Meal Distribution Changes

With our school reopening, our Food Services staff has adjusted their meal distribution schedule as well.  Meals can be picked up from 8:30-10:30am and 3:30-5:30pm on Monday through Thursday, with a Friday meal provided on Thursday.  Meals will be provided for 5 days each week, rather than the 7 days originally provided.  Meals are eligible for anyone 18 years old or younger.  You can click here to read the announcement (haga clic aquí para español).  For any questions, please contact our Food Services Director, Jenny Michael (jmichael@plccharterschools.org).

 

Updated School Reopening Plan

With AAEM reopening per Gov. Ducey's Executive Order, we have updated our School Reopening Plan.  We encourage you to read through this to update yourself on our school's upcoming practices and policies.  You can download the PDF by clicking here.

 

Parent Survey Regarding Gov. Ducey's Executive Order

 Hello Scorpion Families,

On March 3rd, 2021 Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order mandating all districts and charter schools to return to in-person, teacher-led instruction by March 15th or following Spring Break with an option for online learning. We ask that you complete this survey to select the learning option that best meets the needs of your family. The selected option will be in-force for the remainder of the school year and must be submitted by Sunday, March 7th, 2021. Please consider the following when making your determination:

  1. You must submit a form for each of your children that attend AAEM
  2. Your instructional option cannot be modified once submitted
  3. Families who do not return this survey will be defaulted to online instruction

Please select the link below to complete the survey.

El 3 de Marzo de 2021, el Gobernador Doug Ducey emitió una Orden Ejecutiva que obliga a todos los distritos y escuelas autónomas a regresar a la instrucción presencial dirigida por maestros antes del 15 de marzo o después de las vacaciones de primavera con la opción de aprendizaje en línea. Le pedimos que complete esta encuesta para seleccionar la opción de aprendizaje que mejor se adapte a las necesidades de su familia. La opción seleccionada estará vigente durante el resto del año escolar y debe enviarse antes del Domingo 7 de Marzo de 2021. Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente al tomar su determinación:

  1. Debe enviar un formulario por cada uno de sus hijos que asisten a AAEM
  2. Su opción de instrucción no se puede modificar una vez enviada
  3. Las familias que no devuelvan esta encuesta recibirán instrucción en linea de forma predeterminada

We are grateful for your continued support and encouragement during this school year and look forward to welcoming our students back on campus soon!

¡Estamos agradecidos por su continuo apoyo y aliento durante este año escolar y esperamos darles la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes al campus pronto!

Seleccione el enlace a continuación para completar la encuesta.

https://forms.gle/srreLa4MXZe3bLaA9

 

New Instructional Schedule begins Monday, January 25th

Thank you to all those who joined us at our Open Forum on Tuesday to get information on the new instructional schedules.  This is a reminder that the new schedule will begin on Monday, January 25th and that it will be a Day 0, meaning no Specials or pull out Intervention classes.

 

Governing Board Update

Hello Scorpion Families,

 Please see the message below regarding an update to distance learning following Winter Break:

 Governing Board Decision Regarding Distance Learning:

 This afternoon, PLC Charter Schools’ Governing Board decided unanimously in favor of continuing academic instruction via distance learning through the middle of Quinmester 4 (February 12th, 2021).  

 The board will reconvene on February 9th, 2021 to assess our instructional approach and overall needs within the community regarding COVID-19 and potentially determine the outcome for the remainder of the school year. I would like to thank our Governing Board for placing the safety of our school community first.

 The data utilized to help in today’s decision Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Health Services due to this specified community outbreak. At this time, the data indicates our community meets the “Substantial Risk” criteria with a recommendation to provide instruction via virtual learning.   This is public information that can be accessed by following the link below:   

 

https://www.maricopa.gov/5594/School-Metrics

 

We will continue to monitor the Maricopa County Department of Health Services and Arizona state guidance for a safe reopening.  Our hope is to see an adequate and consistent decline in the cases we are experiencing within our community which will allow our campus to safely reopen.  

 We will continue to encourage our school community to remain diligent with maintaining healthy habits, staying safe, as well as continue to be supportive and involved in the educational experience we are providing. Your continued encouragement and support of our staff does not go unnoticed and truly allows our school climate to thrive. We appreciate our families tremendously.

 The recordings for today’s meetings including can be found below:

 FY22 Calendar Approval: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xMx3kSDYKOKoUhcgEp7LPPAqQoYZCywv/view?usp=sharing

 

Distance Learning: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A0xZQTrU2Y8X6bpnwr9Qa5Mv1tEarPzt/view?usp=sharing

 Please let us know if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns to share. We cannot express enough gratitude for each of you for all you do to embrace our students and support one another.

 All my best,

 Arlene Ramirez

Principal

 

Hola Familias Escorpión,

 Consulte el mensaje a continuación sobre una actualización del aprendizaje a distancia después de las vacaciones de invierno:

 Decisión de la Junta Directiva con respecto a la educación a distancia:

 Esta tarde, la Junta de Gobierno de las Escuelas Autónomas de PLC decidió unánimemente a favor de la instrucción académica continua a través del aprendizaje a distancia hasta mediados del cuarto mes (12 de febrero de 2021).

 La junta volverá a reunirse el 9 de febrero de 2021 para evaluar nuestro enfoque educativo y las necesidades generales dentro de la comunidad con respecto a COVID-19 y potencialmente determinar el resultado para el resto del año escolar. Me gustaría agradecer a nuestra Mesa Directiva por poner la seguridad de nuestra comunidad escolar en primer lugar.

 Los datos se utilizaron para ayudar en la decisión de hoy del condado de Maricopa y el Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona debido a este brote comunitario específico. En este momento, los datos indican que nuestra comunidad cumple con los criterios de “Riesgo sustancial” con una recomendación para brindar instrucción a través del aprendizaje virtual. Esta es información pública a la que se puede acceder siguiendo el enlace a continuación:

 

https://www.maricopa.gov/5594/School-Metrics

 

Continuaremos monitoreando el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Maricopa y la guía del estado de Arizona para una reapertura segura. Nuestra esperanza es ver una disminución adecuada y constante en los casos que estamos experimentando dentro de nuestra comunidad, lo que permitirá que nuestro campus vuelva a abrir de manera segura.

 Continuaremos alentando a nuestra comunidad escolar a permanecer diligentes en mantener hábitos saludables, mantenerse seguros, así como continuar apoyando y participando en la experiencia educativa que brindamos. Su continuo aliento y apoyo a nuestro personal no pasa desapercibido y realmente permite que nuestro clima escolar prospere. Apreciamos enormemente a nuestras familias.

 Las grabaciones de las reuniones de hoy incluidas se pueden encontrar a continuación:

 Aprobación del calendario del año fiscal 22: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xMx3kSDYKOKoUhcgEp7LPPAqQoYZCywv/view?usp=sharing

 Aprendizaje a distancia: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A0xZQTrU2Y8X6bpnwr9Qa5Mv1tEarPzt/view?usp=sharing

 Háganos saber si tiene alguna idea, sugerencia o inquietud que compartir. No podemos expresar suficiente gratitud por cada uno de ustedes por todo lo que hacen para abrazar a nuestros estudiantes y apoyarse mutuamente.

 Lo mejor de mí,

 Arlene Ramírez

Directora

 

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