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August 5, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

Tonight, the Governing Board approved the return to in-person, teacher-led classroom instruction beginning second quarter if the District can do so in a manner consistent with the Maricopa County Health Department/Arizona Department of Health Services public health benchmarks in effect at that time. The board will re-evaluate at its September 25 meeting if the criteria has not been previously met.

We look forward to safely welcoming students back to in-person instruction, and until then will be working hard to provide a quality learning experience for students in our online and virtual learning environments.

We will welcome all students back on August 5th. Until we can open schools for in-person services, all instruction will be delivered through our Chandler Online Academy (COA) or a virtual format that will transition to in-person. Once we can open our school buildings, the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board has approved a plan to provide parents with flexible in-person and online options.

Delivery system options:

  1. Online Only (for those who plan to attend Chandler Online Academy for a minimum of one quarter). Kindergarten-6 will enroll in Elementary Connect @ COA; Grades 7-12 will enroll in COA. Florida Virtual Curriculum or customized courses will be offered for a number of areas. Both of these programs will have increased teacher interaction compared to a typical online course.

  2. The in-person option for grades K-12, will begin the school year through a virtual learning experience using Google Classroom. The student will be assigned to a teacher(s) from their enrolled school with an established schedule in order to cover all areas of the curriculum. The teacher and students will transition to in-person at the school site when allowed to do so.

NOTE: Grades 7-12 The in-person and online option (concurrent enrollment) will be available for grades 7-12 when schools are allowed to open for in-person instruction. In the meantime, this option will be delivered virtually.

We believe it is important to begin teaching and learning as soon as possible to help address a potential achievement gap. We will always prioritize student learning and understand that the community relies on various services including counseling, social work, food services, childcare, etc. and prefer not to delay these services.

You need to be logged into your G Suite for Education account or your CUSD Office 365 account to be able to access most of the documents below.

Digital Citizenship

We cannot expect students to make the transition to online without preparing them for the online world. Take some time to discuss digital citizenship with your child and your students. Teach them how to interact with others online. We recommend using lessons from Common Sense Media . You will find a lesson for each grade in the following areas:

  • Media Balance and Well Being

  • Privacy and Security

  • Digital Footprint and Identy

  • Relationships and Communication

  • Cyberbullying, Digital Drama and Hate Speech

Elementary Curriculum

Special Education

English Language Learners

Elementary Teachers

Secondary Teachers


August 7, 2020 - FAQ

Parent Letter, Aug, 4

General Information and Expectations

High School Fall 2020 - Phase I

Junior High Fall 2020 - Phase I

FAQ - Fall 2020

Email: Use your Outlook email (cusd80.com) to communicate with students and parents, not your G Suite email (gse.cusd80.com)

Phone: Use your personal phone, or sign up for a "temporary" phone number using Google Voice (this must be done using a personal Google account, and cannot be done with your CUSD G Suite account).

G Suite for Education

Intro to G Suite for Education (Staff)

Setting Up a Work Profile on your Android Phone (Google Doc)

Setting Up a Work Profile on your Android Phone (video tutorial)

Resetting Student Passwords

2 Factor Verification - turns on your ability to reset student passwords

Google Classroom

Google Meet


Students will now log into Clever using their Google log-in: s#@gse.cusd80.com.

CUSD Clever Portal

Get Started with the Clever Portal

Clever Academy

Digital Tech Tools

Digital Tech Tool Chart


RecordEx Simplicity Cam Guide


Flipgrid Best Practices

International Baccalaureate (IB)



SchoolCity Videos and Presentations