• All Peoria Unified K-12 students will start school on August 5, 2020 in a Virtual Instruction model.  Within the next two weeks, your school principal will contact you with detailed information about how your student will log in, what to expect for the first eight days of school, as well as more details about student laptops and internet access.




Important Update Regarding #ReturnToSchool


    July 13, 2020 


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    Dear Peoria Unified Families, 

    Last week we shared that Peoria Unified will begin school on Wednesday, August 5, in an all-virtual environment through Monday, August 17, or until we can safely return. We recognize that while many families may choose to have students attend school in-person when we can safely return, other families may choose full-time virtual instruction. That's why we are reintroducing our My School, My Way plan so that our parents can make the choice on which educational experience is best for their child.  

    My School, My Way  

    There is no sign-up or opt-in required for your child to begin virtual instruction to start the school year on August 5. You will receive information on how the first eight days of school will look from your principal within the next two weeks. Families that wish to continue virtual instruction through the first semester, are asked to indicate their intent to stay in this model by opting in for full-time virtual instruction from now through Monday, July 20. Families that wish to return to school, once it is safe to do so, do not need to do anything in advance. We will share more information once we know our return date and look forward to welcoming you into our classrooms.  

    Starting today, families can go online and opt-in for full-time virtual instruction for their child on our My School, My Way page. The opt-in process will take place now through Monday, July 20. This will allow us the opportunity to effectively align our teaching staff and resources so your child has consistency, and we can best support their learning.  

    Parent Information Sessions 

    We understand that families have questions about what this virtual environment will look like beyond August 17, so to help you prepare, we are hosting two live parent information sessions, which will include a demo of the virtual learning environment and a question and answer session. 


    • Elementary school focus: 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14  
    • High school focus: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15  

    While both sessions will be streamed live and be interactive for families, they will also be recorded and available for playback on our website to watch at your own convenience. Links to join these information sessions can be found on our website.  

    Additional Resources s

    As a reminder, you will be hearing more from us and your school principal on other details including technology, connectivity, teacher assignments, and more within the next two weeks. As additional details become available, they will be shared on our website, which will be frequently updated.

    As always, email communications, our official social media channels and our #ReturnToSchool page are the most reliable source for information regarding our #ReturnToSchool plans.   

    Thank you, 

    Peoria Unified Communications and Public Relations 

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