• Frequently Asked Questions 3rd Quarter

    Phoenix Union Releases Plans for Third Quarter, Expansion of Student Services & Activities

    These FAQs are intended to provide you with current information regarding PXU’s plans for the second quarter and the expansion of student services and activities.

    If I’m coaching or doing performing arts, will I need to begin to teach from my classroom?

    If athletics, arts, academics, or activities resume, and you oversee, coach, supervise or teach those courses, you will be asked to meet in person during on-site activities in which students participate.

    How will students needing school breakfast and lunch be supported?

    Grab & Go meal service will continue. Breakfast and lunch pick-up is from 7 am to 10 am. Grab & Go meal service is available at the following PXU campuses: Acaemies at South Mountain, Alhambra, Betty Fairfax, Camelback, Central, Cesar Chavez, Maryvale, Metro Tech, North, Trvor Browne, and Wilson. Meals are available for all children 18 or younger (21 and younger with special needs).

    The press release says, “We will launch comprehensive college and career counseling services.” How and/or what will this entail?


    PXU, in conjunction with higher ed and community-based organizations, is here to support families with resources, workshops, and one-on-one assistance through the college exploration and application process. Although things have changed around us, the one thing that hasn't changed is the importance of college. Additional information and resources can be found on the PXU Prepare for Your Future website.

    PXU is dedicated to the continuing professional development of its staff including counselors and college mentors. We have been very busy using this time to grow, develop, and support staff working with families.

    What changes are being made to the Bell Schedule?

    The new bell schedule for quarter 3 can be found here.

    What if a school provides on-site experiences and someone who has been on-site tests positive for COVID-19?

    When a student is reported to have a positive test, this information will be reported to the District lead nurse (usually by Maricopa County Department of Public Health) and the identified administrator at the District Office. The protocol for contact tracing will be implemented and families with potential exposure will be notified, asked to quarantine, and be provided information where they can get tested.

    The press release says, “In order to reopen schools for learning, Phoenix Union needs to move from substantial spread (red) to moderate spread (yellow), and then from moderate to minimal spread (green).” What data will be used to determine? 

    Maricopa County updates its information weekly. PXU reviews the data looking at zip codes where our students reside and also zip codes they travel to for school attendance. The two metrics are compared to ensure data falls within the benchmarks established by the county and state departments of health.

    How do I find more information about LOA or FFCRA?

    Please visit PXU Return to Work for details about LOA and FFCRA paperwork.

    Please visit our website, www.PXU.org for future updates.

    For more knowledge about the coronavirus / COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).