, our campuses are closed due to COVID19, but we are teaching and learning at home. The last day of school is May 20th.

If my child goes to one of your schools, do I need to re-enroll for the at-home learning?

No, you are already enrolled in our school if you were enrolled when we had to close our campuses because of COVID19.

Is attendance being taken for learning at-home?

It is very important that your child engage in school from home each school day so they do not miss out on learning.  We are keeping track and making sure we engage your child so they don’t miss out, but we will not be reporting attendance.

Will my child still get graded while learning from home?

Your child’s at-home learning work can only improve the grade from the last trimester. The work and grades while working from home will not be counted against your child because we know this is a transition period.

What is most important for me to think about while my child is learning from home?

The most important thing to think about is your child’s well-being. It is important during COVID19 that they are feeling safe and cared for and loved.  Providing structure in your child’s day can be very helpful and encouraging your child to talk to you is important. There are more resources regarding well-being at PhxSchools.org/resources.

Is my child going to move up to the next grade level when school starts in August?

Yes, every child will move on to the next grade level including students in 8th grade who will be going to high school.

How do I make sure my 8th-grade student is enrolled in high school?

This link will take you to the registration for Phoenix Union High Schools  https://sis.phoenixunion.org/PXP2_OEN_Login.aspx

Will there be an 8th-grade promotion ceremony for your child?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to have the traditional 8th-grade promotion ceremonies that we all so enjoy, but we are talking to students about how to make the promotion special for them. We will be back to you with more information in May.

Where can I pick up breakfast and lunch for my children?

Beginning on April 29th, we will be adding two new schools to our meal pickups every Wednesday.  The new schools are Emerson and Whittier School from 10:00 -11:00 AM each day. The full schedule is below:

  • Bethune School located at 1310 S 15th Ave. Phx 85007 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Capitol School located at 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Emerson School located at 915 E Palm Lane. Phx 85006: 10:00 AM -11:00  AM
  • Garfield School located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Lowell School located at 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Whittier School located at 2000 N 16th St. 85006: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

We are here to answer your questions at 602-523-5900 or CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org if you have trouble reaching your child’s teacher or school.


 

April 22, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Community;

During this stressful and unusual time, I wanted to take a moment and reach out to all of you. I know you have been working so hard to keep your families safe and healthy.  Teachers and school staff have been reaching out to you and your children because they miss and love their students. 

Now teachers have begun to deliver structured learning online. This will help provide support to the children and answer their academic questions. Seeing the teachers they love and have worked with all year-long, is so beneficial for the children.

Our administration and teacher and support staff have been working very hard learning new skills and supporting all of you as they learn. I am forever grateful for their dedication, expertise and caring. 

 All of you are also heroes in this pandemic. You have stepped up time and again to focus on caring for your family. I know this is your highest priority. You are bringing out the best in one another. People have shared stories about small acts of kindness, and I know those will continue.  So, as we move through this pandemic, remember the whole world is affected. Stay strong, stay safe and remember patience, kindness and determination will see us all through this time.  We will get through this together. 

Be well,

Susan Benjamin

Governing Board President

Phoenix Elementary School District #1

#PhxSchoolsStrong


22 de abril del 2020

Estimada Comunidad de Phoenix #1;

Durante este tiempo estresante e inusual, quería tomarme un momento y comunicarme con ustedes. Sé que han estado trabajando muy duro para mantener a sus familias seguras y saludables.  Los maestros y el personal de la escuela han estado contactándose con ustedes y sus hijos porque extrañan y aman a sus estudiantes. 

Ahora los maestros han comenzado a brindar aprendizaje estructurado en línea. Esto ayudará a brindar apoyo a los niños y a responder sus preguntas académicas. Ver a los maestros que aman y con los que han trabajado durante todo el año es de mucho beneficio para los niños.

Nuestra administración y profesores y personal de apoyo han estado trabajando muy duro aprendiendo nuevas habilidades y apoyándolos a todos a medida que aprenden. Estoy eternamente agradecida por su dedicación, experiencia y cuidado. 

Todos ustedes también son héroes en esta pandemia. Usted ha intensificado una y otra vez para centrarse en el cuidado de su familia. Sé que esta es su prioridad más alta. Están sacando lo mejor de los demás. La gente ha compartido historias sobre pequeños actos de bondad, y sé que esos continuarán.  Así que, a medida que avanzamos a través de esta pandemia, recuerden que el mundo entero está afectado. Manténgase fuerte, manténgase a salvo y recuerde que la paciencia, la bondad y la determinación nos verán a lo largo de este tiempo.  Lo superaremos juntos.  

Estén bien,

Susan Benjamin

Presidente de la Junta de Gobierno

Phoenix Elementary School District #1

#PhxSchoolsStrong


 

April 14th, 2020

Here is a reminder for you that our weekly meal pickup plan began on Wednesday, April 8th and repeats tomorrow, April 15th at the locations and times noted below.  The pickup includes 5 days of grab-and-go meals for a total of 10 for each child 18 years of age and younger.  

