• Dear Balsz Families & Staff,

    At a Special Governing Board meeting 9/28, our Board voted to implement a mask mandate for all students, staff, and visitors to Balsz facilities, effective 9/29/2021. This mandate will remain in place indefinitely.

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  • Balsz School District has continued to monitor all news and activity regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In alignment with Governor Doug Ducey’s declaration of a public health emergency for the State of Arizona, Balsz has been proactively planning for all possible scenarios for our schools.

    Any updates will be posted here and on our social media, and families will be notified via phone call, text, and/or email

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  • July 12, 2021

    Dear Balsz Elementary School District Families,

    Thank you to our students, staff, and community for working hard to follow health and safety protocols that helped us keep classrooms open for students to learn in person.

    On June 30, 2021, Governor Ducey signed a budget that includes many provisions that will affect schools and school funding throughout Arizona. One such provision has an immediate impact on students and staff in our District.  Effective June 30, 2021, counties, cities, towns, schools and school districts are prohibited from requiring students or staff to wear face coverings during school hours and on school property.  Schools are also prohibited from requiring a vaccine for students and staff to participate in in-person instruction.

    While this decision means that students and staff are no longer required to wear face coverings in Balsz Elementary School District, we encourage anyone who has not been vaccinated to follow the guidance of health officials by wearing a face covering. Anyone who chooses to wear a face covering for any reason has the option to do so at any time.

    Zeek Ojeh, Acting Superintendent

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Links to Additional Information and Resources

  • AZ Department of Health Services Recommendations: What to do if a family member is sick?
  • COVID-19 Waiver (required for all students attending one of the Balsz District Schools in person)
  • Maricopa County Health Department COVID-19 Resources
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Updates & Resources
  • Family Resource Hub: information about community resources for health and finances, technology help, and tech tutorials for families and students.
  • Balsz Facebook
  • What is Coronavirus Disease?

  • What can students and families do?

  • How can I protect myself against COVID-19?

  • If families or staff have health inquiries, what should they do?