News & Events

You’ve come to the right place to find all the latest happenings at Bowie Unified School District. We share news and upcoming events as well as announcements, notices, and awards.

School Closure Through End of School Year

Schools are closed through the end of the school year, per Governor Ducey and State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman. We will still provide school work. Please communicate with your child's teachers. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these rough waters. Be safe and stay healthy.

School Closure Update - March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

Dear Bowie School Families,

Bowie Schools recognizes that our families and staff have many questions about how we are going to proceed during the mandated school closure. As you have seen, things seem to change on an hour by hour basis, so please be patient as plans evolve to address the ever-changing needs and issues.

I want to clarify what is meant by school closure. School closure is not a complete shutdown of school operations and instructional obligations to students. Bowie staff will be engaged in work-related activities to provide a continuity of education to the extent that is possible. Bowie Schools need parents to help their children understand that this is not an extended vacation. Instead, they are expected to meet the instructional requirements of the learning activities and lessons Bowie teachers send home. Learning packets are available in the office. Please call the office at (520) 847-2545 to pick them up. Teachers are updating packets daily.

The majority of the educational opportunities will be delivered through technology or digital platforms for high school students. I do realize that some families will not have internet connectivity. If this is the case, please send an email to your child’s high school teacher so that she can try and assist you and/or provide paper and pencil activities. You should receive an email from your student's teacher(s) rather quickly.

I am trying to minimize traffic in our school buildings. We have found that we can address the majority of issues either by email or by phone. The office phone number is (520) 847-2545, or please email the teachers/staff using the links below:

If we determine that you need to come into the school, it will be by appointment only in order to promote social distancing and for the protection of all community members.

At this time, schools will resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2020; however, the governor and state health officials are keeping the option open to extend the closure if they deem it necessary for the health and safety of our population.

Respectfully,

Wendy Conger
Superintendent

A Note to Our Families About the Coronavirus and How Bowie Schools are Taking Precautions from Superintendent Wendy Conger

I want you to know that your health and safety is our first priority. Be assured that I will continue to coordinate with the public health experts in order to make the best decisions for our families and staff.

Bowie Schools has always taken measures to ensure cleanliness in our schools, and I know that this is more important than ever right now. On top of our usual disinfecting and cleaning procedures, we are adding additional disinfecting procedures throughout the classrooms: door knobs, counters, bathrooms, toilet handles, and surfaces including all high touch areas and items. We are also utilizing an electrostatic ultraviolet disinfectant machine. Classrooms are stocked with disinfectant spray, wipes, hard and soft soaps, and paper towels.

Like many others, we are taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which recommends regular cleaning and consistent hand-washing as important preventive measures. Our staff is adhering to these measures. More room will be made available to students eating meals too. Seating will be limited to improve social distancing. We will expand the cafeteria/lunchroom to provide additional distancing. 

General things that everyone should do to prevent the spread of all respiratory illnesses include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

If your child is sick, please keep your child home. I hope to see you back to school on Monday, March 16. Enjoy the rest of spring break.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

We care deeply about the health and wellness of our students and staff. Certainly, we all share concerns of COVID-19. We want to assure you that we are working closely with and receiving direction from county and state public health officials to have situational awareness around this evolving situation in our world, nation, and state.

Evidence to date indicates that children 18 and under experience a mild form of this illness (similar to a cold) and in fact, over 80 percent of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in China experience a mild form of this virus. Those who have more serious illness tend to be older adults and those with chronic health conditions.

Please take a moment to read Cochise County School Superintendent Jacqui Clay's complete letter to parents regarding this important matter.

Newsletter

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2020 Graduates

We will be streaming a private 2020 graduation ceremony on May 21. Morgan Murray, Houston Klump, Judy Tumlinson, Destiny Bragg, and Alyssa Landt will all be graduating. Please mark this date on your calendars and check back for information on how to access this important event. Please view our Graduates 2020 flyer for additional information. 

District Spending Report for FY 2019

The Office of the Auditor General has released the Arizona School District Spending Report for FY 2019.

ARS 41-1279.3 now states that "Each school district shall prominently post on its website home page a copy of its profile pages that display the percentage of every dollar spent in the classroom by that school district from the most recent status report issued by the Auditor General."

Rotary Scholarship

Attention, Seniors! Please apply for the Rotary Scholarship. See Wendy Conger for assistance with application. The due date is April 20, 2020. Good luck!

Sweetheart Dance

Take a moment to enjoy some photos from our Sweetheart Dance.

View more photos from the Sweetheart Dance