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2020 COVID-19 Information

Update: April 1st @ 12:30 PM

Chino Valley High School Student Council cancels all social events for the remainder of the school year.


Update: March 30th @ 9:15 AM

Governor Ducey and State School Superintendent Hoffman have just announced that schools in Arizona will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. 

Chino Valley Schools will be providing additional At Home Learning packets for what would have been the rest of the school year. 

The food service program will also continue into and through the summer. 


Update: March 27th @ 1:15 PM

At Home Learning is now available at http://www.chinovalleyschools.com/at-home-learning. Find and print the packet(s) you need. If you are unable to download and/or print the packet, please stop by your school's office Monday-Thursday from 9-1 to pick up a copy. If pick up is not an option, please call your school office for more information.

Update: March 22nd @ 9:20 AM

Important Notice about Expansion of Meal Service

Good Morning Chino Valley Parents,

We are excited to let you know that we are expanding our breakfast/lunch meal service to multiple locations starting tomorrow, Monday, March 23.

So we can have enough food ready for pick up, we are asking you to complete a very brief survey, letting us know where you will pick up food and how many bags you will need for the children age birth thru 18 years old in your household.  We only need one response per household. Please complete the survey immediately by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXLLL3X

We will be on a tight schedule at each location and ask that you are there on time as we will not be able to wait. While at the pick up locations we kindly ask that you maintain the recommended 6 foot social distancing guidelines.

Here is the schedule for meal pick up:

7:00-8:30 am Territorial Early Childhood Center

9:00 am          Bramble

9:20 am          Big Chino & Marblehead (Paulden Community Center)

9:45 am          Big Chino & Naples

10:15 am         Road 1 W & Perkinsville (Memory Park)

10:35 am         Road 1 W & Melody

11:00 am – 1:00 pm     Territorial Early Childhood Center

11:00 am         Cactus Wren & Grasshopper

11:25 am         Judy & Porcupine

11:45 am         James & Bottlebrush

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Buenas tardes Padres de Chino Valley,
 
Nos complace informarles que estamos expandiendo nuestro servicio de desayuno / almuerzo a múltiples ubicaciones a partir de mañana, lunes 23 de marzo.
 
Para que podamos tener suficientes alimentos listos para recoger, le pedimos que completen una encuesta muy breve, informándonos dónde recogerán los alimentos y cuántas bolsas necesitarán para los niños (de bebes recién nacidos hasta los 18 años) en su hogar. Solo necesitamos una sola respuesta por hogar. Completen la encuesta de inmediato haciendo clic en este enlace: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXLLL3X
 
Tendremos un horario apretado en cada ubicación y les pedimos que lleguen a tiempo, ya que no podremos esperar. Mientras estén en los lugares de recogida, les rogamos que mantengan las pautas de distancia social de 6 pies que es lo recomendado.
 
Aquí está el horario para recoger comida:

7:00-8:30 am Territorial Early Childhood Center

 9:00 am          Bramble

 9:20 am          Big Chino & Marblehead (Paulden Community Center)

 9:45 am          Big Chino & Naples

 10:15 am         Road 1 W & Perkinsville (Memory Park)

 10:35 am         Road 1 W & Melody

 11:00 am – 1:00 pm     Territorial Early Childhood Center

 11:00 am         Cactus Wren & Grasshopper

 11:25 am         Judy & Porcupine

 11:45 am         James & Bottlebrush

Update: March 20th @ 7:30 PM

The governor and state school superintendent have announced an extension of the current school closure through April 10.  Chino Valley Schools will begin providing alternative instruction for its students beginning Monday March 30.  Information regarding the alternative instruction will be distributed next week on Facebook, through phone calls and emails, and on the district website.

Article from Governor Doug Ducey's office: 
https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-two-week-extension-school?fbclid=IwAR3ujrPKqS_ERzaKOiQgrl4YtnnWHK6d3H2BgLpF3sCsW2KZ_5TmkZvh9IE

Update: March 18th @ 12:55 PM

This is an important message regarding school closure!  Administration is currently working on a plan to provide alternative instruction if schools are closed longer than March 27. 
 
Please remember that food is being provided as a grab and go at Territorial from 7:00-9:00 and 11:00-1:00. 
 
We realize this is a hardship for everyone, but it is important for us to keep the health and safety of our students and staff as a priority.  

Information is changing rapidly at the state level and we are diligently working to create plans and get information to our families as quickly as possible.  

We appreciate your patience and support during these uncertain times.

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¡Este es un mensaje importante sobre el cierre de la escuela! La administración está trabajando actualmente en un plan para poder ofrecer instrucción alternativa si las escuelas cierran más allá del 27 de marzo. 

