On Campus Learning (updated 11/9/20)
The latest COVID-19 data released by the Arizona Department of Health for our area has Globe, Miami, San Carlos, and Peridot all listed at the red level (see graph below). Red indicates a high level of transmission. Therefore, the Gila County Health Department has advised us to not return to in person instruction at this time. They have indicated that it might be several weeks before they would know if we could return to on campus instruction. We will continually monitor the numbers and return to in person learning as soon as the Health Department gives us the okay.
Last Wednesday morning, November 4th, we were notified that three students had tested positive for COVID-19. All three students had begun attending the On-Site Learning and Support Services Program for students who need a place to go during the day on Monday, November 2nd, and were also in attendance on Tuesday, November 3rd. Although the affected students were in their plexiglass learning stations and wore a mask throughout the day, we still followed Gila County Health Department guidelines and sent all staff and students from Mrs. Montoya's, Mr. McBride's, and Mrs. Tanner's classrooms home to be quarantined for 14 days. Letters were then sent to every Destiny family notifying them of what had happened.
Although we have had 4 students quarantined due to their parents having contracted COVID-19 and now 22 students quarantined from these 3 classrooms, there has been no indication of COVID-19 spreading from person to person at the school. We continue to utilize the plexiglass learning stations for each student and are following CDC guidelines concerning physical separation, mask wearing, cleaning, and sanitation.
While we are doing everything we can to keep the students safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the school, there is always a risk and students are safer at home. We will continue to provide the On-Site Learning and Support Services Program for students who need a place to go during the day and honor your decision as to whether it is better for your students to be on campus or at home.
As always, we thank you for your support and understanding.
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 2020 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%
Destiny Schools ASBCS dashboard link can be viewed at :
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?
COMPETITIVE SALARIES AND BENEFITS
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