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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.

April 2, 2020, Community Letter

During this time of unprecedented closure, we have been called to be more flexible than ever before. Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD) transitioned to online learning starting on March 19, 2020. Governor Ducey canceled school until the end of the school year and waived state assessments. Governor Ducey and State Superintendent Hoffman encourage schools to continue to instruct students. TUHSD knows teachers will continue to provide quality instruction and students will continue to learn. It is our intent to hold teachers, students, and staff harmless during this emergency.

Schools play a critical role in our community, especially in this time of uncertainty. Learning during this fourth quarter gives each student the consistency and intellectual growth that they need and expect from their local school. We feel that continuing our educational mission of teaching every day and providing the best education possible is critically important. We are asking our community to expect all young adults to continue their learning to the best of their ability during this public health emergency. Please continue to expect learning for the children in your home, and take care of yourself during this time.

The assignments offered to the end of the year are learning opportunities to improve the quarter three grades, which we will post at the end of the school year. If a student was not passing at the end of the third quarter, they can improve their grade now. We sincerely hope that during the summer we can offer academic intervention to support our students while remaining in accordance with public health guidelines.

Please take a moment to read our complete community letters below for more information.

Affordable Internet Program

Cox Connect2Compete is an affordable, in home internet product for low-income families with school-aged children. Cox Communications committed to promoting digital inclusion by providing connectivity, digital literacy training, and low-cost equipment. Please visit the Affordable Internet Program page for more information.

School Closures

On Monday, March 30, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman extended the closure of all Arizona schools through the remainder of the school year. This extension includes all schools in the Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD). TUHSD is also suspending all school activities, practices, and competitions through the remainder of the school year. Please read the entire governing board resolution for COVID-19 below.

Updated Meal Service Information

We are providing updated information on meal service during the closure. On Wednesday, March 25, Tolleson Union High School District students can pick up a meal pack at the high school where they are currently enrolled. We will distribute meal packs from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Beginning Monday, March 30, Tolleson Union High School District students can receive a five-day meal pack for the week. Monday meal packs will include breakfast and lunch for five days for Tolleson Union High School District students. We will distribute meals from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. each Monday.

Tolleson Union High School District students must be present in order to receive the five-day meal pack.

Online Learning

It is critical that Tolleson Union High School District students remain academically engaged during our school closure. Therefore, we will be offering online instruction from all certified staff to all TUHSD students. Both teachers and students will continue their classes by logging into Edgenuity or related course platforms for unique courses during their regularly scheduled classes in accordance with their school’s schedule.

Starting Thursday, March 19, 2020, staff and student courses will fully resume online following the daily school schedule with their students.

Students:

  • Students follow their daily schedule by logging into their on-line classes at the exact same time they would
  • report to each and every class during the closure.
  • Students access Edgenuity from the District homepage using their username and password.
  • Students complete and upload work and access class progress in Edgenuity.
  • Students see their assignments and current course grades via StudentVUE.

Parents:

  • Check TUHSD website for updates during the school closure.
  • Provide feedback to staff as needed during the closure.
  • Check on student progress in Synergy using ParentVUE and support students in Edgenuity.
Classes on Edgenuity

If you are new to using Edgenuity, please access a tutorial on on YouTube on how to use Edgenuity. If you have questions, please use your email to reach out to your teacher.

Coronavirus Information

Many of you have seen reports on the news about the coronavirus.

TUHSD is monitoring information from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. The County Health Department has issued a letter for parents/guardians

Here is what TUHSD is doing to be proactive:

  • Educating staff, students, and parents on preventative best-practice behaviors to help reduce the spread of communicable diseases.
  • Following recommendations as described in the County Health Department letter.
  • Communicating information from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health as it becomes available.

TUHSD is doing its part to communicate with parents regarding any information we receive from the county. We encourage you to read Superintendent Gutierrez's letter in its entirety.

TUHSD está haciendo su parte en comunicarle a los padres sobre cualquier información que recibamos del Condado. Por favor lea y preste atención a los pasos que se indican en la carta del Departamento del Condado de Salud de Maricopa