In an announcement made Tuesday afternoon, the Arcadia Valley School District will move to remote learning starting Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Oct. 30.
The decision to move to remote learning comes after the rate of positive COVID-19 cases of students and staff continue to rise. Superintendent Dr. Brian Beard said that the district will fully assess the situation ‘in front of us’. “The safety of our kids, staff, and community is our first priority in this decision,” he said.
Dr. Beard said that the district will continue to communicate with the Iron County Health Department during this time.
He said that, “all students have access (whether they have Internet or not) to five days of Alternative Methods of Instruction either preloaded on their Chromebook’s, for middle school, high school, and Career Tech Center, or in the black folder that went home with students in the Elementary School.”
Students need to complete AMI days #1-3 for this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Should you have any questions with accessing those, you should contact your child’s building office at 573-546-9700.
According to Dr. Beard, if your child is currently in the virtual learning platform, they will continue on that platform at this time and will not need to complete the AMI lessons.
“We will continue to serve drive-through breakfast and lunch in the elementary school loop between Noon and 1:00 each day,” said Dr. Beard. “This is free to all children 0-18 years of age.”
Dr. Beard said that “the district hopes to have a decision next week, as soon as possible, as we know families have to make plans for childcare.”
Dr. Beard urges parents to continue to be flexible with the district as they are trying their best to navigate through this pandemic.