Dear Wickenburg Unified School District (WUSD) Staff and Families,
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order on Thursday, March 25, 2021 that loosens COVID-19 restrictions in the community. The Order takes away the authority for municipalities to mandate mask-wearing.
It does not, however, remove the order requiring school districts and charter schools to require mask-wearing. Mask-wearing remains a requirement at all Wickenburg Unified schools and offices. Here is a statement of clarification provided from the Arizona Department of Education:
“Dear School Leaders,
We wanted to share information we received from the Arizona Department of Health Services today in light of Governor Ducey's executive order relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 is still in effect, requiring masks in all K-12 schools. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the CDC.
Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.
Arizona Department of Education”
Wickenburg Unified School District will continue to review and respond to evolving COVID-19 guidelines. We remain committed to all health and safety requirements in order to keep our staff and students safe and our classrooms open for learning.
Curriculum review of The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Sports Medicen for the Secondary School Student written by William E. Prentice for Wickenburg High School Sports Medicine CTE program On display at the District Office located at 101 E. Coconino St. Wickenburg, AZ
The K-5 teachers at Wickenburg Unified School District will be piloting Mystery Science as a supplemental resource for students in Kindergarten-5th grade in order to reinforce the concepts being taught in the classroom. Per policy IJND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES https://mysteryscience.com/docs/arizona
The K-12 teachers at Wickenburg Unified School District will be using Neptune Navigate as a supplemental resource to teach Digital Citizenship for students in Kindergarten-12th grade in order to reinforce the concepts being taught in the classroom per policy IJND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES. https://www.neptunenavigate.com/
If you are new to the District, have a kindergartner or new student or want to change to Wickenburg Virtual Academy -our online educational platform- registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. To register online please visit the following website: http://www.wickenburgschools.org/enroll
Welcome to Wickenburg Unified School District
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
Whether you are returning to Wickenburg Unified School District or are new to one of our communities, we welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. We believe that every student can achieve their dreams, and we are dedicated to working with families and the community to support those dreams.
Although the start of the 2020-2021 school year will look different than others in the past, we remain committed to high-quality education programs that serve the needs of students from preschool through graduation. Our staff has been busy this summer, improving our remote learning process to increase student engagement and success. We have prepared comprehensive plans to address the needs of students, staff and community when we are able to engage in learning on our campuses. We invite you to review plans and updates at www.wickenburgschools.org/reopen
Wickenburg Unified School District is proud of the success of our students and schools and we look forward to continuing to be “Wickenburg Strong.”
Again, welcome to WUSD. We are happy you are here.
Barbara Remondini, Ph.D.
Why Choose WUSD?
The Wickenburg Virtual Academy serves grades K-12 with online instruction. One of the Academy's highlights is its ability to serve students who travel, keeping students on track to fulfull graduation requirements in a timely manner.
Hassayampa Elementary School, Vulture Peak Middle School and Wickenburg High School have received the 21st Century Learning Program grant. This allows the implementation of programs which help enrich our students' education.
Festival Foothills Elementary School has been rated an "A" school for two years in a row.
WUSD is becoming a lighthouse school district, and our students are the big winners. They will continually grow academically and will be better prepared for continuing their education through our WUSD staff’s tremendous efforts and hard work towards fulfilling our focus statement, specifically moving each student to the next level academically.