African American Student Services

African American Student Services
Jimmy Hart, Director | 1302 S. Avenida Vega, Rm 27 (at Palo Verde Magnet HS), Tucson, AZ 85710 | Phone: (520) 584-7500 | Fax: (520) 584-7502 | Email Us

Resources for Families During School Closures

Food Accessibility | Low-Cost Internet Access

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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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 .

Rental Eviction Protection and Prevention

Community Resources for Family Support

Low-Cost Internet Programs for Families

Low-cost Internet programs are 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.

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

Mission

As the Program Specialist, my mission is to connect our families to resources in the community with ingenuity, innovation, and imagination.

Save the Date!

Rescheduled for August 8!

10th Annual Legacy of Excellence

White Gala with teal accents

When: 6-10 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2020
Where: JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
More information >>

Join our gala event benefitting African American graduating seniors of Tucson Unified School District

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