Friday March 27 –
Dear Edge Students and Support Persons,
This week our teachers worked diligently to make contact with each of you to make sure you have access to curriculum and to check in on your well being.
Those of you who need technology or other curricular resources will be contacted on Monday about a date to pick up those resources.
Our teachers collaborated several times this week to arrive at a plan for providing instruction beginning next week. Teachers will have scheduled virtual office hours and be available for private virtual meetings. These schedules will vary by teacher and will be posted on Edge’s website on Sunday along with instructions on how to participate.
Please know we are thinking of each of you during this unprecedented time. We are grateful for each of you and appreciate the opportunity to support, engage, and instruct you in new but meaningful ways.
Rob Pecharich – Principal, Edge High School Himmel Park
Dave Thatcher – Principal, Edge High School Northwest
Friday March 20 –
Edge students and support persons;
This afternoon Governor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathi Hoffman announced that Arizona schools will remain closed through Friday, April 10.
Please know that Edge High School is working with its school board to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students in this increasingly dynamic situation.
Week of March 23rd-27th
- Students and their families will be contacted by Edge staff to discuss a plan for continuing learning at home.
- Students assigned on-line courses may begin working on courses from home.
- Teachers will make contact with students to identify priority assignments to work on from home.
- Edge will work with families without access to technology at home on an alternative plan for at home learning.
- Edge faculty will be collectively working to finalize a plan to providing instruction virtually using Zoom and Google Docs.
- Edge will communicate the finalized plan to students and support persons by March 27th.
- Online instruction will be available beginning the week of March 30th
Please continue to follow us on our social media and through our website for updated information. Please join us in following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Pima County Health Department. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently and observe social distancing.
On behalf of both Edge Himmel Park and Edge Northwest we extend our sincere gratitude to each of you for your patience, support, and concerns as we adjust to this new context surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. This is truly a challenging time for all of us. May we focus on the health and wellness of each other as well as our own. Please make sure to check out the helpful links below.
Rob Pecharich – Edge High Schoool Himmel Park Principal
Dave Thatcher – Edge High School Northwest Principal
Below are links to helpful resources:
Parenting during COVID-19 resources from Phycology Today
Updated Information on COVID-19 from the Center For Disease Control
Resources for free internet access:
Information about our local foodbanks
List of schools offering free meals during school closures
Tucson Medical Center virtual doctor App (Use code Spring20 to reduce your cost to $20 an appointment)
Sunday March 15 –
This afternoon, Sunday March 15, Governor Doug Ducey and State School Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced all Arizona public schools will be closed through March 27. This includes Edge High School.
Updates will continue to be posted at this link and sent via our automated system.
Thank you –
Rob Pecharich | Principal Edge High School Himmel Park
Dave Thatcher | Principal Edge High School Northwest
Friday March 13 –
Dear Edge Community –
The Arizona Department of Health is not currently recommending school closures. This situation is rapidly changing. Messages will be sent out and information will be posted here and in the school Facebook and Instagram pages for any changes.
School is closed March 16-23 for Spring Break
Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday, March 24.
Thank you –
Rob Pecharich – Principal | Edge High School Himmel Park
Dave Thatcher – Principal | Edge High School Northwest
Dear Edge Community,
We understand that there is much concern over the disease caused by the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The School is working closely with the Pima County Health Department and other health agencies on all health issues. In the event that COVID-19 becomes an issue in our community, we will work in conjunction with those agencies to make decisions about the best ways to keep our students, staff and community healthy.
Please find attached an important letter from the Pima County Health Department. Pima County Health Department is committed to providing the most up-to-date information at www.pima.gov/CoV. Additional information is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website.
Because protection from all respiratory viruses is similar, this is a good time to review strategies to prevent the spread of many illnesses, such as influenza and coronaviruses:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Stay home when you are sick, and keep sick children home as well.
- A reminder that students with a fever of 101.0 or greater will be sent home until they are fever-free for 24-hours.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We will continue to remain in close contact with county and state health officials regarding the COVID-19 and we will keep you updated with any developments that could impact our schools.
Rob Pecharich | Principal | Edge High School – Himmel Park
Dave Thatcher | Principal | Edge High School Northwest