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Questions A to Z - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman have ordered statewide school closures through the end of the school year. Remote learning is taking place in Dysart and will continue for the remainder of the school year.

Please feel free to contact your school with specific questions.  Staff are available during normal business hours to talk with families.  See our School Listing Page for phone numbers.



Athletics:
All Dysart high school and middle-level athletic events and practices are suspended through the end of the school year​.

Child Care:
At the request of the Governor for additional child care options, we are once again offering our Spring Camp and Growing Minds Preschool. Priority for these programs will first be given to essential medical, public safety and military personnel, second to current Den Club participants, and then to the general public. Limited space is available, and will be based on staffing capacity. Please note that we are taking additional precautions to ensure the health and safety of the children and staff in these programs. Health screenings for students and staff will take place twice a day, additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures will be followed, and class sizes will be reduced to ensure space for social distancing. Parents can enroll or get more information online at www.dysart.org/communityeducation.​

Classes:  
Remote learning begins March 30. Details can be found at www.dysart.org/RemoteLearning

Cleaning/Sanitizing:
All campuses will undergo a deep cleaning of the entire campus, including furniture, fixtures, drinking fountains, and play equipment. Busses will be completely sanitized, along with all related equipment such as safety vests, car-seats, etc. Dysart has cleaning/sanitizing supplies and sanitizing wands at each site. 

College Entrance Exams:
  • AP tests will still be given, but students will take these at home.
  • ADE is exploring alternate testing dates with ACT for schools/districts that were scheduled to test during the designated windows.
  • Cambridge will be cancelling all “sit down” tests.  Instead they will use the internal assessments already built into the course and any external components that they have in order to determine student scores.  ​

Community Education:
At the request of the Governor for additional child care options, we are once again offering our Spring Camp and Growing Minds Preschool. Priority for these programs will first be given to essential medical, public safety and military personnel, second to current Den Club participants, and then to the general public. Limited space is available, and will be based on staffing capacity. Please note that we are taking additional precautions to ensure the health and safety of the children and staff in these programs. Health screenings for students and staff will take place twice a day, additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures will be followed, and class sizes will be reduced to ensure space for social distancing. Parents can enroll or get more information online at www.dysart.org/communityeducation.​​

Community Education will issue credits to those that have paid for services or events that have been canceled. Please contact the Community Education department at 623-876-7056 or [email protected] for any questions.

Coronavirus Testing: 
No students have been tested for Coronavirus by Dysart. Dysart has no intention or ability to test students or staff for Coronavirus. 

Driver’s Education: 
Driver’s education classes are currently suspended. ​

Enrichment Classes:
Enrichment  classes are currently suspended. ​ ​

Enrollment:
New students can still be registered at www.dysart.org/registration

Events:
All district and school events are canceled through the end of the school year.  Plans are still being considered for graduation ceremonies, and we will follow-up with details on graduations and other questions as soon as alternate plans are finalized.​

Facility Rentals:
Facility rentals will still be honored at the discretion of the renter. Renters will be required to pay a sanitizing fee and sign a waiver.  Renters that wish to cancel may do so with no penalty.

Fees
We are working on how our process for how credits/refunds will work. Depending on how the fee was paid, different rules may apply. We are working hard to get these systems in place so that we can complete all of these requests as quickly as possible. Please be patient as we work through the sheer volume of transactions with limited staffing. 

Please note that by law, athletic and testing fees paid through tax credit contributions cannot be refunded. However, contributors can still apply the tax credit when their state taxes are filed, and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. (Please check with your tax consultant for details.) For those with students that will remain at a Dysart school next year, the dollar amount for athletic fees will automatically be placed On-Account to be re-allocated to another tax credit eligible expense for the same student in the next school year.​

Field Trips:
All district-sponsored student and staff in and out-of-state travel, including field trips, is suspended until further notice.

