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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Important Update:

Parent Letter from Superintendent Christine Busch - April 2, 2020 - English and Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers -  April 2, 2020

Effective March 30, 2020: Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced the extension of school closures through the end of the school year. Please read Governor Ducey's and Superintendent Hoffman's message to Arizona families, educators, school leaders, parents, students, and community members.

ALL District facilities will be closed, except for Grab-&-Go Meal Pick-up at those schools. We will continue to check school and District emails and phone messages.Call (480) 730-7100 to leave a message or email us. Thank you!


This includes:
Aguilar Elementary
Arredondo Elementary*
Broadmor Elementary
Carminati Elementary
Connolly Middle School*
Curry Elementary
Fees College Preparatory Middle School
Frank Elementary*
Fuller Elementary
Getz School
Gililland Middle School
Holdeman Elementary
Hudson Elementary
Laird School
Meyer Montessori
Nevitt Elementary*
Rover Elementary
Scales Technology Academy*
Tempe Academy of International Studies
Thew Elementary
Ward Traditional Academy
Wood Elementary

All Tempe Elementary schools are currently closed. Students WILL NOT return to school for the remainder of this school year.


Please view the subpages for online learning and resources for your children.

Cox is offering low-cost home Internet with WiFi to those who qualify. Call (855) 825-1466 for more information.

Tools to Access Broadband at Home


All Tempe Elementary School District events and programs have been canceled until further notice. These events and programs include: City of Tempe events, the City of Tempe Kidzone program, kindergarten screenings for four-year-olds, summer school in person registration (online registration is still accepted), sporting events, concerts, the TAIS groundbreaking event, TIE Foundation events, parent classes, field trips, and out-of-state travel.


*TD3 staff will be providing FREE grab-and-go meals for students at five (5) school locations beginning Monday, April 6. Further details about food provisions will be sent in subsequent communication. Please visit for meal information.


The Y (YMCA) is currently open for Emergency Childcare Services for families who need to do to work and need child care. They are adhering to social distancing standards and keeping 9:1 ratios of students to staff, for ALL ages.


All 12-month employees received further direction from their supervisors regarding work schedules, working from home, etc. A separate message was sent to Tempe Elementary employees regarding plans for staffing, telecommuting, general leave, pay, and continued critical operations while schools are closed to students.

Tempe Elementary School District always has the health and safety of our entire school community at the center of everything we do.

Regular updates regarding the Novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, are being handled under the guidance of Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). We are continuing to monitor this guidance hourly. We have already been sharing information on prevention with students, parents, and employees, and at this time, there are no identified cases in our Tempe Elementary School District community.

We will continue to keep you updated with any potential developments that could impact our families or schools. Updates will be sent to you via email or text and will also be available on social media as well as our District website. As always, if you change your email address or contact information, please be sure to notify your child’s school office of the change to ensure that you can stay informed. Notifications are sent through email, text, PeachJar, and District website on this page.

Thank you for staying informed and for caring about the health and wellbeing of our kids!

Parent Letters – Health and Hygiene 2020/COVID-19/Coronavirus

Parent Letter - April 2, 2020 - English and Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers -  April 2, 2020

Parent/Employee/Community Letter - March 12, 2020

Parent/Employee/Community Letter - March 6, 2020

Parent Letter - February 28, 2020

Parent Letter - January 29, 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information 

Health Related Websites

Maricopa Department of Public Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Salud Pública del Condado Maricopa - Nuevo Virus Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades


Low-Cost Cox Home Internet with WiFi

Y Emergency Child Care Flyer - English

What is Open/Closed in Tempe 

Handwashing Tip Sheet

Take Action to Slow the Spread of the Flu

Slow the Spread of Flu Factsheet

Be Prepared in Case School is Temporarily Closed

 How to Have a Panic-Free Conversation with Your Kids About the Coronavirus

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

Parent Guide: Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus


For Tempe Elementary Employees 

BlueCare Anywhere Tip Sheet 

Nurse On Call Information

Mail Order Pharmacy Form - OptimRX

Employee and Teacher Childcare Resources

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