A Message from Superintendent King

a month ago

COCSD Families-

I hope this message finds you and all of your family safe and well. All of our work over the summer has been focused on returning our children safely to our schools at the earliest date possible. I also want to thank you for your patience this summer as many teachers, staff, and administration have worked countless hours developing a plan that provided choices for families and a safe environment for all. Right now, Governor Ducey has ordered all of our school buildings to remain closed to students until at least August 17th, 2020. To provide education to our students we will begin our online learning platform on August 5th, 2020. This new platform will be far more rigorous and will embrace accountability for both students and staff as we seek to make the best of the only option available to us right now. At the Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, June 14, we shared the first look at Cottonwood’s Connecting Community & Classrooms Return to School Plan. You can view the slides from that presentation below.Cottonwood’s model embraces recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), and the insight of Cottonwood parents, teachers, staff, and community members. Circumstances and guidance related to COVID-19 may continue to evolve throughout the coming school year, and we have built a plan flexible enough to respond to those evolutions. Cottonwood will continue to prioritize the safety of our students and staff above all. I look forward to seeing the children return to their schools and you have my commitment to making that a reality at the earliest possible date.

In Your Service,

Steve King, Superintendent

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Enrollment Information

a month ago

COCSD RETURNING FAMILIES

  • ***Returning families Do Not need to re-register***
  • Information on our new Family Link app and site will be coming Friday, July 31st
  • Families will be contacted by their new homeroom teachers prior to August 4th


COCSD Families We Miss You and can't wait to see you again! 

New Families

  • If possible, enroll online by going to our website link and downloading forms. 
  • You can take the forms to the District Office located at 1 N. Willard Street, Cottonwood
  • Information on our new Family Link app and site will be coming Friday, July 31st
  • Families will be contacted by their new homeroom teachers prior to August 4th

Welcome New Families to Cottonwood Oak Creek School District

About COCSD Digital Academy

a month ago

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District is excited to announce the all-new Cottonwood Online Institute. Students enrolled in COCSD digital Academy will receive live instruction from dedicated COCSD teachers, using enhanced COCSD online curriculum. 


There will be grades, accountability, rigor, and high teacher expectations for maintaining contact with students. This platform will be specifically designed for the online learning environment and the unique needs of our students.

After teachers return in August, you will be able to click on your school logo below, then click on your child's teacher and you will find the Google Classroom including lesson plans and all assignments.

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Message from Superintendent King

COCSD Families-

I hope this message finds you and all of your family safe and well. All of our work over the summer has been focused on returning our children safely to our schools at the earliest date possible. I also want to thank you for your patience this summer as many teachers, staff, and administration have worked countless hours developing a plan that provided choices for families and a safe environment for all. Right now, Governor Ducey has ordered all of our school buildings to remain closed to students until at least August 17th, 2020. To provide education to our students we will begin our online learning platform on August 5th, 2020. This new platform will be far more rigorous and will embrace accountability for both students and staff as we seek to make the best of the only option available to us right now. At the Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, June 14, we shared the first look at Cottonwood’s Connecting Community & Classrooms Return to School Plan. You can view the slides from that presentation below.Cottonwood’s model embraces recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), and the insight of Cottonwood parents, teachers, staff, and community members. Circumstances and guidance related to COVID-19 may continue to evolve throughout the coming school year, and we have built a plan flexible enough to respond to those evolutions. Cottonwood will continue to prioritize the safety of our students and staff above all. I look forward to seeing the children return to their schools and you have my commitment to making that a reality at the earliest possible date.

In Your Service,

Steve King, Superintendent

Hybrid Learning

Our Plans for a Safe Return to School

a month ago

Cottonwood Online Institute

  • Began August 5, 2020 
  • Kindergarten-Grade 8 
  • 5 Full days per week 
  • Internet connection required (may be able to be checked out at Public Library or school if needed)
  • District Devices Provided if needed
  • Class meeting, small groups, and 1-to-1 support 
  • COCSD Teachers and curriculum 
  • Social-emotional support 
  • Accommodations and support services provided 
  • Specials and electives 
  • Online extracurricular activities and events
  • Sports extracurricular when sports return to onsite campuses
  • Option to stay online even after the Governor lifts the closure order.

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In-Person Learning

  • Began upon the lifting of Governor Ducey's Executive Orders
  • Preschool-Grade 8 
  • 4 Full Days per week + 1 day Remote
  • Preventive safety measures 
  • Student cohorts and teams
  • COCSD teachers and curriculum 
  • Instruction in core content 
  • Social-emotional support 
  • Specials and electives 
  • Accommodations and support services 
  • Recess breaks 
  • Breakfast and lunch in class 
  • Modified extracurricular activities and events 
  • Modified Athletic Schedule

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About Hybrid Learning

a month ago

Parents seeking flexibility will have the opportunity to start the year with student learning at home and then transition back to in-person learning at scheduled intervals throughout the year. Families may also choose to enter distance learning at a later date. Through continued enrollment at your current school, you will receive newsletters from your principal, advising your family of virtual school events to enable your to stay connected and participating in your home school activities. 

About In-Person Learning

a month ago

Students are welcome back, in-person, to all COCSD schools in the 2020-21 school year. Every campus will be following preventative protocols and making modifications to the learning environment, to prioritize student and staff safety. Those modifications include items such as keeping students grouped together in cohorts, to minimize exposure, and eating meals in the classroom instead of the cafeteria. School leaders are developing creative solutions to offer events and activities through virtual experiences. Safety Measures are listed here.