Spring 2022 COVID-19 Notices

Spring 2022 COVID-19 Notices
Posted on 07/05/2022

COVID-19 Notices sent from Dec. 29, 2021, through June 30, 2022

Updated June 15, 2022

We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Monday, June 13. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated June 13, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Thursday, June 9. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated June 13, 2022
We recently became aware of two individuals from the Early Childhood Education Center with test-confirmed cases of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Wednesday, June 8. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated June 10, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Wednesday, June 8. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated June 8, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Friday, June 3. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated June 2, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Wednesday, June 1. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated May 19, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Wednesday, May 18. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated May 18, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Accelerated Learning Academy with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ALA on Monday, May 16. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ALA families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated May 12, 2022
We recently became aware of two individuals from the Early Childhood Education Center with test-confirmed cases of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Tuesday, May 10. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated May 11, 2022
We recently became aware of two individuals from Salt River Elementary School with test-confirmed cases of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Friday, May 6. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated May 6, 2022
Beginning Monday, May 9, Salt River Schools, including all sites and programs, will be mask-optional. This is in compliance with Phase 4 of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Return to Work Plan, which is linked above. Please continue to be vigilant about health and hygiene, and please keep students home if they are sick. Please also continue to inform your child’s school leaders if your student receives a test-positive case of COVID-19. Questions? Call 480-362-2500 or your child’s school.


Updated May 4, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Thursday, April 28. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated April 12, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Friday, April 8. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.



Updated April 12, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Accelerated Learning Academy with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ALA on Friday, April 8. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ALA families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated April 11, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Friday, April 8. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated April 7, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Monday, April 4. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated April 5, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Friday, April 1. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated March 25, 2022
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently transitioned to Phase 3.5 of the Return to Work Plan, which is linked at the top of this page. Salt River Schools (ECEC, SRES, and ALA) also follows these directives; however, our procedures differ in small, but important ways. Please review the Salt River Schools Phase 3.5 Directives below. Please call 480-362-2500 with any questions.

Image reads: What does Phase 3.5 mean for Salt River Schools students, staff, and families? - Students will continue to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before the start of each school day. - Students will continue to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before the start of each school day. - Students will continue to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before the start of each school day. - The protective plastic dividers atop student desks are no longer required. - The protective plastic dividers atop student desks are no longer required. - Buses will continue to enforce social distancing and mask wearing at all times. - Student families and other visitors are welcome into our buildings. Meetings can be held in person (masks required if indoors); however, virtual Teams meetings are still recommended when possible. - Staff will continue to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.


Updated March 9, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Friday, March 4. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated March 2, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Friday, Feb. 25. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated Feb. 28, 2022
We recently became aware of two individuals from Salt River Elementary School with test-confirmed cases of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Thursday, Feb. 24, respectively. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to SRES families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated Feb. 25, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Thursday, Feb. 24. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ECEC families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated Feb. 24, 2022
We recently became aware of an individual from the Accelerated Learning Academy with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at ALA on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full message, which was also sent as a broadcast to ALA families via SchoolMessenger.


Updated Feb. 18, 2022
We are excited to see students on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Monitor your student for COVID-19 symptoms and keep them home if symptoms are present. Please inform your child's school if they have a test-confirmed case of COVID-19 and quarantine for 10 days. All students over 2 years old must wear a face mask (let your school know if you need one). Please be on time - call your school if you have any question or call our Ed Admin office at 480-362-2500.


Updated Feb. 11, 2022
This letter is to update you about our learning plans. Students at the Early Childhood Education Center, Salt River Elementary School, and the Accelerated Learning Academy will continue with their virtual learning schedules and material/supply distributions next week (Feb. 14-18); all Salt River Schools students will resume in-person learning on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Please be aware:

  • Next week (Feb. 14-18), students must continue to attend their virtual classes and communicate with your teacher or school leaders if you need help with technology, school work, or student or family resources. We are here to help!
  • When in-person learning resumes on Feb. 22, the Community’s Phase 2 health and safety protocols will be in place for all students and staff. You can view the full plan on our website (linked at the top of this page). Staff and students over the age of 2 will be required to wear a face mask; social distancing will be observed; handwashing is expected; and high-tough surfaces will be disinfected. Please keep your child home if they are unwell.
  • Meal distribution (and delivery) will continue through next week from 10-11:30 a.m. at the ECEC cafeteria. The last day for meal distribution and delivery will be Friday, Feb. 18.

Join us next Monday (2/14) at Meal Distribution to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Salt River Elementary School’s second annual We Care About You drive-thru event is meant to generate awareness for seatbelt safety and encourage everyone to buckle up.

  • Save the date for the upcoming Community Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The forum will be hosted virtually on MS Teams and Facebook Live at noon (a recording will be available if you are unable to attend). There will be information about the upcoming 2022-23SY, employee services awards, and more. I hope you can join me!

Please continue to update your school if your child has a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. The helps Salt River Schools and the Community keep track of the virus and make important decisions. If you have questions about COVID-19, its symptoms, vaccine information, and how to stay healthy, visit the SRPMIC COVID-19 information page or call 480-362-2603.

