Red Mesa Unified School District

Red Mesa Unified School District Re-Opening Plan

We are pleased to welcome everyone back and to present our reopening plan for the 2020–2021 school year. Our plan has been developed by a task force of district leaders, community health services members, and other stakeholders within our community. Our virtual/distance learning start date will be August 17, 2020. We invite you to read our district re-opening plan in its entirety.

Re-Opening School and Preparedness Meeting

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Discussion at tables
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Key Points
Group concerns
Important to community
Strengths, limits, benefit, threat
What are you committed to?
We are committed to excellence by being Red Mesa Strong
What is safe and sanitary?
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A message from our superintendent

Dear Red Mesa School District Family,

Andre Ponder

I am excited about the upcoming school year and feel privileged that the district gave me the opportunity to help lead as the new superintendent. It has been an amazing journey here in our school district, and just a few weeks ago, we were all-hands-on-deck in providing on-line learning and academic packets for our students. Currently, as a district, we are trying to process change and figure out how to plan effectively for the upcoming school year. Currently, the health of public safety of our staff and students is our number one concern, and we are working hard as a team on a weekly basis and will share our proposed plans with all stakeholders very soon.

Several questions and decisions are quite perplexing now, in that we don’t know what three months down the road will look like nor what the impact of COVID-19 will have on our community. Here in Red Mesa Unified School District, with the support and guidance of our local I.H.S. staff, our teachers, parent liaisons, support staff members, board members, security, and our athletic department, we are developing our plans for next year. This process will take some time as we make decisions based on best current knowledge and thinking.

For our planning, we would like to continue hearing from you, and if possible, share your thoughts and concerns on our previously shared survey. Please check our website or Facebook page for more information.

During these challenging times, I ask that we stay safe, wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash hands often, avoid large gatherings, and to keep offering kindness to each other. We are Red Mesa strong!

I am looking forward to the start of the 2020–21 school year.

Kind regards,

Andre’ L. Ponder

Andre’ L. Ponder
Superintendent Red Mesa School District

End of Year Survey

The purpose of the survey is to assess the needs and concerns of all stakeholders. The information you provided helps us to prepare for the upcoming school year. Keeping in mind that health and safety are our number one concern as we transition toward the opening of our campus to students, families, and staff. We are mandated and will follow all safety and health standards as best we can. Our district recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and intended to assist everyone in providing a safe and healthful workplace and learning environment for all.