COVID-19 Information

We believe that the best way to deliver a high quality educational program is through face-to-face instruction.

We were very fortunate to be able to provide a safe environment for face-to-face instruction through most of the 2020–21 school year. During the 2021–22 school year, our campus was once again open to visitors, and masks became optional for students, staff, and visitors.

Your Child’s Safety and Well-Being is Paramount

We are dedicated to keeping Elgin families and the community informed as we continue to provide for on-campus learning, while mitigating the effect of COVID-19. As we learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on children, our policies and guidelines may change. We are staying abreast of these changes and will update our website as we receive additional information.

Distance Learning

During the 2020–21 school year, families had the option of sending their children to campus for face-to-face instruction or participating in our Distance Learning Program (DLP). During the 2021–22 school year, face-to-face instruction is the primary means of delivering instruction. However, in the event a student is required to quarantine due to being in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they may participate in our DLP. Students may also participate in distance learning if they tested positive for COVID-19 but are otherwise feeling well. Find out more by reading these Distance Learning FAQs.

Mitigation Plan

We are taking many precautions to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students. As we receive new guidance from the CDC, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and/or the Santa Cruz County Health Department, we may make modifications to our mitigation plan. Please read more about what we are doing to keep your child safe.

Parent Acknowledgement

Parents play a critical role in ensuring that all students and staff can safely return to campus. These responsibilities include the following:

  • Keeping your children at home when they have symptoms of illness. While we understand that many symptoms are not related to COVID-19, it is important that we proceed with an abundance of caution at this time. Of course, distance learning is an option if your child is feeling well enough to participate.
  • Keeping your emergency contact information up to date so that arrangements can be made to have your child picked up from school should he/she become ill during the school day.
  • In the case of routine illness, making sure that your child is symptom-free, without any medication, for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
  • Notifying the principal/superintendent immediately if you become aware that your child has had close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Close contact is defined as being within six feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes, starting from two days before the onset of illness.
  • Partnering with the school to follow the most current guidance from the CDC, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and/or the Santa Cruz County Department of Health, and your doctor to determine a safe return-to-school date for a child who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Making sure that others who may be caring for your child(ren) are aware of the responsibilities listed above.

Thank you for partnering with us to reopen campus as safely as possible.