News

April 2020

Dear Parents:

March has been a month of change. Due to COVID-19, all Arizona State schools will be physically closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This was determined by Governor Ducey and Superintendent of Instruction, Honorable Kathy Hoffman. 

Congress School is providing remote school learning opportunities (outside of brick and mortar/traditional schoolhouse) through the remainder of the official 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will be available from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday, following the adopted school year calendar. Every Thursday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, support material and lesson outlines will be available for pick-up at the school cafeteria/or online. Class Dojo will be used as a primary source of communication.  

House Bill 2910 (HB 2910) was signed by the Governor. Passage of this Bill, means there will be NO State Testing for all students during this school year. K-8 students will promote based upon school work, expected progress, and completion of assignments. MidTrimester Reports will be mailed home this month. HB 2910 also removed possibility of third grade student retention (for this school year) under the Move On When Reading Act (MOWR). Students, under normal school conditions, may be retained based upon State testing scores in the area of English Language Arts (ELA) during their third grade year in school. 

COVID-19 Support:

*Pick-Up Meal Service for 0-18 years of age is available Monday through Thursday. More information is available via the school website (www.congressdistrict.org) or by calling the school.
*Please Guard your health and follow health guidelines as recommended by the Center for Disease Control,
https://www.cdc.gov/
*Support on the topic of talking with your child about COVID-19 can be found at:
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html?WT.ac=p-ra
*Additional resources for home support can be found at:
https://arizonatogether.org/ and by dialing 211 while an individual is in Arizona. The 211 hotline is available 8 am to 8 pm daily and information is provided in both Spanish and English.

Other Highlights:

Wickenburg Air highlighted Sara Gangl for the month of March. Thank you for your time and generosity. Also, Maddison Campagna was the Golden Ticket winner for the P.A.C.K. magazine fundraiser. Congratulations to both students! Also, a big thank you to the P.A.C.K. for their generous donation to the Cougar Buck Store. The students enjoyed earning cougar bucks daily and went shopping before Spring Break in the Cougar Buck Store.        

A final reminder: The Title One Preschool (PK4) has been a big success again this year. We are looking for eligible students for next year. Students need to be four by August 31, 2020. Please call the school to register your child if you have one of age.            

4/8 Midtrimester                                    
4/13 NO School - Spring Holiday (Food Service Still Offered)
4/15 MidTrimester Reports Mailed Home

Thank you for your continued support,
Dr. Miller, Administrator

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