• Hybrid Update

    The District opened in a hybrid model on Oct. 12, with about half of the students who are attending in-person going to school on Monday and Thursday, and the other half going to school in-person on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, all students are participating in remote learning.

    If you have questions about hybrid learning at a particular school, please visit the school's website or contact the office.

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    Below is the letter sent to staff and families by email on Sept. 23. 

    Dear Amphitheater Families:

    The Amphitheater School District plans to reopen in a hybrid model of in-person learning starting on Oct. 12. This model will allow students to attend smaller classes, in-person, two days a week and participate in remote learning three days a week. Find more information at https://www.amphi.com/Page/22795.

    We have a few important items to share with you:

    1. Letters containing cohort assignments for your child or children and other information will be mailed out on Friday. Look for yours in your U.S. mail early next week. If you have questions after you receive your letter, please contact your school.
    2. We recognize that some families may be reconsidering their options for online and in-person learning
      1. If your children are in the Remote by Necessity (Hybrid on Oct. 12) and you wish to move them into Amphi Academy Online for full-time online learning, please contact your home school no later than noon on Sept. 29. Staff will help you through the process.
      2. If your children are in Amphi Academy Online and you wish to move them into Remote by Necessity (Hybrid on Oct. 12) please contact your home school no later than noon on Sept. 29, and staff will help you with the process.
      3. If your students will remain in the programs they are in currently, you don’t need to do anything.

    If you are making a change, please contact your home school no later than Noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to initiate the process. This is important so that we can staff our classes and programs effectively. After the deadline, we cannot promise we can make the change until the semester break.

    If you have questions or need help making your decision, please contact your home school principal. You can find more information about Amphi Academy Online at www.amphi.com/amphiacademy.

    You can find information about steps the District is taking to keep students and staff healthy and safe at https://www.amphi.com/Domain/4949. In addition to the measures mentioned on the Reopening webpage, schools are taking additional steps based on their campus layouts and campus needs.

    We will also be sharing informational quick guides for students, families and staff members later this week that outline our procedures for handling illnesses and positive Covid-19 cases on campus. Please be assured that we will continue to work directly with local and state health officials to determine the correct actions to take to protect our community.

    Thank you.

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    Estimadas familias del Amphitheater:

    El Distrito Escolar Amphitheater planea reabrir en un modelo híbrido de aprendizaje en persona a partir del 12 de octubre. Este modelo permitirá a los estudiantes asistir a clases más pequeñas, en persona, dos días a la semana y participar en aprendizaje remoto tres días a la semana. Encuentre más información en https://www.amphi.com/Page/22795.

    Tenemos que compartir con usted algunos asuntos importantes:

    1. Las cartas que contienen asignaciones de cohortes para su hijo o hijos y otra información se enviarán por correo el viernes. Busque el suyo en su correo postal a principios de la próxima semana. Si tiene preguntas después de recibir su carta, comuníquese con su escuela.
    2. Reconocemos que algunas familias pueden estar reconsiderando sus opciones para el aprendizaje en línea y en persona.
      1. Si sus hijos están en Remote by Necessity (híbrido el 12 de octubre) y desea trasladarlos a Amphi Academy Online para que aprendan en línea a tiempo completo, comuníquese con su escuela local antes del mediodía del 29 de septiembre. El personal lo ayudará usted a través del proceso.
      2. Si sus hijos están en Amphi Academy Online y desea trasladarlos a Remote by Necessity (híbrido el 12 de octubre), comuníquese con su escuela local antes del mediodía del 29 de septiembre, y el personal le ayudará con el proceso.
      3. Si sus estudiantes permanecerán en los programas en los que se encuentran actualmente, no es necesario que haga nada.

    Si está haciendo un cambio, comuníquese con su escuela local a más tardar el mediodía del martes 29 de septiembre para iniciar el proceso. Esto es importante para que podamos dotar de personal a nuestras clases y programas de manera eficaz. Después de la fecha límite, no podemos prometer que podamos hacer el cambio hasta el break del semestre.

    Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda para tomar una decisión, comuníquese con el director de su escuela local. Puede encontrar más información sobre Amphi Academy Online en www.amphi.com/amphiacademy.

    Puede encontrar información sobre las medidas que está tomando el Distrito para mantener a los estudiantes y al personal sanos y seguros en https://www.amphi.com/Domain/4949. Además de las medidas mencionadas en la página web Reopening (Reapertura), las escuelas están tomando medidas adicionales según la distribución y las necesidades de su campus.

    También compartiremos guías informativas rápidas para estudiantes, familias y miembros del personal a finales de esta semana que describen nuestros procedimientos para ocuparse de enfermedades y casos positivos de Covid-19 en el campus. Tenga la seguridad de que continuaremos trabajando directamente con los funcionarios de salud locales y estatales para determinar las acciones correctas a tomar para proteger a nuestra comunidad.

    Gracias.

     



  • Important Update: In the weeks since the plan outlined below was presented, Gov. Doug Ducey recommended that school districts be guided by their county health departments to determine when it would be safe to reopen schools for in-person learning. According to guidance from the Pima County Health Department, the earliest Amphitheater School District can safely open for in-person learning is Oct. 12. For more information, please read the Sept. 4, 2020, update from the Superintendent at this link.

     

    Your Choices: In-Person Instruction (when possible)
    or Amphi Academy Online by Request

    Please click here to find extensive information about Amphitheater's 2020-2021 learning models and choices for families. 

     

    Amphitheater Reopening Plans

    The Amphitheater Governing Board approved the District's Reopening Plan on July 14, 2020. The plan includes learning models that allow parents to choose how their children go to school. See the link below for more information about your choices.

    The approved Reopening Plan was informed by our Blue Ribbon Task Force made up of more than 230 volunteers with diverse points of view – parents, teachers, support staff, students, and community members. Learn more about the approved plan at the links below.

    Immediate Plan: Start school remotely on Aug. 10

    The District has reviewed its options for when to start the school year, balancing the health-related concerns of the COVID-19 virus with the educational needs of our students and community. Amphitheater schools will reopen remotely on Aug. 10 and will open for in-person education when it is safe to do so. Based on COVID case rates and White House and Centers for Disease Control guidelines, it is unlikely they will open before Labor Day.

    We have also prepared a Frequently Asked Questions section and will update it as more questions are submitted. If you have questions, please send them to answers@amphi.com.