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Health Screenings, Cleaning and Disinfecting

Information on this page is subject to change based on COVID-19 statistics and direction from the Governor, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Arizona Department of Education.


Before coming to school
  • Parents should screen students for the symptoms below each morning, should self-report symptoms, and must keep students at home if one or more symptoms are present. Students will have the opportunity to make up work missed due to symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Students must not come to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
    • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, or chills; and
    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
    • muscle aches;
    • sore throat;
    • headache;
    • congestion or runny nose;
    • cough;
    • vomiting; 
    • diarrhea; or 
    • new loss of taste or smell.

Note: Schools will not give out attendance awards for the duration of the COVID-19 health crisis. 

On the bus
  • Students should not be sent to the bus stop if they are exhibiting the above symptoms.
  • Face coverings are optional on school buses.
  • Buses will be disinfected between each run during the day, and will undergo additional cleaning and disinfecting each night. 
  • Students will load from back to front and unload from front to back in order to minimize contact.

man disinfecting door handlAt School
  • Face coverings are optional at school.
  • Any student with visible symptoms of runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, or vomiting, or one who has a fever at or above 100.4 degrees, will go to the health office. 
  • Classrooms and offices will be provided with cleaning supplies to disinfect learning and high touch surfaces. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout each site.
  • Each school will develop social distancing routines.
  • Teachers will arrange classroom furniture to maximize the distance between students.
  • girl washing handsStudents will continue outdoor recess activities.  Schools may limit the number of students accessing playground equipment.
  • Lunch service will continue in the cafeterias.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed at each cafeteria.
    • Cafeteria staff will keep as much distance as possible between students. Outdoor seating may be available.
    • All food will be wrapped or covered.  Beverage fountains at the high school level are not offered at this time.
    • Cafeteria staff will take steps to speed up lunch lines and use touchless checkout. 
  • All bathrooms will remain open. Surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
  • Students will be reminded to wash hands.
  • Students will not share school supplies.
  • Air is purged from buildings and fresh outside air is brought in and cooled each morning. Air continues to be refreshed by 20% per hour throughout the day. Air scrubbers are in the process of being installed in all buildings.
  • Staff have been trained on health and safety protocols.
  • Laptops will be assigned to students, not shared. Devices can be wiped down with damp (not wet) wipes to disinfect.
  • Water fountains will be used only to refill water bottles.