Three students raising their hands in  a classroom

Camp Verde School District Return to Learn Plan  is reviewed and readdressed  at least every six months by the school administration and Governing Board.   The Governing Board welcomes public input at each meeting they review the plan. 

Camp Verde Unified School District’s

Plan for



Introduction:  The Camp Verde Unified School District, in an effort to prepare for and respond to community spread of COVID-19, will continue to adhere to guidance of the CDC and the Arizona Department of Health Services.  We believe the best path for learning is in-person instruction yet understand unique situations may arise requiring other modes.  We are aware opinions differ surrounding aspects of this theme and are committed to respect varying viewpoints while doing our best to commit ourselves to the task to which we are called, that of providing for our community and staff the very best and safest learning environment.  Consequently, we are committed to the following protocols:



At Home:

Parents, students, and staff must not come to school if they exhibit a combination of three of the following symptoms:


  • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, or chills;
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
  • muscle aches;
  • sore throat;
  • headache;
  • congestion or runny nose;
  • cough;
  • vomiting;
  • diarrhea; or
  • new loss of taste or smell.



At School:

  • Masks are optional for both students and staff.
  • Buses will be cleaned (disinfected) between routes and at the end of the day, especially surfaces sat on or touched. (seats and seat backs)
  • Signage in highly visible locations regarding practicing health safety.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed in each room.
  • Hand washing routines will be taught and encouraged throughout the day: upon entering the building, before and after lunch, between classes.
  • Students will be encouraged to bring their own water bottle. Drinking fountains may be used to fill their own bottle.
  • Playground equipment will be open and cleaned regularly.
  • Increased restroom cleanings will take place throughout the day.
  • Athletics will follow AIA guidelines.
  • Use “in class instruction” where possible.
  • Camp Verde Online, Arizona Online Instruction (AOI), distance learning platform, will be available for those who have extenuating circumstances and cannot attend classroom instruction grades 6-12.
  • Elementary students will receive printed work and/or accommodations for learning while quarantined.




  • Guidance will originate with the AZ Department of Health as directed by the CDC.
  • Opportunities for school-wide vaccinations will be made available to our school community when possible.
  • Health and safety protocols will be followed for all students and staff with accommodations stressed for children with disabilities.
  • CVUSD will coordinate with State and local health officials to the extent possible under the guidance of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • At least every six months the CVUSD School Board will approve this plan, along with any modifications.  Prior to its approval, the Camp Verde Unified School District will seek public input concerning the Return to Learn Plan. 



Summary:  The Camp Verde Unified School District is committed to the success of all by providing a safe educational environment, guided by the work of the AZ Dept. of Health and the CDC.  We believe our most valuable resource is our staff and students, therefore the Camp Verde Unified School District is committed to the safety and well-being of our community.  This plan will be revised as the situation merits and recommendations adjust.

Recommendations from the Center of Disease Control can be found at this link: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC

New COVID guidelines

New CDC Guidelines 2022

Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning Updated Aug. 11, 2022

Summary of Recent Changes ______________________________________________________________________

Removed the recommendation to cohort Changed recommendation to conduct screening testing to focus on high-risk activities during high COVID-19 Community Level or in response to an outbreak Removed the recommendation to quarantine, except in high-risk congregate settings Removed information about Test to Stay Added detailed information on when to wear a mask, managing cases and exposures, and responding to outbreaks