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Mexican American Student Services

Mexican American Student Services
Maria Federico Brummer, Director | 3645 E. Pima St., Tucson, AZ 85716 (Catalina HS: AERO Bldg-Upper Level) | (520) 232-8566 | Email Us

Free Meals for Kids!

TUSD Grab And Go Meals for Students
Schedules, Meal Pick-Up and More Information

Now Meals are Free for All Kids 18 and Under!

We are committed to integration, diversity, and racial equity.

Resources for Families

Back-to-School Immunizations and Flu Shots

Wednesday November 4, 2020, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
at the Catalina Family Center, 3645 E. Pima St.

Friday November 6, 2020, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
at the Palo Verde Family Center, 1302 S. Avenida Vega

Wednesday November 18, 2020, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
at the Southwest Family Center, 6855 S. Mark Rd.

Vaccination and Flu Shot Flier - Schedule, Locations, and More Information (in PDF)

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

Our Services

  • What we do and how we do it
    Mexican American Student Services is a service-oriented department serving Tucson Unified School District Latino students from asset-based approach.

    We are...

    • serving Mexican American/Latino students and families district wide.
    • advocating for equitable education.
    • preparing students and parents for college.
    • mentoring and tutoring K-12 students.
    • connecting community organizations and colleges to families

    The Department is housed inside AERO Bldg- Upper Level at Catalina High School; the physical address is 3645 E. Pima St.

  • Department Goals
    • Work to eliminate the opportunity gap for Mexican American/Latino students.
    • Offer K-12 mathematics and reading tutoring services.
    • Establish mentoring and advocacy programs to increase Latino students' attendance, academic performance and graduation rates.
    • Engage with community organizations and college partnerships to offer mentoring, tutoring and community services to TUSD families.
    • Increase Mexican American/Latino students' academic achievement for college preparation.
    • Implement mentoring and tutoring programs to meet students’ academic and social goals.
    • Collaborate with community organizations and colleges to increase educational opportunities.

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