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September 3, 2020 - Meal Update

Dear Altar Valley Families,

I am excited to update you with a new concept in our Nutrition Program – Take N’ Bake meals. Altar Valley School District (AVSD) will be launching the new Take N’ Bake meal concept starting Thursday, September 10. The new Take N’ Bake concept will be distributed on Thursdays and will provide students meals for both Thursday and Friday. The food will be served in containers that allow meals to be baked at home, so students can have hot lunches several days a week. 

Meals will continue to be served Monday through Thursday from 7:00–8:00 a.m. at the following locations, excluding holidays, for children 18 years old and younger:

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

Please note that with the launch of Take N’ Bake, AVSD will no longer distribute meals on Fridays. Additionally, we will no longer provide meal delivery to the Sandario and Snyder Hill stop.

If you have questions about the Nutrition Program, please contact Eugene Moss, General Manager of Dining Services, at (520) 248-4082 or by email. For your convenience, you may also download this printable version of the September 3 letter.


Dr. David Dumon

August 11 Update On-Site Support

Dear Altar Valley Families,

On August 6, Altar Valley School District (AVSD) began the 2020-21 school year through Remote Learning. We will continue with Remote Learning based on guidance recently issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services and Pima County Health Department. They identified public health benchmarks that should be met on a county-wide basis before in-person, teacher-led classroom instruction can begin. There is no date identified for when in-person instruction will begin because re-opening schools is based on achieving these public health benchmarks.

We are providing you the following information in accordance with Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-51 issued on July 23, 2020. Beginning on Monday, August 17, 2020, AVSD will begin offering free On-Site Support. 

Please carefully read the following information outlining On-Site Support.

Participation Criteria

On-Site Support will only be available 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-Site Support Environment

  • Participating students will attend their home school. 
  • Students will be supervised by support staff while classroom teachers provide remote learning instruction.
  • Students will be placed in small groups and will stay with their groups throughout the day.
  • Students will have access to computers to participate in remote learning. If your child was already issued an AVSD device, please have them bring it with them.
  • Meal services will be provided.
  • Students will be required to follow health and safety guidelines, including:
    • Remaining at least 6 feet apart, whenever possible.
    • Wearing face coverings.
    • Washing hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day.
    • Staying home when they are sick.
  • Students will be required to adhere to school rules as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
  • On-Site Support will be available only during school hours. No before- or after-school care/tutoring will be available.
  • Transportation will not be provided.
  • Parents will be required to sign children in and out.
  • On-Site Support may be suspended or terminated if AVSD or the health official advises closing the premises for public health reasons. 

How to Participate in On-Site Support

You must do the following for your child to participate in On-Site Support.

  1. Sign and return the following documents for each child that will participate in On-Site Support:
    • AVSD COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgment and Disclosure form
    • AVSD Student Code of Conduct form
  2. Notify your child’s teacher no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13 if your child meets the criteria outlined above for On-Site Support. 

Mitigation Plan

Our plan to address the spread of COVID-19 can be found on the AVSD COVID-19 page on our website.

If you have questions or concerns about the information in this letter, or if you need additional assistance, please contact your child’s teacher. The information contained in this letter may change as the situation changes.

For your convenience, you may also download the printable version of this August 11 letter.