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.

High School Graduation for Class of 2020!

We are so proud of our Bowie High School graduates. Please take a moment to view our 2020 graduation aired on KOLD13. Congratulations to our 2020 class!

Newsletter

Our new newsletter is hot off the press! Please take a minute to read our current newsletter. Learn about important news and events happening at Bowie Schools.

Board Meeting to Adopt Budget

Bowie Unified School District will hold a public hearing and board meeting to adopt its fiscal year 2021 expenditure budget on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. Please see below for more information.

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.

Executive Order From Governor Doug Ducey

On March 11, 2020, a declaration of the public health state of emergency was issued due to the necessity to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more information, please see the executive order 2020–44 in its entirety.

2020–2021 School Year Delayed Start

Governor Ducey just announced that the start of school for the upcoming school year is delayed until Monday, August 17, 2020.

Summer Programs

Bowie Elementary parents, please take a moment to look at our summer programs and schedules. Make sure to revisit as we will continue to update these resources with camps that are still in the works. Please note, due to current circumstances, we may limit camp sizes on a first come first serve basis. Many of our camps will be on Facebook live. Be sure to watch our Willcox Against Substance Abuse (WASA) Facebook page.

Please find our programs and forms needed below: 

KOLD News 13 Reaches Out

"Not only did the community of Bowie go all out to help Bowie High School’s class of 2020 celebrate their graduation, but now a Tucson TV station is pitching in." We invite you to read the continuation of this story by Kim Smith of the Herald/Review for more information.

KOLD News 13 Features Graduates

Thank you, KOLD News 13, for an awesome Bowie High graduation! We would like to congratulate our seniors on their hard work and dedication.

Graduates being featured on a breaking news segment
Arizona Department of Education Letter to Graduates

The Arizona Department of Education congratulates the 2020 graduating class on their hard work during this unprecedented time in our state, country, and the world. Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction, is committed to working with those graduates who have not yet finalized their university plans. 

Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona are ready to work with graduates and their family members to ensure their next step in learning continues this fall as a degree-seeking student at one of Arizona's three great public universities. It is not too late for graduates to begin planning for a university education now by taking the appropriate next steps during the months of June and July. Please read Hoffman's letter to graduates in full for further information on next steps.

New Laptop Donation

Recently Valley Telecom purchased new laptops for our students. Thank you, Valley Telecom, for this amazing donation. We appreciate you so much!

What You Should Know About COVID-19

Protect yourself and others by knowing about COVID-19. Learn the details on how it's spread, how to properly practice social distancing, know how to prevent the spread if you are sick, and know if you're at risk for severe illness.

For more details on the above topics, please see our flyer on what you should know about COVID-19.

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.