As you have been made aware this week there continues to be positive cases being reported to the Apache Junction High School Administration. Tonight, the high school leadership team in collaboration with the district team met with Pinal County Health Department. After an in-depth review of data the decision was made to move the high school to a temporary closure of on sight learning.
Beginning tomorrow, November 6 the high school campus will be temporarily closed for academic instruction as well as extra curricular activities. Students will learn through their remote classrooms and continue to follow their regular schedules with their teachers online. All students will be online in lieu of in person learning.
We have attached the letter of support from the Pinal County Health Department for this temporary closure. We ask that families follow best practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19 during this temporary closure which includes continuing to wear masks, social distance, as well as limiting large gatherings. At this time the temporary closure has been scheduled with a return to school date of Monday, November 23.
Later this evening Dr. Lineberry will be hosting a YouTube video to the high school community that he will post to help students and families explain the temporary closure. That video can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
We realize that this is a challenging time for our students and their families as well as the staff of Apache Junction High School. Together we will support each other and continue to provide safe, healthy environments for all.
If you have any questions, Scott Bordow the Director of Communications and Community Engagment will be available for phone calls tomorrow from 8:00am-3:00pm at 480-982-1110 x2012. You can also email Dr. Chris Lineberry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Wallace at email@example.com with questions. We have also created a google form that you can submit questions on and receive a response. CLICK HERE for the google form to use to submit your questions.
We will continue to update you with any new information. Please continue to monitor your child using the form below. In the event that your child does test positive we ask that you contact Heather Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Chris Lineberry at email@example.com as all cases will continue to be a part of the Pinal County Health Department's ongoing data collection.
Your support is greatly appreciated and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.