REOPENING and COVID-19 Updates

Public Notice: 
Governing Board Meetings
(beginning April 2020)

Until further notice, we will be enforcing the CDC 50 person limit for meetings held at the LHHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). 

In order to comply with executive orders, entrance to the building will not be permitted once the number of attendees reaches fifty. There will be a five (5) minute time limit for any person speaking.

Meetings can be viewed live at

We are providing an email address for questions, comments, or concerns:

Email submissions must include full name. There will be a five (5) minute time limit on each email. Emails will be read in order of receipt, time permitting.


Updates and Resources

Lake Havasu Unified School District continues to be updated frequently by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Coronavirus.

Any updates regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19, official information will be shared through email and on our district website.


October 26, 2020


Dear LHUSD Parents,

When positive cases of COVID are reported to our schools, we are working directly with the health department to determine the students and staff who need to self-quarantine or self-monitor.  


Mohave County Health Department Benchmark Updates

On Aug 17, 2020, the school district posed direct questions to the Mohave County Health Department. View their responses and the latest County Public Health Data for Schools.

Arizona Department of Health Services - Schools Dashboard

The ADHS website provides updates on the 3 benchmarks related to the reopening of schools.

On their site, scroll down to the state map and click on the section for Mohave County (see example).
The current data for our county will appear to the right.

map of AZ with Mohave County selected

District Reopening Plan  update 09-25-20


All elementary schools WILL OPEN for FULL ATTENDANCE Oct 12th, 2020.

Fall Break Oct 5th - Oct 9th, 2020

Our in-person learning students will return to a full schedule including specials classes, lunch, and recess.  We will continue to focus on the mitigation strategies that reduce the transmission of COVID19 such as handwashing, extra sanitizing, and social distancing to the greatest extent possible. 

Students and staff will continue to be required to wear a face-covering until the Arizona Health Department removes this requirement (please see Executive Order 2020-51).


Secondary schools WILL OPEN in a hybrid model on Oct 12th, 2020.

Fall Break Oct 5th - Oct 9th, 2020

Thunderbolt Middle School

Hybrid learning is an opportunity for your student to attend all classes in person two days per week. Students will receive academic instruction from their teachers for two consecutive days.

The other three at-home days will have assigned independent practice, reading, and/or writing accessible in Google Classroom and sent home in paper form.

Lake Havasu High School

In planning for a safe return, the high school will follow a Hybrid model, to limit the number of students in our hallways and classrooms.

Students will have the option to attend the hybrid model, participate in a modified version of distance learning, or utilize the online SchoolsPLP platform.

Students will be divided into two different groups according to their last name.

Group A: last names lettered A-K,  Group B: last names lettered L-Z

To better assist families with multiple siblings in the same household with a different last name, they will follow the oldest sibling's Group assignment.

While this year continues to present challenges, we look forward to welcoming our students and staff back as soon as possible with some added precautions to address the safety and well-being of our school community while continuing our commitment to a focus on scholarship, character, and humanity.

For detailed information, please view the updated student and staff reopening roadmaps above.

Meal Availability / Pickup  update 10-01-20

JUST ANNOUNCED - Free Breakfast and Lunch to all students

With an extension from the USDA, we can now provide free breakfast and lunch to all students - through the end of the school year.


Drive-thru pick-up of free meals (daily breakfast and lunch meal bag) will be available to ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER.  Parents may pick up meals without students being present.


This pickup is intended for online learners and/or siblings who are not currently in school.

Breakfast and lunch are being served for in-person learners, at their respective schools.


Monday thru Friday

9:00 am - 10:00 am


Havasupai Elementary

Smoketree Elementary

Thunderbolt Middle School 


Distance Learning
  • Google Classroom learning platform
    • Online
    • Printed Materials
  • Students do not need to sign up
  • Classes taught by your child’s teacher
  • Asynchronous (recorded) and Synchronous (live) lessons
  • Collaborative work with peers
  • Required attendance
  • Weekly teacher/student check-in
  • Graded Assignments and Assessments
Online Academy
  • SchoolsPLP platform (see demo at
  • Students will need to sign up
  • Classes supervised by district teachers
  • Asynchronous (recorded) lessons
  • Classes aligned to in-person learning classes
  • Required attendance
  • District teacher/student check-in
  • Graded Assignments and Assessments
  • On-campus support by appointment
  • Transition back to in-person learning will be collaboratively determined with school administration