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Dear Families:

Thank you for entrusting CGESD and CGUHSD to educate your students. Please know that the health and well-being of our students and staff continue to be a priority for both of our school districts. We are monitoring the spread of COVID-19 closely, alongside the Pinal County Department of Public Health. In addition, officials assure us that the risk in our community remains low.

As we all head off to spring break, it will be important to continue practicing good hygiene:

  • Stop handshaking — use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Wash hands often
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching faces
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of the elbow

If you have vulnerable seniors or others with significant underlying conditions in your household (heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and conditions that suppress the immune system):

  • Have the healthy people in the household conduct themselves as if they are a significant risk to the person with underlying conditions. For example, wash hands frequently before interacting with the person
  • If possible, provide a protected space for vulnerable household members
  • Ensure all utensils, drink containers and surfaces are cleaned regularly

Please check our websites and social media pages during break to ensure you have the latest information about our plans once school resumes. Please ensure students stay home when sick:

  • Have children remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines
  • Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe (e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing)
  • If your children come into contact with COVID-19 over spring break, ensure your child is well and free of cold, cough or respiratory symptoms before returning to school

Know that our school districts are taking added precautions inside our classrooms in order to ensure a healthy learning environment for your children, such as using hospital-grade disinfectants to clean learning, eating and play spaces. We are also encouraging our staff to take proper preventative measures.

We will keep you updated with any developments that could impact our families or schools. Updates will be sent to you using our messaging services. For your reference at any time, updated information is also posted to our districts’ websites, www.cgesd.org or www.cguhsd.org.

We will continue to remain in close contact with county and state health officials regarding COVID-19 and we will keep you updated with any developments that could impact our community or schools. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please email your child’s school principal during break.

JoEtta Gonzales, Superintendent, CGESD

Steve Bebee, Superintendent, CGUHSD

David Snider, Governing Board President, CGESD

Nancy Hawkins, Governing Board President, CGUHSD

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