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Humboldt Unified Schools: #Red4Ed Closure Information
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25 April 2018  

UPDATED INFO for 4/24/18 - All Humboldt Unified Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday

Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Dan Streeter regarding procedures that HUSD will implement due to scheduled walk-outs scheduled for this week. Information will be updated as new details become available. Please check this site as well as your school site and our social media sites on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information.

We have also included some Frequently Asked Questions below Superintendent Streeter's letter that may cover some questions you may have.

A Spanish version is available on the  Humboldt Unified School District’s website

Humboldt Unified School District Parents and Guardians,

Due to the high number of reported staff absences, the Humboldt Unified School District will be closed this Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th.  If the walkout extends into next week, schools may remain closed.  Please give close attention to the district’s website and social media outlets for updates.    

As a result of the school closures:

●     Breakfast (8 AM-9 AM) and lunch (11 AM-12 PM) services will be provided to any child 18 and under. Meals will be served at Humboldt Elementary School, Coyote Springs Elementary School, Mountain View Elementary School, and Lake Valley Elementary School.

●     School closures will not affect the date of graduation ceremonies; however, students may be required to attend class after the ceremony to complete any needed days added to the school year.  The extent of the school closures will determine this need.

●     Prom is a major event scheduled outside the school day and will continue, provided there is appropriate supervision available.

●     Elementary athletics will be cancelled during the closure.  Middle school athletics will continue if staff is available.  High school varsity teams and athletes who qualified for state playoffs, meets, or tournaments will participate, provided there is appropriate supervision available.

●     We are currently reviewing our instructional minute requirements and counts to determine any needed extensions of the school year.  The number of days that schools are closed will determine a final decision.

We will be providing updated communication as information comes forward.  We will also provide a decision regarding next Monday’s schedule by Friday afternoon. We will use our normal modes of communication to alert families to updates including our ConnectEd systems,district websites, school websites, and social media outlets.  For any additional questions, please refer to our FAQs listed on our website and feel free to contact our district office or any of our school offices.

Sincerely,

Dan Streeter
Superintendent

FAQs

Please see below for frequently asked questions regarding the school closures scheduled for Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th.  This information and any future messages will continue to be updated and posted on our district website, school websites, and social media outlets.

1.  What is the Arizona Educators United #RedforEd walkout?

This is a pre-planned absence for staff members.  Communication regarding the potential for a walkout will be done with as much advance notice as possible.  A walkout will NOT occur without prior notice.

2.  How will I find out my child’s school is closed?

All schools in the Humboldt Unified School District will be closed on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th.  A decisions regarding future closures will be communicated out by Friday afternoon.

3.  How will you determine if schools need to be closed?

All Humboldt schools will be closed if we determine there is not adequate staff to maintain campus security and student safety.  School closures will not be determined school by school, but rather district wide.  This will impact preschool through high school. 

4.  Will childcare be available?

If schools close for a day, all before and after school childcare will be canceled.

5.  If a school is closed, would the school year be extended?      

The number of days that schools are closed could impact the need for makeup days. According to state laws and current policies, any day that a school is closed would have to be made up if instructional minutes are not met.

7.  Would school closures affect graduation dates?

A closure would not affect the date of the graduation ceremonies; however, students may be required to come back after that ceremony to complete the school year, if the school year is extended due to a walkout.  Diplomas would be distributed upon successful completion of all coursework.

8.  If a school is closed, would athletic practices or games be canceled?

Elementary athletic events and high school lower level events would be cancelled.  Varsity athletics and middle school athletics would continue as long as a coach is available for the sport.  

9.  If a school is closed, would school trips take place as scheduled?

Out-of-state and overnight field trips would continue as planned, provided there is appropriate supervision available.  

10.  If a school is closed for more than one day, how often will I receive communication?

An update regarding future closures will be provided by Friday afternoon.

11.  My child’s school is closed, do I have to call him/her out sick?

If school is closed, you are not required to call a child out as sick.

Lynne LaMaster

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