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Arizona Dept. of Education’s Roadmap for Reopening Schools

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  • Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman   |   Arizona Department of Education

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Dear School Leaders,

I know that the past few months have been among the toughest of your careers. The last part of this school year was filled with unexpected circumstances that few of us could have imagined. Despite the challenges, we must recognize that Arizona’s schools have risen to the occasion to support their students, staff, and families in the face of these uncertain and challenging times.

I have never been prouder to be a part of Arizona’s education community, and I am continually inspired by the work our schools have done during this emergency. While our coming school year will also look different from years past, and as the entire world grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I take heart knowing that our schools will continue to be bedrocks of support, comfort, and stability.

There are still many unknowns about the future of this virus and its impact on our state. Still, the Arizona Department of Education remains committed to providing the field with as much guidance, support, and clarity as possible.

With input from public health experts and education leaders across our state, we have developed Arizona’s Roadmap for Reopening Schools. It provides a series of recommendations for how schools can approach the 2020-2021 school year and offers adaptable considerations to meet each community’s unique needs. Given the fluidity of the public health situation, this will be a living document that will be updated based on the most current information.

Please continue to reach out to the Arizona Department of Education with your questions, feedback, challenges, and success stories. We will continue to provide you with as much clear and timely support and guidance as possible. Together, we will get through this and make sure all our students and their families have what they need to succeed.


Arizona Dept. of Education's Roadmap for Reopening Schools Update-Kathy-Hoffman

Kathy Hoffman, MS, CCC-SLP
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Arizona Department of Education

Click on links below for guidance:

Roadmap for Reopening Schools – PDF

Considerations for Leaders – PDF

Considerations for Teachers – PDF

Considerations for Students – PDF

Considerations for Families – PDF

The roadmap and considerations for leaders, teachers, students, and families are also on our website under the “Arizona Department of Education” tab. 

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