TUHSD will offer on-site support services for students beginning Monday, August 17.

August 13, 2020

TUHSD Families

On Monday, August 17, our campuses will welcome students in need of on-site support services (services that cannot be provided virtually). These support services are part of Governor Ducey’s most recent Executive Order for schools and are for students who have a critical need for a specific service or resource. There will be limited space available on each campus due to the importance of optimizing the use of available staff and limited resources, as well as the critical health mitigation protocols that need to be implemented and maintained for safety.

Our students with the highest need were identified by school sites and prioritized with a weighted system. Ten priority categories were identified as follows: SpEd Level C/D students (self-contained programs); McKinney Vento students (homeless students); Students without access to WiFi or other technology at home; Title I and students eligible for free and/or reduced lunches; SEL (Social Emotional) High Concern students; ELL (English Language Learners) students; Foster care students; SpEd Level B students (Resource); SpEd Level A students (Itinerant services); Parent Request.

We understand there will be evolving student needs, and our administrators and school site teams are listening to parents and families in order to continually meet the needs of our students and families. 

  Prioritization Criteria

  SpEd Level C/D

  McKinney Vento

  No WiFi/Tech

  Title I

  Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) High Concern

  ELL

  Foster 

  SpEd Level B

  SpEd Level A

  Parent Request

Parents/guardians will be required to acknowledge the COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgement and Disclosure Form by signing the form on or before the student's first day of attendance on campus. This form will be circulated by your school site administrators.

Specific locations have been identified at each school site to provide a safe space for TUHSD students to have remote access to classes and receive in-person support services as needed. Transportation and school meals will be provided.  On-site service locations will be monitored by a TUHSD staff member (not necessarily a certified teacher), and instruction will continue virtually between students and their teachers. 

Social distancing and appropriate safety guidelines will be observed in these on-site spaces at all times. Rooms will be limited to 10-15 students only, with assigned classrooms, specific entry and exit routes, temperature checks, and signage, and cleaning protocols in place. Additional safety details can be found in the TUHSD’s Health Mitigation Plan, which is available here - DOCX.

Follow up notifications and additional information will be sent by school sites to families who have been identified as being eligible for on-site services.

If your child does not fall into one of these priority categories, and you would like to request on-site services, please contact your academic counselor.

As a reminder, TUHSD’s first quarter is scheduled through Friday, October 2. We will remain in virtual instruction mode until our community has met the metrics for reopening as outlined by the Arizona Department of Health Services website. The fall break is slated for the following week, with students and teachers beginning the second quarter of instruction on Tuesday, October 13. 

Thank you,
Kevin J. Mendivil
Superintendent