  • Bethune School located at 1310 S 15th Ave. Phx 85007: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Capitol School located at 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Garfield School located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10 AM – 11 AM
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 11 AM
  • Lowell School located at 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10 AM – 1 PM

 

Thank you and stay safe and healthy!  Please practice social-distancing when picking up meals!


abril de 14

Estimadas Familias de Phoenix #1;

Aquí hay un recordatorio para usted de que nuestro plan semanal de recogida de comidas comienza el miércoles 8 de abril y se repite mañana, 15 de abril en los lugares y horarios que se indican a continuación.  La recogida incluye 5 días de comidas para llevar para un total de 10 para cada niño de 18 años de edad o menos.

  • Bethune School ubicada en 1310 S 15th Ave. Phx 85007: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Capitol School ubicada en 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
  • Dunbar School ubicada en 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Edison School ubicado en 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Garfield School ubicada en 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Herrera School ubicada en 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10 AM – 11 AM
  • HU-O-te Park ubicado en 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 11 AM
  • Lowell School ubicada en 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Magnet Traditional School ubicada en 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10 AM – 1 PM

 

Gracias y mantengase seguro y saludable!  Por favor, practique el distanciamiento social al recoger las comidas!


 

April 8, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families & Community;

Due to an overwhelming demand for meals at our pickup locations today, we ran out of meals in minutes at almost every pickup site today. We prepared food based on how many families we have been serving each day.We are very, very sorry if you did not get meals today.

These are very challenging times because we only have so much food, and the demand is high.

We will be at our locations next Wednesday, as well, and we have increased our count for meals. However, we cannot promise that the supply will be sufficient because it is challenging to know how many families will be at each location.

Thank you for understanding, and please know we are so proud to serve our families!

Here are links that might be helpful to you with food and other services you may need – https://arizonatogether.org and http://www.azfoodbanks.org and www.firstfoodbank.org

 Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


8 de abril de 2020

Estimadas Familias & Comunidad de Phoenix #1;

Debido a una abrumadora demanda de comidas en nuestros lugares de recogida hoy, nos quedamos sin comidas en minutos en casi todos los sitios de recogida hoy en día. Preparamos alimentos según el número de familias a las que hemos estado sirviendo cada día.

Estamos muy, muy sentidos si no conseguiste comida hoy.

Estos son tiempos muy difíciles porque sólo tenemos cierta cantidad de comida, y la demanda es alta.

Estaremos en nuestras ubicaciones el próximo miércoles, también, y hemos incrementado la cantidad de comida. Sin embargo, no podemos prometer que el suministro será suficiente porque es difícil saber cuántas familias habrá en cada lugar.

!Gracias por su comprensión, y por favor sepa que estamos muy orgullosos de servir a nuestras familias!

Aquí hay enlaces que podrían ser útiles para usted de comida y otros servicios que puede necesitar – https://arizonatogether.org y http://www.azfoodbanks.org y www.firstfoodbank.org

Sinceramente

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO y Superintendente, Distrito Escolar Primaria de Phoenix #1


 

April 7, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Community;

Our weekly meal pick up begins tomorrow, April 8th at the locations and times noted below.  We will provide meal pick up every Wednesday ONLY, using the time schedule below. The pickup will include 5 days of grab and go meals for a total of 10 for each child 18 years of age and younger. 

  • Bethune School located at 1310 S 15th Ave. Phx 85007: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Capitol School located at 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Garfield School located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10 AM – 11 AM
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 11 AM
  • Lowell School located at 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10 AM – 1 PM

 

Thank you and stay safe and healthy!  Please practice social-distancing when picking up meals!


 

April 3, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Community;

We miss seeing you and your children in our schools.  Our situation makes it all so clear that the relationships among our students, staff and families are what make our schools.  The campus is so lonely and our teachers and staff are missing you all – your smiles, your calls and all the amazing engagement that goes on in a classroom.

Yet, please know we are here for you and let’s stay focused to ensure we all stay healthy.  Please don’t forget the numerous resources available to you at PhxSchools.org/resources.

Please be sure your children know how much we miss them.  We hope the learning activities we provide are keeping your children engaged. Please stay tuned for Phase 2 of at-home learning with more information coming to you soon.  In the meantime, please stay focused on structure in your child’s day, exercise, learning enrichment and engaging conversation about how your children are feeling.

Regarding meal pickup locations. We have some changes coming next week. We will add Lowell School as a pick-up location, and beginning Wednesday, April 8th we will begin weekly pickup each Wednesday rather than daily. The same number of meals will be provided for children as they pick up 5 days of breakfast and lunch for a total of 10 meals for children age 18 and younger.  Please see the new schedule below. And, please note there are a few time changes below, too.

Thank you for your flexibility. The changes to the weekly schedule are important so that staff and families have less exposure and potential for contracting the virus.

NEW SCHEDULE BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 6th:

Please note this is the schedule below for Monday and Tuesday, April 6th and 7th. Then, beginning on Wednesday, April 8th, we will provide meal pick up every Wednesday ONLY, using the time schedule below. The pickup will include 5 days of grab and go meals for a total of 10 for each child 18 years of age and younger.

