TUHSD Health & Safety During COVID-19

Safety, Transportation, Extracurricular, Food Services & Other FAQ

  • Will masks/face coverings be provided for students?

  • Can a face shield be used instead of a mask/face coverings?

  • What is the protocol for a positive COVID case at a school site?

  • What safety precautions will be in place to protect students and staff?

  • What are the specific social distancing plans for the schools, including classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and lunches?

  • What are the specific cleaning/sanitization plans for the school day, including on buses? Will Cleaning supplies/PPE be supplied to classrooms?

  • How will Tempe Union decide if there is going to be a school closure?

  • Will schools return to "normal" if pandemic eases or a vaccine is released?

  • How will school meals be offered for breakfast and lunch?

  • Will transportation be provided for students?

  • Is my student safe while riding the bus?

  • How often will buses be cleaned?

  • What will sports and performing arts look like during the 2020 – 2021 school year?

  • Is summer conditioning for fall sports/activities currently taking place?

  • What will happen with fine and performing arts programs?

  • I have questions about my child’s activities that aren’t listed here. Who do I contact?

Important Announcements - COVID-19

  • At Tempe Union High School District, the health and safety of our visitors and employees is our top priority as we reopen to assist you with your needs. With this in mind, we want to take the time to update you on the precautions and requirements that we are taking to ensure our community is safe. For everyone’s safety, you are required to schedule an appointment in order to enter the building. If you do not have an appointment, you will not be allowed to enter the building.

    Please see this document - PDF on further instructions and the steps we are taking to ensure safety.


    On March 30, 2020 (weblink), Tempe Union High School District's schools were closed for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year. Our initial reopening plan for the 2020 – 2021 school year was shared with the public on June 17. This plan will continue to be refined as we receive stakeholder feedback and guidance from public health agencies on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to visit our Return to School webpage for additional information and FAQ's.


    Social & Emotional Resources for parents & teens

    During this unprecedented time, it is totally normal and understandable for us all to be feeling more unsettled and stressed than usual. Please reference any of our COVID-19 Social & Emotional resources on our website. You can also contact one of our Care 7 Youth Specialists located at each school for additional questions or community resources and services.

Parent Letters - COVID-19

  • Parent Letter 9.8.20 - Additional Details on Return to School

  • Parent Letter 9.4.20 - Return to Campus 10/13/20

  • Parent Letter 8.28.20 - Update on Instructional Model

  • Parent Letter 8.28.20 - Information on Reopening Plans

  • Parent Letter 8.25.20: TUHSD | Gov Board Study Session

  • Parent Letter 8.13.20: TUHSD | On-Site Support Services

  • Parent Letter 8.6.20: TUHSD | Resources + Governing Board resolution

  • Parent Letter 7.17.20: Stakeholder Forum Update

  • Parent Letter 7.14.20: Virtual Stakeholder Forum, 7/14/20 at 6 PM

  • Parent Letter 6.30.20: Update on delayed school start

  • Parent Letter 6.29.20: Superintendent message on fall 2020 options

  • Parent Letter 6.22.20: Superintendent Message on School Reopening

  • Parent/Student Letter 6.18.2020: Update on July graduation ceremonies

  • Parent Letter 6.2.2020: Superintendent Message on planning

  • Parent Letter 5.5.2020: Superintendent - Senior updates & End of the year check out information