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Tucson Unified School District - Next Steps 2020. A new era for education

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PCHD Recommended School Closures

  • Tolson closed 8/18 - 8/31
  • Erickson closed 8/25 - 9/7

COVID-19 Taskforce. Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected

Resources for Families

Coronavirus Guide from tucson.com

This comprehensive guide provides useful information for the public.

Coronavirus Guide

Get your Free Masks from AZ

Need help with rent or preventing eviction?

COVID-19 Exposure Reference and Guidelines For TUSD Staff, Students, and Families

Coronavirus Testing Sites

Crisis Information

If you or a loved one are in  immediate crisis, please call:

Community Wide Crisis Line: 520-622-6000

Or 911

Other non-emergency numbers:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741

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Childcare

Childcare at TUSD Schools

If you need childcare while you work, we offer childcare at many of our schools through our Community School program and KIDCO. Learn more by reading Childcare options at TUSD Schools.

Boys & Girls Club Tucson

Flier for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson - 2020-2021 (in PDF)

Looking for a safe place where your child can engage in recreation, arts, and other enrichment activities? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson are open to serve working families during the pandemic.

Program Details:

  • Ages 7 to 17 years old
  • Masks/face coverings required in the Clubs and safety measures must be followed
  • Meals provided through partnership TUSD Meals Program
  • Members asked to bring their school-provided devices to the Club

Register and Learn More at the Boys & Girls Club website

10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Returning Back to School

Ready to prepare for returning to school?

Please review 10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Returning Back to School (in PDF).

Screening Questions - Asked before entry to schools and district offices

Screening Questions: These questions will be asked of everyone before they are permitted to enter schools or district offices.

Help for Speakers of Arabic, Kirundi, Somali, and Swahili

Please call the number below and leave a message, including a phone number where we can reach you. We will call you back. Thank you!
  • 225-6591 = Swahili
  • 225-6592 = Arabic
  • 225-6593 = Kirundi
  • 225-6594 = Somali

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) provides assistance to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, while schools are out of session due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits program is a partnership between DES, the Arizona Department of Education, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

For more information, see DES's Arizona P-EBT webpage .

Community Resources for Family Support

Free WiFi Map for Arizona

Use this free WiFi map from Connect Arizona to find free public WiFi hotspots at public libraries, schools, businesses, and other sites. Some sites may offer indoor public access during business hours, others provide access in the parking lot only. Everyone using the sites - outside or inside - is encouraged to practice social distancing precautions, including staying in your vehicle or at least six feet from other users and wearing a mask if necessary.

Internet Access for TUSD Families

TUSD will help you with Internet access through loaner hotspots. Learn more at the TUSD Loaner Hotspot FAQ.

You can also look into several of the low-cost Internet programs available to TUSD families. See the following information for details: Low-Cost Internet Programs

Coping with Stress and Anxiety

For suggestions on coping with stress and anxiety during this time, please see these resources.

Food Banks and Pantries

Dental Issues - What to do

Wondering what to do about dental issues? See these dental issues guidelines from Pima County Health Department.

Health Tips

Please check the CDC website for the latest prevention tips and information.

Prevention Measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds (the time needed to sing happy birthday) or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Keep children home when sick, and stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact, like holding hands.

Note: Please be aware the District has suspended Attendance Award tracking for the 4th quarter. Thus please have students remain home if not feeling well.

Positive Parenting

Section 504

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers and Parents

Resources for Employees

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide and Recommendations For TUSD Staff - 11/05/20

Payroll Due Dates and Info - Including Retirement Deadlines

Planning to Retire? See these Important Dates!
TUSD Payroll 2020-2021 Due Dates and Info (in PDF)

To retire at end of first semester:

To retire at end of second semester:

More Retirement Information...

Re-Entry Signs for Schools

Get your Free Masks from AZ

Returning to Facilities - Procedures and Regulations

Many TUSD employees are starting to come back to our facilities. This is a reminder that in order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we have new regulations, http://govboard.tusd1.org/Policies-and-Regulations/Regulation-Code-EB-R2-T, that we all must follow, as well as COVID Return to Work Trainings that must be completed before you return.

A few highlights:

Everyone is required to wear a mask/face covering that covers your nose and mouth when on TUSD property, ask yourself the 5 Health Questions posted at the front of each TUSD building before entering, wash/ sanitize your hands often, and sign in at the front desk when you come into a building.

Also prior to returning, you are required to complete the 3 COVID Return to Work Trainings and related tests in the True North Logic Professional Learning Portal https://tucson.truenorthlogic.com/ia/empari/login/index .

In your assigned courses, you will see a link titled "COVID-19 Return to Work Trainings".

Within that section, the following courses are posted:

In addition, we have a Disinfection Training video that goes into greater detail about TUSD chemicals and how to use them. This is for any staff member, including Custodians, who are helping to disinfect our spaces.

Thank you for your prompt action to complete these mandatory training that will help keep everyone safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Return-to-Work Trainings

Do you know families who need help with rent or utilities?

Need help paying rent or utilities due to COVID-19? Apply for assistance: www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/rent-help. Necesita ayuda para pagar su alquiler debido al COVID-19? Solicite asistencia: www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/rent-help.