  • Beginning Monday, April 6th – Lowell School located at 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Capitol School located at 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Garfield School located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 11 AM
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10 AM – 11 AM

 

 Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO& Superintendent

Phoenix Elementary School District #1


Estimada Comunidad de Phoenix #1;

Extrañamos verlo a usted y a sus hijos en nuestras escuelas. Nuestra situación deja claro que las relaciones entre nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias son las que hacen a nuestras escuelas lo que son. La escuela está tan sola y los maestros y el personal extrañan a todos: sus sonrisas, sus llamadas y toda la increíble comunicación que se lleva acabo cada día en el salón.

Sin embargo, por favor sepa que estamos aquí para usted y vamos a mantenernos enfocados para asegurarnos de que todos nos mantengamos saludables. Por favor, no olvide los numerosos recursos disponibles para usted en PhxSchools.org/resources.

Por favor, asegúrese de que sus hijos sepan cuánto los extrañamos. Esperamos que las actividades de aprendizaje que ofrecemos mantengan a sus hijos envueltos en el aprendizaje. Por favor, manténgase atento a la Fase 2 de aprendizaje en el hogar con más información que le llegará pronto. Mientras tanto, por favor concéntrese en la estructura del día de su hijo, ejercicio, aprendizaje de enriquecimiento y conversaciones intencionales sobre cómo se sienten sus hijos.

En cuanto a los lugares de recogida de comidas. Tendremos algunos cambios la próxima semana. Añadiremos Lowell School como lugar de recogida, y a partir del miércoles 8 de abril comenzaremos la recogida semanal, que será cada miércoles y ya no de todos los días. El mismo número de comidas se proporcionará a los niños, recogerán 5 días de desayuno y almuerzo para un total de 10 comidas para niños de 18 años o menos. Por favor, consulte el nuevo horario a continuación. Y, tenga en cuenta que hay algunos cambios de horario, también.

Gracias por su flexibilidad. Los cambios en el horario semanal son importantes para que el personal y las familias estén menos expuestos para contraer el virus.

NUEVO HORARIO QUE COMENZARA EL LUNES, 6 DE ABRIL:

Tenga en cuenta que el horario que se indica a continuación es solo para lunes y martes, los días 6 y 7 de abril. Luego, a partir del miércoles 8 de abril, proporcionaremos recogida de comidas todos los miércoles SOLAMENTE, usando el horario a continuación. La recogida incluirá 5 días de comidas para llevar por un total de 10 para cada niño de 18 años de edad o menos.

  • A partir del lunes 6 de abril – Lowell School ubicada en 1121 South 3rd Ave. Phx 85003: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Capitol School ubicada en 330 N 16th Ave. Ph85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
  • Dunbar School ubicada en 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Garfield School ubicada en 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Magnet Traditional School ubicada en 2602 North 23rd Ave. Ph85009: 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Hu-O-te Park ubicado en 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 11 AM
  • Edison School ubicado en 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Herrera School ubicada en 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10 AM – 11 AM

 

Sinceramente

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendente

Phoenix Elementary School District #1


 

March 30, 2020

Hello, Phoenix #1 Families-

Today’s news from our Governor that our schools are closed the remainder of the 2019-20 school year was probably rather difficult for you to receive. I know it isn’t easy to put food on our tables and educate our children at the same time.  Yet, these are the most challenging times the world as a whole has ever faced and sending our children and staff back to school would not be a good thing to do until the Coronavirus has relented and things are better under control. It’s important for all of us to stay focused on staying healthy and saving lives. Please do that by keeping your children and yourselves at home as safely as possible.

We appreciate everything you are doing to keep your children learning, and we are going to do everything we can to provide you what you need to keep them learning. YET – the most important thing you can do is keep them safe physically and emotionally.

We have put numerous resources on our website at PhxSchools.org/resources to help you think about how to talk with your child about Coronavirus, how to structure your child’s day and some learning enrichment activities.

We will keep adding learning activities and will roll out more at-home learning options in the coming weeks including providing laptops and identifying how you can get Internet access if you don’t already have it.  Our schools are reaching out to you this week to identify your needs.

We want to do everything we can to help you and your family find the resources you need so please let us know if you are looking for meals, emotional support or whatever your need might be.  We will do everything we can to help you find what you need.  Just a reminder that resources are added daily to PhxSchools.org/resources.

If you are in need or have questions, please call 602-523-5900 or email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org

Please keep up to date on our plans at PhxSchools.org. That page will take you to more information and resources.

Thank you for working with us and being part of the Phoenix #1 Community!

Be well and stay strong,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent

Phoenix Elementary School District #1


30 de marzo de 2020

Hola, Phoenix #1 Families-

La noticia de hoy de nuestro Gobernador de que nuestras escuelas están cerradas el resto del año escolar 2019-20 probablemente fue bastante difícil de recibir para usted. Sé que no es fácil poner comida en nuestras mesas y educar a nuestros hijos al mismo tiempo. Sin embargo, estos son los momentos más difíciles que el mundo en su conjunto ha enfrentado y enviar a nuestros hijos y personal de vuelta a la escuela no sería una buena cosa que hacer hasta que el coronavirus haya cedido y las cosas estén mejor bajo control. Es importante que todos nos concentremos en mantenernos saludables y salvar vidas. Por favor, háganlo manteniendo a sus hijos y a ustedes mismos en casa de la manera más segura posible.

