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Cactus Shadows High School to begin in-person classes Wednesday following teacher call-outs

Cactus Shadows High School
Posted at 9:20 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 08:37:01-04

CAVE CREEK, AZ — Cactus Shadows High School will begin in-person education Wednesday after a teacher call-out forced the school to remain virtual for another day.

In an email written to parents, Cactus Shadows Principal Tony Vining that the school will be open for students on Wednesday, September 9.

"Please make sure your student has a mask, technology (if checked out from CSHS) and learning supplies," the letter reads. "Students will attend classes in rooms with all available teachers and substitutes. If coverage is not available for a classroom, students will be directed to a safe area for attendance and to complete work assigned by the absent teacher. These areas will be supervised by school personnel and will have WiFi available. Thank you for your patience while we welcome our students and staff back to CSHS safely."

Last week, the CCUSD Governing Board voted to bring students back for in-person learning beginning on Tuesday. More than 20 teachers in the district called out for Tuesday, but only affected Cactus Shadows High School.

"Although a superintendent makes recommendations to the Governing Board, the Governing Board ultimately is the decision-maker and we are excited to see our students tomorrow in six of our seven schools and at CSHS on Wednesday," said CCUSD Superintendent Debbi Burdick.

"Our students are exercising their rights as citizens to hold a rally. I know they will be appropriate in expressing their wish to be back to school--and how awesome is that? Students rallying to be IN school! We look forward to seeing the Falcons in classes on Wednesday."