• August 13, 2020

    Dear CGESD Families,

    The purpose of this letter is to inform you of our District’s plans to offer “on-site support services” as
    required through Executive Orders 2020-51, 2020-44, and 2020-41 for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Options for students needing a safe, supervised, and connected place to learn will be articulated
    through CGESD’s agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of the Sun Corridor. Currently, the Boys and
    Girls Club is providing “on-site support services” in three locations:
       1. Nap Lawrence Branch located in the Casa Grande Community Recreation Center,
       2. Len Colla Branch located in the Len Colla Recreation Center, and
       3. Mesquite Branch located at Mesquite Elementary School.

    This information was shared with families on July 28th, and a reminder was provided on August 7th. If you are in need of these services and have not yet submitted your application, please email
    Mesquite@cgkids.org with the name of your student(s), grade level, and the school they attend to have
    them included on the waitlist.

    We are currently working on a plan to expand offerings in order to address the needs of families on the
    waitlist. In so doing, we are considering moving the Len Colla location to Palo Verde Elementary School
    in order to accommodate more children. Families with students currently attending the Len Colla site
    will be notified if/when this change occurs. Families with children attending “on-site support services”
    will be required to sign and return a COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgment and Disclosure form.

    Additionally, a few non-profit organizations within our community are offering free Wi-Fi and a cool
    place for students to learn. Please contact the United Way of Pinal County (their offices are located in
    the Promenade Mall) at 836-0736 and/or the Casa Grande Alliance (their offices are located at the
    CGMS and Saguaro campus) at 836-5022 if you would like your child(ren) to take advantage of their
    services.

    Please be in touch if you have any questions. We can be reached at outreach@cgesd.org.

    Thank you,

    JoEtta Gonzales, Ed.D
    Superintendent