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Re-Entry Plans

District-Level Re-Entry Plans

A-Z Listing of School Plans

Guiding Principles

Regulation and Exhibit - TUSD Safety Requirements for COVID-19

Guidelines and Procedures

Safe Products Lists

To find out which disinfectants and other products you can use at TUSD sites, please review the memo from Risk Management below and consult the following two lists:

Fall Sports Re-Entry Updates

Updated October 23, 2020

Football and Spirit Line Update from Dr. Trujillo

The Tucson Unified School District is very happy to share that we have developed a plan that allows our high schools to begin the football and spirit line season with the health and safety of our athletes and coaches as our top priority. Starting Monday, October 26, 2020, we will move to Phase 3 of the Interscholastics Re-entry Plan allowing our teams to begin competition and full contact practices. However in order to participate, our student athletes must meet the following requirements:

  1. All players will continue with Remote Instruction during the season in order to limit the number of close contacts should a player be exposed to the virus. Thus they will not participate in the Hybrid Learning option.
  2. All players and coaches will be required to adhere to the district's adopted COVID 19 preventative measures as recommended by the Pima County Health Department.
  3. All players and coaches are encouraged to take COVID 19 tests frequently throughout the season. Free testing sites are available around Pima County.
  4. All parents must sign a waiver releasing the district of any future claims due to their student participating in after school sports activities.
  5. All parents must attend a virtual orientation meeting with the school's Athletic Director to review these expectations in more detail.

We look forward to a great football and spirit line season.

Thank you,

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo
Superintendent, Tucson Unified School District

Fall Sports in Phase 3

As of Monday, October 26, football and spirit line join the sports in Phase 3. The following sports now follow Phase 3 guidelines:

  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Spiritline
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

For more information about Interscholastics Guidelines, see Interscholastics Re-Entry Plan (in PDF).


Please call your school with any questions you have.

For the latest information and details, see Interscholastics Updates.

Pima County Health Department Presentation

For information about coronavirus in Pima County and the recommendations from the Pima County Health Department, watch the Pima County Health Department presentation from the Governing Board Meeting of August 11, 2020. The presentation begins 38 minutes into the meeting.

District-Level Re-Entry Plans

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)
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Additional Plans per Instructional Area

Re-Entry Presentations

Next Steps 2020: Hybrid Instructional Model - October 6

At the October 6 Governing Board Meeting, Curriculum and Instruction presented the Hybrid Instructional Model

Hybrid Instructional Model Presentation (in PDF)
Hybrid Instructional Model - Guidelines

Next Steps 2020: A Modified Plan for On-Campus Services - August 11

At the August 11 Governing Board Meeting, the Re-Entry Task Force presented the modified plan for on-campus services.

Video of Modified Plan for On-Campus Services Presentation
Modified Plan for On-Campus Services Presentation Slideshow (in PDF)
Exceptional Education At-Risk Presentation Slideshow (in PDF)

Next Steps 2020: A Finalized Plan for the Re-Opening of the Tucson Unified School District in SY 20-21 - July 14

At the July 14 Governing Board Meeting, the Re-Entry Task Force presented the Finalized Plan for Re-Opening.

Video of Finalized Plan for Re-Opening Presentation
Final Recommendations Presentation Slideshow (in PDF)
Instructional Re-Entry Presentation Slideshow (in PDF)
Operational Re-Entry Presentation Slideshow (in PDF)

Instructional Re-Entry Model - June 23

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)

Operations Re-Entry Plan - June 16

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)

Enhanced cleaning and safety measures at every school

See Regulation EB-R2-T - TUSD Safety Requirements for COVID-19 for more information about health safety protocols.

Hand hygiene

  • Frequent hand washing will be practiced at regular intervals throughout the day with soap and water.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in classrooms.

To find out which disinfectants and other products you can use at TUSD sites, consult the following two lists:

Face coverings

  • The City of Tucson and Pima County have issued executive orders regarding face coverings.
  • Tucson Unified School District requires all staff, parents/guardians, students, and visitors to wear face coverings while on district property.

Visitors on campus

  • No outside visitors or volunteers except for the safety and well-being of students
  • Parents and guardians will report to the front office and not go beyond unless it is for the safety or well-being of their child
  • All visitors must follow safety protocols
  • Whenever possible, meetings with visitors and parents/guardians will take place virtually through Zoom or other teleconferencing options.
  • Please schedule appointments for virtual meetings or visits to any school or district office.

Health screenings

Enhanced Cleaning

Training and signage

  • Training will be provided for all employees, students and parents/guardians on the expected safety protocols
  • Signage will be posted and visible throughout the campus

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