COVID-19 Updates

Covid-19 Notice

As mandated by the Arizona Department of Education, we are committed to monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to do so. Please return to this page for the most up to date information regarding Covid-19 and Mingus Spring Charter School. 

Mingus Springs is currently a distance learning school working school. Each student has received their own individual Chromebook to use for the time being to eliminate any possible virus spreading from student to student.

Parent Notification

Hello MSCS Families,

School begins Monday, August 10th online. Thank you to those of you who have picked up a chrome book for your student(s). Our first two weeks, Aug. 10-20, will be online learning. Yes, that is different from my last message. We are waiting for the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to provide us with benchmark metrics that we will use to determine when we may open for in-person instruction.

This year’s online instruction will be quite different from the spring state-wide closure. Students will be required to log in to Google Classroom with their teacher at 8am, Monday – Thursday.

Teachers will be taking attendance at that time. A student not in attendance will be marked absent. The daily schedule will be as follows, but could change:

  • 8:00am Google Meets for morning attendance and announcements
  • 8:10am-12pm Teacher instruction and class lessons
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Google Meets for afternoon attendance and instructions
  • 1:05-3:00pm Students work on daily assignments and teachers are available for individual and small group help – Office hours

Teachers will provide instruction and lessons in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Each class will have a 20 minute PE session with Ms. Solon, our PE teacher, sometime during the day.

We understand this is a difficult time and school is not what we are used to. We are all going to get through this together. Remember to be flexible, understanding, and kind. This is an ever changing time. We are here to help. Please contact the school if you have needs that we can help with.

Stay tuned for more information regarding on-site support services and in-person instruction.

On-site support services

In accordance with Executive Order 2020-51, beginning Aug. 17, Mingus Springs Charter School will provide on-site support services during normal instructional hours (K-3rd from 8am – 2:30pm, 4th-8th from 8am – 3:45pm). MSCS intends to provide this option to students whose circumstances require educational options beyond those provided by our Distance Learning program. These services are intended to provide support for students in at-risk groups as described in Executive Order 2020-51.

We are committed to ensuring that students most in need of alternate daytime arrangements have the first opportunity to benefit from on-site support services. Individual student and family circumstances will be considered when evaluating capacity.

On-site support services will not include in-person, face-to-face, and/or live instruction. However, students with disabilities may receive services and support described in their IEP.

Students will need to bring their Chromebook, charger, headphones or earbuds, face covering, water bottle, snacks, and any other school supplies that will be needed for each day.

You may pick up your child(ren) anytime after the 1pm check-in with their teacher and no later than their normal dismissal time; K-3rd 2:30pm, 4th -8th 3:45pm. Please notify the office when you are on your way so we can have your child(ren) ready to go.