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COVID-19 FAQs

Coronavirus Updates from TUSD

Schools Closed through the End of this School Year

Dr. Trujillo has announced that per Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman's decision today, March 30th, that schools will remain closed for the balance of the year, through May 22, 2020. For the remainder of the year, our students will continue to use the Learn From Home curriculum that they are starting to use with their teachers this week.

At the April 7th Governing Board meeting, the District will be determining the grading policy for the rest of the year, as well as, graduation and promotion requirements.

See Governor Ducey's announcement for more information about statewide school closures: https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-extension-school-closures.

El Superintendte del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson el Dr. Gabriel Trujillo anunció que debido a la decisión del gobernador Ducey y la superindente Hoffman de cerrar las escuelas por el resto del año escolar, a partir del 30 de marzo todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar permanecerán cerradas hasta el 22 de mayo del 2020. Por el resto del ciclo escolar, los estudiantes continuaran sus estudios bajo el currículo de "Estudiar desde Casa" el que ya están utilizando a partir de esta semana.

En la junta de la mesa directiva del día 7 de abril, el distrito determinará las pólizas de calificaciones para el resto del año, graduación y los requisitos para pasar de año.

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-extension-school-closures

Learn From Home - Lessons, Online Resources, and Sample Schedule

During school closures, learning still continues. Our Curriculum and Instruction team have put together lessons, online learning resourcs, and 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 video tips from our Senior Director of Curriculum Development, Heidi Aranda.

Letters to Families

Letter to Families from the Superintendent, March 17, 2020:
English | Arabic | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese

Letter to Employees from the Superintendent, March 15, 2020

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

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.

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

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide and Recommendations For TUSD Staff

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Zoom How-Tos

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.

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

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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