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Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Tolleson Union High School District Community,

We have the first full month of the school year under our belt, and we are on our way to what we know will be an outstanding year for our students. We will definitely need patience and understanding from everyone (parents, students, and staff members) as we navigate the uncertainty of another year with COVID-19 protocols. We are committed to communicating with you any information that needs to be provided about vaccine opportunities, update COVID-19 protocols and CDC updates, as well as information coming from our state and county health organizations.

TUHSD and its schools continue to follow all of the CDC protocols and we continue with our mitigation strategies as outlined in our COVID-19 mitigation plan.

We want our students in school for in-person instruction. We do not want to close our schools. For the health and safety of all students, staff, and visitors, please ask your students to wear a mask while in school. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Celebrations and Hidden Gems

We are excited to be back in person and looking forward to all of the activities that make the school year so memorable for our students and their families. Here are just a few snippets of what’s been happening in the Tolleson Union High School District this past month.

  • We look forward to seeing and enjoying performances in the two newest Performing Arts Centers (PAC’s) in the district; Sierra Linda and West Point. Both had official ribbon cuttings in August as we christened these two brand new facilities with our partners, ADM Group, Chasse Building Company, and McCarthy Construction. To see media coverage of these events, visit the link to watch a video from the Sierra Linda Ribbon Cutting and visit the link to read a wonderful article in the West Valley View.
    • It’s always great when we can get unexpected donations from organizations willing to reach out and help our district. Such was the case recently when TUHSD was the beneficiary of donations of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes from Project C.U.R.E. We received 31 cases of hand sanitizer and 15 cases of disinfectant wipes to use for our schools. We appreciate the generosity of Project C.U.R.E.
    • Jalen J. of Westview High School has received recognition and a scholarship as the philanthropy essay competition winner in the Jobs for Arizona Graduates (JAG) essay competition. Congratulations Jalen.
    • We are also proud to announce that our district has received recognition from the Arizona Partnership for Immunization. TUHSD received a Hot Shot Award for 2021 for “our commitment to increase immunizations by going above and beyond the call of duty.”

    Dates to Remember:

    • Monday, September 6: Labor Day Holiday (No School)
    • Wednesday, September 15: All-Staff In-Service Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

    Please continue to check our district website and our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed for the latest information on TUHSD. 

    We want our students in school for in-person instruction. We do not want to close our schools. For the health and safety of all students, staff, and visitors, please ask your students to wear a mask while in school. Your support is greatly appreciated!

      Be safe and stay Tolleson strong!

      Sincerely,

      Nora Gutierrez

      Nora Gutierrez
      Superintendent

      Superintendent Award

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