Apreciamos todo lo que está haciendo para mantener a sus hijos aprendiendo, y vamos a hacer todo lo posible para proporcionarle lo que necesita para mantenerlos aprendiendo. YET – lo más importante que puede hacer es mantenerlos seguros física y emocionalmente.

Hemos puesto numerosos recursos en nuestro sitio web en PhxSchools.org/resources para ayudarle a pensar en cómo hablar con su hijo sobre Coronavirus, cómo estructurar el día de su hijo y algunas actividades de enriquecimiento de aprendizaje.

Seguiremos agregando actividades de aprendizaje y implementaremos más opciones de aprendizaje en el hogar en las próximas semanas, incluyendo proporcionar computadoras portátiles e identificar cómo puede obtener acceso a Internet si aún no lo tiene. Nuestras escuelas se comunicaran con usted esta semana para identificar sus necesidades.

Queremos hacer todo lo posible para ayudarle a usted y a su familia a encontrar los recursos que necesita, así que por favor háganos saber si está buscando comidas, apoyo emocional o lo que sea que su necesidad pueda ser. Haremos todo lo posible para ayudarle a encontrar lo que necesita. Sólo un recordatorio de que los recursos se agregan diariamente a PhxSchool.org/resources.

Si usted está en necesidad o tiene preguntas, por favor llame al 602-523-5900 o envíe un correo electrónico CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org

Por favor, manténgase al día sobre nuestros planes en PhxSchools.org. Esa página le llevará a más información y recursos.

¡Gracias por trabajar con nosotros y ser parte de la comunidad de #1 de Phoenix!

Que Estén bien y manténgase fuerte,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO y Superintendente
Distrito Escolar Primaria de Phoenix #1


 

March 27, 2020 

Phoenix Elementary School District #1

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.      When will school start again? The Governor has indicated that schools are closed through April 10th. If that day is extended, we will notify you immediately.

2.      Where can I pick up meals for my children?

  • Beginning March 30th– Bethune School located at 1310 S 15th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 AM to 11 AM each weekday
  • Beginning March 30th – Capitol School located at 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM each weekday
  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 1 PM each weekday
  • Garfield School located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM each weekday
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10 AM – 1 PM each weekday.
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 12 PM each weekday
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM each weekday
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10 AM – 11 AM each weekday

 

3.       Will my child’s field trip be canceled? All field trips are canceled through the end of the school year.

4.       Will the events that are after school hours still take place?  All events beyond the school day are canceled through April. We will monitor the situation and update you regarding May events by April 15th – including 8th Grade Promotions.

5.       Will the end of the school year be extended into the summer?  No, the Governor and State Legislature have indicated we will not extend the school year.

6.       Will state testing (AzM2) still take place in our schools this year?  We are awaiting word from the Governor and Superintendent Hoffman regarding state testing. We will let you know as soon as we have that information.

7.       How do I enroll my kindergarten age child for August 6, 2020 school start date, as well as other children in grades 1st – 8th for next year?  Please call 602-523-5757 to begin the enrollment process for kindergarten students, as well as 1st – 8th grade students.

8.       Will Kindergarten Early Assessment and Kindergarten Prep Camp still be held for children potentially ready to enter kindergarten early? We do not have an answer to this yet, but we will have an answer by May 1st.

9.       How can I support my child’s learning during school closures? First, it is important to talk with your child about Coronavirus and answer questions to be sure your child is feeling safe. We have provided resources at PhxSchools.org/resources to help you with this and are adding resources every day.  It is also important to provide structure in your child’s day.  Set up a 4-6 hour schedule, depending on the age of your child, that includes reading, learning activities, recess or physical activity, lunch and dismissal time to reflect what a normal day at school looks like. Structure is important for children especially when times are more challenging.  We will continue to add learning activities and ideas for you.

10.   Who should I contact if I am struggling to support my family?  Please check our resources list at PhxSchools.org/resources, email us CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org or call the HELPLINE at 602-523-5900.

Thanks for your questions and patience as we work together to navigate through these challenging times.

Thanks for being part of the Phoenix #1 Community & Family!

If you have additional questions, please send them to CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org


Distrito Escolar Primaria de Phoenix #1
Preguntas frecuentes

1. ¿Cuándo comenzará de nuevo la escuela? El Gobernador ha indicado que las escuelas están cerradas hasta el 10 de abril. Si ese día se extiende, se lo notificaremos inmediatamente.

