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COVID Info 2020-2021

April 27, 2021

An updated Letter from Superintendent Rico regarding mask requirements was sent home today to families. Click here to read the letter. 

April 21, 2021

The Arizona Risk Retention Trust has requested a legal review of the recent Executive Order 2021-10 on face masks. Information from this legal review is available by clicking here.

April 20, 2021

Update on Mask Requirement in K-12 Schools

On April 19, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services rescinded orders that direct K-12 schools to require masks.  Please know that Continental Elementary School District will continue to follow the health and safety recommendations set forth by the CDC which include universal masking in schools to ensure safe learning environments. 

Thank you for helping Continental Elementary School District remain a safe and healthy learning environment for all. 


Roxana Rico, Superintendent


March 25, 2021

Update on Mask Requirement in K-12 Schools

We wanted to share information we received from the Arizona Department of Health Services today in light of Governor Ducey's executive order relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 is still in effect, requiring masks in all K-12 schools. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the CDC.


Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.


Thank you,

Arizona Department of Education



November 30, 2020

As you all know we have a new Pima county Mask Mandate, which we are going to follow and reinforce. 

Arizona  Statewide order: No

Masks are required for employees and customers of barbers and cosmetologists. They are recommended in other circumstances. Several cities and counties have full mask orders in place, including Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, and Pima County, which includes Tucson.--

At this time, we are going to require that students wear masks while at their desks, even though they are 6 ft. apart.  Please explain to the students that we are trying really hard to keep everyone safe and in school as long as possible.  

We need to get through the next three weeks.  

If you can also emphasize the importance of trying to stay close to home and not interacting with too many people during the evenings and weekends this will help tremendously.  

Also, PLEASE do not come to school if you are feeling sick- we can not emphasize this enough.  

The next two weeks will be critical in determining the next steps for the 2nd semester.  

Roxana D. Rico 


Continental School District No. 39

Dear Colt Families, 

Please read the following letter from Principal Cuevas with important information. 

Letter Before Fall Break 

Thank you and have a wonderful Fall Break!

Continental School District 



Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, 

Please read the following in regards to new information.  

Letter to Elementary and Middle School Families 9.23.2020

Thank you, 
DeAnna Cuevas



Dear Parent/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that the month of September is coming to an end.  Here is some important information to know as we progress into the new month. 

September 21st letter to Parents/Guardians

Thank you, 
DeAnna Cuevas



Dear Colt Families, 

Please click on the link below for an important message from Principal Cuevas regarding returning to campus for school.

Returning to Campus Parent Letter

Thank you, 

Continental School District


Dear Colt Families, 

Please click on the link below for an important message from Superintendent Rico regarding the reopening of school. 

Parent Letter

Thank you, 

Continental School District 

COVID-19 Update August 28, 2020

Colt families, 

In order for us to better prepare to have the needed available staff and prepare for in-person learning, it is extremely important that we receive 100% participation on this questionnaire. Please respond NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 

We are planning to begin in-person learning when Pima County Health Department Metrics show (Yellow) Progress in September? (which may be as early as Sept. 8)   

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Students will need to wear masks if they are in a classroom with more than 19 students.  Current numbers in some classrooms are more than 19 students.

In order to assist us with returning to in-person learning please click on the link below to fill out the questionnaire.

Please read all the information contained in the questionnaire when filling it out.

Continental School Re-Opening Questionnaire

Thank you.   

Ms. Rico 

Proud Superintendent 

COVID-19 Update August 27, 2020

Hello Colt Families,

I wanted to first and foremost thank you for your patience and support during these trying times. 

I also hope you have all had a good week.

This evening we are asking that you please log into our website to review and sign the waiver that our Trust has provided to all schools in order to mitigate liability for Continental during this pandemic.  We understand that you may have many questions and we will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding this waiver or questions regarding the reopening of school in general.   For this purpose, we will be hosting a virtual zoom meeting on Thursday, August 27 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Join Zoom Meeting at

A link to this meeting will be on our website as well.  All information is under the Return to School 2020-2021 Tab.

Thank you.   

Ms. Rico 

Proud Superintendent 

COVID-19 Update August 24, 2020

Good Evening Colt Families, 

I would like to thank those of you who filled out Waiver forms as we start to finalize our reopening of school plans. As a second option, we are asking that our parents please consider signing the Parental Acknowledgement and Disclosure forms.  Again, our District Trust/Insurance company is advising that school districts do their due diligence to obtain signed Waivers or Acknowledgement forms in order to reduce mitigation in our district.  These signed waivers will help us to ensure that all stakeholders are doing their part in following the COVID-19 health and safety procedures that are in place in our COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) that is on our website.  Together we can ensure a safe and healthy return to school.  If you have any questions or concerns about the Waiver/Acknowledgement forms or reopening of school in general please join our Zoom Mtg. on Thursday August 27, 2020, at 4:40 p.m. 

Thank you all in advance for your continued support and cooperation in helping us get back to school as soon as possible. 

Ms. Rico

COVID-19 Update August 12, 2020

Digital Learning has begun.  Please take a moment to read the latest Family Update Letter

We appreciate your patience and continued support as we have worked through the summer on the logistics of safely reopening our school.  

Stay safe and take care- “Once a Colt Always a Colt!” Ms. Roxana Rico, 

Proud Superintendent  

Back To School Information.

Dear Continental Colts, Families, and Community Members,

To be prepared for the start of learning on Monday, August 10, 2020, please take some time to read our back to school Digital Learning Expectations

ADE Continental ESD Distance Learning Plan 2021

Continental School District #39 On-Site Learning Opportunities and Support Services

Each Kindergarten teacher has sent emails to each of their student's parents regarding the virtual meet and greets on Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Please follow the link provided in the email to attend.  If you have any questions please contact you students classroom teacher.

Take care of each other, and thank you again for your support.  We are excited to have you all back.

Your Proud Continental Staff.

Continental Elementary School District #39 Return to School Resources.

2020.8.6.ADHS COVID-19-School-Benchmarks


Continuity of Operations Plan Mitigation Plan

Redacted Continuity of Operations Plan 

Curriculum Options

Procedures for COVID-19 Symptoms, Contact Tracing or a
Positive Test

Home Screening Decision Tree

School Closure/Reopening due to COVID-19, we will update parents regularly via Website, robocalls, and the District’s Facebook page.  

ADE Resources

Click here for the updated Executive Order 

ADE COVID-19: Guidance and Suggestions

ADE Roadmap for reopening Schools – June 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, we will also continue to strive to create diverse, culturally competent educators and staff who will provide the necessary services for students to overcome the trauma of COVID-19 and the racial inequities that have surfaced in the last months.  We will be mindful of the social and emotional needs of our students, staff, parents, and community as a whole.  

Our continued priority will be to ensure that our students feel safe, valued, and supported in our school. We will stick together and continue to be the cohesive Continental Colt family that we are.  BETTER TOGETHER!

Community Resources

A variety of resources are available to help support students, staff, families, and the community during this unprecedented time. Below, you will find direct numbers for specific lines of support within the Continental Elementary School District as well as resources for staying informed, in good health and in good spirits. 

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Contact Information

Continental Elementary School District #39
1991 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
Phone: 520-625-4581
Fax: 520-648-2569