11 August 2020
Dear Heritage Families,
On Thursday, 6 August 2020 the AZ Department of Health Services released the criteria schools must consider to determine their reopening plans as directed by Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-51.
On Monday, 10 August 2020 the Governing Board of Heritage Academy evaluated the benchmark recommendations and has approved the following reopening dates.
- Gateway – 24 August 2020 with a Hybrid Model
- Laveen – 12 October 2020 with a full in-person model
- Maricopa – 9 September 2020 with a full in-person model
- Mesa – 9 September 2020 with a full in-person model
The decisions to reopen were made in consultation with federal, state, and local health experts as well as our own community of parents, teachers and scholars.
The Heritage boards also approved a mitigation plan [CLICK HERE] and facial coverings plan [CLICK HERE] as required by the Governor’s Executive Order. These can also be found online at each school’s website. Please become familiar with these items.
In the next few days, each campus will be sending a letter of acknowledgement for each family to read, sign, and return to the school. This letter outlines that you have received a copy of our mitigation and facial covering plans along with other information related to returning back to school in person.
Overall we are glad to see across the board improvement in the COVID metrics in the counties in which we operate. Recently, Arizona has been recognized as a model of success by Ambassador Debora Bircks, the White House Coronivirus Response Coordinator.
While Arizona still has improvements to make, we are confident that the approved plans will reduce the risk of transmission within our scholars while mitigating the emotional and behavioral risks of being at home.
Your feedback and input are always welcome. We look forward to resuming our proven programs which Build America’s Heroes.
Heritage Academy Schools
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