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Cedar Unified School District #25
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Welcome to Cedar Unified School District #25

Cedar Unified School District is located in Keams Canyon, Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Our rural location, 150 miles northeast of Flagstaff, is populated by a community that is committed to its students and helping them achieve their potential.

As educators and staff dedicated to strong academic and athletic achievements, we are continually striving to raise the bar to assure that all of our students achieves their goals. We hope you'll use our district and school websites to learn more about what we have to offer our students, our community, and our staff.

Pride - We demonstrate pride in ourselves through our actions, our words, and our performance.

Respect - We show respect for ourselves, others, our schools, and our community.

Purpose - We recognize that we are each responsible for our performance in contributing to the care and education of our students.

Navajo County COVID-19 Update

April 12, 2020 Update from Superintendent

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:

The Arizona Department of Health Services, the Navajo County Public Health Services, and the Winslow Indian Health Center have made clear the need for community members to continue taking major proactive measures to limit the potential community spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, the Cedar School District calls for complete shelter-in-place, stay-at-home declaration for our school staff, and closed campus must continue indefinitely.

The continuity of operations (COOP) for K–12 educational instructional program, however, will continue as mandated by the state department of education. Our continuing school educational program continues in the form of a hybrid hard copy/digital educational resource continuity of operations. The hard-copy homework assignments are mailed out to the parent/s/guardian/s. Upon completion, these assignments need to be returned to the school through the drop-off boxes outside the school cafeteria. We identify the crates by grade level. The hours for homework return drop-off are from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. each week on Thursdays.

Additionally, for those with access to digital resources, we are using email, smartphones, All Call, Google Hangout, ZOOM, and one-way YouTube live streaming. With parental permission, our instructional staff can also set up, provide, and manage a G Suite for Education account for your child/student. G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by millions of students and teachers around the world. At Cedar School District, as enjoyed by International Baccalaureate schools, our students will be enabled to use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, sign into Chromebooks, and learn 21st-century digital international citizenship skills for a better world. For those with digital capability, parents/guardians are encouraged to have students access exceptional educational learning resources, as noted on the March 26, 2020, memorandum posted on the school district website.

The school foodservice, however, had to be closed for the next two weeks. We are taking this urgent action to protect our staff and our communities from the alarming COVID-19 community spread.

Apart from the COOP for instruction activity, the campus will remain closed with assistance from public safety for school campus closure monitoring and enforcement. Please check our district website for the most recent updates from the Navajo County Public Health Services, the Winslow Indian Health Center, and the Arizona Department of Health Services on this pandemic influenza spread.

We are truly appreciative of the commitment, dedication, and determination of our staff to work with our students at this distressing unprecedented time. Our school continues to await personal protective equipment ordered over four weeks ago for our district. Until these orders arrive, we cannot issue protective equipment such as disposable gloves, masks, and disinfecting wipes for our staff who have to come to school to carry out the state-mandated COOP activities in instruction, food service, and facilities decontamination.

We want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping to slow the spread of this pandemic virus at this unprecedented time. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (928) 707-2557 for any assistance or information on ways and means to help keep our communities safe and healthy. Please be safe.

Sincere Regards,

Harold G. Begay, Ph.D.

Harold G. Begay, Ph.D.
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