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Return to School 2020-2021

Online learning begins for all QCUSD PreK–12 students on August 3, 2020.

This plan outlines recommended steps to inform the community and resources to safely move forward with direction from the Executive Orders from Governor Ducey, Arizona Department of Education’s Roadmap to Reopening School, local public health services, legal counsel, and the input from a variety of stakeholders. It is the Queen Creek Unified School District’s collective goal to have a thoughtful reopening plan that strikes a balance between the health concerns posed by COVID-19 and the needs of students and our community. Decisions will be made in collaboration with the governing board, superintendent, and in coordination with local public health organizations. 

QCUSD is committed to fulfilling its mission and vision so that all students are provided a high-quality education that prepares them for future success regardless of the instructional model they are served in during the next school year.

The Return to School Plan 2020-2021 is based on the following commitments:

  • Provide continuity of learning that is rigorous and engaging for students
  • Prepare responsible, safe, and feasible learning environments for students and staff
  • Communicate with students, families, and staff
  • Offer students and families choice and flexibility
  • Support staff with resources, training, and guidance

QCUSD has developed plans for instructional/operational models that prioritize quality learning experiences and safety: Short-term online/in-person learning and long-term online learning through the QCUSD Virtual Academy. Offering these models of instruction and operations allows choice and parent/student flexibility. Curriculum standards for both options are in alignment with the Arizona Department of Education state-adopted standards and the QCUSD curriculum calendars. 

QCUSD will continue to provide social-emotional and unique support for students regardless of the academic setting. Plans are being finalized for the allocation of resources in providing student support and training team members to operate in short-term online/in-person models.

Again, online learning begins for all QCUSD PreK–12 students on August 3, 2020. Online learning will continue until Governor Ducey approves students return to the classroom. When students are allowed back in the classroom, we will provide a safe and positive learning environment with the typical structures and routines that children thrive in. If you are a QCUSD student and want to go back into the classroom once buildings are open – no action is necessary – you are set to return to the classroom. 

If you want to continue online learning when classrooms are open to students, register for the Queen Creek Virtual Academy!

Short-Term Online/In-Person Option
Long-Term Online Option through Queen Creek Virtual Academy
Queen Creek Unified School District
20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
Queen Creek, AZ  85142
Phone:  (480) 987-5935
Fax:  (480) 987-9714