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Message from Our Superintendent

October 14, 2020 - Superintendent Message

AVSD In-Person Learning/Hybrid Learning 

Dear Altar Valley Families:

On October 14, the Altar Valley School District Governing Board approved for AVSD to begin a hybrid model of learning at each school starting on Monday, October 19. A hybrid learning model allows us to plan for a safe return to in-person learning by placing students into cohorts or groups, which create smaller classes for students to attend, in-person, two days a week. On days students are not attending in-person, they will participate in independent practice and/or remote learning. Your child’s teacher should have contacted you last week about which learning cohort you were assigned. If you need more information, please contact your child’s teacher or school. 

We have a few important items to share with you:

A signed AVSD COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgment and Disclosure form must be returned to your child’s school within five days to participate in in-person learning. If we do not receive a signed form, your child will need to attend the Remote Learning model. 

School Information

Robles Elementary
7:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday
7:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Friday
(520) 822-9418

Altar Valley Middle School
8:45 a.m.–3:45 p.m. Monday–Thursday
8:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Friday
(520) 822-9343


Parents are encouraged to transport their child to and from school when possible to maintain social distancing. With that said, transportation will be provided for all students on their designated day of in-person learning. 

Please contact transportation or visit our Transportation page for bus route information. 

Device Management/Technology 

On the days your child receives in-person learning, they will need to bring their AVSD assigned device fully charged including power cord, headphones, and carrying case to and from school. 

Remote Learning Expectations

  • Sign in and participate in all Google Meets virtual classes at designated times.
  • Remain active in the virtual classroom setting throughout designated times.
  • Follow virtual class expectations and rules established by the teacher.

Independent Practice Expectations

  • Sign in by 9:30 a.m. and complete all assignments listed in teacher’s Google Classroom. 


Altar Valley will continue to provide free meals for all students. Students attending in-person learning will eat free breakfast and lunch in their classrooms. Students may bring their own lunch if they choose. In-person learning students will be sent home with meals for the days that they are learning from home. Meals will include breakfast, lunch, and a snack. 

Altar Valley will also continue to provide free meals for all of our remote learners and children 18 years old and younger from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Fridays only starting on October 23 at the locations listed below. Meals will include five days worth of breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

  • Taylor Lane Bus Stop
  • Sierrita Mountain Rd at the Speedway Store
  • Wells Fargo and Chumblers
  • Robles Elementary School

On-Site Support 

On-Site Support will continue to be available only for at-risk students, special education students, English Language learners, those in care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, including foster care, and students who do not have supervision at home during the school day on the days they are not in school.

  • On-Site Support will be available only during school hours. No before- or after-school care or tutoring will be available.
  • If your child was already issued an AVSD device, please have them bring it with them to school each day fully charged.
  • Students will be supervised by support staff while classroom teachers provide in-person or remote learning instruction.
  • Meals will be provided.
  • Transportation will be provided Monday through Thursday only. 

Please be assured that we will continue to work directly with local and state health officials to determine the actions we need to take to protect our community. You can find information about steps AVSD is taking to keep students and staff healthy and safe on our website.

For your convenience, you may also download the printable version of this October 14 letter.


Dr. David Dumon

Dr. David Dumon
Altar Valley School District