Welcome!

A Learning Environment That Inspires Learners Through Collaboration and Discovery

We are pleased to introduce you to Yuma Elementary District One’s newest school, Dorothy Hall Elementary School, home of the Innovators! We are in the southeast region of Yuma, Arizona, and are excited to begin the educational journey with your child. 

Please take some time to get to know our school and our staff members. We offer a wide variety of clubs and programs, and we take pride in preparing our students for success in the 21st century. Please contact us if you have any questions.

A Message from Our Principal

Happy September, Dorothy Hall Innovators & families! We are so proud of how hard all our students, staff, and parents have been working to make remote learning successful. It truly takes a team effort to provide the best learning experience for our students. We appreciate every member of the team and commend you for your efforts! I know that we are all looking forward to the day that we can open our schools for hybrid learning and welcome students back to campus. Our school board recently determined that we would follow the recommended guidelines from ADHS rather than select a date. All parents received an update regarding this determination on August 25. Here is some of that information in case you missed it. 

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has recently determined three clear requirements that a county must meet to indicate it is safe to return to in-person learning: 

  • Cases: <100 cases/100,000 or a two-week decline in number of cases. District one will meet both criteria to consider this benchmark met. 
  • Percent Positivity: <7% 
  • COVID-like illness: <10% 

For a more detailed explanation of the benchmarks set, you may read ADHS’s benchmark guide: ADHS - Safely Returning to In-Person Instruction

Following the three benchmarks, district one will open schools for hybrid, in-person learning seven calendar days after Yuma County has met all three benchmarks for two consecutive Thursdays. We are scheduling an opening seven days after the benchmarks are met in order to provide staff, schools, and families with ample notice of the reopening. I encourage all families to check the ADHS dashboard every Thursday.

Sincerely, 

Leeanne Lagunas

Leeanne Lagunas, Principal

Featured Video

We are excited to begin our journey with you! Check out our informational video.