Update on COVID-19

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Safe Return to Schools for Arizona

Dear Legacy Families,

Thank you for your continued engagement and support of our Safe Return to School plan. Many of you have questions regarding online vs. in-person learning, community education programs, and health and safety measures. We are pleased to share our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page and downloadable PDF to help answer common questions from Legacy families.

As a result of Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order delaying the start of in-person learning, Arizona schools may begin the school year prior to Aug. 17 through online learning.

We are currently planning to start our school year online for all students on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Our goal is to then transition to our two learning options on Aug. 17, or as soon as we are permitted to reopen our school buildings. We know you have many questions, and we will address them as soon as we have more information to share. 

We also want to re-share the learning options that students will have for the 2020-21 school year. 

Students will be able to choose between the following two learning modes:

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In-Person Learning
Students return to campus when in-person learning begins with health and safety measures in place.

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Online Learning
Students return to school as a remote student, with 100% of learning completed online.
You can read more details about the learning options, as well as our health and safety guidelines, at the following link.

Selecting Your Child’s Learning Option

Yesterday, you received an email with instructions for selecting your child’s learning mode through SchoolMint. Please respond with your selection no later than July 19, 2020. If you did not receive the email, you may access your selection form in SchoolMint here. 

If a student wishes to change their selection, it may only be done at the end of a quarter/grading period. Additionally, there will be a weeklong grace period beginning the first day of school in which a student may change their selection.

Details on changing the selection will be provided at a later date.

In-Person Learning Details

  • As required by state/local authorities, students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings while on campus when 6 ft. distancing is not possible. If the authorities lift this restriction, face coverings will then become recommended but optional.
  • Students are expected to conduct a self-screening of body temperature and other COVID-19-related symptoms prior to arriving on campus.
  • Students will wash their hands at least every 2 hours, before and after lunch, and before and after leaving the classroom.
  • There will be a modified lunch schedule, with students eating in their classrooms some days and in the cafeteria other days.
  • Some specials/electives will be modified to ensure the health and safety of students. 
  • Additional cleaning measures will be in place to sanitize high touch surfaces daily. Evening custodians will also sanitize the entire building each evening.
  • Parents and visitors will not be permitted on campus. Students may only be picked up through the Driveline process, with the exception of late drop-offs and early pick-ups.

Online Learning Details

  • Students will receive 100% of learning online through Schoology, our online learning platform.
  • Students will receive full online instruction in math, phonograms, spelling, reading, writing, grammar, social studies and science.
  • Specials/electives will be offered on a limited basis and may differ from campus to campus.
  • Attendance will be tracked by monitoring students’ daily login to Schoology. Students will be marked absent if they do not log in.
  • Students will receive a combination of recorded video instruction, online discussions, assignments, quizzes and tests each week.
  • Live interaction with teachers will occur during tutoring sessions offered twice per week.
  • Students will be assigned a new online teacher. Information on who your child’s online teacher will be, along with Schoology login information, will be shared prior to the start of school.
  • Students who are in need of a loaner laptop to complete online learning will have the option of borrowing a device from your campus. Loaner laptops are only available on an as-needed basis, not for all students.

If you have any questions about the options for the 2020-21 school year, please submit your comments at legacytraditional.org/contact.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership in your child’s education.


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Nicole Kirkley
Legacy Traditional Schools