COVID-19 Updates, Communications, and Resources
June 18, 2020 Update:
Please visit the MUSD Safe & Thoughtful Return to School Plan Webpage for all information related to the 2020-2021 school plan.
June 11, 2020 Update:
With the completion of the 2019-2020 school year, the Marana Unified School District (MUSD) has shifted focus from learning at home to the summer planning process on how to reopen schools safely and responsibly on Monday, August 3, 2020.
The safety of MUSD students, families, and employees continues to be the District’s primary consideration in all planning discussions and decisions. A MUSD Return to School Task Force with several sub-committees has been established to survey stakeholders, analyze input, and identify learning options, as well as develop contingency plans for the 2020-2021 school year. This collaborative task force consists of a broad spectrum of representation including directors, principals, District leadership, Marana Education Association leadership, parents, teacher leadership, support staff, specialists, etc.
MUSD recognizes that these are uncertain times with many unknowns and evolving conditions; therefore the District’s work will focus on safety and the identification of various learning options, guided by public health officials and the Roadmap for Reopening Schools released by the Arizona Department of Education on June 1, 2020.
The Marana district is committed to providing learning environments aligned with best practices and recommendations where students, families, and teachers feel safe.
Updates will continue to be provided on the MUSD Safe & Thoughtful Return to School Plan Webpage, through email/telephone/text, on the District's #maranaschool Facebook, Twitter, and Mobile App.
To read all MUSD communications to parents/guardians, please view the Communications Webpage.
For the latest local, state, national information related to COVID-19, please select from the resources located on the right side of this Webpage.
School Closure March-May 2020
Aligned with Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Hoffmann’s announcement on March 30, all Marana Unified School District (MUSD) schools and District offices closed and were not open to the public for in-person assistance through the end of the school year May 20, 2020. The closure included the cancellation of school and district events and activities, musical/dance/drama performances, sport practices, athletics, trips, and all other organized events for the remainder of the year. Prom, promotions, end of year celebrations, and MUSD's public graduation ceremonies were also cancelled. Schools conducted a variety of collaborative and supportive opportunities to safely and virtually remain connected and recognize end of year celebrations.
Learning at Home
On Monday, March 30, 2020, the District's "Learning at Home" program began. For the first two weeks, through April 10, 2020, teachers, specialists, counselors, social workers, and staff connected with students and families. Teachers embraced a new way of teaching, families identified new routines, and students engaged in educational opportunities. With the Governor’s announcement to keep schools closed beyond April 10, 2020, MUSD and school leadership, the Learners, Leaders, & Innovators team, and teachers worked collaboratively to further identify what Learning at Home would consist of for the remainder of the school year. MUSD's focus remained on the wellbeing of students and families and on staying connected. Educators, staff, and leaders were committed to providing meaningful and relevant educational opportunities to engage students and to teaching the concepts and skills students need to be successful.
Governor Ducey issued a Stay-at-Home Executive Order on March 30, 2020. This order did not change anything currently in place for MUSD. The Governor's Executive Order allowed people to leave home for the purpose of employment and essential services – school district operation is an essential service.
- Learning at Home continued.
- Grab & Go meals and Marana Cares Mobile will continue.
- LEAP childcare for first responders and essential healthcare workers continued.
- Schools and District offices remained closed for in-person assistance.
- School and District office phone lines continued to be answered.
Select from the pages on the left to read communications from Superintendent during school closure.
Learning at Home: From Monday, March 30, 2020, through the end of the school year May 20, 2020, learning at home occurred in the Marana Unified School District, as required in HB 2910. Visit the District's Learning at Home Webpage for important information and details.
FREE Grab & Go EXPANDS to include bus routes: Free grab & go meals and Marana Cares Mobile service.
To familiarize yourself with your student’s Chromebook and Technical support, visit the Chromebook and Tech Support webpage.
MUSD Information & Resources
Marana Unified School District Response
Learning at Home
Chromebook & Wi-Fi Information
Grab & Go Meals & Marana Cares Mobile
Childcare For Essential Workers
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