Tucson Unified School District - Next Steps 2020. A new era for education

Same Great Instruction:
At School or At Home

Letter to Families from Dr. Trujillo, July 30, 2020
Carta a la comunidad, 30 de julio, 2020

Letter to Families from Dr. Trujillo, July 22, 2020
Carta a la comunidad, 22 de julio, 2020

TUSD Re-Opening of Schools Plan, July 23, 2020

Instruction begins August 10!

On August 10, all of our students will begin with Remote Learning at home, offering high-quality instruction taught by TUSD teachers. Once it is deemed safe to open schools, families can choose to have their children learn at their school or continue with remote learning at home.

Regardless of whether you choose In-School 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

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

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.

Please review the two options. Then, log into ParentVUE's online registration to make your choice. Be sure to also answer the questions about your technology needs on the Student page of online registration.

If you have already completed Online Registration and just need to answer the three Learning Option questions, select 2020-2021 Three Learning Option Questions Only.

If you need to complete or edit Online Registration, select 2020-2021 Online Registration (includes three questions).

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!

We're looking forward to helping you!

Beginning July 14, Enrollment Specialists will be at every school on Tuesdays through Thursdays to help you with the enrollment process and to answer your questions.

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!

Re-Entry Presentations

Want to learn more?

Take a look at the Re-Entry Presentations

In-School Learning

icon for In-School LearningThe In-School Learning model allows for continuous instruction, full-time, five days a week, utilizing the district's online instructional model. This model is designed for families that need a place for their students to be during the day.

Reserve Your Space for In-School Learning

In-School Learning includes...

  • PreK-12, full-time, five days a week
  • Provides a Safe Learning Space for students to learn during the day
  • Set daily schedule for classes and activities; attendance taken daily
  • Instruction will be delivered by TUSD teachers using online instruction
  • TUSD's instructional framework delivers culturally-responsive instruction across all grade levels (SPARKS)
  • Learning Spaces will have High Speed Internet and devices for students to access; technical support provided
  • English Language Learners and Exceptional Education students will receive specialized services online
  • Small classroom sizes to maximize social distancing
  • Support staff will be available to support students
  • Built-in breaks during the day
  • Small group instruction and intervention using online platforms, small group breakout features or small group zooms.
  • Includes enrollment in Music At Home Online Academy for all music students in grades 6-12
  • Social Emotional Component embedded in weekly/bi-weekly lessons.
  • All students will use devices to access instructional content.
  • Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols
  • Internet Safety will be explicitly taught.
  • Face coverings (masks or shields) required per city and county mandate
    Note: If you do not want your child or yourself to wear face coverings, please consider remote learning.
  • Breakfast and lunch service follow safety protocols
  • May participate in extracurricular activities and high school athletics, following safety measures
  • Students may choose to transition to Remote Learning at defined intervals

Ready to choose In-School Learning?

Click the button below to reserve your space for In-School Learning through Online Registration.

If you have already completed Online Registration and just need to answer the three Learning Option questions, select 2020-2021 Three Learning Option Questions Only.

If you need to complete or edit Online Registration, select 2020-2021 Online Registration (includes three questions).

Reserve Your Space for In-School Learning

Photo of mother and student walking onto campus

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

Remote Learning

icon for remote learningThe Remote Learning model provides structured lessons and learning activities, five days a week, using the same instructional frameworks and online learning platforms used through the In-School Learning model to provide for continuity, equity, safety, and flexibility.

Reserve Your Space for Remote Learning

Remote Learning At Home includes...

  • K-12, full-time, five days a week
  • Instruction led by TUSD teachers using TUSD's curriculum
  • Set daily schedule for classes and activities; attendance taken daily
  • Instruction will be delivered by TUSD teachers using online instruction
  • TUSD's instructional framework delivers culturally-responsive instruction across all grade levels (SPARKS)
  • Small group instruction and intervention using online platforms, small group breakout features or small group zooms
  • Students online can login to access lessons via synchronous (live with teacher) and asynchronous (independent using district's platforms)
  • English Language Learners and Exceptional Education students will receive specialized services online
  • Social Emotional Component embedded in weekly/bi-weekly lessons.
  • Internet Safety will be explicitly taught.
  • Inclusion in school community through virtual participation in programs, assemblies, and special events
  • All of your school's special programs available (GATE, Dual Language, OMA, Advanced Learning)
  • Includes enrollment in Music At Home Online Academy for 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
  • Technology and technical support provided
  • Students may choose to transition to In-School Learning at identified intervals

Ready to choose Remote Learning At Home?

Click the button below to reserve your space for remote learning through Online Registration.

If you have already completed Online Registration and just need to answer the three Learning Option questions, select 2020-2021 Three Learning Option Questions Only.

If you need to complete or edit Online Registration, select 2020-2021 Online Registration (includes three questions).

Reserve Your Space for Remote Learning

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