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There's a lot happening in our vibrant and growing school district! From events taking place at school, to public information notices we may send out to families, we’ve included all the latest events here on one page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of what is going on.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Queen Creek Unified School District is in close contact with state and county health officials regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There are no cases of COVID-19 in QCUSD. We strongly encourage Queen Creek families and staff to bookmark Maricopa County’s Coronavirus page for the most current and accurate information.

  • Community Message March 30
  • School Closure Family FAQ
  • Community Message March 24
  • Community Message March 20
  • Community Message March 19
  • Community Message March 17
  • Community Message March 16
  • Community Message March 15
  • Community Message March 12
  • Community Message March 9
  • Community Message March 6
  • February 28 Coronavirus Letter to Parents English
  • February 28 Coronavirus Letter to Parents Spanish
  • QCUSD COVID-19 FAQ
At-Home Educational Enrichment Resources/Activities

Dear QCUSD Families, Parents, and Caregivers,

On March 15, Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced a statewide closure of Arizona schools from Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, April 10, 2020.

The Queen Creek Unified School District Educational Services Department has developed a plan enabling students to continue the learning process in a meaningful way while prioritizing health and well-being.

Below you will find educational/enrichment links and materials that students can work on at home independently, with family members, or with other adults. We encourage you to use this time to continue your child’s learning while they are at home. Some of these options are digital and require internet access, others do not require technology.

Students may work through these resources over multiple days and in any order. These are not meant to be a substitute for classroom instruction and are not required but will help students practice their skills and learn independently. During this time, it is important that students continue to read, write, move, design, and solve while continuing with a daily, consistent routine.

If you are unable to print these materials or use them digitally, you can go to our food distribution site (the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley located at 22557 S Ellsworth Road Queen Creek, AZ 85142) and pick up a printed packet with educational enrichment activities.

As this situation evolves, we will continue to monitor it closely and provide families with regular updates. We are grateful for the ongoing support and patience of our QCUSD community as we work to make decisions that are best for our students, staff, and families.

School Closure Meal Service

Both breakfast and lunch are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley at 22557 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142.

Beginning April 1, QCUSD will have a second meal distribution site. That site will be Eastmark High School. We will serve breakfast and lunch in front of the school curbside from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

These meals are provided at no charge to all Queen Creek students 18 years and under. Meals will be served curbside via a grab-n-go model of food delivery.

A Message from our Superintendent

March 16, 2020

Dear Queen Creek Families,

With the international emergency that we are currently navigating, I wanted to take a few moments to share my thoughts regarding this dilemma and update you on the QCUSD response to this situation.

I believe our current situation is unprecedented and, with that, there are many unanswered questions and emotions. Some say we are in uncharted waters but I want you to know that my first priority is the physical and emotional well-being of our amazing students and staff, and the manner in which we support our community stakeholders as a community partner. Through faith, community support, and sound leadership, I have no doubt we will all adapt and make it through this together. As the QCUSD superintendent and parent of QCUSD students, my heart goes out to our students, families, and staff that are impacted by these events. I have tremendous appreciation for how hard the QCUSD staff is working to find the answers to many complicated questions related to this unfortunate situation. I recognize that many decisions may be scrutinized and I would encourage everyone to maintain patience, understanding, and an attitude of support as we work through this situation.

As you know, the turn of events over the past week has been tremendous. As always, we will continue to work with the Governor’s Office, the Department of Education, and other agencies to understand and fulfill the spirit of directives and advisories that are coming at a rapid pace. Again, we recognize a wide variety of emotions, opinions, and attitudes associated with COVID-19, and I wanted you to know that we are working hard to address health-related directives while minimizing the impact of closure for QCUSD students.

Reminder, we will be sending frequent updates with information via email, text messages, the website, and social media channels. Feel free to call the district office at (480) 987-5935 to ensure your contact information is correct and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Finally, be well, stay safe, and thank you again for continuing to support the Queen Creek Unified School District.

Sincerely,

Perry Berry, Ed. D
Superintendent

Queen Creek Unified School District
20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
Queen Creek, AZ  85142
Phone:  (480) 987-5935
Fax:  (480) 987-9714