Recuerden que estamos ofreciendo comida gratis en forma de “drive-thru” en la escuela Territorial de 7: 00-9: 00 y 11:00-1:00. 

Sabemos que esto es difícil para todos. Pero es importante para nosotros mantener como una prioridad la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal. 

La información está cambiando rápidamente a nivel estatal y estamos trabajando diligentemente para crear planes y llevarles información a nuestras familias lo más rápido posible.

Agradecemos su paciencia y apoyo durante estos tiempos tan inciertos.

Update: March 18th, 2020 @ 8:00 AM

A message from Sodexo Food Services Area General Manager, Ben Montgomery:


We are feeding all people in the community up to the age of 18 for FREE.

Breakfast - 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Lunch - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are located at TECC in the parent pickup lane were we are doing a drive through process for distributing meals. We are serving breakfast and lunch combo together so parents only have to make one trip per day.

Update: March 15th, 2020 @ 6:16 PM

Due to COVID-19, AZ Gov Ducey has instructed that all AZ schools be closed from March 16 through March 27.

Per this order, CVUSD will be closed during those dates. 

During this break, breakfast and lunch will be available as a drive-thru, grab and go.  At Territorial Early Childhood Center, all children in the community ages 18 and younger can report between 7:00 and 8:30 AM to pick up a breakfast and may report again between 11:00 and 1:00 to pick up a lunch. 

Please refer to the District Webpage at www.ChinoValleySchools.com to monitor further updates as they become available.

Thank you for your understanding and working with us as we navigate through this public health challenge.
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Debido a COVID-19, el Gobernador de Arizona, El Gobernador Ducey, ha dado instrucciones de que todas las escuelas de AZ estén cerradas del 16 al 27 de marzo.

Según este órden, el Distrito de Chino Valley estará cerrado durante esas fechas.

Durante este receso, el desayuno y el almuerzo estarán disponibles con servicio tipo “drive-thru”, agarra la comida y siga adelante. En el Centro Territorial de Primera Infancia, todos los niños de la comunidad que tengan 18 años o menos pueden recoger un desayuno entre las 7:00 y las 8:30 a.m. y pueden recoger un almuerzo entre las 11:00 y la 1:00.

Consulte la página web del Distrito en www.ChinoValleySchools.com para monitorear actualizaciones adicionales a medida que estén disponibles.

Gracias por su comprensión y por trabajar con nosotros mientras navegamos a través de este desafío de salud pública.

Update: March 15th, 2020 @ 3:54 PM

      March 15, 2020 

Dear Arizona families, educators, school leaders, and education community members,
In our roles as Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction, we stand united in working with you to keep Arizona’s kids, families, and school communities safe and healthy.

Over the past few weeks and in coordination with public health officials, we have been in close communication with school administrators to provide guidance and be a resource as it relates to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The health and safety of all our students is our top priority, and we’ve worked hard to keep our school doors open — these are important assets in people's lives and many families rely on them for nutrition and access to health care.

Both of our staffs have been working together in partnership through the weekend, and we’ve been in touch with educational leaders on the frontlines. Currently, staffing and potential absences are a concern in many districts. Many schools and school districts have announced closures.

Today, we are jointly announcing the closure of all schools from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. We will continue to work together and assess this situation on a 24/7 basis.

It’s important for families and parents to know that while this will address operational issues, doing this will not stop the spread of COVID-19.

The safest place for children during this time is at home. They should not be cared for by elderly adults or those with underlying health conditions, including grandparents and other family members.

Additionally, we are committed to working together to minimize the impact of these closures. To that end, we are assembling resources and forming community partnerships that will reduce the impact of these closures on families, teachers, and school communities.

Efforts are underway to ensure that any child has access to meals while schools are closed. We have also worked with USDA to allow schools to begin summer food service operations and provide boxed meals as needed. Your local school will have more information about how and where to access meals.

We understand many parents have questions about childcare options. It is the recommendation of public health officials that kids who are not at school remain at home to the greatest extent possible. For families for whom that’s not an option, we are coordinating with partners in the non-profit, faith-based and education communities to make available childcare options to families who need it.

For our dedicated school employees, we’re working together to make sure you don’t see any disruption to your pay. We’ll also be consulting with our district and legislative partners to determine the extent of any potential makeup days.

Many parents, teachers, and administrators may have questions about statewide testing. We’re currently engaging with our federal partners in the event that we need to secure a waiver.

The Department of Education will provide additional guidance to schools that will be posted to azed.gov. For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit azhealth.gov. This website is updated daily with new information. 

We will continue to remain in close contact with state and public health officials to provide the most up-to-date information and ensure that the State of Arizona is doing everything we can to keep every member of our community healthy and safe.

