Civano Community School

30 October 2020

Revisiting COVID Guidelines

As we head into cold and flu season, in the midst of a pandemic, it seems like a good time to revisit the district's guidelines for what to do if your child is not well or if someone in your home is sick. This information was shared before we returned to campus in September, but there was so much new information for all, it might have been a bit overwhelming.


The cornerstone of mitigating the spread of COVID19 on campus is community cooperation. You and everyone in your home are a team -- if anyone is sick or displaying symptoms, we ask that all students in the family stay home and away from school, and call the office. Nicole or I will discuss the situation with you, and following the District's guidelines, determine when your child can return to school. The District has created a "What Happens If...?" video you can watch HERE. In-depth information covering all things District-related about COVID is also available HERE.


Please also have a plan in place to pick up you child in the event he or she begins to display these symptoms at school.


Please keep your child home and away from school and call the office if your child or anyone in the home is experiencing the following:


  • Fever of 100F or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle of body aches
  • Headaches
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea


In light of everything we are doing to prevent an outbreak at school, your cooperation with the District's mitigation plan is very much appreciated. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 879-1702.

Many Thanks!

Many thanks to Rachel Johnson with Ragtime Design Studio for the donation of small-sized masks to our school! The masks are super cute and perfect for tiny faces, ages 3-7.
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Tax Credits

At Civano, we use tax credits to fund our art and music/drama classes. As the year comes to an end, please take advantage of public school tax credits. If you owe taxes to the state of Arizona, your contribution will offset what you owe dollar-for-dollar. If you give more than what you owe, you’ll get the extra back as a tax refund. It’s really an amazing opportunity! While none of us enjoy paying taxes, with tax credits you can know that at least some of your tax dollars go directly to benefit young people in our school!

  • Contribute online https://vailtaxcredits.org or via check in the school office.

  • Giving online? Please select “Greatest Need” at the bottom of the page and when directed to choose a school, select “Civano Community School”.

  • Public school tax credit gifts for the 2020 tax year may be made right up to April 15, 2021.

  • Couples filing jointly may take a credit of up to $400 and individuals up to $200.

Holiday Food Drive

Each holiday season, St. Rita’s in the Desert distributes holiday food baskets to those in need in our Vail, Rita Ranch and Corona de Tucson Community. Last year, over 600 families were able to enjoy a delicious holiday meal at Thanksgiving and Christmas because of the Holiday Basket program.


We are asking for your help to fill these baskets!


Items requested include Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Cornbread mix, Cranberry Sauce, Green Beans, Corn, Yams/Sweet Potatoes, Gravy and Brownies, and/or $10 gift cards to one of the local grocery stores as each basket is provided a giftcard to purchase their holiday turkey.

Or make a donation on line at: http://bit.ly/holidayfoodbaskets

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Vail Pride Day 2021

While final dates and venue/platform for Vail Pride Day 2021 are still being determined, plans to celebrate our outstanding staff in the District are still underway!


Please take a moment to nominate an outstanding teacher, staff member, or volunteer at https://vailprideday.org/ --YOU STILL HAVE TIME; Please nominate today!

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Lottery Information Meetings

If you know of any families interested in Civano Community School for their child, please share our Lottery Information Meeting with them! Our families are our best referrals!
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Toys for Tots

The Transportation Department has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to bring this program to our school district and make a difference for children this holiday season.

Donation boxes are located inside the District Transportation office for anyone to stop by and leave a new and unwrapped toy. Donations will be accepted from anyone in our community up through December 20th. School personnel may give their toy donation to any of our drivers as they are dropping off or picking up students at school sites. Drivers will bring the donation back to Transportation and place it in the box for you.

Please see the attached flyer and feel free to download and copy it for your workplace, or to share with anyone who may be interested in participating in this program.

If you have any questions, please contact me at Jerry Brown 520-879-2454, or Patty McKnight at 520-879-2451.

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Calendar....

Community Time -- 8:35am -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Nov 3 -- Election Day

Nov 11 -- Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL

Nov 17 -- Civano Site Council at 2:30pm via Zoom or in the school office

Nov 19 -- Deadline to submit return to on campus/Hybrid learning (see above)

Nov 25 & 26 -- Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Dec 18 - Half-Day; dismissal at 11:45am

Dec 19 - Jan 3 -- Holiday Break

Information to Transition from Brick to Click to Hybrid Learning

We will be accepting transitions to Hybrid Learning on the following dates:


Request Deadline: Return Date:

Thursday, Nov. 19: Monday, Nov. 30

Thursday, Dec. 10: Monday, Jan 4


When you believe you are ready to transition back to in-person learning, please start by completing the request HERE. We will review the requests and make preparations for your child to return at the time you have indicated.

Community Time

Second Quarter Community Time Link:

Mon - Wed - Fri

8:35 am



Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84450430392?pwd=ZG9tRG1vdm5RZ2xXeko0NGE5cmxDZz09


Meeting ID: 844 5043 0392

Passcode: CivanoCT

School Directory....

We have an updated/reformatted directory to share with our families! You can find the School Directory HERE. Thank you to our families who shared their contact info to connect with other families. If you would like your name added to the directory, you can still complete the form and it will updated weekly.
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