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 HORIZON HONORS SCHOOLS ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES =   2 

last updated: Friday, October 23, 2020

If your student qualifies for more information because of potential proximity to the community member who tested positive for COVID-19, you will receive a phone call, text message (if opted in), and email from Horizon Honors Schools with detailed information and next steps by 4 p.m. today. The subject line reads: "IMPORTANT: Potential COVID-19 Exposure." The Maricopa County Department of Public Health may also contact you.
Please note that all information, including the name of an ill person, is confidential in order to protect privacy. The community member is currently isolated and will not return to campus until cleared. 
In addition, we have already taken appropriate measures to ensure the campus is clean. We are confident that we have diligently followed the necessary safety procedures and protocols required per Maricopa County Department of Public Health to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. 

 

Please continue to observe your family members for any of the common COVID-19 symptoms, including:

  • fever of 100.0 degrees or higher, or chills 
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • congestion or runny nose
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • new loss of taste or smell

We recommend that you and your loved ones monitor your health over the 14 days and if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical care and/or self-isolate at home. Also, please do not allow your student(s) to attend in-person learning.

 

Here is a reminder of the Horizon Honors COVID-19 Exposure Procedure:

  • Using Maricopa County guidance and regulations, students and staff in close contact with the COVID-19 positive individual will be contacted as soon as possible and may be required to stay home and quarantine to self-monitor for symptoms

  • Ill and/or quarantined students may be able to attend class via remote classroom learning until cleared to return to campus. Medical documentation may be required. 

  • In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, the executive director will notify local health officials, staff, and families of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to facilitate tracking and communication.

  • If you believe your child has been exposed to another person with COVID-19 OFF CAMPUS, please contact the Health Office for guidance on if and when it is safe to return to campus. 

Please contact the Horizon Honors Health Office at 480-659-3012 if you have any questions.





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Face coverings are required for all staff and students (age 2+) when inside school buildings, anywhere on school grounds, inside school vehicles, and at school-related activities, whether indoor or outdoor. Face coverings will not be supplied by the schools.

Students will be allowed to remove face coverings while eating or drinking. In addition, students may not be required to wear face coverings outside in playground settings or during some PE activities. Finally, students may be allowed breaks to remove their face coverings. However, please understand that social distancing is not guaranteed.

Please pack extra face coverings in student backpacks, as coverings may get dirty during the day. Again, the schools will not supply face coverings.

Face coverings MUST:

  • fully cover a person's nose and mouth

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face and under the chin

  • remain affixed in place without the use of one's hands

  • not have holes except for band-style masks when actively playing an instrument

  • not be face shields. However, face shields may be used in addition to a face covering

  • follow the "all clothing and accessory guidelines" dress code guidelines. 
    Elementary School Dress Code
    Middle School Dress Code
    High School Dress Code

  • be laundered regularly or disposed of appropriately




2020-2021 LEARNING CHOICES:



*HORIZON HONORS TEACHERS*
*HORIZON HONORS CURRICULUM*
*IN-PERSON & REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING*






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 ELEMENTARY IN-PERSON LEARNING

  • Kindergarten-6th Grade
  • Five days a week
  • Horizon Honors teachers
  • Horizon Honors curriculum
  • K-4: Student in class cohorts, except for Math
  • 5-6: Regular Student Schedule
  • Regularly scheduled special area classes
  • Mental health wellness, coping strategies and resilience education
  • Student support services provided
  • Preventative safety measures and physical distancing when possible 
  • One way transition paths for movement on campus
  • Face coverings required
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette training
  • Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols
  • Elementary classrooms stay together at recess
  • Materials and supplies will not be shared
  • Students may choose to transition to remote classroom learning at the quarter or as required for extended medical absences
  • Lunch with student cohort (student must bring their lunch! Vendor hot lunch program postponed)
  • Clubs and extracurricular activities postponed
  • Field trips postponed
  • Classrooms volunteer program postponed
  • Campus visitors by appointment only 

CLICK HERE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN-PERSON DETAILS!


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING 

  • You must have your own fully charged internet-connected computer or chromebook with a keyboard, webcam, and microphone.
    No mobile devices
  • You must have your own printer
  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade 
  • Five days a week - real time classes
  • Horizon Honors teachers
  • Horizon Honors curriculum
  • Regular Student Schedule & Regular School Hours
  • At Home Synchronous Learning with peers via SeeSaw/Zoom (Grades K-2) or Google Classroom/Zoom (Grades 3-6)
  • Daily attendance required
  • Parent & Student signed agreement required
  • Mental Health Wellness, Coping Strategies, and Resilience Education
  • Student Support Services Provided
  • Students may choose to transition to in person classroom learning at the quarter 
  • Clubs and extracurricular activities postponed

CLICK HERE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING DETAILS!




 

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SECONDARY SCHOOL IN-PERSON LEARNING 

 
  • 7th -12th Grade
  • Five days a week
  • Horizon Honors Teachers
  • Horizon Honors Curriculum
  • Regular Student Schedule with modified lunch
  • Mental Health Wellness, Coping Strategies, and Resilience Education
  • Student Support Services Provided
  • Preventive Safety Measures and Physical Distancing when possible
  • One-Way Path Transitions and Movement on Campus
  • Face Coverings Required per city, county, and state mandates
  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette Training
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Protocols
  • Students may choose to transition to Remote Classroom Learning at the quarter or as required for extended medical absences
  • Modified Lunch Practices (students must bring their lunch! No microwave use and vendor hot lunch program postponed)
  • May participate in Clubs, Athletics, and Extracurricular Activities following safety measures and AIA guidelines
  • Field Trips and Travel postponed
  • Campus Visitors by Appointment only

CLICK HERE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN-PERSON LEARNING DETAILS!


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SECONDARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING 

 
  • You must have your own fully charged internet-connected computer or chromebook with a keyboard, webcam, and microphone.
  • No mobile devices
  • You must have your own printer
  • 7th - 12th Grade
  • Five days a week 
  • Horizon Honors Teachers
  • Horizon Honors Curriculum
  • Regular Student Schedule & Regular School Hours with modified lunch
  • At Home Synchronous Learning with Peers via Google Meet 
  • Daily attendance required
  • Parent & student signed agreement required
  • Mental Health Wellness, Coping Strategies, and Resilience Education
  • Student Support Services Provided
  • Students may choose to transition to In-Person Learning at the quarter 
  • May participate remotely in clubs 
  • May participate in after school Athletics and Extracurricular Activities following safety measures, AIA procedures, and all in-person guidelines.

CLICK HERE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING DETAILS!




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