We are asking schools to please adhere to the following measures during this period of closure:
     School administrators should make every effort to provide continued education learning opportunities through online resources or materials that can be sent home.
     School administrators should develop a plan to continue breakfast and lunch services for Arizona students.
     As demand rises on healthcare professionals and first responders, schools should expand child care programs currently available to ensure minimal disruption to these             critical jobs as a result of the school closure.
     When school resumes, school administrators should develop and implement precautions to ensure schools are a safe learning environment, including social distancing             measures, regular intervals for administrators to wash and sanitize their hands, and guidance on how to properly and frequently sanitize election equipment and                     common surfaces. 

Sincerely,

Governor Doug Ducey & Superintendent Kathy Hoffman




Update: March 15th, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

March 15, 2020 

Dear Chino Valley Staff, Families, and Community Members, 

After carefully monitoring the latest developments in the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation including a national declaration of emergency and considering the input of community members and staff, the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board made the decision to close all Chino Valley School campuses to students and the public, effective Monday, March 16. This closure will remain in effect through at least Thursday, March 19. 

Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yavapai County, we realize there is still great concern among our community about how this disease could spread in our schools, and ultimately to the greater community, despite all of the measures taken and planned for the future. Today’s decision, although difficult, is being made in consideration of the overall health of our community. 

The Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board is appreciative of the community and staff that helped guide this decision. In addition to closing all schools to students and the public, the following measures are also taking place: 

 All after school clubs and athletics are cancelled until further notice.
 All school-related events including athletics, including practices and games are cancelled until further notice. 
 Preschool and daycare programs are cancelled until further notice. 
 CTED classes will continue in an online format until further notice.

For all children in the community who are 18 years old and younger, free breakfast and free lunch will be available as a drive-thru, grab and go.  These free meals will be offered at Territorial Early Childhood Center, between 7:00 and 8:30 AM (breakfast) and again between 11:00 and 1:00 (lunch).  

Despite this adversity, we are committed to continuing to deliver high-quality instruction for which Chino Valley has been known for more than 100 years. District leadership is meeting to define additional details for our staff. Future developments will continue to be communicated through email, our website (www.chinovalleyschools.com), and Facebook.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented public health challenge.

Sincerely,
John Scholl
Superintendent





Update: March 14th, 2020



Update: "Important Information Regarding face-to-face CTED and Yavapai College courses" (March 13th, 2020)

Good afternoon,

This is CVHS CTE Director, Brian Pereria with an important message intended ONLY for students who attend Mountain Institute CTED Dual Enrollment Yavapai College courses. 

This message is NOT in regard to normal CVHS classes.

We have been informed that Yavapai College / Mountain Institute CTED face-to-face classes will be canceled for the week of March 16th - 20th.  

We will continue to provide information for you as updates are available. For latest information, please go to: chinovalleyschools.com, micted.com or yc.edu.

Thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding.

Update: March 13th, 2020

Dear Chino Valley Families and Staff,

Several school superintendents participated in a conference call with Governor Doug Ducey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Director Dr. Cara Christ. Currently, the ADHS is NOT recommending school closures or the cancellation of after school activities including athletics and concerts. Any future decisions regarding school closures will be made in consultation with local health officials as we continue to work closely with the Yavapai County Health Department.

Student and staff safety is important to us. We are asking all students and staff experiencing any symptoms of illness to follow regular illness protocols which include staying home until all symptoms subside for a period of 24 hours.

Our maintenance staff provided a deep cleaning of our school sites over this break. When we return to school next week, we will thcontinue to provide daily disinfecting of classrooms and all high traffic areas and encourage students to wash their hands frequently.

As information changes, we will provide regular updates through our autodialer, email, on our website and social media. 

Sincerely,

John Scholl, Superintendent



Dear Chino Valley Families and Staff:

Several school superintendents participated in a conference call with Governor Doug Ducey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, and Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Dr. Cara Christ. Currently, ADHS does NOT recommend closing schools or canceling extracurricular activities, such as athletics and concerts. Any future decisions regarding school closings will be made in consultation with local health officials as we continue to work closely with the Yavapai County Health Department.

The safety of students and staff is important to us. We ask that all students and staff experiencing any symptoms of illness follow regular illness protocols including staying home until all symptoms disappear for a period of 24 hours.

Our maintenance staff thoroughly cleaned our schools during this break. When we return to school next week, we will continue to provide daily disinfection of classrooms and all high-traffic areas and encourage students to wash their hands frequently.

As information changes, we will periodically update through our automatic dialer, email, on our website and social media.

Sincerely,

John Scholl, Superintendent



Update: March 4th, 2020 

Yavapai County Community Health Services provided information to be distributed on March 4th, 2020 regarding the Corona Virus.

Here are the letters that were sent home.