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BRUSD Coronavirus Update 3/14/2020

Dear Parents/guardians of Blue Ridge students:

Organizations across Arizona, including schools, are closing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Despite the current schedule calling for classes to resume Monday, March 23, 2020, the District is considering remaining closed until April to reduce community spread of the virus.

Many families depend on schools to provide supervision for their children. Therefore, we are providing advanced notice to allow necessary arrangements to ensure children are appropriately supported and supervised.

Lastly, we are working to develop ways to safely distribute food to all students qualifying for free and reduced meals. We anticipate staging operations at Blue Ridge Elementary as a distribution point and are working through the logistics and safety measures associated with such an effort. [Furthermore, we are contemplating steps to ensure students requiring special education services are supported.] The District will provide additional information as it is made available in connection to extended school closures and community supports.

Thank you for your consideration and patience.

Respectfully,

Dr. Mike Wright