Welcome Marcos de Niza Parents!

  • For a list of frequently asked questions about returning to school, please scroll down on this page. There is also a menu of topics to explore on the side of this page.

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Parent Workshops & Events

  • Please check back for workshops and events. We will post information here throughout the school year as they become available.

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  • Please Join Us for Colgate Univ Info Session Sept 24, 2020 pictures of campus Colgate University Information Session

    Tempe Union sophomores, juniors, seniors, and parents are invited to a virtual information session from Colgate University. Learn about the admissions process, programs, scholarships, the no-loan initiative, etc.

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  • Discover Duke University plaque behind a garden of tulips Discover Duke for TUHSD Students

    Duke University is pleased to offer a 75-minute online zoom meeting visit for Tempe Union High School District students and any interested parents.

    You are invited to Discover Duke University. Come learn about Duke; what are some of the highlights of a Duke education and what does Duke offer in scholarships and financial aid. We will also discuss what the admissions process will look like for the class of 2025 from Duke’s perspective.

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Welcome to Marcos de Niza High School

District Announcements

  • Upcoming Calendar Dates:

    • Sept. 16:  1/2 Day
    • Oct. 2:  End of 1st Quarter
    • Oct. 5 – 12:  Fall Break
    • Oct. 13:  Beginning of 2nd Quarter
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Returning to School FAQ

  • What happens if Governor Ducey moves forward with reopening schools and I’m not comfortable with sending my student back yet?

  • How long will Tempe Union remain in virtual learning mode?

  • Why is the Blended Learning model no longer available?

  • What will the beginning of the school year look like?

  • How will students/parents know what is expected of them academically?

  • How will teachers know what to teach?

  • How will student attendance be reported?

  • How will teachers address the learning gaps?

  • How is the In-Person model (in virtual mode) different from the fourth quarter online experience?

  • How will my student be graded?

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

  • How will schools provide social-emotional support?

  • What are some of the other ways that TUHSD has invested in supporting our students during this critical time?

  • How will services be provided to special education students in either model available?

  • My child does not have access to a laptop or other computer. Will we be able to check out a laptop?

  • I don’t have Wifi at my current residence. What are my options?

  • Will there be any technical support for students and parents?

  • Will my student be able to attend EVIT?

  • Will there be changes to Dual Enrollment programs?

  • How will parents/students be updated?

  • Who should I speak with if I have additional questions?

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?

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