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August 25, 2021

Dear FESD Families,

This is Marco Ruiz, assistant superintendent for educational services for the Fowler School District. This afternoon, our governing board held a special session to review our district mitigation plan. Effective tomorrow, Wednesday, August 25, the Fowler Elementary School District will implement a mandatory mask policy for all students, staff, and visitors in all Fowler facilities, through September 28. The change is due to health and safety concerns in our community. Currently, the Fowler District is at the high transmission level, indicating a substantial positivity rate in our community, according to the Maricopa County Public Health Department.

Extra masks will be available for students, staff, and visitors through Friday, August 27. We are requesting that parents provide masks for their children as soon as possible and no later than Monday, August 30.

The district will provide an opt-out option based on a medical request from a doctor. Please see your building administrator with any questions about our mandatory masking policy. Thank you for your continued support and for ensuring that your child is wearing a mask starting tomorrow, August 25.

Estimada Familia de Fowler,

Este es Marco Ruiz, Asistente del Superintendente de Servicios Educativos del Distrito Escolar de Fowler. Esta tarde, nuestra mesa directiva organizó una sesión especial para revisar nuestro plan de mitigación del distrito. A partir de mañana, miércoles 25 de agosto, el Distrito Escolar Elementario de Fowler implementará una política de máscara obligatoria para todos los estudiantes, personal y visitantes en todos los edificios de Fowler, hasta el 28 de septiembre. El cambio se realizó debido a preocupaciones de salud y seguridad en nuestra comunidad. Actualmente, el Distrito de Fowler se encuentra en un nivel alto de transmisión, lo que indica casos de positividad sustancial en nuestra comunidad, según el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Maricopa.

Habrá máscaras adicionales disponibles para estudiantes, personal y visitantes hasta el viernes 27 de agosto. Solicitamos que los padres proporcionen máscaras a sus hijos lo antes posible y a más tardar el lunes 30 de agosto.

El distrito proporcionará una opción de exclusión basada en una solicitud médica de un médico. Consulte al administrador de su escuela si tiene alguna pregunta sobre nuestra política de máscara obligatorio. Gracias por su continuo apoyo y por asegurarse de que su hijo use una máscara a partir de mañana, 25 de agosto.

Sincerely,

Marco Ruiz

Assistant Superintendent

July 29, 2021

Parents,

Last school year, the pandemic caused many challenges for us personally and professionally. On behalf of our teachers, staff members, and administrators I want to thank you for all your support last school year. We pulled together and faced each unknown as it surfaced. It was comforting to know that you worked alongside us to make the safest instructional situation for your children.

As we enter this new school year, I am happy to say that we are in a good place. I say this with confidence because the majority of our students are returning to in-person learning. We have 89 percent of our staff returning to their positions. Our administrators all returned with the exception of one who retired. The financial status of our school district is healthy due to receiving Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) federal funding that will offset the lack of state funding we receive. These additional funds are the primary reason we could relieve you of the burden of purchasing school supplies this year.

We have committed and dedicated site administrators, teachers, and staff members. The school district is financially stable. Our district office administrators and staff are strong and committed to doing a great job. Our school district employees, families, and business partners have demonstrated on numerous occasions their generosity and kindness through fundraising for those in need. In our school district, we willingly take care of one another.

Everyone in our school district is important. We take pride in the job we do and the difference we make in the lives of our students and families. Staff members who continue to seek resources and new opportunities for our students and families continue to impress me. Our summer school extravaganza and 21st century programs are great examples of teachers trying a new way to teach grade-level standards and objectives to our students.

I am proud of how we consistently demonstrate that “Fowler is family." I look forward to a great start of another school year. It is an honor to work alongside our staff members and families.

Respectfully,

Marvene Lobato

Marvene Lobato, Ed.D.
Superintendent