Food Services:
We are providing meals to community members 18 and under Monday - Friday. Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will be provided from 11am - 1pm at the following sites: Asante Prep, Ashton Ranch, El Mirage Elementary, Dysart High School, Kingswood, Luke Elementary, Riverview, Shadow Ridge, Sonoran Heights, Sunset Hills, Surprise Elementary, Thompson Ranch, and Willow Canyon. We encourage you to take advantage of this service and share the details with others in the community.​ Menus are viewable at https://dysart.nutrislice.com/​  Please note that substitutions may occur, as needed. Please bear with us as we are working with our vendors to secure products.​​

Grading:
Remote Learning lessons are required and will be graded.

Graduations:
Dysart is dedicated to finding a way to give our graduates the recognition they deserve and have worked so hard for over the last four years. Plans are still being considered for graduation ceremonies, and we will share the details as soon as alternate plans are finalized, including how diplomas will be distributed.​

Health Reminders:
  • Students and staff are being reminded to practice healthy habits. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues and wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stop shaking hands. Greet each other in a different way.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practice “social distancing” by limiting social interactions


Medication Pickups:
Reach out to your school directly through the main office to arrange a pick up time.​​

Offices:
All school and district offices as well as our support facility will be physically closed to the public. Visit our Resources page for email addresses for each school.

Open Enrollment:
If an automated message, please contact the new school within 10 business days to accept your Open Enrollment placement.​

Outside Placement Students:
Level D schools will provide students with similar learning opportunities to those as students in Dysart. The Level D schools will be providing those supports and options directly to families. Students/parents will be contacted by a teacher for details about their specific situation.

Proms:
We are working to see if there is any way that proms can be rescheduled at a later date. In the event that they cannot be rescheduled, schools will work on providing refunds.​

Remote Learning:
Remote learning across the district will begin on Monday, March 30. Information is posted at www.dysart.org/RemoteLearning. Schoology, Google Classrooms and hard-copy packets are all remote learning options that may be used, depending on the grade level, subject and teacher preference. Parents can always request paper copies of lessons.

School Closures (Physically):
Schools remain closed through the end of the 19-20 school year. Remote learning continues in Dysart.​

School Plays/Performances:
We are hoping to reschedule these events later in the school year. If they cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be provided. 

School Transfers:
If you have a pending transfer or are looking to change schools, please fill out the Student Transfer Form [PDF] and email it to [email protected]

School Year:
The school year will not be extended.

Technology:
Dysart has a limited number of Google Chromebooks that can be checked out by parents to assist with remote learning at home. Schools will reach out to parents regarding Chromebook pickup schedules and requirements for their campus.​

Testing:
If we are still out of school, finals will be administered at home and students will be able to use notes. State testing is determined by the State, and they are working to waive the State Testing requirements.

Transcripts and Diplomas
We do not retain copies of high school diplomas but transcripts can be requested through Parchment by following the directions on this page. Plans are still being considered for how diplomas will be distributed for current seniors, and details will be shared as soon as plans are finalized.​

Visitors:
Dysart school and district offices and support facilities are closed to the public.

Vista Center for the Arts:
All shows have been postponed to a later date still to be determined. We will communicate information to ticket holders as soon as it is available. Ticket holders that cannot make the new show date may request a credit for a future performance.​

Volunteers:
While we appreciate our generous volunteers, no visitors, including volunteers, are permitted at campuses.

WiFi:
All schools have a wifi perimeter that extends to the parking lot. Also, a number of Internet service providers have special offers right now that may be helpful. A list of resources for Internet access is posted on our website at www.dysart.org/Coronavirus under the “Resources” link.​

Yearbooks
We are working with our yearbook vendors, and believe that we can still get them ordered. Details will be shared by each school once plans are in place.​


Have questions that are not answered on this website?  Please submit them and we will respond as quickly as possible.  

 

Please call the Dysart Coronavirus Hotline at 623-876-7070 for more information. The hotline will be staffed daily from 8am - 4pm.