Yuma Union High School District

College enrollment is down nationwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As vaccines are administered and virus numbers improve, Arizona Western College, the community college that serves Yuma and La Paz Counties, is looking to reconnect lost students and expand access to higher education in the region. AWC President, Dr. Daniel Corr, talks about a new partnership with the state's three public universities and a push by state lawmakers to allow community colleges to offer four-year degrees.  


Due to a high volume of traffic, the Yuma Union High School District's student nutrition department has updated the times for its remote meal service route in Somerton. 

Yuma Union High School District

After voting to end winter sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) reversed course and announced Tuesday that winter sports for the 2020-21 season can begin Jan. 18. 

This means basketball, soccer, wrestling, and spirit line can begin practice and games Monday with the regular season-ending March 5.

The Yuma Union High School District will allow two parents/guardians for each athletic home game. Those games will start on Jan. 25.

Yuma Union High School District

Parents and fans of Yuma Union High School District athletics won't be able to attend any scheduled sporting events this Fall in efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, according to the district. 

However, if cases of the virus continue in its downward trajectory it could be re-evaluated in the future by all the parties; YUHSD, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), and the Yuma County Health District. 


COVID-19 has changed the way Arizona school meal programs operate and the Yuma Union High School District is no exception. 

For the 2020-2021 school year, the district moved from on-site school lunch and breakfast programs to safer, drive-thru and pick-up alternatives. 

The school nutrition staff preps meals for 150 students who drive to campus and pick up their bagged food from blue tents out front of Cibola High School.