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Considerations and Recommendations for Tucson Unified Schools - SY 2020-2021

Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) is providing the following guidance to support our schools and communities in determining their plans and strategies for reopening schools in 2020–2021. Our approach is built upon the guidance and recommendations of the Arizona Department of Education Road Map, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Arizona Department of Public Health, Pima County Health Department, and other research. It is strongly aligned with the reopening guidelines that have been provided by our state and federal leaders. It is designed to help our schools prioritize the health and safety of students and educators as we open school buildings and deliver instruction. Guidance in this report is subject to change given developments and recommendations from federal and state entities. Please visit the websites for the CDC, Arizona Department of Health, and Pima County Health Department for additional updates.

Considerations and Recommendations for Tucson Unified Schools - SY 2020-2021 (in PDF)

Additional Plans per Instructional Area

Consistent and High-Quality Curriculum for All Students

Regardless of whether you choose In-Classroom Learning or Remote Learning, you'll receive the same high quality of instruction and use the same learning platforms and curriculum.

We created these models with these guiding principles:

  • Maintaining continuity of instruction
  • Keeping students and staff safe and healthy
  • Ensuring access and equity for all students
  • Providing high-quality instruction for all students
  • Ensuring flexibility to meet the needs of and advocate for all students

At regular intervals, you'll be able to transition from one model to the other, depending on your family's needs. Because we will be following the same schedules and using the same learning platforms, this transition can happen without disruption to your child's learning.

To learn more about the detailed plan for providing high-quality instruction through both in-classroom and remote learning, see Instructional Re-Entry Planning for 2020-2021

Re-Entry Presentations

Operations Re-Entry Plan

At the June 16 Governing Board meeting, the Re-Entry Task Force presented the Operations Re-Entry Plan.

Video of Re-Entry Plan Presentation
Presentation Slideshow (in PDF)

Instructional Re-Entry Model

At the June 23 Governing Board Meeting, the Re-Entry Task Force presented the Instructional Model for Re-Entry.

Video of Instructional Re-Entry Model Presentation
Presentation Slideshow (in PDF)

Log-In Instructions for Students

Student Log-In and Password Information - 2020-2021 School Year

Student Passwords: The First Time You Log On

A student's password for the start of the 2020-21 School Year has been reset to their Student ID number (Matric) After logging on the first time, students should reset this password.

Exception: If a student has logged into their account during the month of July, their password has not been reset.

Student Login & Password Reset Instructions

  1. The first time you log in to a TUSD device:
    • User Name: Full school email address. This is in the form of the 10-digit Student ID followed by @s.tusd1.org, for example: 1300101011@s.tusd1.org
    • Default Password: 10-digit Student ID (Matric) number
  2. On the TUSD device or on a personal device, open a web browser (Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge will both work).
  3. Go to office.com
  4. Sign in: Type your full school email address including (Your Student ID number followed by @s.tusd1.org portion, for example: 1300101011@s.tusd1.org) and click "Next".
  5. Password: Type your 10-digit Student ID (Matric) and click "Sign in."
  6. Once the Office Portal loads, click your avatar icon in the top right corner.
  7. Click "My Account".
  8. The My Account page will load. Click "Password" from the left menu column of this screen.
  9. The password reset page will load.
  10. Type your old password. This is your Student ID/Matric number at the beginning of the school year.
  11. Then create and confirm new password.

    Password Suggestions

    Password Length:

    • Grades preK-5: Minimum 4 characters
    • Grades 6-12: Minimum 8 characters

    Password Complexity Recommendations (Grades 6-12): Make sure to use a CAPITAL letter, number (1,2,3,4,5) and a special character (!,@,$,%,&,?) to create a secure password.

    Please REMEMBER you password. Write it down if you must and keep it in a safe place you can reference later.

  12. Finally, click "Submit".
  13. Once you have done this, you can log into Clever.

Need more help? Take a look at Password Reset Instructions for Students (in PDF).

How to set up laptops and tablets

2020-2021 School Year

Spring 2020

How do I find my child's matric or Student ID?

Your child's Student ID is sometimes called their "matric" number.

If you have a ParentVUE account, you can find your their Student ID (or matric number) in ParentVUE.

Log into ParentVUE at https://parent.tusd1.org/.

Students can also find their matric/Student ID in StudentVUE, https://student.tusd1.org/

How do I get help with technical support and other questions?

If you have technical questions and/or need support, please call your school. They'll coordinate with Technology Services to get you the help you need.

If you call after hours, please leave a detailed message including:

  1. a callback number
  2. your student's name and grade
  3. the specific issue or question

Thank you!

Internet Access for 2020-2021 School Year

This school year Tucson Unified is providing hotspots from T-Mobile directly to families in need of Internet service. There is no application and the district is paying the monthly fee for using the hotspot for the 2020-2021 school year if needed.

For more information, see the Family Internet Service FAQ.

Student Hotspot Loan Authorization

Zoom: Log-In, Log-Out, and More!

Clever - Guía estudiantil para iniciar sesiones en casa

How do students log into Clever?

Clever logo
  1. Go to clever.com/in/tusd1
  2. Click on "Log in with Network Credentials."
    screenshot of Log In page
  3. Sign in using your  10-digit Student ID number (or "matric") plus @s.tusd1.org
    Example: 1301234567@s.tusd1.org

How do students log in to Microsoft O365 (Teams, Outlook, etc.)?

Every TUSD student has an Office 365 account that has been set up for them. They can access their account by going to

portal.office.com, clicking Sign in (top right), and then doing the following:
  1. Enter < matric@s.tusd1.org > (without the < >) in the spot where it says "Email, Phone, Skype."
    Students' matric number is their student ID number.
    screenshot of login
  2. Upon entering this information, you will be taken to the TUSD sign in page. Your student's username will be the same matric@s.tusd1.org they used at the log-in screen, and their password is the same password they log in with at school.
    Students have to make sure they include the "s." after @ in the username: matric@s.tusd1.org.

How do students log in to StudentVUE (Synergy)?

Go to https://student.tusd1.org/

and log in using your 10-digit Student ID number and your District password.

You can also access StudentVUE via the StudentVUE App for iOS and Android.

Loaner Laptop/Tablet Important Paperwork

2020-2021 School Year

Spring 2020

What is COLE?

Self-Paced, flexible scheduling

  • Alternative online education program for 6th-12th grade.
  • Self- paced
  • Uses APEX Digital curriculum.
  • Provided by certified TUSD teachers.
  • Teacher accessible via virtual whiteboard, email, phone or instant message.
  • Students are assigned an academic advisor to stay on track.

Learn more at www.tusd1.org/COLE

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