• August 4, 2020
    Dear HUSD Community,

    Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during these ever-changing times as we navigate the reopening of schools. We want to thank those that have taken the time to reach out to us and share your thoughts and concerns. We hear you and are working to address your specific questions with answers as quickly as possible. As we shared in our communication last week, we are expecting on Friday, August 7 additional health benchmarks provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services. These guidelines are intended to help district leadership determine if we are able to reopen schools for in-person learning with appropriate mitigation strategies.

    Late Monday, August 3rd we received communication from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman, regarding the forthcoming public health metrics. Here is an excerpt of her letter sent to school superintendents “Arizona is not currently in a place to resume in-person or hybrid learning by August 17th. As school leaders, we should prepare our families and teachers for the reality that it is unlikely that any school community will be able to reopen safely for in-person or hybrid instruction by August 17th.”

    Thus, we wanted to share with you that we will review these metrics with our Governing Board when they are released and will continue to develop our reopening plans. We wanted to share this update with you so that you have the same information that we do at this time. We will continue to keep you aware of any new information. In addition, we wanted to share that the Educational Services team is working on providing additional clarification on the differences between online and remote learning so that all questions and concerns can be addressed.
    Thank you for your ongoing support during these unprecedented times.

    Dr. Mike Thomason, Superintendent
    Dr. Dawn Foley, Associate Superintendent

Prior communication

  • July 30, 2020

  • July 22, 2020

  • July 15, 2020

  • July 2, 2020

  • June 29, 2020

  • June 25, 2020