Help with Rent and Utilities

Have you been unable to pay your rent or utilities due to COVID-19?
The City of Tucson Mayor & Council have allocated over $4.5 million of Federal CARES Act funds to assist Tucson residents who have been impacted by the pandemic.

Learn more at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/rent-help.

More Assistance Options and Information

Rental Eviction Prevention Assistance - Apply here!

Screening Questions - Asked Prior to Entry at Schools and District Offices

Screening Questions: These questions will be asked of everyone before they are permitted to enter schools or district offices.

Coronavirus Testing Sites

Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

COVID-19 Resources from UMR

UMR is working to ensure we are available to support employees during this time. See Helping you stay informed about coronavirus (COVID-19) for more information.

Low-Cost Internet Programs for TUSD Employees

Low-cost Internet programs are available to TUSD families and employees. See the following information for details.

Low-Cost Internet Programs

Time Clock - Clock In/Out for Hourly Employees

Hourly employees can clock in and out following the instructions listed here:
How to Clock In or Out.

Important note:: This file is on Office 365. To access this file, log into Office365 first at https://portal.office.com/. Enter your TUSD email (firstname.lastname@tusd1.org) and your TUSD network login.

Checking Devices In or Out Using Destiny

You'll check devices out using Destiny Resource Manager and back in when they are returned. Devices may include laptops, Chromebooks, tablets.

For instructions, please see Checking Devices In or Out Using Destiny (in PDF).

Process for Lost, Stolen, Damaged Student Loaner Devices: Laptops, Chromebooks, Tablets, Hotspots (in PDF)

Cost Associated With Devices (in PDF)

Getting Tech Support Remotely

The TS Service Desk is still available to help you with technology issues. However, in our new circumstances, we ask that teachers and staff working remotely follow the process below.
  1. Teachers/Staff Working Remotely: If you experience a technology issue and need help, please call your school and request that a Track-It work order be logged in for your issue.
  2. Schools (On-Site Staff): The staff person on site at your school who takes your call will create a new work order in Track-It. Be sure you provide a contact number to be included in the work order.
  3. TS Service Desk: A TS Service Desk staff member will contact the teacher or staff person directly to resolve the issue.
Working From Home TS Resources: Please log into Office 365 at https://portal.office.com/ to access these resources.

Time and Effort Reporting Form

All employees who are working remotely will need to complete a Time and Effort form every pay period. This includes hourly and salaried employees.

Only submit this form once per pay period.

Important: This file is on Office 365. To access this file, log into Office365 first at https://portal.office.com/. Enter your TUSD email (firstname.lastname@tusd1.org) and your TUSD network login.

Click this link to access the form: Time and Effort Reporting Form on Office 365.

Remember: you must be logged into Office 365 for the form to work!

Use this same form for each pay period.

Detailed Instructions

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Print Shop is Open and Ready for Your Orders!

Walk in, Call us, or Email us for a Free Estimate

We are keeping our regular hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
325 N. Euclid, Tucson, AZ 85719
520.225.5437

Additional COVID-19 signs can be purchased through the Print Shop.

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Principals | Teachers | Departments | TUSD Employees | Booster Clubs | Parent Organizations

We're here to print your...

Posters | Signs | Invitations | Programs | Fliers | Certificates | Announcements | Yard Signs | Brochures | Mounted & Laminated Posters | Note Cards | Greeting Cards | Thank You Cards | Business Cards | Envelopes | Standard Forms

Manager: Gary Hawkins, gary.hawkins@tusd1.org

Payroll - Important Information for 2020-2021

Be sure to check this memo from Payroll for important information for the 2020-2021 school year!

Important Information from Payroll for 2020-2021 (in PDF)

Educating from Home - Resources for Teachers

Educating from Home Teacher Resources: Please log into Office 365 at https://portal.office.com/ to access these resources.

Log In to Office 365

To access many of the resources and shared files and forms we will be using while working remotely, you will need to log into Office365.

Log in here: https://portal.office.com/. Enter your TUSD email (firstname.lastname@tusd1.org) and your TUSD network login.

Zoom How-Tos and FAQ

Return to Work Options Memo from HR - June 25, 2020

Shelter in Place Terms and Instructions

Shelter In Place Terms and Instructions (in PDF)

Questions about practices and procedures while working from home? See this infographic from HR!

Resources for Coping with Stress and Anxiety

For suggestions on coping with stress and anxiety during this time, please see these resources.

Need to talk with someone?

Jorgensen Brooks, our Employee Assistance Program, offers telephone and virtual, online chat throughout the closure, and at any time: www.jorgensenbrooks.com.

Free WiFi Map for Arizona

Use this free WiFi map from Connect Arizona to find free public WiFi hotspots at public libraries, schools, businesses, and other sites. Some sites may offer indoor public access during business hours, others provide access in the parking lot only. Everyone using the sites - outside or inside - is encouraged to practice social distancing precautions, including staying in your vehicle or at least six feet from other users and wearing a mask if necessary.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) COVID-19 FAQ

Questions about ADA accommodations during the coronavirus pandemic? See Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) COVID-19 FAQs (in PDF).

Virus Cleaning and Safety Videos from Tucson Unified

Handwashing Videos: Middle School, High School, and Adults

Handwashing Videos: Grades 3-5

Handwashing Videos: PreK - Grade 2

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