TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tanque Verde District voted Saturday in a special meeting that students and staff will be shifting to remote instruction starting Monday, December 14.
The decision is based off the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 School Dashboard showing the three metrics that moved into red Dec. 10, according to TVUSD. Local health officials advised suspending in-person instruction as COVID cases are substantial in the county.
Remote learning will continue until guidance is given from health officials, the district says.
For students who don't have any other options available to them during the week of December 14 to December 17, previously scheduled hybrid days will be available.
The district asks all students, families, and staff to continue to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wash their hands.
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See the full statement below:
December 12, 2020 Dear Tanque Verde District Families,
On December 10, 2020 all three metrics for Pima County moved into red on the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 School Dashboard.
The three metrics which have moved to red, as reported by AZDHS, are as follows: Cases per 100,000 individuals Percent Positivity Hospital visits for COVID-like illnesses in the region See more detailed information here: AZDHS Coronavirus - Schools (Childcare and K-12 On Thursday night, The Pima County Health Department told school districts to consider suspending in-person instruction as COVID-19 moves into substantial community spread in Tucson. In addition, TVUSD has experienced a significant increase in the number of staff members unavailable due to being in quarantine, and a daily decrease in student attendance.
In a Special Meeting, held today, Saturday, December 12, 2020, the Tanque Verde Unified School District Governing Board voted to ensure the safety of our students and staff by moving to 100% remote instruction beginning Monday, December 14th.
If possible, we strongly encourage all families to keep their students at home next week.
If families are in need of inperson supervision for their children on their in-person cohort days, we will provide supervision to the extent possible.
The district will resume with school as 100% fully online remote instruction after Winter Break and until further guidance is received from the Pima County Health Department.
Your child’s school or teacher will send out specifics about next week's schedule.
Limited supervision on previously scheduled hybrid days will be provided for students who do not have any other options available to them during the week of December 14th to December 17th.
We strongly encourage all of our students, families, and staff to continue to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wash their hands frequently. Free testing is available from the Pima County Health Department Free Testing sites.
Udall Recreation Center offers a free nasal swab test.
The Elle Towne Center in Flowing Wells offers a free saliva test. Each site requires you to set up an appointment for your testing. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found at pima.gov/cov. We realize this is difficult for everyone, and we thank you for your continued partnership, support