Tucson kids can eat free this summer through the 2016 Summer Meals Program, coordinated by Tucson Unified Food Services. The summer meal program is free for children 18 and under. Adults accompanying children can eat breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3.
During the summer of 2016, the meal program will run May 31 through July 15. The program will not serve meals on July 4, 2016.
Breakfast and lunch are served in school site cafeterias or in designated eating areas of the non-school sites.
See the Summer 2016 Schedule (in PDF) for locations and times. For more information, call the individual site office or the Food Services office at 225-4700. To find out if there is a Summer Food Service Program site near you, please call the 24-hour, bilingual Helpline at: 1-800-352-3792.
You can apply to have your child attend any district school through open enrollment. As long as there is room, your child will be accepted.
Information about high school summer school is now available. Learn more >>
At the end of March 2016, we'll begin assessments using the state-mandated test, AzMERIT. Take a look at this information to understand the ways that this test fits into the big picture of their children's education and to learn how you can support your children during test days. Learn more >>
Attention juniors and parents of juniors: In 2015, the Arizona legislature passed the American Civics Act (House Bill 2064) requiring the graduating class of 2017 to pass a civics test based on the United States Immigration and Naturalization civics questions. Students will be required to score 60% or higher in order to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency certificates. Students may retake the test as many times as necessary to pass. Students receiving special education services are exempt from obtaining a passing score unless required by an IEP.
To prepare for this test, please this Study Guide for Arizona Civics Test.
For more information, see this Presentation (in PDF).
Are you interested in learning the percentage of students that have been immunized in our schools?
Arizona Department of Health Services provides immunization data for all Arizona schools, including TUSD schools. This data is obtained through the annual Immunization Data Report, a self-report survey that each school is required to complete and submit to the Arizona Department of Health Services Immunization Office by November 15th each year per Arizona Administrative Code R9-6-707. It assesses the coverage and exemption data for child care/preschool, kindergarten and 6th grade.
Through this information, parents and guardians can see what percentage of students have received immunizations at their children's schools.
Check out ourcurriculum materials!
Curriculum Shift to AzMERIT (in PDF) - Professional development contribution by Curriculum Facilitator Lorinda Pierce.
Expect More Arizona - Top Frequently Asked Questions - Assessments
Now you can check your meal accounts online!
Online Free & Reduced Meal Applications are also available.
The School Community Partnership Council (SCPC) is volunteer group of parents and staff from TUSD schools. The purpose of SCPC is to facilitate communication between each school community, the District, and the Governing Board. SCPC welcomes your involvement! All meetings are open to the public. Childcare and interpretation services are provided at all meetings.
Our centers are now open! Tucson families are invited to register their children now for this unique childcare opportunity with Southern Arizona's largest school district. High quality affordable childcare and expert instruction in early learning are now available to Tucson families through TUSD's new Infant & Early Learning Centers. For more information, see the Infant & Early Learning Centers web pages.
If you have children who will be attending college next year, be sure to check the Scholarship page to find some of the latest scholarship opportunities for students. This page is updated regularly, so please visit it often!
The TUSD Governing Board has voted to implement Synergy®, the new Statewide Student Information System. The new system will provide principals, teachers, parents, and students with data at their fingertips. Work begins immediately and the system will be fully implemented for August 2016, the start of the 2016-17 school year. Take a look at FAQs to learn more about what this system offers you! More information >>
If you have a concern regarding sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault at TUSD or any TUSD school, please report your concern through the Sex Discrimination/ Sexual Harassment/ Sexual Assault Reporting Form. When submitted, this form will be emailed to the Title IX coordinator in the Student Equity Department for further action. You can reach the Title IX coordinator at (520) 225-4316.