September 8, 2020
Based on the latest data from the Arizona Department of Health issued on September 3rd, we can offer in-person learning using a hybrid delivery model beginning September 14, 2020. As we transition from On-Site Support Services to a hybrid model, students/parents will no longer be required to call and schedule a time for their students to come into the school.
At the Rose Academies our students are split into three groups: AM session students from 7am-12pm, PM session students from 12pm-5pm, and EVE session students from 5 pm to 10pm. We have reduced the capacity for each of the sessions to allow for social distancing and have prepared to put in place the required mitigation strategies to be able to offer our students the option of in-person learning.
Based on the learning option survey administered upon enrollment, we have students choosing to remain online/virtual even when in-person learning options are available and students who want the option to attend in-person when allowed. We expect, based on the student counts for online/virtual learning and in-person learning, to be well within our capacity for each session to accommodate student and family choice.
Please keep in mind, depending on the learning option you have chosen (online/virtual or in-person learning) there are different expectations for attendance. Please see below:
In-Person Learning Attendance Requirements:
Online/Virtual Attendance Requirements:
If you prefer to change your original response for you/your student’s learning option (online or in-person), you must submit a formal request to change with the front desk. Please note due to social distancing there are limited seats available. Contact the school front desk for more information.
We reached out recently to our students and families regarding their decision of online learning or in-person learning for the original August 17th school opening date. As you may have heard, Pima County has released guidance for reopening schools. The guidance now states that the earliest date that school would resume is after Labor Day. Given the latest guidance from Pima County, the Rose Academies will further delay our in-person learning start date past the originally proposed August 17th re-opening date. Once we reopen for in-person learning, the decisions made previously regarding the learning option that best fits you and your family will be implemented.
In addition, the guidance from Pima County recognizes that although they are not advising resuming traditional face-to-face learning, it does recommend the opening of school facilities for at-risk youth on a limited basis as envisioned in the Governor’s latest executive order. Therefore, in accordance with Pima County guidance and the Governor’s executive order, Rose Academies will provide onsite learning opportunities and onsite support services starting August 17th for at-risk youth.
Onsite support services are not to be confused with in-person learning. To help clarify, here are the definitions:
Onsite support services will be available for:
For students eligible for onsite support services, we will be offering onsite learning during our normal school session times (Morning, Afternoon & Evening). Students will have access to the computer and the internet to complete coursework in Odysseyware. Students will be supervised and may receive live teacher tutoring or virtual instruction from teachers while they are on campus.
Students participating in the onsite learning opportunities will be required to follow health and safety guidelines, including:
Students would also be required to follow all school rules as outline in our Student Handbook.
All eligible students must sign-up in advance to attend by calling the school and scheduling with the front desk clerk. Please note due to social distancing there are limited seats available.
We will be monitoring guidance from the health department closely to anticipate when it will be safe for Rose to resume in-person learning.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate new information.
As you are aware, Governor Ducey issued an executive order delaying the start of in-person school to August 17, 2020 for all Arizona schools.
The Rose Academies will begin the school year on August 6th, as originally scheduled, via online learning. We expect to provide in-person learning on August 17th. At that time students and parents that want to continue online learning will have that option.
We will continue to update you on our plans to reopen in-person learning safely. If you have any questions please contact your school principal.
Desert Rose Academy Onsite Support Services will begin on August 17, 2020. These services are available for at-risk youth on a limited basis as envisioned in the Governor’s Executive Orders 2020-41 and 2020-51. Onsite support services will be offered Monday-Thursday during our normal school sessions times (Morning, Afternoon, & Evening).
Parents (or students 18 years or older) are required to sign-up their student for services in advance by calling the school front desk. There are limited seats available.
At-risk youth is defined as:
Families and students who have adequate resources to support online learning at home are asked to refrain from requesting onsite support services. Space is limited and will be prioritized based on student need. All students must sign up in advance to participate by calling the school front office.
Students participating in onsite support services will be required to follow health and safety guidelines, including:
Students would also be required to follow all school rules as outlined in our Student Handbook.
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