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COVID-19 Newsletter

COVID-19 Newsletter
Posted on 03/26/2020
March 25, 2020


The best view comes after the hardest climb.
- Our schools are closed through April 10, 2020. 
- The school year will NOT be extended if the closure is lifted.
- The statewide assessment (i.e., AZM2 & AIMS Science) is cancelled.
- Our school letter grades will remain the same as last school year.       Elementary = C & MS/HS = D.
- Third grade students are exempt from the requirement that they           obtain a passing score on the reading portion of the statewide             assessment to be promoted.
- The State Board of Education will adopt rules for high school               graduation. Stay tuned for those details.
- Our new buildings construction is still on schedule for July 2020         completion.

We will continue to provide a breakfast and lunch bag on Tuesdays-Fridays. Also, our new extra-credit enrichment packets are available in the Library lobby daily from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please keep your children educationally stimulated during this break. 

We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Save the Dates


April 2 - Governing Board meeting at 5:30 p.m.
May 7 - Governing Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. 

Coming Summer 2020 
Family Resources
24-Hour Crisis Line (Maricopa County) 1.977.756.4090 - TTY/TDY: 711. Linea Directa de Crisis disponible las 24 hours.

Suicide Prevention Line (Text format). Text HOME to 741741.

Southwest Behavioral Services (SBS)

SBS can provide individual and/or family counseling, psychological testing/evaluation, and health promotion to name a few of their services. If your child is struggling with cutting, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, or other youth concerns, SBS CAN HELP. SBS accepts AHCCCS, most insurances, sliding scale, or private pay as options for payment. We encourage families to utilize this resource. SBS is located in Goodyear. To start, contact Kathy Villa at 602.525.3329.

Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)

ASCC can provide in home training and support on topics including child development, language and literacy, daily schedule planning, nutrition, brain development, and guidance/discipline. This is a free program. Contact them today at 480.829.0500 ext. 1212.

Building Bright Futures

Building Bright Futures can support parents by helping them gain knowledge of their child's development and gain positive parenting techniques. Services are free and voluntary with no income requirements. Their phone number is 602.234.3941.

Additional Monster Nation information
can be found at...

One-call system (mass messaging for parents/students)
Text messages of the one-call system information
Parent/Student Vue (view weekly student grades)
Our district/school web-site 
Schools/clubs send out informational materials as necessary
Superintendent’s monthly e-newsletter (this document) to the community.

Superintendent's monthly video message on the GBUSD website
Facebook (type in Gila Bend Unified School District)
Gila Bend Sun newspaper
School District marquee (on Pima Road/Martin Avenue)
YouTube (type in Gila Bend Unified School District)