Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School year at Charter Northwest! We hope that you had a fun and relaxing summer. Our Charter Northwest Staff is looking forward to an amazing year. I am honored to serve as your Principal at Ombudsman Charter Northwest for the 2020-2021 school year.
We welcome this school year determined to inspire our students to achieve their educational goals. Our teachers are here to influence our students to think positively about themselves and their abilities. Charter Northwest focuses on a “Growth Mindset” giving our student’s the opportunity to feel like they can grow and learn through hard work and determination.
As always, our number one goal is safety and security of our students and as we near the start of the school year, I would like to provide some recent updates that were presented to our schools. The Arizona Department of Health Service (ADHS) released new guidance on August 6th for Arizona Schools. The guidance includes specific public health benchmarks to assist schools in their decision to safely re-open in person instruction.
Based on the guidance provided by the ADHS we have made the decision to postpone the start of in-person instruction previously schedule for August 17th. Our return will be guided by meeting ADHS benchmark data. Our administrative team will be meeting bi-weekly to continuously review the data and determine when in-person instruction will begin.
Although we are not able to provide full in-person instruction, our school is open and onsite support services are available starting August 17th. Onsite student support services are intended for students who need a safe option for in-person support and who otherwise could not access resources for remote learning (per ADHS Executive Order 2020-51). We will be contacting families within the next few days to schedule support services based on need and space availability. We also encourage you to contact us to schedule these services.
We realize that not being able to return to full in-person instruction can impact our families, however the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families is top priority.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 623-878-4503.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
Jessica De La Cruz, Principal
Ombudsman Charter Northwest Campus