2. ¿Dónde puedo recoger las comidas para mis hijos?
• A partir del 30 de marzo- Bethune School ubicado en 1310 S 15th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 AM a 11 AM cada día de la semana

• A partir del 30 de marzo – Escuela Capitol ubicada en 330 N 16th Ave. Phx 85007: 11:30 – 12:30 PM cada día de la semana

• Escuela Dunbar ubicada en 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 1 PM cada día de la semana
• Escuela Garfield ubicada en 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM cada día de la semana
• Magnet Traditional School ubicada en 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10 AM – 1 PM cada día de la semana.
• Hu-O-te Park ubicado en 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 12 PM cada día de la semana
• Edison School ubicado en 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM cada día de la semana
• Escuela Herrera ubicada en 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: 10 AM – 11 AM cada día de la semana

3. ¿Se cancelará la excursión de mi hijo? Todas las excursiones se cancelan hasta el final del año escolar.

4. ¿Los eventos que son después del horario escolar todavía tienen lugar? Todos los eventos después del día escolar se cancelan hasta abril. Supervisamos la situación y le actualizaremos con respecto a los eventos de mayo antes del 15 de abril, incluidas las promociones de octavo grado.

5. ¿Se extenderá el final del año escolar hasta el verano? No, el Gobernador y la Legislatura Estatal han indicado que no extenderemos el año escolar.

6. ¿Las pruebas estatales (AzM2) seguirán teniendo lugar en nuestras escuelas este año? Estamos esperando noticias del Gobernador y el Superintendente Hoffman sobre las pruebas estatales. Le avisaremos tan pronto como tengamos esa información.

7. ¿Cómo inscribo a mi hijo de edad de jardín de infantes para la fecha de inicio de la escuela del 6 de agosto de 2020, así como a otros niños en los grados 1o – 8o para el próximo año? Llame al 602-523-5757 para comenzar el proceso de inscripción para los estudiantes de jardín de infantes, así como para los estudiantes de 1er a 8o grado.

8. ¿La Evaluación Temprana de Kindergarten y el Campamento De Preparación de Kindergarten todavía se llevarán a cabo para los niños potencialmente listos para ingresar al jardín de infantes temprano? Aún no tenemos una respuesta a esto, pero tendremos una respuesta antes del 1 de mayo.

9. ¿Cómo puedo apoyar el aprendizaje de mi hijo durante el cierre de la escuela? En primer lugar, es importante hablar con su hijo acerca de Coronavirus y responder preguntas para asegurarse de que su hijo se sienta seguro. Hemos proporcionado recursos en PhxSchools.org/resources para ayudarle con esto y estamos agregando recursos todos los días. También es importante proporcionar estructura en el día de su hijo. Establezca un horario de 4-6 horas, dependiendo de la edad de su hijo, que incluya lectura, actividades de aprendizaje, recreo o actividad física, hora de almuerzo y despido para reflejar cómo se ve un día normal en la escuela. La estructura es importante para los niños, especialmente cuando los tiempos son más difíciles. Continuaremos agregando actividades de aprendizaje e ideas para usted.

10. ¿Con quién debo ponerme en contacto si tengo dificultades para mantener a mi familia? Consulte nuestra lista de recursos en PhxSchools.org/resources, envíenos un correo electrónico CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org o llame a HELPLINE al 602-523-5900.

Gracias por sus preguntas y paciencia mientras trabajamos para navegar a través de estos tiempos difíciles.

¡Gracias por formar parte del complejo de #1 de Phoenix !

Si tiene preguntas adicionales, por favor envíelas a CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org


 

March 25, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families;

As we approach the end of our second week of school closures, we want to thank you for your support, communication and responses to our survey as we navigate through these challenging times.

We are working hard to meet your needs and deliver learning opportunities for you at home.  Yesterday, we posted learning enrichment activities for all the different grade levels for you to choose those that are most appropriate for your child.  We will have a new set of learning enrichment activities for you to choose from by Monday, March 30th.

If you know of families who do not have access to our messages via texting and or the Internet, please be sure they know they can call our HELPLINE at 602-523-5900 or email us CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org if they have email capability. We will do our best to get content and activities to them and answer their questions.  Please share this information with families, neighbors and friends.

As you know, the most important thing we can do for our children, our families and our staff right now, is to make sure they are feeling emotionally and physically safe to the best of our ability.  Today, we are posting more resources and activities that focus on healthy play, emotionally grounding activities and resources.  Please visit PhxSchools.org/resources for those updates.

If you have not completed our survey, please do so asap at https://tinyurl.com/rwcrwl7  Next week our schools will be reaching out to each family for a bit more information as we begin to roll out additional at-home learning opportunities over the next month.

Thank you and be well!

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks

CEO & Superintendent

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 


25 de marzo de 2020

Estimados Familias de Phoenix #1;

A medida que nos acercamos al final de nuestra segunda semana de cierres de escuelas, queremos agradecerle por su apoyo, comunicación y respuestas a nuestra encuesta mientras navegamos a través de estos tiempos difíciles.
Estamos trabajando duro para satisfacer sus necesidades y ofrecer oportunidades de aprendizaje para usted en casa. Ayer, publicamos actividades de enriquecimiento de aprendizaje para todos los diferentes niveles de grado para que usted elija las que son más apropiadas para su hijo. Tendremos un nuevo conjunto de actividades de enriquecimiento de aprendizaje para que usted pueda elegir antes del lunes 30 de marzo.

