Superintendent Message 6-18-2020

  • Hello PXU,

    As our district continues to adapt and respond to the challenges we face surrounding the steady increase of COVID-19 cases across our state, and in light of Governor Ducey’s announcement and Executive Orders earlier this week, we have postponed our on-site return-to-work date of July 6, 2020 for 12-month employees, as well as our on-site return-to-work dates for all other employees (10-month, 9.5- month and those employees on an addendum) until further notice.  The exception is the return-to-work date for administrators. All 12-month administrators returned to work on site at the beginning of June.  Accordingly, all 10-month administrators will return to work on site as scheduled, July 6, 2020.

    Twelve-month employees will continue to work according to the current schedule they followed during the month of June.  Whether that has been working remotely (telecommuting) or working on a rotation basis, we ask you to continue to work in this capacity as we move forward with planning for a full return-to-work plan.

    Ten-month, 9.5-month, and those employees scheduled to return to work on an addendum will not return to work on site, except for administrators.  All 10-month, 9.5-month and employees scheduled to return to work on an addendum will be asked to work remotely (telecommute) as you did during the school closure in the spring.  All employees working remotely should coordinate their work with their direct supervisor and telecommute during their normal hours, fulfilling their required duties.  If you feel you need to work on site in order to perform a specific task or duty, please seek prior approval from your supervising administrator.

    We will soon release details for return-to-work procedures for 9-month employees, currently scheduled to return to work on July 27.

    Employees returning to work on site are asked to adhere to the expectation of wearing face masks at all times, as well as to maintain a social distance of 6 feet or greater.  Employees are encouraged to bring their own face masks.  Should an employee not have a face mask, one will be provided and expected to be worn at all times while on site.

    Daily health checks will continue for each PXU employee if you are working on site, according to your current work schedule. This consists of a brief self-monitoring survey that can be found here.  For employees who have computer access, this brief survey launches automatically when you log in for the first time each day.  Please be sure to shut down your computer at the end of the day so the survey will work correctly the following day.  Employees whose jobs do not easily provide for computer access will continue to complete the daily health check with their supervisor for the start of the work day.  In addition, please note that as we continue to strengthen our health and wellness protocols, we may begin temperature checks as an extra precaution. 

    As a reminder, if you are scheduled to work on site in any capacity and become ill, PLEASE STAY HOME.  It is critical for us as a community to do everything we can to remain healthy and safe. 

    If you develop any of the following symptoms, please report this to your direct supervisor immediately and stay home:

    • Fever of 100.4 and higher or chills
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Muscle aches
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Cough
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • New loss of taste or smell

    Please continue to monitor www.PhoenixUnion.org/ReturnToWork for updates and more information.  If you have any specific questions, please email Talent@PhoenixUnion.org.

    Juvenal Lopez | Director of Talent | jlopez1@phoenixunion.org

July 1 Return to Work Update

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