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Head~Heart~Hands Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new families for enrollment

| March 26, 2020
Head~Heart~Hands Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new families for enrollment

Head~Heart~Hands Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new families for enrollment. Open 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We have a brand new licensed infant room for 5 babies. We are super low on enrollment and are willing to give essential personal priority for enrollment. No enrollment fee, just the weekly tuition.

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Pinecone Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new students

| March 26, 2020
Pinecone Preschool in Flagstaff accepting new students

Pinecone Preschool is currently remaining open.  We are open 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

We understand parents need to work, and will, in turn, need care for their children. Pinecone Preschool will continue to follow guidelines and recommendations as set forth by the Coconino County Health and Human Services.

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Parent and Community Resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19. See more state education news here

| March 24, 2020
Parent and Community Resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19. See more state education news here

• Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus
• Learning Resources
• Resources for Teachers
• Community Resources
• Universities and Community Colleges
• Today Campaign

Expect More Arizona’s staff will be working from home as much as possible in the next several weeks as we do our part to keep ourselves and others safe. We will leverage technology to remain available to our partners, members of the media, and individuals with whom we work.

More than ever before, we are reminded that many Arizona students and families face myriad challenges that are compounded in times like these. We will continue to advance our mission of ensuring every student receives an excellent education every step of the way, both now and in the future.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD, other districts, launch ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students. See more local education news here

| March 24, 2020
Local Education Spotlight:  FUSD, other districts, launch ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Unified School District (began a grab and go breakfast and lunch food service on March 23) during the unanticipated school closures due to COVID-19 outbreak. All children receiving a meal need to be physically present at the time the meal is provided.

Also see:

• Arizona Daily Sun — Fredonia-Moccasin USD offering lunches during school closure
• Arizona Daily Sun — Arizona schools closed through April 10, FUSD free meal service starting Monday
• Page Unified School District — Meals during School Closures
• Page Unified School District — PUSD has added LeChee chapter house as a meal pick-up site
• Tuba City Unified School District — 2020 Grab & Go Meal Service
• Williams-Grand Canyon News — Grand Canyon School provides grab and go meals for students
• Williams Unified School District — WUSD will be distributing a breakfast/lunch meal Monday through Thursday starting Monday, March 23rd

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Arizona Education Legislative Spotlight: House, Senate approve streamlined budget, adjourn until April 13. See more education legislative news here

| March 24, 2020
Arizona Education Legislative Spotlight: House, Senate approve streamlined budget, adjourn until April 13. See more education legislative news here

Updated March 23: The Arizona House and Senate approved the streamlined budget and other key legislation, then adjourned until Monday, April 13, 2020 or until the time legislative leadership have determined they should reassemble.

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Generation Z Forced To Grow Up During A Pandemic. See more national education news here

| March 24, 2020
Generation Z Forced To Grow Up During A Pandemic. See more national education news here

For Jalen Grimes, the virus pandemic is stirring up a slew of emotions. “Annoyed” is the first one the 13-year-old Chicagoan mentions. “Scared, confused, worried.”

She was supposed to be enjoying the end of her eighth-grade year, a rite of passage in states like Illinois, with a graduation and a school trip that are not likely to happen. That’s hard enough. But her father is also about to be deployed as a paramedic, a more dangerous than usual job in these times. Her mom, a therapist, also has been on call a lot and is prone to pneumonia. And then there are her grandparents.

“It’s a lot of fear with family members and stuff,” Jalen said. “I think a lot of us don’t think it will affect us, but it’s a worry.”

As this crisis unfolds, her generation likely will be tested like never before, especially those whose families are already on the edge, financially and health-wise.

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Connections Spotlight: Self-healing, -helping communities assisting students, families overcome coronavirus challenges

| March 24, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Self-healing,  -helping communities assisting students, families overcome coronavirus challenges

During times of crisis, people have an amazing ability to adapt, get over the shock and get to work to mitigate or solve the problem.

Such is the case with our current challenge, the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Stay-at-home orders, school closures and other issues have rapidly confronted everyone, from political leaders to emergency responders, parents and students.

And true to our nature, individuals and organizations are rapidly coming up with a variety of creative solutions to tackle such issues as feeding students who are unable to return to the classroom, and at-home and distance-learning options to continue the education of our youth.

Within this e-newsletter, our readers will find a variety of links to stories and resources to help us face the challenge of many of these issues and meet the mind, body and spirit needs of our community.

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Flagstaff Family Food Center Needs Volunteers

| March 23, 2020
Flagstaff Family Food Center Needs Volunteers

The Flagstaff Family Food Center needs volunteers.

Most critical needs:

• Emergency Food Box Program: Tue-Sat 9am-1pm
• Sandwich Making: Daily 10am-2pm
• Grab-N-Go Dinner Service: Daily 3:30-6pm

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — STEM Learning in the Time of COVID-19

| March 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — STEM Learning in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting most of our lives and livelihoods at this point, with Arizona public school closures and locals on lockdown. If you’re program remains open, be sure to follow these latest recommendations from Arizona Department of Health Services to keep everyone safe and visit the AzCASE COVID-19 Resources Page for more information. If your program is currently closed, here’s a few STEM learning resources to share with the families you serve to keep their brains stimulated at home:

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — We Support You

| March 23, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — We Support You

With the continuing evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AzCAN believes protecting the transition from high school to postsecondary is more critical now than ever. AzCAN wants to ensure that all students have the resources they need to successfully graduate and enroll in postsecondary despite the statewide school closures.

We’re Offering Online College Access Professional Training

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