Si usted sabe de familias que no tienen acceso a nuestros mensajes a través de mensajes de texto e Internet, por favor asegúrese de que saben que pueden llamar a nuestra LÍNEA de ayuda al 602-523-5900 o envíenos un correo electrónico CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org si tienen capacidad de correo electrónico. Haremos todo lo posible para obtener contenido y actividades para ellos y responder a sus preguntas. Por favor, comparta esta información con familias, vecinos y amigos.

Como usted sabe, lo más importante que podemos hacer por nuestras familias y nuestro empleados en este momento, es asegurarse de que se sientan emocional y físicamente seguros de lo mejor que podamos. Hoy en día, estamos publicando más recursos y actividades que se centran en el juego saludable, actividades y recursos para apoyar salud emocionalmente. Por favor, visite PhxSchools.org/resources para esas actualizaciones.

Si no ha completado nuestra encuesta, hágalo lo antes posible en tinyurl.com/wpx8qmd  La próxima semana nuestras escuelas se pondrán en contacto con cada familia para obtener un poco más de información a medida que comenzamos a implementar oportunidades adicionales de aprendizaje en el hogar durante el próximo mes.

¡Gracias y mantengan se bien!

Sinceramente

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO y Superintendente
Phoenix Elementary School District #1

 


March 23, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Community:

Please see the following locations where meals are being served each weekday for children. Two new locations are being added tomorrow:

  • Dunbar School located at 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 1 PM each weekday
  • Garfield School  located at 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM each weekday
  • Magnet Traditional School located at 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009:  10 AM – 1 PM each weekday.
  • HU-O-te Park located at 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 12 PM each weekday
  • Edison School located at 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: beginning March 24th from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM each weekday
  • Herrera School located at 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: beginning March 24th from 10 AM – 11 AM each weekday

Please also stay tuned for learning enrichment activities that we will post for you tomorrow at PhxSchools.org.  Please continue to visit there daily for updates.

If you need support, please email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org

We are here to see each other through!


Estimado complejo de #1 Phoenix:

Consulte los siguientes lugares donde se sirven comidas todos los días de la semana para los niños. Mañana se añadirán dos nuevas ubicaciones:

  • Escuela Dunbar ubicada en 707 West Grant. Phx 85007: 10 AM – 1 PM cada día de la semana
  • Escuela Garfield ubicada en 811 N 13th St. Phx 85006: 10 AM – 1 PM cada día de la semana
  • Magnet Traditional School ubicada en 2602 North 23rd Ave. Phx 85009: 10 AM – 1 PM cada día de la semana.
  • Parque HU-O-te ubicado en 641 N 11th Ave. Phx 85007: 10 am – 12 PM cada día de la semana
  • Edison School ubicado en 804 N 18th St. Phx 85006: a partir del 24 de marzo de 11:30 AM -12:30 PM cada día de la semana
  • Escuela Herrera ubicada en 1350 S 11th St. Phx 85034: a partir del 24 de marzo de 10 AM – 11 AM cada día de la semana

Por favor, también manténgase atento para las actividades de enriquecimiento de aprendizaje que publicaremos para usted mañana en PhxSchools.org.  Por favor, continúe visitando allí todos los días para actualizaciones.

Si necesita ayuda, envíe un correo electrónico a CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org

¡Estamos aquí para vernos a través de!

 


March 20, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Community;

As the first week of our statewide school closures comes to an end, we hope you are finding the resources needed to meet the needs of your family.  And, we want to remind you that resources can be found at PhxSchools.org/resources.  Should you need additional support, please email us at CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org.

At this time, the Governor has called for the statewide closure through April 10. We are monitoring that carefully, and we will notify you immediately if that date is extended.

A reminder that each weekday between 10 AM – 1 PM, meals can be picked up at Dunbar, Garfield and Magnet Traditional. On Monday the 23rd, we will also begin providing meals at Hu-O-Te Park at 11th Avenue & McKinley each weekday from 10 AM – 1 PM.

As you head into the weekend, the website at this link provides story telling opportunities for children. https://www.storylineonline.net/

Also, please be sure to complete our survey at the link below if you have not already. Your responses help us understand how to better meet your needs.  https://tinyurl.com/rwcrwl7

Thank you for your support as we work together to continue to navigate through the challenges. A core value of our District is – We are here to see each other through!  Please know that we hold that value closely, and we are here to see you through!

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


Estimado comunidad de  Phoenix #1;

La primera semana de nuestros cierres de escuelas en todo el estado han llegado a su fin y esperamos que esté encontrando los recursos necesarios para satisfacer las necesidades de su familia. Y, queremos recordarle que los recursos se pueden encontrar en PhxSchools.org/resources. Si necesita soporte adicional, envíenos un correo electrónico a CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org.

En este momento, el Gobernador ha pedido el cierre en todo el estado hasta el 10 de abril. Estamos monitoreando eso cuidadosamente, y le notificaremos inmediatamente si esa fecha se extiende.

