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Your Learning Options

It has been determined that the district will re-open and invite students back on campus on March 22nd. We have several options available to choose from in ParentVUE that need to be selected for each student.

 

You can learn more about the Remote, Hybrid and Full-time On-campus Learning options here, so that you're informed to make your choice in ParentVUE no later than March 10th.

 

The Re-Opening of Schools for in-person learning has been mandated by the Governor's Executive Order 2021-04 . This statewide mandate requires us to start school on Monday March 22nd for all grade levels.  The Executive Order does not allow the district to proceed with its previously planned start date of March 24th

Detailed explanation of Learning Choice Options by School (PDF)

Letter to Parents (English)

Letter to Parents (Spanish)

Letter to Staff(English)

Additional Information

  • School Options for Simultaneous teaching
    All Schools Grades K-5 and 

    CE Rose, Drachman, and McCorkle Grades 6-8

  • School Supplies Available for Students
    If your child needs a backpack or school supplies please contact your nearest Family Resource Center, Duffy Clothing Bank, or your school office for support.  You can also call 520-584-7455 or 520-232-7055 for assistance.

Remote Learning Option

For All grades PK-12

  • PK-12, full-time, five days a week.
  • Instruction led by TUSD teachers using TUSD's curriculum and online instruction.
  • Some students may experience a change of schedule that could result in the assignment of a new teacher.
  • Set daily schedule for classes and activities; attendance taken daily.
  • English Language Learners and Exceptional Education students will receive continued specialized services online.
  • Social Emotional Component will be embedded in weekly/bi-weekly lessons.
  • Includes enrollment in Music At Home Online Academyfor all music students in grades 6-12.
  • Students may participate in extracurricular activities, including athletics, at the schools they are enrolled in, following in-person guidelines and safety protocols.
  • School events (assemblies, concerts, etc.) will be modified or rescheduled. Virtual events will be held whenever possible.
  • Technology and technical support provided.
Learning Choice Options by School (PDF)

Hybrid Learning Option

For Middle School (grades 6-8) and High Schools

  • 4 Half-days of in-person learning
  • Students will attend school in smaller groups 4 half-days a week (M, T, Th, F) with in-person instruction in the mornings and remote learning in the afternoons.
  • On Wednesdays, all instruction will be remote with no in-person learning offered.
  • This model limits class sizes and offers transportation as well as breakfast and lunch availability
  • This model will not require schedule changes outside of exceptional situations.
  • All students will be required to wear a mask/face covering, physically distance and follow all Safety protocols
  • Students will use their laptop both at home and at school to diminish the exchange of materials in the classroom.
  • On in-person days, students will participate in typical classroom learning with enhanced health and safety measures, including wearing masks/face coverings, handwashing and practicing physical distancing.
  • School events (assemblies, concerts, etc.) will be modified or rescheduled. Virtual events will be held whenever possible.

On the Bus

  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask/face-covering during transport.
  • Sanitizing procedures will be conducted after each school run and at the end of the day.

Learning Choice Options by School (PDF)

Full Time On-campus

For Elementary Grades K-5 (includes three K8 Schools: Drachman, C.E. Rose, McCorkle)

  • Students will return to fulltime on-campus schedule, 5 full school days a week.
  • This model features transportation as well as breakfast and lunch.
  • This model may result in larger class sizes and a larger on-campus presence of students.
  • The model could result in a change of schedule that could result in the assignment of a new teacher.
  • All students will be required to wear a mask/face covering, physically distance and follow all Safety protocols

On the Bus

  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask/face-covering during transport.
  • Sanitizing procedures will be conducted after each school run and at the end of the day.
Learning Choice Options by School (PDF)

How to Make your Choice in ParentVUE

Important:All families must log into ParentVUE to choose the learning model for each child by Sunday, March 10, 2021.

Please follow the ParentVUE steps below:

  1. Log into ParentVUE
  2. If visible: Review and Accept or Decline COVID-19 Parental Acknowledgement and Disclosure form
  3. In the upper right corner chooseOnline Registration.
  4. Select Choose 2020-2021 4th Quarter Learning Option from the drop down.
  5. Click through the pages until you reach the Child Information page.
  6. On your child's information page Click "Edit".
  7. You will click Save/Continue through your student(s) information until you are offered the 4th Quarter Learning Option. Please use the drop down to make your choice toturn to school or continue remote.
  8. Click to the end and submit your registration.
  9. You will then receive an email stating you have made an update.

Step-by-step Instructions (PDF):

If you have other questions or need help with ParentVUE, please contact your school.

If you use ParentVUE Mobile App...

If you do not have access to a desktop computer and rely on using your phone to access the Internet or if you only access ParentVUE through the mobile app, please see the information below:

  • You can activate your ParentVUE account using the ParentVUE App. Read How to Activate ParentVUE account through mobile application. (in PDF).
  • Online Registration is not available through the mobile app, so you cannot use it to make your selection for In-School or Remote Learning, to answer the three quesitons, or to complete or update online registration.
  • If your phone has a web browser (Chrome or another web browser), you can log into ParentVUE at https://parent.tusd1.org/. This will allow you to select In-School or Remote Learning, to answer the three questions related to your technology needs, and to complete or update online registration.
  • You can also call your school, and the office staff can manually enter your selection, update registration, and enter your answers to the three questions.
  • If you are new to the district, please call or email School Community Services, 520-225-6400 or SCS@tusd1.org. We are eager to help you!

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

What is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous?

Synchronous means "at the same time." Asynchronous means "not at the same time."

When we use these terms with learning...

  • Synchronous learning means that students work on tasks and activities at the same time, usually in teacher-led lessons.
  • Asynchronous learning means that students work independently, on their own, at their own pace. Examples of asynchronous learning activities include writing in a journal, drawing a map or diagram, research, investigating, reading, and other projects which students can do on their own. Students often share and report back to their teachers and classmates on their asynchronous learning activities and discoveries.

New to the District? Questions?

We want to talk to you!

If you are new to the district, or if you have questions about which school your children will attend, please call or email School Community Services at (520) 225-6400 or SCS@tusd1.org.

We will walk you through the process from selecting a school to registering!

If your children are already enrolled at any of our schools, please contact those schools, and we'll be happy to help you with registration, scheduling, and ParentVUE access codes.

We're looking forward to helping you!

 

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