• Benchmarks for Reopening AESD

Requirements for In-Person Instruction

  • For families that selected our in-person learning model, please ensure you complete our health checklist daily prior to arriving to campus.

    If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms described here, please stay home. 

Current Benchmark Data for AESD

  • June, 2021

    AESD's first day back of school is Monday, August 2,  2021 for all students. AESD will return to in-person learning.

    This aligns with Governor Ducey’s March 3rd Executive Order 2021-04 regarding returning to in-person instructional models no later than March 15th. 


    For families who wish to remain in remote learning, our Avondale Virtual Innovation Academy is the latest option. For questions about AVIA, please email us at AVIA@chooseAESD.org


  • *Data as of July 23, 2021


    For information on finding our metrics from Maricopa County Health, click here


COVID-19 cases at AESD

  • Updated July 23, 2021


AESD's Plans:


    It is essential that we have ALL students and families complete the Healthy Verify student checklist BEFORE coming to school. It is the responsibility of every parent to affirm the health and wellness of their children daily and if symptoms arise, following the protocol to return to school. Please click here to review our health checklist and process.

    According to the Maricopa County of Health and our Healthy Verify protocol, if your child has any of these above symptoms and/or is sent home from school with these symptoms, they will need to stay home from school for a 10- day isolation period. 

    As a reminder, we are welcoming our students who have selected to return to the in-person learning model back on Monday, March 15. For those choosing to remain the Distance Flex or Digital Academy learning models, we will see you virtually on Monday, March 15th as well - please remember to log in on time. 


    Grab-and-go meals:

    Grab-and-go meals for breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided for all children 0-18 years old. Please visit our food nutrition website here for information about placing your order online. 

    Grab-and-go meals are now by pre-order only. All pre orders will need to be placed by noon every Thursday for pick up the following Monday - you will receive the 5-day bundle.

    Meal pick-up time for all pre orders will be Mondays 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the school site you select. Visit the website for complete details. 

    *Due to our immediate transition to virtual, we will continue to serve remote meals daily next week between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. No food will be distributed during the winter break. 



    Reminders for our community

    Navigating through a worldwide pandemic is a community effort. We all have to do our part in ensuring that we keep each other safe and healthy. Please remember to use a face mask in public, social distance and monitor yourself if you come across any COVID-related symptoms. If you are sick, please stay home. 

    As well, It is important to remember that we want to ensure a true picture of our community is reflected in the testing data. This means that it is important to have community members (adults and children) who are not symptomatic get tested regularly. Copper Trails is still offering free drive though testing. Additional resources are available and can be found here.




  • AESD will monitor the data as it is released on Thursdays. The data will be posted on our website weekly.

Benchmark Thresholds

  •  Benchmarks & Learning Scenarios


    • AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 is still in effect, requiring masks in all K-12 schools. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the CDC.
    • Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.


    AESD is following the metrics and benchmark established by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health