Un recordatorio de que cada día de la semana entre las 10 AM – 1 PM, las comidas se pueden recoger en Dunbar, Garfield y Magnet Traditional. El lunes 23, también comenzaremos a ofrecer comidas en Hu-O-Te Park en 11th Avenue & McKinley cada día de la semana de 10 AM – 1 PM.

Al comenzar el fin de semana, el sitio web de este enlace ofrece oportunidades de contar historias para los niños. https://www.storylineonline.net/

Además, asegúrese de completar nuestra encuesta en el siguiente enlace si aún no lo ha hecho. Sus respuestas nos ayudan a entender cómo satisfacer mejor sus necesidades. https://tinyurl.com/wpx8qmd

Gracias por su apoyo mientras trabajamos juntos para continuar a través de los desafíos. Un valor central de nuestro Distrito es – ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarnos unos a otros! Por favor, sepa que mantenemos ese valor de cerca, y estamos aquí para ayudarnos unos a otros!

Sinceramente

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO y Superintendente, Phoenix Elementary School District #1

 


March 18, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families and Community;

Here is an update for you:

  • All regularly scheduled, in-person District Governing Board Meetings are postponed until further notice.

 

Reminders for you:

  • Please call 602-523-5757 to begin the enrollment process for kindergarten students to begin school on August 6, 2020.
  • Meals are being served from 10AM – 1PM each weekday at Magnet Traditional and Garfield Schools. Pickup will also begin Thursday, the 19th at Dunbar School.
  • All field trips are canceled through the end of the school year.
  • All events beyond the school day are canceled through April. We will monitor the situation and update you regarding May events as soon as possible – including 8th Grade Promotions.

 

To learn more about your needs at this time, we ask that you complete this survey online at this link: https://tinyurl.com/rwcrwl7

It should take just a couple of minutes. Thanks.

Here is a resource to help you think about building structure into your child’s day while our schools are closed. Providing structure helps children feel emotionally safer. https://catlintucker.com/2020/03/diy-homeschooling/

Here is a resource for students in preschool through 3rd grade. You can register to create an account and work on social-emotional skills to cope during these challenging times.  https://www.heartmath.org/education/e-learning/heartsmarts-adventure/100k-coherent-kids-initiative/

Please keep checking – PhxSchools.org/resources – for information, support, guidance, learning activities and resources.

Please keep checking – PhxSchools.org/update for daily updates.

Your well-being is our number one priority. If you need support, please email us at CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org.

Our HELPLINE is also available to you at 602-523-5900; however, we are able to respond faster and more effectively through the email.

Thank you for your patience,  compassion and support as we work through these challenging times together. Our goal is to support you to the very best of our ability.

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


18 de marzo de 2020

Estimadas familias y comunidad de Phoenix # 1;

Información para usted:

  • Todas las reuniones de la Junta Directiva del Distrito en persona, programadas regularmente, se posponen hasta nuevo aviso.

Recordatorios para usted:

  • Llame al 602-523-5757 para el proceso de inscripción para que los estudiantes de jardín de infantes comiencen la escuela el 6 de agosto de 2020.
  • Las comidas se sirven de 10AM a 1PM cada día de la semana en las escuelas Magnet Traditional y Garfield. La recogida también comenzará el jueves 19 en la escuela Dunbar.
  • Todas las excursiones se cancelaran hasta el final del año escolar.
  • Todos los eventos escolares de hoy en adelante se cancelaran hasta abril. Lo mantendremos informados en cuanto se cambia la situación y lo actualizaremos en los eventos de mayo lo mas pronto posible, incluyendo las promociones de octavo grado.

Para obtener más información sobre sus necesidades en este momento, le pedimos que complete esta encuesta en este enlace: tinyurl.com/wpx8qmd

Debería tomar solo un par de minutos. Gracias.

Aquí hay un recurso para ayudarlo a pensar en incorporar la estructura al día de su hijo mientras nuestras escuelas están cerradas. Proporcionar estructura ayuda a los niños a sentirse emocionalmente más seguros. https://catlintucker.com/2020/03/diy-homeschooling/

Aquí hay un recurso para estudiantes desde preescolar hasta tercer grado. Puede registrarse para crear una cuenta y trabajar en habilidades socioemocionales para hacer frente a estos tiempos difíciles. https://www.heartmath.org/education/e-learning/heartsmarts-adventure/100k-coherent-kids-initiative/

Siga revisando – PhxSchools.org/resources – para obtener información, apoyo, orientación, actividades de aprendizaje y recursos.

Siga revisando – PhxSchools.org/update para actualizaciones diarias.

Su bienestar es nuestra prioridad número uno. Si necesita ayuda, envíenos un correo electrónico a CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org.

Nuestra LÍNEA DE AYUDA también está disponible para usted al 602-523-5900; sin embargo, podemos responder más rápido y de manera más efectiva a través del correo electrónico.

Gracias por su paciencia, compasión y apoyo mientras trabajamos juntos en estos tiempos difíciles. Nuestro objetivo es apoyarlo lo mejor que podamos.