Stay updated with all things Salt River Schools by checking our website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube). I appreciate your patience and understanding. Please contact me with any questions at 480-362-2500.

Thank you,

Dr. Victoria Corlett
Interim Acting Superintendent



Updated Jan. 26, 2022
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is currently in Phase 1.5 of its Return to Work Plan (linked at the top of this webpage). Students at the Early Childhood Education Center, Salt River Elementary School, and the Accelerated Learning Academy will continue with their virtual learning schedules and material/supply distributions; Salt River Schools will plan to resume in-person learning when the Community transitions to Phase 2. 

We do not know when the Phase 2 transition will occur. We will update families as soon as we know more information. Please be aware:

  • The main line phone numbers for sites will be answered during business hours – give us a call!
    • Education Administration: 480-362-2500
    • Early Childhood Education Center: 480-362-2200
    • Salt River Elementary School: 480-362-2400
    • Accelerated Learning Academy: 480-362-2130
    • Higher Education: 480-362-2547
  • Students and families with a school-issued device can continue to call our IT Tech Helpline at 480-362-2088 or reach out to teachers/staff for help, as needed. Teachers and staff can be reached during business hours by email/work cell or via Teams and/or Class Dojo.
  • Please continue to update your school if your child has a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. If you have questions about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to stay healthy, visit the SRPMIC COVID-19 information page. If you have specific questions about COVID-19 testing or vaccine options, please call the SRPMIC COVID-19 Hotline at 480-362-2603.

Stay updated with all things Salt River Schools by checking our website and social media pages (FacebookInstagram, and YouTube). I appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this transition.

Dr. Vicky Corlett
Interim Acting Superintendent
Salt River Schools


Updated Jan. 24, 2022
Please remember that wearing a mask when interacting with our staff, even in drive-thru situations, is mandatory. It helps keep you and your families safe, and keeps our staff and their families safe, as well. 

It has come to our attention that some people are not wearing a mask when picking up their meals from the ECEC, which risks the health of our staff, as well as our ability to offer meals. Beginning Monday (1/24), masks will be provided to folks who forget; if you refuse to wear a mask, you will need to make other arrangements to receive your food. We appreciate everyone following these health and safety guidelines.

As a reminder: School breakfast and lunch meals are available, drive-thru style, weekdays from 10-11:30AM at the ECEC. Can’t make it to the Meal Distribution site? Call our Transportation department at 480-362-2127 or 2121 to learn about our meal delivery options.

Questions? Call 480-362-2500.

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Updated Jan. 14, 2022
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will return to a modified Phase 1.5 beginning Friday, January 14.

In Phase 1.5, our staff will work remotely and our buildings are not open to the public. However, Salt River Schools are here for you and will continue to provide virtual and drive-thru services! Click here to learn more about the Community’s Return to Work Plan and its phase system. Click here to view the modified Phase 1.5.

I don’t know how long this will last, but I will keep you informed as I learn more.

Please note:

  • This transition will NOT affect virtual schooling for students; students will continue with their virtual school schedules until further notice. (Remember: Monday, Jan. 17, is a holiday.)
  • The main line phone numbers for sites will be answered during business hours – give us a call!
    • Education Administration: 480-362-2500
    • Early Childhood Education Center: 480-362-2200
    • Salt River Elementary School: 480-362-2400
    • Accelerated Learning Academy: 480-362-2130
    • Higher Education: 480-362-2547
  • Students and families with a school-issued device can continue to call our IT Tech Helpline at 480-362-2088 or reach out to teachers/staff for help, as needed. Teachers and staff can be reached during business hours by email/work cell or via Teams and/or Class Dojo.
  • Please continue to update your school if your child has a test-confirmed case of COVID-19.

Stay updated with all things Salt River Schools by checking our website and social media pages (FacebookInstagram, and YouTube). I appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this transition.

Dr. Vicky Corlett
Interim Acting Superintendent
Salt River Schools


Updated Jan. 3, 2022

Dear Salt River Schools Families,

Today I made the decision to have our schools return to virtual (at-home) learning beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4. We will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Feb. 1. This is for all students at the Early Childhood Education Center, Salt River Elementary School, and the Accelerated Learning Academy.

This decision was not made lightly. Out of an abundance of caution for the rising concern around COVID-19, the decision to transition our schools to virtual learning was made to allow impacted staff and students to isolate at home, get tested if they are experiencing symptoms, and help keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum.

Teachers and staff will be in contact with families about the information below and their virtual classroom expectations for the month of January. Here is the information you need for this week:
SRS Remote Equipment Distribution Schedule

ECEC
Thursday, Jan. 6 | 10-11:30 a.m.
ECEC families can pick up supplies (diapers, wipes, learning materials, etc.) from the bus loop (entrance off Chaparral Road). Please let your child’s teacher or Family Advocate know if you are in need of specific supplies. Questions? Call 480-362-2200.

