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Schools Closed Message
The following message was shared with Alhambra Families regarding school closure:
Good afternoon Alhambra Parents:
This is an important message from the Alhambra Elementary School District. After monitoring national and statewide efforts to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus and in our efforts to be proactive, the Alhambra Elementary School District will close all of our schools as of Monday, March 16, until further notice. Please know that at this time we have no known cases of the Coronavirus with students or staff, and this decision is simply a precaution to ensure the health and well-being of all of our students and employees. The district wanted to provide as much time as possible for parents to find childcare arrangements and to take care of your families at home.
Although Alhambra might be the first school in the state of Arizona to close due to this virus, other states across the nation have opted to temporarily close their schools. It is not a matter of if this virus will spread, it’s a matter of when, and we wanted to take proactive measure to ensure our families remain healthy.
Alhambra is in the process of developing a more detailed plan of how long schools will remain closed and other important question you might have, and we will continue to keep parents notified daily through our telephone notification system, district and school websites, and social media.
For more information on the Coronavirus and how to keep your family healthy, please visit the Alhambra District website. As a reminder, please do not send your children to school on Monday.
Thank you for your continued support of our schools and our decision to be proactive in closing our schools.
El siguiente mensaje fue compartido con Alhambra Families sobre el cierre de la escuela:
Buenas Tardes Padres de Familia de Alhambra:
Éste es un mensaje importante del distrito escolar Alhambra Elementary School District. Después de monitorear los esfuerzos a nivel nacional y estatal para ayudar a detener la propagación del virus Coronavirus, y en nuestros esfuerzos por ser proactivos, el distrito escolar Alhambra Elementary School District cerrará todas sus escuelas desde el lunes 16 de marzo, hasta nuevo aviso. Nosotros queremos que ustedes sepan que por el momento no ha habido casos conocidos del virus Coronavirus entre los estudiantes o el personal, y esta decisión es simplemente una precaución para asegurar la salud y el bienestar de todos nuestros estudiantes y empleados. El Distrito quiso proporcionar tanto tiempo como fuera posible para que los padres de familia hicieran arreglos para el cuidado infantil y para hacerse cargo de sus familias en el hogar.
Aunque Alhambra podría ser el primer distrito escolar del estado de Arizona cerrando debido a este virus, otros estados a través de todo el país han optado por cerrar temporalmente sus escuelas. El asunto no es si este virus se propagará, sino que es cuestión de cuándo, y nosotros quisimos tomar medidas proactivas para asegurar que nuestras familias permanezcan saludables.
Alhambra está en el proceso de desarrollar un plan más detallado con respecto a cuánto tiempo permanecerán cerradas las escuelas y otras preguntas importantes que usted pueda tener, y nosotros continuaremos manteniendo a los padres de familia informados diariamente por medio de nuestro sistema de notificación telefónica, de los sitios web del Distrito y de las escuelas, así como a través de las redes sociales.
Para más información sobre el virus Coronavirus y cómo mantener a su familia saludable, por favor visite el sitio web del Distrito Alhambra. Como recordatorio, por favor no envíe a sus hijos a la escuela el lunes.
Muchas gracias por su continuo apoyo a nuestras escuelas y a nuestra decisión de ser proactivos en el cierre de nuestras escuelas.
Arts Alive Announcement
Alhambra Foundation for the Future Scholarship
Are you a former Alhambra ESD student who promoted from eighth grade from any district school? College scholarships are available to former students through the Alhambra Foundation for the Future. To apply for a scholarship, visit our website or the Arizona Community Foundation. The application deadline is Sunday, March 15.
2020 Census...Be Counted!
Every 10 years, the United States Census counts everyone living in the United States; and this determines the amount of funding each state receives from the federal government.
During the weeks of March 12-20, 2020, every household will receive an invitation to participate in the Census. Be sure to respond to the Census, and remember to count every person in your home. You can respond to the Census online or by using your mobile device, by phone, or by mail.
Responses to the Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics, and cannot be used by any government agency or court including the FBI, CIA, DHS, and ICE. The only questions asked are simple questions like age, gender, and the number of people living in your home, including children.
Be sure to respond to the Census when you receive your invitation. In May, Census takers will begin visiting homes that have not responded to the Census to help make sure everyone is counted. If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
Be counted and help shape the future of Arizona!
Alhambra Traditional School (ATS) was one of five Arizona schools named as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, and designated the school as an Exemplary High Performing School. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups; and, ATS was recognized as one of Arizona’s highest performing schools.
Empatico Spark Empathy Badge
We are a proud recipient of a Spark Empathy Grant! We are thrilled to announce we have received almost $50,000 in grant funding as a Spark Empathy Grant recipient! We’re excited to bring even more social-emotional learning opportunities to our students through Empatico!
Empatico, incubated by The KIND Foundation, is a free tool for educators to connect their classrooms with others around the world. Educators do this through a combination of live video and activities designed to foster meaningful connections among students ages 6-11. Empatico provides all the tools educators need in one place: a partner classroom, activity plans, and built-in video, messaging, and scheduling tools. Empatico empowers educators and students to explore the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy. Empatico is on a mission to connect 1 million children by 2020, and was named a Fast Company 2018 World Changing Idea and a top ed tech tool in 2019.
Arizona Department of Education Preliminary School Letter Grades
The Arizona Department of Education has released preliminary performance labels in the form of letter grades for schools. For details on how these labels were calculated and to review Alhambra’s schools’ grades visit our “ School Letter Grades” page under the “Parents” tab above!