Dear Skyline Gila River Families,
We appreciate your patience throughout this Pandemic. While we realize in-person education for students is important, the safety of students and staff is a critical path. On July 23, 2020, our Governor in consultation with the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Department of Education issued an Executive Order. The Executive Order recommends that schools consider public health benchmarks, developed by the Arizona Department of Health, prior to in-person instruction.
On September 26, 2020, from the direction of Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, Skyline Gila River will continue to provide online instruction for at least 30 days. We anticipate Governor Lewis to issue his executive order in the coming days per his announcement. Skyline Gila River will continue to provide virtual instruction as we have during the first quarter and will remain closed for in‐person learning. Skyline Gila River is a public charter school regulated by the State of Arizona. As required by the State of Arizona Executive Order 2020‐51, we will be open for on‐site targeted supervision Monday – Friday during standard school hours. Targeted supervision supports all students and includes but is not limited to students with disabilities, English learners, and those in care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, including foster care. Targeted supervision is not instruction, but only a safe place to complete virtual instruction provided by the school. Please contact the front office if you need a safe place to complete your online work. The school follows strict guidelines for anyone visiting campus, please follow those guidelines which can be found on www.skylinegilariver.com.
Skyline Gila River will not be providing busing for targeted services while school remains online. We miss our students very much and hope to have them back in person soon. It is our responsibility to support our families and GRIC to ensure their health and safety. Together we will overcome this
obstacle if we work together to support one another.
Our leadership team will convene every two weeks to review the situation and any communication from the Office of Governor Stephen Roe Lewis.
All schools will be open for on-site targeted supervision Monday – Friday during standard school hours. Targeted supervision may include but is not limited to students with disabilities, English learners, and those in care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, including foster care. Targeted supervision is not instruction, but only a safe place to complete virtual instruction provided by the school. The school administrator will identify if students meet the above criteria by asking parents and guardians to identify their evolving needs on an ongoing basis, including the targeted service their student requires and their scheduling needs. Space is limited at each site and is capped when capacity is reached.
Starting the school year in a virtual instructional model will require students to be academically engaged daily. We encourage students to participate in virtual learning during normally scheduled class time. Regular class attendance is essential for success in school. As required by state law, student attendance must be taken every day. Students will be marked present if they have been academically engaged in class that day. Academic engagement is achieved by logging in and completed work through the CLEVER portal. Access your CLEVER portal by clicking on “Student Login for Online Learning” at https://www.skylineschools.com/digital-learning/. The CLEVER portal provides access for students to Google classroom, Google Email, Edgenuity, Odysseware, Pathblazer and other online applications.
We thank you for your understanding and support during this time.
Skyline Education Inc.