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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:

Mask Requirements Updated, Nov. 20

On November 19, 2020, the Arizona Department of Health issued an emergency measure requiring district and charter schools to immediately mandate that masks/face coverings are worn on school campuses, on school buses, and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors that are 2 years and older.

Tucson Unified is updating the TUSD Safety Requirements for COVID-19 regulation (EB-R2-T) to reflect the update. Effective immediately, anyone 2 years and older who is present on a Tucson Unified property are required to wear a face covering.

More information is available on the Arizona Department of Health web page regarding the mask requirement.

Sports Updates

November 24, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of the Pima County Administrator's Office and public health recommendations issued by the Pima County Health Department, I've made the difficult decision to suspend the remainder of the football season. Effective today, all practices and games have been suspended.

We have also determined that winter sports practices and after-school performing arts rehearsals are temporarily suspended and will be revisited on December 7th.

Please know that Tucson Unified is not the only district to take this action as all southern Arizona school districts have also canceled the remainder of their respective game schedules which leaves our schools without opponents to play. I want to thank all of the hard-working coaches, athletes, and supportive parents that worked so hard to make this shortened season possible.

Thank you,

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, Superintendent
Tucson Unified School District

For the latest information and details, see Interscholastics Updates.

Pima County Health Department Presentation

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

Preparations for the Hybrid Learning Model - October 27

At the October 27 Special Governing Board Meeting, several departments provided updates related to the Hybrid Learning Model and safely opening our schools.

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:

Masks and Face coverings

  • The City of Tucson and Pima County have issued executive orders regarding face coverings.
  • Mask requirement update, Nov. 20: Effective immediately, anyone 2 years and older who is present on a Tucson Unified property is required to wear a face covering.

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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