Sinceramente,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO y Superintendente, Phoenix Elementary School District # 1

March 17, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Families and Community;

Your well-being is our number one priority. If you need support, please email us at CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org. We will be sure your school or our support staff gets to you with the support and guidance to meet your needs. And, please keep checking – PhxSchools.org/resources – for information, support, guidance, learning activities and resources. We are updating it daily.

Here is an update for you:

  • Kinder Rock & Enroll is canceled for March 18.  Please call 602-523-5757 to begin the enrollment process for your kindergarten age students.
  • All field trips are canceled through the end of the school year.
  • All in person meetings and events are canceled through April. We will re-evaluate this in April and keep you up-to-date regarding May events.
  • Meals can be picked up each weekday from 10 AM -1 PM at Magnet Traditional and Garfield Schools.

There are questions that parents are asking that we want to answer for all of you, so we will begin an FAQ page on our website, too. Here are a few of those questions for now:

  • Will the end of the school year be extended? We do not know the answer yet, but we will keep you informed
  • Will 8th Grade Promotions be canceled? At this time, we are only canceling events through April, and we will keep you informed.

Please watch for a survey that is for all families. The purpose of the survey is to understand how we can best meet your needs during school closures. It will be texted to all families on March 18.

Thank you for your patience,  compassion and support as we work through these challenging times. Our goal is to support you to the very best of our ability.

Sincerely,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO & Superintendent, Phoenix Elementary School District #1


Estimadas familias y comunidad de Phoenix # 1;

Su bienestar es nuestra prioridad número uno. Si necesita ayuda, envíenos un correo electrónico a CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org. Nos aseguraremos de que su escuela o nuestro personal de apoyo le brinden el apoyo y la orientación para satisfacer sus necesidades. Y, por favor, siga buscando en PhxSchools.org/resources para obtener información, apoyo, orientación, actividades de aprendizaje y recursos. Lo estamos actualizando a diario.

Aquí hay una actualización para usted:

  • Kinder Rock & Enroll se cancela el 18 de marzo. Llame al 602-523-5757 para comenzar el proceso de inscripción para sus estudiantes de kindergarten.
  • Todas las excursiones se cancelan hasta el final del año escolar.
  • Todas las reuniones y eventos en persona se cancelan hasta abril. Volveremos a evaluar esto en abril y lo mantendremos actualizado sobre los eventos de mayo.
  • Las comidas se pueden recoger cada día de la semana de 10 – 1 PM en las escuelas Magnet Traditional y Garfield.

Hay preguntas que los padres han hecho y que queremos responder para todos ustedes, por lo que también comenzaremos una página de preguntas frecuentes en nuestro sitio web. Aquí hay algunas de esas preguntas por ahora:

  • ¿Se extenderá el final del año escolar? Todavía no sabemos la respuesta, pero lo mantendremos informado
  • ¿Se cancelarán las promociones de octavo grado? En este momento, solo estamos cancelando eventos hasta abril, y lo mantendremos informado.

Esté atento a una encuesta para todas las familias. El propósito de la encuesta es comprender cómo podemos satisfacer mejor sus necesidades durante el cierre de la escuela. Se enviará un mensaje de texto a todas las familias el 18 de marzo.

Gracias por su paciencia, compasión y apoyo mientras trabajamos en estos tiempos difíciles. Nuestro objetivo es apoyarlo lo mejor que podamos.

Sinceramente,

Dr. Larry Weeks
CEO y Superintendente, Phoenix Elementary School District # 1

 

 

March 16, 2020

Dear Phoenix #1 Community;

Breakfast and Lunch can be picked up at two of our Phoenix #1 schools during the school closures.

You can drive through at these schools or walk up to receive meals between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM for children under age 18.

Magnet Traditional
2602 North 23rd Avenue
Phoenix 85009

Garfield School
811 North 13th Street
Phoenix 85006

Phoenix Union High Schools are also providing meals.

Please visit PhxSchools.org for ongoing information regarding school closures. For questions, email CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org


Estimada comunidad de Phoenix # 1;

El desayuno y el almuerzo se pueden recoger en dos de nuestras escuelas de Phoenix # 1 durante el cierre de las escuelas.

Puede obtener los alimentos en estas escuelas en vehiculo o caminando para recibir comidas entre las 10:00 a.m. y la 1:00 p.m. para niños menores de 18 años.

Magnet Traditional School
2602 North 23rd Avenue
Phoenix 85009

Garfield School
811 North 13th Street
Phoenix 85006

Las Escuelas Secundarias Phoenix Union también están proporcionando comidas.

Visite PhxSchools.org para obtener información continua sobre el cierre de escuelas.

Para preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a CommunityRelations@PhxSchools.org

 

March 15, 2020

Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced all schools will be closed through 3/27. Therefore all 14 Phoenix #1 schools will be closed through 3/27. We will monitor the situation closely. Watch for learning, health and de-stress content in the coming days.


El gobernador Ducey y el superintendente Hoffman anunciaron que todas las escuelas estarán cerradas hasta el 3/27. Por lo tanto, las 14 escuelas Phoenix # 1 estarán cerradas hasta el 3/27. Seguiremos de cerca la situación. Esté atento al contenido de aprendizaje, salud y desestresamiento en los próximos días.