Principal Updates 21-22SY

Principal Updates 21-22SY
Posted on 10/14/2021
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Click here to view our COVID-19 Notification FAQs.

Click here to read the SRES hybrid & remote learning plans.



Updated Oct. 14, 2021
SRES students participate in formal benchmark and summative testing during the school year. Students are also assessed throughout the year in the classroom via teacher made or curriculum driven assessments. Assessment results are used by teachers/staff to make educational decisions for instruction in the best interest of our students. All formal testing is done in-person (not virtual) in the SRES computer labs. Assessment information is outlined within the Salt River Schools handbooks, Arizona Department of Education Parent Rights Handbook; these handbooks and other Bureau of Indian Education information can be found on the Salt River Schools websiteClick here to read the full notice sent to families.


Updated Oct. 14, 2021
Please be notified that parents/guardians may request information at any time regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher. Upon request, schools are required to provide this information in a timely manner. Parents/Guardians may request information of the following:

  •  Whether the student’s teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  •  Whether the student’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualifications have been waived;
  •  Whether the student’s teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and
  •  Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Click here to read the full notice sent to families.


Updated Oct. 14, 2021
We conduct various safety drills throughout the school year. This letter is to inform you that Wednesday, Oct. 13, we practiced a FIRE DRILL. It is important for you to understand this type of drill. Fire drills are typically conducted monthly. These drills are a requirement and are completed in conjunction with Salt River Fire Department. This type of drill is an evacuation in which every adult and student evacuates the building to safety. Once students and adults are accounted for we lift the drill and business resumes as normal. Click here to read the full notice sent to families.



Updated Oct. 12, 2021
We recently became aware of a second individual with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Monday, Oct. 11. Click here to read the full letter emailed to families (it is the same as the previous post).


Updated Oct. 12, 2021
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Monday, Oct. 11. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive.

We have notified the Community Epidemiologist and health department. Students and staff who have been in close contact with this individual will be contacted directly. If you do not receive a follow-up call, then you were not in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with the individual.

We encourage everyone to follow SRPMIC health guidelines and monitoring your family’s health over these next two weeks. If your student experiences symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical care and/or isolate at home. Please inform school leaders if your student tests positive for COVID-19.

For more information about COVID-19, including how it’s spread, its symptoms, and prevention methods, visit
saltriverschools.org/news/what_s_new/covid-19. Additional information is available on the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov.

If there are any additional questions, please contact me at 480-362-2400.

Thank you,

Dr. Amanda Guerrero
SRES Principal



Updated Oct. 1, 2021
Fall Break is observed at Salt River Schools from Monday, Oct. 4, through Friday, Oct. 8. We hope everyone has a fun and restful break - you deserve it!

We look forward to everyone returning in person on Monday, Oct. 11. All students in all grade levels are expected to return to our normal school scheduling (no hybrid schedule). We will continue to follow our safety and health protocols, such as eating in our classroom during lunch.

If you have any questions, please call SRES at 480-362-2400.


Updated Sept. 12, 2021
We recently became aware of an individual from Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Friday, Sept. 10. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive. We have notified the Community Epidemiologist and health department. Students and staff who have been in close contact with this individual will be contacted directly about quarantine and other safety measures. If you do not receive a follow-up call, then you were not in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with the individual.

The safety of our students, staff, and Community is our top priority at Salt River Schools. Out of an abundance of caution, Salt River Elementary School will transition to remote learning on Monday, Sept. 13 (students learn from home and do not come to school); we will return with a hybrid learning model on Monday, Sept. 27. On or before Monday, Sept. 13, you will be contacted by your child’s teacher regarding pick-up for learning materials and/or technology. Online classes will begin Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. via MS Teams.

