News & Events

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Newsletter

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Return to Learning Plan

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a fluid situation. Please note that our plans will be continually evaluated so that we can adapt to current trends, legislation, and guidance. On Monday June 29, 2020, Governor Ducey signed an Executive Order delaying the opening of in-person classes to at least August 17. The Bowie Unified School District was approved to begin a distance learning plan, on site, beginning August 10, 2020. The calendar that we will follow is the one that was adopted by the Bowie Unified School district board in the spring 2020. We invite you to read the entire return to learning plan below that applies to both Bowie Elementary School and Bowie High School. The return to learning plan will provide helpful information on what to expect at the start of the school year.

Distance Learning Plan

On June 24, 2020, Governor Ducey issued executive order 2020-41 prioritizing kids and schools during COVID-19 regarding the reopening of schools for the school year 2020–2021. As part of the executive order, all public schools may submit a distance learning plan to receive the flexibility to offer distance learning options. For more details, please see our distance learning template in its entirety.

No Preschool At This Time

It is with a heavy heart that we need to inform you that due to to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be offering preschool at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Registration!

Please note, we will have no walk-in registrations. Students must be registered by Thursday, August 6, 2020. School Starts on August 10, 2020, with distance learning options. More information is forthcoming. We can't wait to be connected again!

Governor Ducey's Executive Order

We're all looking forward to a safe return for our students. For your benefit we have chosen to share the State of Arizona Executive Order.

School Finance FAQ for 2020–2021

The Arizona Department of Education is releasing a FAQ with intentions to answer questions related to Governor Ducey's most recent executive order 2020-51, with an issue date of July 23, 2020. For more details, please see the Arizona Department of Education's FAQ in its entirety.

Fall Sports Modifications

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has released their fall sports modifications. The AIA is committed to creating opportunities for all high school students to participate in interscholastic sports and activities. The association is taking steps to make sure that these opportunities can be offered this fall in a safe and meaningful way.

Back-to School Update

On behalf of the entire Bowie Unified School District staff, welcome back to school! As Superintendent, I am looking forward to a school year filled with learning and growth. At Bowie Schools, the team focuses every day on providing every member of our community a safe and positive learning environment where continued growth for student learners is the key focus. Bowie Schools will open for the first day of classes on Monday, August 10, 2020, starting at 7:45 a.m. Understanding that most parents do not favor online learning, have limited or no access to the Internet, or simply do not want student learning packets (worksheets), it is in the best interest of Bowie students to start with face-to-face learning. For more information, please read our entire back-to-school parent letter.

Architectural Firm: Bowie Schools Are at the End of Their 'Useful Life'

A Tempe architectural firm was so alarmed by the condition of Bowie Unified School District schools he sent a letter to Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona State Schools Facility Board pleading for funds on behalf of the district. To find out how this panned out, please continue to read the Architectural Firm story in its entirety.

Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program

Tempe, Arizona, [June 24, 2020] – In partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and made possible by Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant funding, Crisis Response Network (CRN) announces that the new Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program launched on June 22, 2020, to provide 100% free and confidential support and connections to resources for Arizona residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accessible via CRN’s existing 2-1-1 statewide information and referral phone number, the Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program is a bilingual (English and Spanish), federally-funded program that will connect callers to crisis-counseling providers in their area throughout the state of Arizona.

The mission of Resilient Arizona CCP is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the coronavirus pandemic through crisis-counseling services which include community-based outreach, emotional support, and educational services.

Crisis counseling seeks to prevent the onset of diagnosable disorders by helping individuals understand they are experiencing common reactions to extraordinary occurrences. They provide all services at no cost and services are available to anyone impacted by the pandemic. They provide these services in safe, accessible telephonic and virtual locations. Services can be in a group setting or one-on-one and include supportive crisis counseling, education, development of coping skills, and connection to appropriate resources.

Crisis counselors help enhance social and emotional connections to others in the community, and promote effective coping strategies and resilience. The counselors also work closely with community organizations to familiarize themselves with available resources to then refer and connect individuals and families to other necessary services.

Crisis counseling services for the Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program will be provided by the following organizations:

  • Crisis Preparation and Recovery (CPR)
  • Empact – Suicide Prevention Center
  • Family Involvement Center (FIC)
  • La Frontera Center
  • The Guidance Center (TGC)
  • RI International

While counseling provider hours will vary, bilingual live-answer service on 2-1-1 is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days per week. On July 1, 2020, new funding from the Arizona Department of Economic Security will allow 24/7 operation of bilingual live-answer service on the statewide line.

You can find further information on the Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program on the Resilient Arizona website.

Notice of Election

Bowie Unified School District will hold a general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to elect five school board members. Please see our notice of election for more information.