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Flagstaff Schools are Closed – Now What?

It was announced on March 18, that all Flagstaff Unified School District campuses will remain closed until Friday, April 3, 2020. This information raises a lot of questions for parents, teachers and the community. We’ve distilled chunks of important information directly from FUSD communication. To help you find clear and direct answers to your questions.

What about children that depend on school-provided meals?

Beginning Monday, March 23, FUSD will have “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals available for any child, age 18 and under, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.at the following FUSD school sites: 

Coconino High School – 2801 N Izabel St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Cromer Elementary School – 7150 Silver Saddle Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Killip Elementary School – 2300 E 6th Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Kinsey Elementary School – 1601 S Lone Tree Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Leupp Elementary School – 285 Sparrow Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Marshall Elementary School – 850 N Bonito St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Thomas Elementary School – 3300 E Lockett Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Children do not have to be a student at those schools or FUSD to be served. 

How will our children learn?

Instructional opportunities and resources will be made available to FUSD students and families to the extent possible no later than March 30, 2020. 

Due to equity and access issues, students may not be required to complete or be graded for their participation. 

What if my child needs something from their classroom?

Students who may have left behind their iPad, other work materials, band instruments medications, and/or personal items deemed essential during the school closure must contact the school in advance to schedule retrieval of these items on Monday, March 23, 2020 or as approved by the school administrator.  Safety precautions will be taken and students/families will not be admitted into the school site.

What else should we do?

FUSD encourages families to also seek other opportunities to promote learning at home during this time- reading books, completing a 1000 piece puzzle, trying out a new dinner recipe, or creating a snow fort.  Don’t forget to make time for the arts and recess.

Our favorite point FUSD shared and one we’ll keep with us in the days to come:

Our students, your children, will learn significantly as you model the importance of self-care, compassion and empathy for elderly neighbors and the vulnerable members of our community, and how to work together during these challenging times.

 

One Response to Flagstaff Schools are Closed – Now What?

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    Anne Johnson March 18, 2020 at 8:38 pm #

    As a former teacher (although special education) I hope the district doesn’t just “end” the year on this sour note. Hopefully they are considering extending the school year. To my fellow teachers, I’m sure this is not a popular idea, but it’s only fair to the students who are missing out on their education. If this is the end of the year, these students deserve much-needed home-schooling support. There are many opportunities for students to continue to learn, as long as parents have the support/time to do so.

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