This school year, the State of Arizona has decided to move forward with state mandated testing for our Sophomore and Junior students. State testing this year will provide us with valuable information to address the challenges that occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic. The data collected during the exams can help us understand student needs as we return to school next year. We encourage all students, whether remote or in-person learners, to join us ON CAMPUS for their testing days.
We know it has been a very difficult school year for many of our students and their families, but we believe in the resilience of our community and truly believe that the data collected from these tests will help all our Maya Strong students in the Fall.
ALL tests will be in person. That means, even those who have chosen to be fully virtual in Block 4 need to come to campus on their designated testing date. We understand that this requirement may be very challenging for some families. Please contact Mr. Welsh, if you need support with this criteria so we can come up with a plan.
As always, our number one focus and priority is the education and safety of our students. We will do our best to meet the state requirements of testing all students while still being as safe as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at 602-242-3442 or stop by our office so that we can assist you further.
Please review the schedule below to view your students scheduled date.
Important Information for In Person Learning Students
As we enter the final weeks of our Block 3 and approach Spring Break, there are several items that we want to bring to your attention. Monday, March 22, 2021, Maya High School will officially reopen for on campus classes with limited groups of students. Our office will contact each family to verify your learning choice selection for Block 4. Once the selection has been made, the expectation is that the student commits to it for the remainder of the school year. All In Person learning students will be expected to physically be on campus unless the student is sick and a parent has notified the office.
If your student chooses to stay remote, nothing will change at this time. If you/your student would like to return to campus on March 22, 2021. It is imperative that you understand & follow the guidelines below.
Please read the following information carefully.
Important Information for Remote Learning Students
Maya High School would like to ensure the success of all of our students this school year. To ensure that your student is successful during Block 4, please review the following expectations for students who have selected to continue to join classes remotely.
If you have any questions or concerns
If you have any questions, please contact or office at 602-242-3442 or email Ms. Canada at email@example.com for further assistance.
Students will be off on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of President's Day. The office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Classes will resume on Tuesday.
This week is National School Choice Week and we are celebrating by doing a Drive Thru Intent to Enroll event! If you plan on returning to Maya, you (18 or older) or your parents can stop by to verify your enrollment for next school year and pick up a few goodies as well.
When is it?
The start of our third Block of the school year will begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Students will continue to access their classes remotely, but our campus will remain open for any students that do not have a computer, internet or need a safe space to work from. All students will be required to check their student dashboards through HAPARA as well as their Maya email for instructions from their teachers starting Monday afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact our office during regular business hours.
El inicio de nuestro tercer bloque del año escolar comenzará el martes 5 de enero de 2021. Los estudiantes continuarán accediendo a sus clases de forma remota, pero nuestro campus permanecerá abierto para cualquier estudiante que no tenga una computadora, Internet o necesite una caja fuerte. espacio para trabajar. Se requerirá que todos los estudiantes revisen sus paneles de control de estudiantes a través de HAPARA, así como su correo electrónico Maya para obtener instrucciones de sus maestros a partir del lunes por la tarde. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con nuestra oficina durante el horario comercial habitual.
THIS FRIDAY, December 11, 2020, we are giving out FREE Maya Sweaters, shirts and more to all current Maya Students. Parents/Guardians will be able to pick up a special Maya Strong Parent shirt as well! All you need to do is drive thru on the EAST SIDE of the building, check in with a Maya staff and pick up your swag. ALL IN THE COMFORT AND SAFETY of your own car! We do ask that you wear a face mask for your safety and our staff.
The cruise through will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 2:00. So stop by anytime within that time frame. If you don't have a vehicle, you can still stop by! Just wear your masks and check in with us in front of the school
If you have any questions, please let us know by calling the office at 602-242-3442.
*As a reminder, if you have Covid, Covid like symptoms or have been around anyone that has tested positive in the last few days. PLEASE STAY HOME. You can still pick up your Maya Gear when it is safe to do so.
Students are scheduled to be off for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th. Students will have a modified schedule on Wednesday:
Dear MAYA STRONG Families!
There is no higher priority than the safety and health of our students. During this extraordinary time, we demonstrate this through our enhanced cleaning protocols, physical distancing, face-covering policies, and hand sanitation practices. We also demonstrate this through prompt communication with the Maricopa County Health Department, which is the cause of this letter today.
The Maricopa County Health Department dashboard has indicated that our zip code has been identified as a substantial risk area. Substantial risk means we have more than 100 cases OR greater than 10% positivity in the zip code that we serve at Maya High School. Based on this information, if our school is in a substantial risk category for two weeks in a row, the dashboard recommends that we return to virtual learning. We are at the point in time where the data reflects a substantial risk and therefore will return to virtual classes only beginning Monday, 11/16/2020. PLEASE NOTE: Maya High School has not had a documented case on campus, this decision is based on the recommendation of the Maricopa County Health Department.
IMPORTANT: Students who need on-campus support and a focused workspace are still able to come to campus. MAYA STRONG Teachers and Instructional Staff will be on hand to support them in their learning. Students may be able to receive direct support from certain teachers and others through Google-Meet video conference only.
As always as a #MayaFamily and community we will continue to strive to be MAYA STRONG; by being ALL IN, accepting ANY CHALLENGE and making NO EXCUSES! We invite you to do the same alongside your student, their teachers and staff! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
WE ARE MAYA!
John Anderson, Principal