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Important News at TUHSD

So much is happening in our district! One of our goals is to help keep you informed of all the changes and positive activities taking place here at Tolleson Union High School District. Check back often, as we’ll be updating this page frequently with the latest news and events.

On-Site Support Services

Governor Ducey's Executive Order 2020-51 directs each school district to offer free on-site support services for students who need a place to go during the day as required by Executive Order 2020-41.

Free on-site support services began on September 14, 2020, allowing students who need a safe place to work on their online coursework in a supervised environment. On-site support includes providing required specialized services to those students who have already been identified through formal processes. Please view our on-site support services plan for complete details.

Fall Sports Update

Tolleson Union High School District has, for the first time, received an overall risk level of moderate! To learn more about how this affects our athletics program, please read through our recent September 18 fall sports update.

New Modified Schedule

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world. Due to the high COVID-19 rates within our district boundaries, it is not safe to reopen our campuses to in-person learning at this time.

We have done our very best to provide high quality virtual learning for our students. We realize that online learning can be mentally taxing and stressful for our students. Students are overwhelmed and frustrated with looking at a screen all day and missing the social interactions they crave. Screen fatigue is affecting students ability to learn and impacting their grades.

In an effort to reduce screen fatigue, improve student academic achievement, and meet the social emotional needs of our students, Tolleson Union High School District schools will implement a new modified schedule beginning on Monday, September 14. The new schedule will ensure that all students have the support they need for academic success in all their classes and increase social-emotional support for our students during the COVID-19 closures. The school day is not being shortened, and students are expected to participate in a full day of learning. The school day will remain the same length. This schedule allows for a one-hour lunch break followed by two hours after lunch for homework time and learning support for targeted interventions. Teachers will provide learning support to their students with set office hours each afternoon that will include targeted interventions focusing on working with struggling and failing students, working with students that have not been logging on during class time, and enrichment opportunities such as honors, AP, FAFSA, etc.. Additional Title I tutoring will be offered daily for two hours at the end of the school day. We believe that this new schedule will go a long way towards improving students ability to concentrate, do their school work, and have opportunities for learning supports at the end of the school day provided by our excellent and caring teachers.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Nora Gutierrez's complete letter below regarding our new modified schedule.

Waiver Letter for On-Site Support Services

It is always our sincere hope to communicate with you as soon as we have pertinent information that affects the education and services provided by our district to our students. That is why we are communicating with you about the latest information that we have received. Please take a few minutes to read our letter about on-site support services.

  • TUHSD Waiver Letter for On-Site Support Services - English
  • TUHSD Waiver Letter for On-Site Support Services - Spanish
  • COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

    The Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD) takes the safety and security of its students and staff very seriously. As a result, our district has been planning the specifics for how schools will conduct daily operations for when in-person learning takes place. This plan explains in detail what our mitigation strategies will be in order to give the public confidence that we are doing absolutely everything possible to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). For complete plan details, please visit the link below:

    July 29, 2020 - Parent Update

    At our governing board meeting on July 28, the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board voted to delay in-person student learning through the first quarter of the school year, which is October 9 on our school calendar. This means that online learning will begin on the first day of school for all TUHSD students, August 4, and continue until October 9. Please read the July 29, 2020, parent letter for more information.