Mesa Public Schools will open August 4 with remote learning for all students
Learn more about the Safe. Strong. Ready. school opening plan.
In response to Governor Ducey's executive order issued June 29, Mesa Public Schools will begin the school year on August 4 with enhanced, structured remote learning for all students. Remote learning will continue until it is safe to provide modified or in-person instruction.
"This decision was not made lightly, however, we believe it is in the best interest of our students, families and staff," says Dr. Andi Fourlis, superintendent. "Along with the importance of continuing student learning, our community relies upon our other services, such as meals and counseling."
The district's Opening of Schools Task Force and staff have devoted countless hours toward improving the remote experience for teachers and families. This includes a new online curriculum for elementary students, and additional training for staff and families.
Remote learning will include daily attendance and schedules for students. Teachers will provide feedback on student work and issue grades. Teachers and staff will be accessible to students in a variety of ways. Students with special needs will receive specially designed instruction and other related services as appropriate.
On July 14, the refined final plan will be released, with details about the following:
- Meal service
- Child enrichment programming for working parents
- Device distribution
- Options for internet access
- Teaching & learning information
- Transition plans to modified in-person and in-person learning models
- And much more
Visit mpsaz.org/reopen for more information.