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!
ALL TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO REMAIN CLOSED TO STUDENTS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Connolly Middle School*
Fees College Preparatory Middle School
Gililland Middle School
Scales Technology Academy*
Tempe Academy of International Studies
Ward Traditional Academy
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.
ALL PROGRAMS/EVENTS/ACTIVITIES CANCELED:
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.
GRAB-AND-GO MEAL PANTRY:
*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 www.tempeschools.org/meals for meal information.
EMERGENCY CHILD CARE:
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.
Parent Letters – Health and Hygiene 2020/COVID-19/Coronavirus