***COVID 19 UPDATE: January 6, 2021***

Dear Parents,

The SCS Governing Board met last night and made the following decision based on the local Yavapai County metrics and latest guidance regarding schools re-opening. 

Our community’s health and safety is of utmost importance to us, including the condition of our local healthcare system.  Based on the current infection rate in our area, Sedona Charter School will remain in Plan D of our COVID 19 Plan, with Upper Elementary and Middle School remaining in Distance Learning for the month of January. 

The Governing Board will meet again on January 19, 2021 to consider the learning plan for February. 

Lower Elementary will remain in person with online and hybrid options, due to the latest data and guidance showing the lower transmission rate of that age group.

Our Safe Space remains open for families who would like their children on campus for online support, academic support, or other educational and health reasons.  If you would like to sign up for this service, please email your Principal Educator the Friday before the week you would like this service.

Sincerely,

Sedona Charter Governing Council

***COVID 19 UPDATE: December 14, 2020***

Dear Sedona Charter School Families,

Dear Sedona Charter School Lower Elementary Families,

Unfortunately one of our Lower Elementary students has tested positive for the COVID-19 Virus. All families who have been in direct contact with this student have been directly notified by myself, as we are following the guidelines provided by the CDC regarding contact tracing protocol. 

We are using isolation protocols in the classroom and will be remaining open. If your student begins to exhibit symptoms please keep them home for the remainder of the week. 

Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time. If you have questions or concerns please call, text or email me. 

Warmly,

Katarina Houser
Sedona Charter School
Lower Elementary Principal Educator
(928) 606-3893 

***COVID 19 UPDATE: November 11, 2020***

Dear Sedona Charter School Families,

As we continue to balance following the COVID 19 metrics in our area with the need to have our children in the classroom as much as possible, we are working to be flexible in our decision-making. Therefore, having reached at least one metric in Yavapai County in the red, and at least one in the yellow, which requires our school to close for distance learning only, we have met with our Governing Council to arrange a slight change to our plan. 

Due to the data showing a lower transmission rate for young children under ten years old (https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/what-do-we-know-about-children-and-coronavirus-transmission/), and the particular hardship placed on our Lower Elementary families with distance learning, the Governing Council decided to allow the Lower Elementary classroom to stay open to daily in-person instruction.

We know that infection spread is less likely to occur when mitigation strategies are in place, such as a strong air filtration system, six foot distancing, mask-wearing, and lots of outside time, therefore our Lower Elementary classroom will continue using these strategies.

Lower Elementary will continue in-class learning full-time with parents continuing to have the option of distance learning at any time. Due to the current Yavapai County Health Dept. report of rising COVID metrics in the county, Upper Elementary and Middle School will move to distance learning only, for the rest of the second quarter. We will look at the situation as we approach the beginning of the third quarter at the start of January. 

Two after-school enrichment programs will continue online for the remainder of their six week course, Dungeons and Dragons, and American Sign Language. Those teachers will contact the participating families.The Art program has been postponed. 

Safe Space will expand its hours from 8:30-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It will continue to be 8:30-12:00 on Wednesdays. Safe Space will be housed in the Middle School until at least December 20th. If you are interested in this service, please contact your Principal Educator the Friday before it is needed.

We continue to appreciate your support and patience as we move forward together in these unprecedented times.

Sincerely,

Sedona Charter School Operations Team

Crystal Hoyle

Jacki Rice

Suzi Ashley

Katarina Houser

***Executive Order: https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/executive_order_2020-51.pdf

***SCS: COVID19 Health Mitigation and Reopening Plan

***SCS: Distance Learning Plan

***SCS: Letter for Families Regarding Extending Distance Learning and Creating a Safe Place for Students in Need

***COVID 19 UPDATE: November 6, 2020***

Original PDF Message
11/6/2020
Dear Sedona Charter School families,

As most of you know, we have identified a positive case of COVID19 on campus. The entire campus and Safe Space Computer Lab will be closed for in person instruction until November 12, 2020. All classes will be online for distance learning. The campus will be cleaned on Tuesday 11/10/20 with UVC lights, and our deep cleaning Covid-19 Protocol. The UVC lights will be used again for all classrooms including the Safe Space on Thursday 11/12/20 from 5:00am until 7:00am.

Please find the Emergency Meeting Governing Council Agenda and Minutes relating to the emergency decision the Governing Council made to close the school and the Safe Space for five days. I have also included our revised Covid-19 plan to include Plan D which has also been approved by the GC.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for being patient as we work through this together.

Crystal Hoyle
Executive Director
Sedona Charter School
165 Kachina Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 204-6464

***COVID 19 UPDATE: November 5, 2020***

Sedona Charter School Governing Council Special Meeting

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes

***COVID 19 UPDATE: November 5, 2020***

Original PDF Message
11/5/2020
Dear Sedona Charter School families,

We have identified a positive case of COVID19 on campus. The entire campus and Safe Space Computer Lab will be closed for in person learning and teaching until November 12, 2020. All classes will be online for distance learning.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for being patient as we work through this together.

***COVID 19 UPDATE: October 29, 2020***

Covid-19 Decision making protocols

***COVID 19 UPDATE: October 27, 2020***

Sedona Charter School Three Part COVID 19 Response Plan
Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-51 Open For Learning