Free Meals for Kids!

Free Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids

Free meals for all kids 18 and under! Find schedules at www.tusd1.org/GrabAndGo

COVID-19 FAQs

Coronavirus Updates from TUSD

Letter to Families from the Superintendent, March 17, 2020:
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Letter to Employees from the Superintendent, March 15, 2020

Schools Closed through April 10

On Friday, March 20, Governor Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Hoffman extended the state-wide closure of all Arizona public schools until April 10.

For information about this decision, see Open Letter To Arizona Families, Educators, School Leaders, And Education Community Members from Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent Kathy Hoffman.

You can also find information and resources from the Arizona Department of Education here: COVID-19 Guidance to Schools and Families.

  • All TUSD schools will be closed through April 10.
  • This closure includes the two Infant and Early Learning Centers at Brichta and Schumaker, all athletic practices, fine arts performances, events, games, competitions, rehearsals, and trips associated with our Fine & Performing Arts programs, Interscholastic athletic programs, and any extra-curricular activity programming.
  • We will be preparing and distributing meals to all students in need throughout the closure, effective Monday, March 23rd. See www.tusd1.org/GrabandGo for routes and schedules.

Learn From Home - Sample Schedule, Daily Tips, and Online Resources

Our Curriculum and Instruction team have put together a Sample Daily Schedule that you can follow or adapt while your children are at home. Please see www.tusd1.org/LearnfromHome for a letter to families from our Assistant Superintendent of Education, Flori Huitt, and Daily Video Tips from our Senior Director of Curriculum Development, Heidi Aranda.

Community Resources for Information

Tucson Unified School District recommends using evidence-based resources such as the Centers for Disease Control, Arizona Department of Health Services, and Pima County Health Department for information about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona Department of Health Services

Pima County Health Department

COVID-19 Guidance to Schools and Families from Arizona Department of Education

Resources for Families During School Closures

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

More

Community Resources for Family Support

Coping with Stress and Anxiety

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

Food Banks and Pantries

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.

Learn from Home

Sample Schedule, Daily Tips, and Online Resources

Our Curriculum and Instruction team have put together a Sample Daily Schedule that you can follow or adapt while your children are at home. Please see www.tusd1.org/LearnfromHome for online learning resources, a letter to families from our Assistant Superintendent of Education, Flori Huitt, and Daily Video Tips from our Senior Director of Curriculum Development, Heidi Aranda.

Positive Parenting

Section 504

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers and Parents

Resources for Employees During School Closures

Guidance for Administrators and Staff from PCHD

Questions about when to practice home isolation and what to do if you live with someone who has COVID-19? Please see these guidlines from Pima County Health Department.

UHC - Resources for Employees from our Medical Benefits Provider

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.

Time Clock Access from Home

Log in, Log out, and Edit your Time

Zoom - for Virtual Meetings

Letters to Educators from Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

Tucson Unified Educators and Community - please read these letters from Flori Huitt, our Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, to get the latest information about our plans for supporting you and our students during school closures.

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

CDC Resources

The Center for Disease Control shares these infographics to help spread the message about prevention. Up-to-date information can be found on the CDC website.

State and County Updates

Pima County Health Department and Arizona Department of Health Services provide information and resources at the links below:

Wash Your Hands! 1-Wet. 2-Get Soap. 3-Scrub. 4-Rinse. 5-Dry

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