Gov. Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman released a joint statement:
“In alignment with yesterday’s updated federal guidance, today we are announcing the extension of school closures through the remainder of the school year. Today’s announcement is intended to give parents and educators as much certainty as possible so they can plan and make decisions. While this isn’t the outcome any of us wanted, we are grateful for the partnership of schools around the state who have stepped up to offer virtual and take-home learning opportunities for our students. These efforts are crucial, and we recognize that schools are making every effort possible to continue providing instruction during closures”.
Thank you all for your positive feedback and kind offers to help in various capacities. We are so grateful to have such caring families, and it demonstrates how supportive people can be in such challenging times.
We have implemented a school wide system to help facilitate the distribution and collection of work to and from students. This will centralize student access to their classes and provide a better means of electronically completing and submitting assignments. This system allows students to complete work on computers, tablets, and any smart phone which eliminates the need to print and scan documents. You will be receiving more information as we coordinate with teachers and staff regarding the new system. We understand that all students do not have regular access to the internet so we also have a hard copy alternative for those students and families. We have received a great deal of positive feedback from students (and parents) about Kahn Academy lessons for math. We will continue to use Khan Academy for math instruction. If students have not already done so, we encourage them to log in using the code sent by their teacher.
Due to the extended school closure, students will be accountable for work provided online. This is a condition for our not having to extend the school year. Please make sure your students are communicating regularly with their teachers. Please reply to my email with your child’s name and address if you believe that the electronic delivery of classwork is not possible.
We are aware that many of you are concerned with the status of the many shows, trips, and extracurricular events scheduled between now and the end of the school year. Below is a list of events which we have had to make the decision to cancel. Please know, these decisions are not made lightly but after careful thought and in consultation with the Department of Education based on recommendations from the Department of Health Services.
PSAT8/9 and SAT School Day – Cancelled. Refunds will be provided once school resumes.
PROM – Cancelled
And Then There Were None (Play) – Cancelled
42nd St. (Musical) – Cancelled
Senior Trip -Cancelled
Our yearbook staff is continuing their commitment to produce an incredible yearbook by working remotely. If you have not ordered your yearbook yet, you still can up until the April 10 deadline by visiting ybpay.lifetouch.com and entering Yearbook ID Code: 13982820 . Families in need of financial assistance should contact me or Ms. Mason at email@example.com
Learning Foundation & Performing Arts
Message From our District Office:
During the school closures all Learning Foundation teachers and administrators are making every effort to provide our students with continuing instruction.
The health and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority. There have been no known cases of COVID-19 in our schools, but we will continue to pro-actively plan for all possible scenarios while our teachers are working to help students and parents with continued learning.
We are monitoring the Coronavirus, COVID19, situation and will continue to work directly with state and local public health officials to stay updated regarding health advisories and to take all cautionary measures. We ensure our parents and students that all Learning Foundation schools will be completely sanitized when school resumes and in addition to our existing health and safety protocols, we will implement the following procedures:
Ensure that students and staff who are ill, especially with respiratory symptoms, stay at home
Ensure routine cleaning and disinfecting is happening in all areas of the building even after the schools have been sanitized.
Ensure that hand sanitizer, soap, paper towels, and facial tissues are widely available in school facilities
Remind students and staff to cover their coughs and sneezes with a facial tissue or elbow (not in hands)
Place signage and reminders for personal hygiene throughout the school for students and staff
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean your hands.
Thank you for your cooperation, patience, and understanding during this unprecedented time.
COMMITMENT TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS
Best practices with student-centered, personalized learning and innovative instructional techniques.
A data driven student intervention program.
Opportunities for families to be an integral part of their student’s educational experience.
An integrated, student-centered, rich and challenging curriculum.
Highly qualified and certified teaching staff.
Well-rounded programs in art, film, theater, dance, and musical instruments.
Physical education and athletics programs such as basketball, ultimate Frisbee and soccer.
A program of consistent supplemental tutoring.
A caring and nurturing environment in which students and staff work in partnership to develop skills for lifelong learning.
LFPA Values . . .
all students as unique individuals who have the capacity to learn and succeed
a faculty and staff as integral elements to student success
a diverse community and a respect for differences in culture, intellect, gender, age, and physical ability
accountability among students and staff
performing arts and extracurricular activities as experiences that prepare students for life in the real world
an honest and respectful approach that develops students’ positive self-image and integrity
a small, safe, and nurturing environment for the LFPA community
Please browse through our web site to find out more about our schools. We encourage you to contact us at the district or any of our schools with any questions or to tour a school.
LFPA Gilbert Vision and Mission
Vision: Learning Foundation and Performing Arts School is devoted to becoming a leader in education by embracing the entire student through a balance of education and performing arts.
Mission: The mission of Learning Foundation and Performing Arts is to provide a well-rounded, rigorous academic and performing arts environment with high standards that prepares students for a path of continuous learning.