School Reopening Information

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Updated 5:38 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

Dear new and returning JTED students:

Get ready for a great new school year! We’re looking to start our JTED programs online on Monday, Aug. 10, pending JTED Governing Board approval. Our original start date was Aug. 6. Most of the school districts in our community are reopening with remote learning the week of Aug. 5th or Aug. 10th. We realize that it’s important to our students, and their families, to align their JTED Career and Technical Education programs with their academic school year.

We are investing in new technology, effective and engaging online curriculum, and professional development for our teachers to ensure you receive the best online experience possible. We will continue to evaluate the coronavirus situation and bring our programs back to in-person classes as soon as it is safe to do so. We’ve implemented stringent safety protocols for when we all return to campus to keep you and our staff healthy.

The word of the year is “flexible.” We are being flexible because there is no reason that you should be short-changed on your Career and Technical Education opportunity. Thank you for placing your trust in JTED and for being patient with us. We look forward to helping you succeed!

Please contact me or any member of our JTED team at any time if you have questions.


Kathy Prather,

Updated 10 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2020

Pima JTED is working closely with State, local officials, and the Pima County Health Department to determine when and how to resume in-person classes. We will communicate our plans for reopening on this website, and send communications to students and parents. If you are a new or returning student, please notify our Registrars if there are any changes to your contact information. When we do reopen our campuses, the following protocols will apply while there are active COVID-19 cases in our community:

Every person who enters a Pima JTED campus is subject to a wellness screening.

No one will be permitted to enter one of our campuses if he or she is exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

  • fever of 100.4 degrees or 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

Students and staff must report immediately to a teacher or supervisor if they develop symptoms or have a positive COVID-19 test.

Every person who enters a Pima JTED campus must practice social distancing, maintaining a six-foot distance apart from other individuals at all times possible.

Pima JTED requires everyone on campus to wear cloth face coverings (*Subject to health conditions stated below). Students will not be required to wear face coverings during physical activity, or if there is appropriate physical distancing while outdoors.

  • *Any student who has difficulty breathing or who is incapable of physically removing the face covering on his/her own will not wear cloth face coverings, and alternate methods of protection will be discussed by parents and staff.

All students and staff will be required to wash their hands with soap and water for a least 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol at the following times:

  • upon arrival at school
  • after being outside for physical activity
  • before and after eating
  • before leaving a restroom
  • prior to leaving campus
  • after sneezing, coughing, or blowing nose

Students are not permitted to share supplies.

Regardless of the restroom size or type, only one occupant is allowed in a restroom at a time.

Common areas, break rooms will remain closed.

Students and staff are required to follow all directional signs, including floor markings.

Little Lions Preschool, Cutting Class Academy of Cosmetology, Class Pet Veterinary Clinic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Little Lions Preschool, Cutting Class JTED Academy of Cosmetology salons, and Class Pet Veterinary Clinic are temporarily closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding that we must protect the health and well-being of our students, staff, and valued clients. Thank you in advance for your support.

Arizona COVID-19 Hotline 211
Pima County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline (520) 626-6016
Pima County One Stop Dislocated Worker Hotline (520) 724-5735