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AS ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2020:

 

COVID benchmark data for Maricopa County, as well as the areas the majority of Horizon Honors Schools students reside, is trending in a positive direction. If the trends continue, the Horizon Honors Schools campus will reopen to in-person classes pending School Board approval at the September 4th School Board Meeting. Horizon Honors will also offer Remote Learning through at least the end of the Second Quarter.

Beginning September 14, the Horizon Honors Campus re-opening plan will occur in three phases:

Monday, September 14th: Secondary School students in Grades 7-12 may return to campus, following the full-day school schedule. Secondary School students who choose to return to campus on October 7 or choose Remote Learning through December 18 will begin Remote Learning on September 14 following the full-day school schedule.

Monday, September 21st: Elementary School students in Grades K-6 may return to campus, following the first quarter modified school day schedule, with dismissal at noon. Elementary School students who choose to return to campus on October 7 or choose Remote Learning through December 18 will begin Remote Learning on September 21 following the first quarter modified school day schedule.

Wednesday, October 7th: All Horizon Honors students in Grades K-12 may return to campus, following the full-day school schedules. Secondary students enrolled in this Learning Choice will be in Remote Learning from September 14-25. Elementary students enrolled in this Learning Choice will be in Remote Learning from September 21-25. 

This phased plan follows CDC guidelines and will allow staff to monitor and adjust mitigation strategies while students acclimate to new routines and procedures. 




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Face coverings are required for all staff and students (age 2+) when inside school buildings, anywhere on school grounds, inside school vehicles, and at school-related activities, whether indoor or outdoor. Face coverings will not be supplied by the schools.

Students will be allowed to remove face coverings while eating or drinking. In addition, students may not be required to wear face coverings outside in playground settings or during some PE activities. Finally, students may be allowed breaks to remove their face coverings. However, please understand that social distancing is not guaranteed.

Please pack extra face coverings in student backpacks, as coverings may get dirty during the day. Again, the schools will not supply face coverings.

Face coverings MUST:

  • fully cover a person's nose and mouth

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face and under the chin

  • remain affixed in place without the use of one's hands

  • not have holes except for band-style masks when actively playing an instrument

  • not be face shields. However, face shields may be used in addition to a face covering

  • follow the "all clothing and accessory guidelines" dress code guidelines. 
    Elementary School Dress Code
    Middle School Dress Code
    High School Dress Code

  • be laundered regularly or disposed of appropriately




2020-2021 LEARNING CHOICES:



*HORIZON HONORS TEACHERS*
*HORIZON HONORS CURRICULUM*
*IN-PERSON & REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING*







SCHOOL HOURS CHANGES

School hours for September 14-25:
Kindergarten (Half Day) - 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Kindergarten (Extendend Day) - 8 a.m. to Noon
Grades 1-4: 8:15 a.m. to Noon
Grades 5-6: 8 a.m. to Noon
Grades 7-12: 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

School Hours beginning October 7:
Kindergarten (Half Day): 8 to 11 a.m.
Kindergarten (Extended Day): 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grades 1-4: 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grades 5-6: 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Grades 7-12: 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.




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 ELEMENTARY IN-PERSON LEARNING

  • Kindergarten-6th Grade
  • Five days a week
  • Horizon Honors teachers
  • Horizon Honors curriculum
  • K-4: Student in class cohorts, except for Math
  • 5-6: Regular Student Schedule
  • Regularly scheduled special area classes
  • Mental health wellness, coping strategies and resilience education
  • Student support services provided
  • Preventative safety measures and physical distancing when possible 
  • One way transition paths for movement on campus
  • Face coverings required
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette training
  • Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols
  • Elementary classrooms stay together at recess
  • Materials and supplies will not be shared
  • Students may choose to transition to remote classroom learning at the quarter or as required for extended medical absences
  • Lunch with student cohort (student must bring their lunch! Vendor hot lunch program postponed)
  • Clubs and extracurricular activities postponed
  • Field trips postponed
  • Classrooms volunteer program postponed
  • Campus visitors by appointment only 

CLICK HERE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN-PERSON DETAILS!


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING 

  • You must have your own fully charged internet-connected computer or chromebook with a keyboard, webcam, and microphone.
    No mobile devices
  • You must have your own printer
  • Kindergarten - 6th Grade 
  • Five days a week - real time classes
  • Horizon Honors teachers
  • Horizon Honors curriculum
  • Regular Student Schedule & Regular School Hours
  • At Home Synchronous Learning with peers via SeeSaw/Zoom (Grades K-2) or Google Classroom/Zoom (Grades 3-6)
  • Daily attendance required
  • Parent & Student signed agreement required
  • Mental Health Wellness, Coping Strategies, and Resilience Education
  • Student Support Services Provided
  • Students may choose to transition to in person classroom learning at the quarter 
  • Clubs and extracurricular activities postponed

CLICK HERE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING DETAILS!




 

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SECONDARY SCHOOL IN-PERSON LEARNING 

 
  • 7th -12th Grade
  • Five days a week
  • Horizon Honors Teachers
  • Horizon Honors Curriculum
  • Regular Student Schedule with modified lunch
  • Mental Health Wellness, Coping Strategies, and Resilience Education
  • Student Support Services Provided
  • Preventive Safety Measures and Physical Distancing when possible
  • One-Way Path Transitions and Movement on Campus
  • Face Coverings Required per city, county, and state mandates
  • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette Training
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Protocols
  • Students may choose to transition to Remote Classroom Learning at the quarter or as required for extended medical absences
  • Modified Lunch Practices (students must bring their lunch! No microwave use and vendor hot lunch program postponed)
  • May participate in Clubs, Athletics, and Extracurricular Activities following safety measures and AIA guidelines
  • Field Trips and Travel postponed
  • Campus Visitors by Appointment only

CLICK HERE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN-PERSON LEARNING DETAILS!


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SECONDARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING 

 
  • You must have your own fully charged internet-connected computer or chromebook with a keyboard, webcam, and microphone.
  • No mobile devices
  • You must have your own printer
  • 7th - 12th Grade
  • Five days a week 
  • Horizon Honors Teachers
  • Horizon Honors Curriculum
  • Regular Student Schedule & Regular School Hours with modified lunch
  • At Home Synchronous Learning with Peers via Google Meet 
  • Daily attendance required
  • Parent & student signed agreement required
  • Mental Health Wellness, Coping Strategies, and Resilience Education
  • Student Support Services Provided
  • Students may choose to transition to In-Person Learning at the quarter 
  • May participate remotely in clubs 
  • May participate in after school Athletics and Extracurricular Activities following safety measures, AIA procedures, and all in-person guidelines.

CLICK HERE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL REMOTE LEARNING DETAILS!




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