#REDforED / Walk-Ins / Walk-Outs
A Message from Superintendent Dr. Lee to parents about School Cancellation April 26th :
Events for the week of April 23rd:
April 20, 2018
Dear PVSchools Families and Staff,
Last night, we learned that there is a statewide teacher walkout planned for Thursday, April 26th. Yesterday, you received an email from me stating that we would make every effort to keep schools open. Due to the anticipated high numbers of staff who will be walking out and the diverse needs of our students, schools will be closed on Thursday, April 26th. I have said all along that we will not put students and staff in an unsafe situation, and I believe the decision to close school is in the best interest of our students and staff. We will not have adequate staffing and campus security to safely continue school operations; however, we intend to provide breakfast and lunch to students who need this service.
While no information has been given as to the length of the walkout, if school is closed for more than one day, you can expect to receive daily communications from the district. Families will be notified via our SchoolMessenger emergency notifications system, which includes robo calls and/or email (if provided to the school) and SMS text message (if families have opted in) with information about school closures. This information will also be shared on the district website (www.pvschools.net) and on social media (www.Facebook.com/PVSchools and Twitter @PVSchools).
Principals will communicate any site specific information to the community as needed.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your principal directly with any additional questions you may have.
Below is an FAQ we’ve prepared with some immediate questions you may have.
1). Do parents have to contact their school to report an absence?
No. Parents will not need to contact schools to report an absence.
2). Does the closure also affect preschool and infant/toddler childcare programs?
Yes. All preschool and infant/toddler childcare programs will be cancelled. Cancelled programs include: Gifted Preschool, Lil’ Pioneers Infant/Toddler Development Center, Little Scholars Pre-Kindergarten, Little Scholars Spanish Immersion Pre-Kindergarten, Mini Scholars Preschool, Montessori Preschool, Title I Preschool, and SUN Kids Preschool.
3). Does the closure affect before and after-school care/programs?
Yes. All before- and after-school care/programs are cancelled. Cancelled programs include: Mascot programs and enrichment programs.
4). How will parents be credited for any cancelled Community Education fee-based program? Cancelled programs include: CE Preschools, CE Mascot Club, CE Enrichment classes.
Your account will be credited the pro-rated amount and you will be able to apply this amount to any available CE Classes and camps for the Summer 2018 and for School Year 2018-19.
5). Will the district be able to provide meals?
Yes. We intend to provide breakfast and lunch at all school sites for enrolled students who need services. More detailed information will be communicated directly from your school.
6). Will athletic programs including sports practices and games be affected?
Athletic programs status will be determined by site and the program coach.
7). If a school is closed, would the school year be extended?
Based upon state laws and current policies, any day that school is closed may need to be made up. We will let you know as soon as we are able to regarding our obligation about possible make up days.
8). Would school closures affect graduation dates?
Graduation dates and times currently remain as scheduled. Should anything change, we will provide as much advance notice as possible.
9). Will the prom still be held as scheduled?
Yes. The proms will go on as scheduled. Should anything change, we will provide as much advance notice as possible.
10.) Are scheduled school field trips also cancelled?
Some K-6 school field trips will continue as planned. Principals will provide specific information to their communities.
11.) What is the impact on the school closure to my employee group?
The district will be sending out a separate communication to all employees regarding the impact of the school closure to our various employee groups.
Below is an attachment which includes various online and video educational resources that may be useful to our families. Many of these resources will require students having access to electronic devices. Please note that we have not vetted all of the resources on these links.
We appreciate your continued support of our schools while these statewide actions are under way. We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Thank you for your patience at this time.
James P. Lee, Ed.D.
Press Release from 4/23/18
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Paradise Valley Unified School District Will Close on Thursday, April 26th
Due to the anticipated high numbers of staff who will be walking out and the diverse needs of our students, the Paradise Valley Unified School District will be closed on Thursday, April 26th.
While no information has been given as to the length of the walkout, if school is closed for more than one day, parents can expect to receive daily communications from the district with updates.
All official district communications, including an FAQ will be shared at www.pvschools.net/walkouts. Information will also be shared on our social media accounts (www.Facebook.com/PVSchools and https://twitter.com/pvschools).
We'd like to thank the media for working with us to share updates and information with our community.
About Paradise Valley Unified School District
For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) has consistently represented the best in Pre-K-12 education. PVSchools serves more than 31,000 elementary, middle and high school students in 45 schools located in northeast Phoenix and Scottsdale. The district extends from 7th Avenue to Pima Road, and Northern Avenue to Jomax Road.
A Message from Superintendent Dr. Lee to parents about Walk-Ins :
If you would like to show support for our teachers and staff you can wear RED on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 23, 24, 25) and walk-in to the school together. Meet up at 8:15 at the SW corner of 76th and Grayhawk Dr.