COVID-19

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HORIZON HONORS SCHOOLS ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES = 0
Horizon Honors Schools population (students & staff) = 1,700
last updated: May 7, 2021


UPDATE ON 4/28/2021:
Effective immediately, use of face coverings for STUDENTS and STAFF will be optional during the following activities:
- Outdoor Physical Education classes
- Outdoor recess
- Outdoor lunch breaks (beyond when students are not eating)

Effective immediately, use of face coverings for STAFF will be optional during the following activities:
- Outdoor duties when not in close proximity to other community members (Ex: traffic duty)

Please note that face coverings are still required for all community members during pick up, drop off, and during class transitions times when students may be walking outside. Also, face coverings will continue to be required inside campus buildings until further notice.

These decisions were made due to the improved COVID metrics and concerns regarding the health of students and staff wearing a mask outside as the weather becomes hot. 

UPDATE ON 2/26/2021:
Please watch the latest video from Horizon Honors Schools Executive  Director Betsy Fera as she shares the latest COVID-19 mitigation information and health reminders for in-person learners.
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UPDATE ON 1/19/2021:
The Horizon Honors campus is now open to In-Person Learners.



COVID-19 EXPOSURE PROCESS:
If your student qualifies for more information because of potential proximity to the community member who tested positive for COVID-19, you will receive a phone call, text message (if opted in), and email from Horizon Honors Schools with detailed information and next steps. The subject line reads: "IMPORTANT: Potential COVID-19 Exposure." The Maricopa County Department of Public Health may also contact you.
Please note that all information, including the name of an ill person, is confidential in order to protect privacy. The community member is currently isolated and will not return to campus until cleared. 
In addition, we have already taken appropriate measures to ensure the campus is clean. We are confident that we have diligently followed the necessary safety procedures and protocols required per Maricopa County Department of Public Health to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. 

 

Please continue to observe your family members for any of the common COVID-19 symptoms, including:

  • fever of 100.0 degrees or higher, or chills 
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • congestion or runny nose
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • new loss of taste or smell

We recommend that you and your loved ones monitor your health over the 14 days and if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical care and/or self-isolate at home. Also, please do not allow your student(s) to attend in-person learning.

 

Here is a reminder of the Horizon Honors COVID-19 Exposure Procedure:

  • Using Maricopa County guidance and regulations, students and staff in close contact with the COVID-19 positive individual will be contacted as soon as possible and may be required to stay home and quarantine to self-monitor for symptoms

  • Ill and/or quarantined students may be able to attend class via remote classroom learning until cleared to return to campus. Medical documentation may be required. 

  • In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, the executive director will notify local health officials, staff, and families of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to facilitate tracking and communication.

  • If you believe your child has been exposed to another person with COVID-19 OFF CAMPUS, please contact the Health Office for guidance on if and when it is safe to return to campus. 

Please contact the Horizon Honors Health Office at 480-659-3012 if you have any questions.





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Face coverings are required for all staff and students (age 2+) when inside school buildings, inside school vehicles, and at indoor school-related activities. 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 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:





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