Return to Learning

This dedicated page has been developed to provide information, updates, and links related to returning to learning at District One for the 2020–2021 school year. We hope this page can serve as a reliable tool to keep families and staff engaged and informed as we work together to plan for the upcoming school year. Please check back frequently, as information will be updated as it becomes available.

As preparations are made to return to learning, Yuma School District One remains committed to academic excellence and providing a safe and equitable learning environment.

Current Status: Yuma County and District One

To maintain transparency with the community, a weekly count of confirmed COVID-19 cases by location is available. This chart reflects total cases for the current and previous week.

Yuma's status can be monitored at: ADHS - Benchmark Dashboard

This dashboard is updated every Thursday and contains information related to the prior two weeks.

The following chart reflects Yuma County's status as of October 23, 2020.

Arizona Department of Health Services Benchmark Dashboard
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Student/Parent Guide

Student/Parent Guide Google Doc

As we prepare to begin this school year in a very unique environment, the District One team has developed a guide for parents and students, which outlines new procedures and safety measures. We encourage families to review this guide together so both parents and students can become familiar with remote learning requirements, as well as the adjustments you will see on campus, when we return to in-person learning. Your child’s school may also provide additional school-specific details and information.

Roadmap to Return to Learning

The following chart contains important dates which will guide families through the new school year as we approach a return to in-person learning.

View the Roadmap to Return to Learning
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    FAQ


    The school year for District One started on August 3. Can I still enroll my child for this school year?

    Yes. We welcome new students and now offer online registration to limit in-person interaction. You may apply online by visiting our Registration page. Please feel free to contact your child’s school for additional information. We are happy that you have chosen Yuma School District One for your child’s education. We are committed to providing an engaging, equitable, and supportive learning environment for every student.

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    If I select the hybrid five-day learning track, how will my child be supervised?

    For the hybrid five-day learning track, students will learn in their classroom with their teacher two days per week. However, rather than working remotely from home for three days, they will work from a location on the school campus for these three days in a remote fashion. A District One staff member,  such as a paraprofessional, will always supervise students. The supervising staff member will not provide instruction but will be available to provide support to students as they complete their work. This model is mostly intended for families concerned about childcare, thus, parents will be confident their children are completing their schoolwork in a safe environment five days per week.

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    How long is the school day?

    All District One schools will follow this year’s adjusted learning schedule:

    • Monday & Tuesday: 9:40 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 9:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. (early release)
    • Thursday & Friday: 9:40 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

      These times apply to both remote learning and in-person learning. For this year’s bell schedule, please visit our Calendar page.

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      I recently registered my child at District One. Is there still time to select a learning track?

      Yes. Please feel free to reach out directly to your child's school. School phone numbers are available on the Our Schools page.

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      Will all four learning tracks be in place when school starts?

      Yes. District One is providing parents with all four options when in-person learning resumes.

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      My child has an IEP and is at a higher risk for illness. Will staff who work with my child take additional precautions if schools reopen?

      Yes. District One recognizes the unique needs of students and the increased health risks that may be present. We are strategically planning schedules, class rotations, and limiting person-to-person interactions. Additionally, when possible, select staff will wear additional personal protective equipment (PPE), take additional precautions, and increase cleaning procedures in these classrooms. Good hygiene practices are also essential to protecting the health and safety of students and staff. District One will implement new daily routines, post signs, and share educational materials to help remind students and staff about the importance of handwashing and other good hygiene habits.

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      Will grab ‘n go meals be available if the school is closed?

      Yes. Our child nutrition team is fully prepared to continue meal service to District One students. Grab ‘n Go meal service is now available. Please contact your child’s school for times, pick up procedures, and important additional guidelines.

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      My child will enroll in an online program at this time. Does District One have a program for my child?

      Yes. For more than seven years, Yuma School District One has successfully operated our digital learning academy for complete online learning, accredited by the Arizona Department of Education. The digital learning academy is an online homeschooling program in which students can work at their own pace while receiving guidance from dedicated online instructors. This team of online educators received specialized training to ensure a meaningful, rigorous online learning experience.

      To learn more about Yuma School District One’s Digital Learning Academy, please contact Rindy Ward by email.

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      What additional precautions is the district planning for should they offer in-person student learning?

      The health and safety of students and staff is our top priority. District One has done extensive research to ensure that new routines are in place and new sanitizing equipment and supplies were purchased. These new procedures include, but are not limited to:

      • The purchase of electrostatic sanitizers for efficient, effective sanitizing of facilities and classrooms.
      • The purchase of touchless hand sanitizer stations installed in high traffic areas at each school.
      • The purchase of plexiglass partitions for locations in which social distancing cannot be applied.
      • Limiting nonessential visitors and volunteers at school.
      • Requirement of staff to complete daily health screenings. Request that parents conduct daily, at-home health screenings of students.
      • Development of signs and routines to educate and reinforce the importance of good hygiene habits among students and staff.

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      What is the best way to stay connected for updates and announcements of return-to-school options or changes?

      For up-to-date information, District One recommends visiting our website and/or our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). District One works hard to ensure that messages reach all families. We routinely send emails, text messages, and post to social media and our website. Also, schools will use Class DoJo and Jabber to share messages. To ensure you continue to receive these messages, please contact your school secretary if your contact information changes.

      For questions or concerns, or if you have not received previous messages, please email us.

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      How do I submit my additional questions or concerns to the school district?

      For questions or concerns related to Returning to Learning, please email us, and a staff member will be happy to assist you. Also, if you know the individual or department you wish to reach, please visit our Department Contacts page.

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      Weekly Updates

      Please view our past weekly updates: