TUHSD Health & Safety During COVID-19

  • Updated: August 3, 2020, at 2:27 PM

    In light of Governor’s Ducey announcement and subsequent Executive Order on 6/29/20, we want to reassure you that we continue to assess and plan for a safe, productive 20/21 school year for our students, teachers, and staff. There are still many unknowns about how the Governor’s order will affect the details of our current planning efforts. We will continue to keep you informed and update this page and our Return to School page as information becomes available.

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?

  • 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?

  • Will my child have access to school meals?

  • Will my child still receive free/reduced price school meals?

  • Can I pick up more than one days’ worth of meals at a time?

  • Does my child need to be with me if I pick their meals up for them?

  • Can I pick up meals for all of my children or just the ones enrolled at the High School?

  • Do I need to fill out a new meal application for this school year?

  • Where can I find a meal application for this school year?

  • 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 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

  • Parent Letter 4.28.2020: Summer Education Academy

  • Parent Letter 4.22.2020: Class of 2020 Graduation

  • Parent Letter 4.13.2020: Class of 2020 seniors & parent announcements

  • Parent Letter 4.9.2020: Teaching & Learning, grading during COVID-19

  • Parent Letter 4.7.2020: Schoology accounts

  • Parent Letter 4.6.2020: Superintendent, Prom cancelled

  • Parent Letter 3.31.2020: Teaching & Learning, Schoology, Dual Enrollment, other Academic programs