MEALS: During the next two weeks, Salt River Schools Food Services will offer curbside breakfast and lunch meals weekdays from 10-11:30 a.m. (via the ECEC Cafetorium). Meals are available to any youth ages 18 and younger, regardless of where they attend school. Meal delivery is not available at this time. If you have questions about meals, please call 480-362-2242, or email catering@saltriverschools.org.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 27, our school will implement a hybrid learning model. Click here to review the full details of this model. The hybrid learning format allows us to reduce the number of students on campus each day and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. The schedule for this hybrid format is as follows:

  • Students in grades F.A.C.E., 2, 6, and 2/3 combo will learn on-campus (in person) on Mondays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays and Fridays, these students will learn remotely at home and log in to class via MS Teams.
  • Students in grades Kinder, 1, 3, 4, and 5 will learn on-campus (in person) on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Mondays and Thursdays, these students will learn remotely at home and log in to class via MS Teams.
  • All students will learn remotely at home on Wednesdays. Work on these days will be asynchronous, meaning students will work on their own from printed packets or online.

We encourage everyone to follow SRPMIC health guidelines and monitoring your family’s health over these next two weeks. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical care and/or isolate at home. Please inform school leaders if your student tests positive for COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19, including how it’s spread, its symptoms, and prevention methods, visit the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov.

If there are any additional questions, please contact me at 480-362-2400.

Thank you,

Dr. Amanda Guerrero
SRES Principal


Updated Sept. 8, 2021

The Salt River Schools Education Board approved the following hybrid and remote learning plan for Salt River Elementary School. Click here to read the plan. Call SRES at 480-362-2400 for more information.


Updated Aug. 19, 2021

Salt River Elementary School will be closed to students and visitors beginning Friday, Aug. 20. Students will learn remotely for two weeks; SRES will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The decision to close was not made lightly, nor was it made because of increasing COVID-19 case numbers at SRES. To date, SRES has a total of two (2) test-confirmed individuals with COVID-19. This means our safety measures at school have been working: Face masks are required for everyone, social distancing is practiced, and hand-washing/sanitizing is done throughout the day. Our learning areas are also disinfected multiple times throughout the day.

However, it was determined that one of these individuals may have had close contact with many classrooms; close contact is generally cause for quarantine. Out of an abundance of caution, Salt River Schools and Community leaders made the decision to close SRES; this will allow impacted staff and students to isolate at home, get tested if they are experiencing symptoms, and help keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum. Closing also means Public Works can do a deep clean of SRES. When we return in-person on Tuesday, Sept. 7, we will be ready to learn together safely.

This decision does not impact students and staff at the Early Childhood Elementary School or the Accelerated Learning Academy. Those schools will continue to operate in person as scheduled. Please be aware of and follow all safety protocols in place.

Click here to read the rest of the letter broadcast to SRES families, which includes details about virtual learning, school meals, and more


Updated Aug. 18, 2021

Today we became aware of another individual at Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings our case count to two. The second individual was last at SRES on Friday, Aug. 13. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive.

The rest of this letter is the same as what was sent in our first notice. Click here to read the full, second letter, which will be sent home with students on 8/19/21 and sent as a broadcast to families with phones/emails on file with the school. Questions? Call SRES at 480-362-2400.


Updated Aug. 18, 2021
This message was printed and sent home with students. It was also sent as a broadcast message (call, email, and text) to SRES families with updated contacts on file with the school.

The safety of our students, staff, and Community is our top priority at Salt River Schools. We want to let you know that we recently became aware of an individual at Salt River Elementary School with a test-confirmed case of COVID-19. They were last at SRES on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to share any personal identifying information about who has tested positive.

How will this be addressed?
We have notified the Community Epidemiologist and health department; we have also taken appropriate measures to ensure any areas potentially exposed by this individual are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Students and staff who have been in close contact with this individual will be contacted about quarantine and other safety measures. If you do not receive a direct call, then you were not in close contact with the individual.

At Salt River Schools, we are confident we have implemented safety protocols that significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread, including limiting who is on campus and ensuring everyone washes/sanitizes their hands throughout the school day. Everyone age 2+ who enters our buildings is required to wear a face mask.

If you have questions about testing or COVID-19 in general, please call the SRPMIC Epidemiologist Nancy Mangieri at 480-362-7247 or email Nancy.Mangieri@srpmic-nsn.gov. For all other questions or concerns, please call me at 480-362-2400.

Click here to read the full letter that was sent home with students.

Dr. Amanda Guerrero
SRES Principal
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