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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

COVID-19 Updates

CAVIT is committed to keeping families updated on the current public health crisis. Please view our frequently-asked questions for more information about the return to school in 2020-2021. 


When Does School Start?

The governing board approved to postpone in-person learning from September 8 to October 13. The board will re-evaluate if the Pinal County Health Department/Arizona Department of Health Services public health benchmarks in effect at that time warrant another postponement

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What is Online Virtual Learning?

The virtual online learning occurs in real-time through Google Meet and Google Classroom. Students will receive daily live instruction from July 20 through September 25. Teachers will take attendance each day and hand out assignments that will count for a grade. Students will receive participation points. The following dates are no school/no online learning participation: 9/16 teacher in-service day, 9/28-10/9 fall break, and 10/12 teacher in-service day.

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Do I Get to Choose What Mode of Learning I Want?

The goal is to return to our traditional mode of in-person learning when we are allowed. Students not choosing traditional in-person learning will be able to participate in an online program for this school year. Parents choosing the online option all year can register on our Enrollment page. Click on the Online Learning Registration button.

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What if I Don't Have the Technology or Internet Access for the Online Mode of Learning?

Students who do not have the required technology to participate in online learning should contact CAVIT.

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What is Daily Health Screening?

To perform a daily health screening, monitor yourself for any of these symptoms: fever of 100.4 degrees of higher, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or new loss of taste or smell. 

 CAVIT is asking that all students perform a daily health screening. Do not attend CAVIT if you exhibit one or more of these symptoms.

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What Happens if I Start to Feel Sick While I'm On Campus?

Your teacher will be asking all students if they have performed their daily health screening before the start of class. If a student starts to feel sick on campus or begins to show visible symptoms, they will be sent to the front office, who will contact a parent for pick up. These are the following exceptions: 

  • If a student has a runny nose and no other symptoms, CAVIT will contact the parent to inquire whether there have been any COVID-19 exposures in the home. If not, student may return to class. 
  • If the student has health information on file that confirms a diagnosis of asthma or another respiratory condition, and the student isn't displaying any other symptoms, CAVIT will contact the parent to inquire whether there have been any COVID-19 exposures in the home. If not, the student may return to class.

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Will the Campus be Cleaned and Disinfected Daily When We Return?

We will clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles, sink handles, and drinking fountains, daily. Lab equipment will be cleaned between uses. Facility staff will increase the cleaning of surfaces and bathrooms throughout the day.

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Will I Need a Cloth Face Covering When We Return to Campus?

Yes. All students will receive a cloth face covering as part of their uniform and will be required to wear them when maintaining 6-feet of distance isn't possible.

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Will Visitors Be Allowed on Campus When We Return?

We will limit non-essential visitors during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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