On Campus Learning Delayed Until After Fall Break
IAlthough the COVID-19 numbers in Gila County were expected to change from yellow to green this week, they changed from yellow to red. According to the Arizona Department of Health benchmarks and CDC indicators, red indicates a high risk of transmission in schools. ADHS has determined that Gila County schools should be virtual learning only at this time (see the chart below).
We know that other schools in the state are ignoring the Arizona Department of Health and CDC guidelines and are opening at this time. We have chosen to follow the guidelines. Due to the updated COVID-19 numbers, we have not been able to get approval from the Gila County Health Department or our insurance company to open on September 28, 2020. It is projected that it will take at least two weeks for the numbers to improve enough to be in line with CDC guidelines. Therefore, we are planning on reopening the Monday following fall break if all goes well.
We will save the selections you have made as to whether your students will be on campus or on-line for when we do reopen. You may change your selection up until one week before we reopen. After that, no changes will be made until second semester.
We know that it has been a hardship for many families to have their children learning from home. We want to remind you that you have the option of having your students doing their online learning at the school campus, but we will not be able to provide transportation until the school officially reopens.
We will continue to provide breakfast and lunch at the same places and times.
A.R.S. § 15-802(B) requires school districts and charter schools to obtain and maintain verifiable documentation of Arizona residency upon enrollment in an Arizona public school. This document is designed to assist school districts and charter schools in meeting the legal requirements of the statute.
If you have received notification from Destiny School that you need to provide proof of residency, please bring this in as soon as possible. Your student may be removed from class if we do not get this information.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS
Per A.R.S. § 38-431.2. Notice of meetings for the Destiny School will be posted on this website under Board Information – Meeting Dates and Materials. Notices will also be posted at the Globe Public Library 339 S. Broad St., Globe, AZ 85501
FY 2019 AFR details are available at the following link:
COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan
for Re-Opening Schools 2020-2021
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) recommend that reopening decisions be driven by the current prevalence of COVID-19 in the community. The following protocols are to be implemented at Destiny School.
Onsite Learning and Support Services
Beginning August 17, 2020, in compliance with Executive Orders 2020-41 and 2020-51, Destiny School will be making on-site support services available at the Destiny School Campus.to all students requiring special support, including special education, English language learners, and those residing in foster care settings.
Additionally, beginning August 17, 2020, on-site learning and monitoring at the Destiny School Campus.will be available for students that have nowhere else to go, Students will be supervised while they participate in distance learning classes.
On-site learning and support services will be available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm excluding Holidays and breaks.
AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY (A.R.S. §15-189.05), as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §3
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2021 $ 45,071
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2020 $ 44,571
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2020 $ 500
4. Percentage increase 1.1%
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2020 Destiny School Distance Learning Guide
The Distance Learning Guide was created by educators in our school in order to help all of our students succeed and do their very best. It includes sections that will provide a step-by-step guide to online learning and everything that you will need to know.
We Welcome PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, AND FRIENDS INTO OUR CLASSROOMS FOR HELP WITH SPECIAL PROJECTS. INTERESTED?
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