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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.

November 2, 2020, Community Letter on COVID

November 2, 2020

Dear TUHSD Community,

I am sending you this letter because I want to make sure the community receives the same information about a recent tragedy impacting our TUHSD family. We received heartbreaking news this weekend that a beloved teacher and coach in our district passed away. It is important that we all remain steadfast and united in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. After months of diligently following health and safety guidelines, this is not the time to let our guards down. Make no mistake, COVID-19 is deadly and in our community.

We take the responsibility of keeping our students and staff safe seriously. From the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, all decisions for student learning options, athletics, and co-curricular programs have been based on the following guidelines and meeting the metrics to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and the community. 

2 de noviembre de 2020

Estimada Comunidad de TUHSD,

Le envío esta carta porque quiero asegurarme de que la comunidad reciba la misma información sobre una tragedia reciente que afectó a nuestra familia TUHSD. Recibimos noticias desgarradoras este fin de semana de que falleció un querido maestro y entrenador en nuestro distrito. Es importante que todos nos mantengamos firmes y unidos en la lucha contra la pandemia de COVID-19. Después de meses de seguir diligentemente las pólizas de salud y seguridad, este no es el momento de bajar la guardia. No se equivoque, COVID-19 es mortal y está en nuestra comunidad.

October 7, 2020, Parent Letter Safe Return to Schools

October 7, 2020

Dear TUHSD Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your patience as our governing board and I thoughtfully evaluated the online learning model and data relating to coronavirus in our community. The governing board had a difficult decision to make last night as they weighed several learning model options with the health, wellness, and safety of our students and our staff in mind.

As you know from our previous communications over the summer, we had indicated to you that we would be providing online learning through Friday, October 9 in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus in our community, as well as for the health, wellness, and safety of our students and our staff. This Friday will mark the end of our first quarter as we go into fall break the week of October 12.

We understand the need for parents to plan ahead as much as possible. The governing board met on Tuesday, October 6 and made the difficult decision that all schools in the Tolleson Union High School District would remain with the current online learning model for the remainder of the first semester, concluding on Friday, December 18. For additional information, please read the entire communication from Superintendent Gutierrez posted below.

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: