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Letter to Ironwood Ridge Families on COVID-19

IRHS Letter to Families on COVID-19 (11.21.2020)


November 21, 2020


Dear Nighthawk Community,

We are writing to make you aware that we received a report of several individuals who reported a positive COVID‐19 test result, were present at Ironwood Ridge High School and participated in one or more extracurricular programs. The Pima County Health Department has been notified. Pima County Health performs contact tracings for positive COVID‐19 test results and will communicate with anyone who may have been exposed.


The District has established health protocols designed to minimize the spread of COVID‐19.  The mitigation protocols are on the District website: These include:

  • Wear a face covering at school
  • Maintain appropriate physical distancing from others
  • Regular handwashing


Please continue to follow these protocols and perform daily health screenings. Do not send your student(s) to school if they are ill or begin to experience any of the following symptoms. If your student experiences any of these symptoms, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Valerie Whitesides, RN, as soon as possible.

·  Fever (temperature over 100 F) without having taken any fever reducing medications

·  Sore throat

·  Shortness of breath

·  Loss of smell or taste

·  Chills

·  Cough

·  Headache

·  Muscle aches

·  Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite


Health officials define “close contacts” to be anyone who has been 6 feet of a positive case for 15 cumulative minutes or longer over a period of 24 hours.


Matt Munger

Terri Amonson

Brent Spencer

Kristie Stevens


Assistant Principal

Curriculum & Instruction

Assistant Principal

Facilities & Operations

Assistant Principal

Athletics & Activities