• Frequently Asked Questions


    How do I get regular updates?

    The district will communicate regularly with parents and families through email, text, and our website at musd20.org.  The District has also created a page, musd20.org/coronavirus, that includes all outgoing communication, important links, and other resources.  


    How will MUSD continue to provide education, if schools are closed?

    How will this impact ESS students?

    Special Education teachers and staff are looking forward to continuing instruction and support for your children’s education during the school closure. Maricopa Unified School District Exceptional Student Services (ESS) staff will continue contacting families to schedule appointments during previously recognized school hours.  Teachers and staff will provide support focused on Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals during scheduled appointments. 

    At the guidance of the U.S. and Arizona Departments of Education, the Maricopa Unified School District will continue to provide a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), working within the current government recommendations for health and safety, to the greatest extent possible. In light of this unprecedented national emergency, special education regulations allow for flexibility in determining how to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. Maricopa is continuing to provide services for students, but services will look different during the school closure.

    Teachers will continue to monitor progress of students throughout the school closure and upon reopening of schools, IEP teams will be making individual student determinations regarding the potential need for additional services.  

    Since all in-person events, including meetings, have been cancelled through the end of the year, staff will be working to hold necessary meetings in a virtual format. 

    What can I continue to do to protect myself and my family from COVID-19?

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Visit the CDC site for additional recommendations

    If my family has questions, how can I reach someone?

    While our phone response is limited, please email us at covid19@musd20.org with questions or concerns and we will return your message within 48 hours. In addition, a hotline will soon be available for students and parents and we will update our FAQ when that is available.