School Closure General Information

  • How long will schools be closed?

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    Isaac School District will be closed through the end of the school year until May 22, 2020. The district will remain closed until further advisement, with respect to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and Maricopa County Department of Public Health Administration guidelines (MCD Public Health). 

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  • Are school offices and facilities open to the public at all during school closures?

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    School offices and facilities are not open to the public except to hand out educational materials and meals. School offices are available via phone between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and by appointment only.

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  • Will the District office be available during school closures?

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    Isaac School District Offices are available via phone between 9:00 AM  to 1:00 PM for and by appointment only. For specific questions, Department contact information can be found on our district website.

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  • Is ISD providing meal services during school closures?

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    Breakfast and lunch will be available to be served to all children under the age of 18 at all of our sites during the school closure. Breakfast and lunch will be offered between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. (*Note - students do not have to be enrolled at ISD)

    An interactive map of all bus stops and a downloadable document with detailed bus stop information can be found on the District website.

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  • Is the Heart of Isaac open during school closures?

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    Yes, the Heart of Isaac (HOI) Community Center located at 1403 N 32nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009 is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Please call the HOI office at (602) 442-0583 for more information.

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  • Will Kinder, 5th grade and 8th grade promotion be happening as planned prior to COVID-19?

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    Yes.  Kinder, 5th grade and 8th grade celebrations are planned and will be communicated by the school site. 

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  • What if I want to retrieve my child’s medicine or other essential items from the school?

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    Medicine was addressed through Student Services specifically for those students who it applies to. Nurses / Health aides were directed to contact students who have medicine that need pick up and are to make arrangements individually with those families.

    Any other essential items that need to be collected should be discussed with school leadership by calling the school office. Parents would need to schedule appointments with the sites directly, complying with CDC guidelines of 6ft spacing and no more than 10 people in a space.

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Educational Opportunities

  • What education opportunities are available for my child while schools are closed?

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    Isaac School District provides educational materials for all students.  Students are encouraged to participate from home by accessing the online or paper-based packet materials made accessible by the teacher.  Additional educational resources, provided by the Isaac School District curriculum department, can be found at https://www.isaacschools.org/domain/601.

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  • Will students be graded on 4th quarter assignments?

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    Assignments are not graded. However, teachers will review the assignments in order to provide feedback to students and share progress information with parents, as needed.

    For the fourth quarter, students will maintain their third quarter grade.  While assignments are not graded, teachers will be tracking lesson participation and work completion.  Participation and work completion will be used to improve students’ grades on final report cards.  

    All students will advance to the next grade level, unless retention paperwork was already in progress prior to school closures. Inability to participate in educational opportunities being offered for any reason will not prevent a student from advancing to the next grade level.

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  • Will students get 4th quarter report cards?

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    Yes. All report cards will be delivered to families via ParentVUE.  Attendance for quarter 4 will not be included.

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  • What if my child is not able to participate in online learning for any reason?

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    Fourth quarter assignments cannot harm a student’s grade—only improve it.  Isaac School District understands the challenges for families as school moves into the home.  Families can choose to pick up paper packets from the school as another way to participate in the education opportunities offered during this time.

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  • How can students submit paper assignments?

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    Students using paper packets to participate in school can submit assignments in the following ways. Students can scan or take pictures of their work and email these documents to the teacher; students and parents can discuss the assignment with the teacher during scheduled office hours; or packets can be dropped off at the turn-in bin at the school.

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  • Will students still be promoted to the next grade level?

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    With plans for continued educational access to students, school closures will not have any impact on student promotions to the next school year. As always, student promotion is based on grade level performance throughout the year. COVID-19 will not be a factor.

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  • What is the status of state assessments?

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    The Governor has signed legislation canceling all statewide assessments (AZM2 and AIMS Science) for 2019-20. 

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  • How will a teacher communicate with me?

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    Phone and email are the main forms of communication used by teachers at this time.  Families are asked to ensure current contact information is provided to the school for this purpose.

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  • Are there Summer School options this year?

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    Yes.  ISD will be offering online extended learning this year during June and July.  Families interested in registering their child in the online extended school can complete an online registration form.  Paper registration forms are available at your child’s school.

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  • I have a student I would like to register for next year? What is the process?

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    All currently enrolled ISD students in grades K-7 will automatically be enrolled for the next school year.  New students to ISD and students entering Kindergarten will need to complete a registration form.  Forms are available at each of the schools.  Once the form and accompanying documents are complete, you may schedule a time with the front office staff at the school to turn in your completed registration.  For additional questions, you may email enroll@isaacschools.org

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  • Will my 8th grade student be registering for high school?

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    High school registration is ongoing.  Contact the high school or district office where your child plans to attend next year to find out about the registration process.

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  • I would like resources for socio emotional wellness?

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    The Educational Opportunities at Home webpage has a number of additional resources for students and families including materials related to socio emotional learning. 

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  • Is my child’s activity / athletic event / school trip still happening?

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    No. All extracurricular activities, events, athletic practice/games, and student field trips are cancelled through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • When will students be able to collect non-essential personal items from schools?

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    Student’s personal items can be picked up at the school by calling the front office to set up a pick up appointment.

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  • How will students return library books, athletic uniforms, loaned devices, etc. after school closure

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    Arrangements to return library books, athletic uniforms, etc., can be made by calling the school to set up a drop-off appointment. 

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  • How will this affect yearbook distribution?

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    If you have purchased a yearbook, you may call the front office to schedule a yearbook pick up appointment. 

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  • Student Services

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    April 13, 2020 Guidance & FAQ document

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