SRES
Tuesday, Jan. 4 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(or as scheduled with your child’s teacher)

  • FACE-2nd Grade: Pick up virtual learning materials and equipment from the SRES front office along Center Street.
  • 3rd-6th Grade: Pick up virtual learning materials and equipment from the bus bay area along Highland Avenue.

Questions? Call 480-362-2400.

ALA
Tues., Jan. 4 & Wed., Jan. 5 | 8:30-10:30 a.m.
(or as scheduled with ALA staff)
ALA students/families may pick up their laptops, chargers, and supplies outside the front office of the NEW location (the former SRHS building at 4827 N. Country Club Drive). Questions? Call 480-362-2130.

TUTORING
Tutoring, both during the day and afterschool, will begin Monday, Jan. 10. If your family has already signed up for tutoring you will be contacted this week. For more information, reach out to Lea Lee at [email protected] or call 480-362-2063.

SCHOOL MEALS
Breakfast and lunch meals will be pre-packaged and available drive-thru style beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Early Childhood Education Center. Drive-thru meals are for any SRPMIC child under 18, regardless of where they attend school; we cannot transport meals at this time, but plan to at a later date. These meals will be available every weekday through Monday, Jan. 31. If you have questions about meals, please contact our Food Services Manager, Shannon Reina, at 480-362-2242, or email [email protected]

If you have questions about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to stay healthy, visit the SRPMIC COVID-19 information page. If you have specific questions about COVID-19 testing or vaccine options, please call the SRPMIC COVID-19 Hotline at 480-362-2603.

Thank you.

Dr. Victoria Corlett
Interim Acting Superintendent
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480-362-2500



Updated Dec. 31, 2021
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full notice (sent via SchoolMessenger to ECEC families).


Updated Dec. 29, 2021
We recently became aware of an individual from the Early Childhood Education Center with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at the ECEC on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. Click here to read the full notice (sent via SchoolMessenger to ECEC families).


Updated Sept. 8, 2021
The Salt River Schools Education Board approved the following hybrid and remote learning plans for the Early Childhood Education Center, Salt River Elementary Schools, and the Accelerated Learning Academy. Click the links below to read each school's plan.

Please direct any questions to your child's school or call 480-362-2500 for more information.


 

Updated Aug. 9, 2021
As school gets fully underway, this is a reminder to continue practicing good health hygiene to prevent the spread of germs. Let’s work together to keep our children and the Community healthy. Bacteria and viruses, including common colds, spread easily among children in schools. Here are some simple prevention practices to use in your home:

  • If possible, your family is encouraged to receive vaccinations to prevent the flu and COVID-19.
  • Wear a face mask. It is required within SRPMIC, including all of our school buildings (ECEC students do not need to wear a mask; however, staff will assist children in wearing one upon parent request).
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available (use soap and water as soon as it’s available).
  • Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and shared items at least once a day.
  • Teach children not to touch their mouth, nose, and eyes. Adults should practice this, as well.

Please keep your child home if they have:

  • a fever of 100 degrees or higher
    • Your child must be naturally fever-free (temp below 100 degrees without medication) for at least 24 hours before returning to school. This is important!
  • any flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, and muscle aches
  • any common cold symptoms, such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, or hacking cough

We must all remain calm, vigilant, and educated to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses to ensure our lives continue with as little disruption as possible. However, not every sneeze or cough means someone has COVID-19; if you believe you or a family has COVID-19, please get tested. To schedule a COVID-19 test, call the SRPMIC COVID-19 hotline at 480-362-2603. 

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please inform your school leaders immediately, or call 480-362-2500 and we will direct your call to the appropriate staff. Salt River Schools works directly with the SRPMIC Epidemiologist and will notify families of any test-confirmed COVID-19 cases that impact our schools, students, and staff. 

I invite you to review our Health & Safety Plan, as well as links to the Community’s health guidance, which we follow and enforce. Any school updates or notices with regard to COVID-19 will be posted to that webpage within 24 hours.

Wishing you well,

Dr. Vicky Corlett
Interim Acting Superintendent
Salt River Schools
480-362-2500


A message from the SRPMIC Epidemiologist

For fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19:

  • Get tested 3-5 days following the date of exposure.
  • Wear a face mask in public, indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • Isolate if they test positive.
  • Fully vaccinated people who live in a household with someone who is immunosuppressed, at increased risk of severe disease, or unvaccinated (including children under 12) could also consider masking at home for 14 days following a known exposure or until they receive a negative test result.
  • Fully vaccinated people should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure.

Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.

If you are not fully vaccinated, need a COVID-19 test, or have additional questions, please call the SRPMIC COVID-19 Hotline at 480-362-2603.


Updated July 30, 2021

We're so excited to see everyone for the first day of school on Monday, August 2.

Please remember that per federal and Community health guidelines, face masks are required to be worn by all staff, students*, and visitors.

*Students at the ECEC are not required to wear masks; however, staff will assist students with mask-wearing, if parents/guardians request it. Call 480-362-2200 for more information.

Also, please continue to monitor your student's health before coming to school each day and keep your child home if they have a fever or show symptoms of COVID-19. Our Health & Safety Plan linked above has more information. 

Thank you and let us know if you have any questions: 480-362-2500.

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