Ed Services Updates

  • March 17, 2020

    To TUSD Parents and Guardians:

    As TUSD moves forward with the suspension of schools, we’ve been focused on ensuring students are safe, fed, and have access to ongoing learning. Teachers serving our TK-12 students have worked collaboratively in conjunction with instructional coaches and Educational Services colleagues to develop optional learning opportunities for the period of school suspension from March 19 – April 19, 2020. These expectations will allow learning to continue equitably without dependence on internet access for each of our grade spans, as follows:

    Optional Learning Opportunities

    Grades TK-6

    • Focused on English language arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Science
    • Planned for independent completion by students
    • Provided through hard copy materials, using adopted & supplemental materials
    • Enriched by additional resources, including physical education activities at home, online learning sources, & social-emotional learning suggestions

     Grades 7-8

    • Focused on ELA, Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, electives, & PE
    • Planned for independent completion by students
    • Provided through hard copy materials, using adopted & supplemental materials
    • Supported by digital platform through take home Chromebooks

     Grades 9-12

    • Focused on ELA, Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, electives, & PE
    • Planned for independent completion by students
    • Provided through hard copy materials, using adopted & supplemental materials
    • Supported by digital platform through take home Chromebooks
    • Prioritized to address the needs of graduating seniors to meet a-g requirements, make-up credits, and prepare for AP exams

    For students on IEPs, optional learning opportunities will be provided by either the classroom teacher or case manager. Additional guidance regarding IEPs is expected within the week, and TUSD staff will update parents accordingly.

    Parents with questions for teachers may email the teacher directly, call the school office between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM while staff is present, or leave a message after hours.

    Materials will be provided to students prior to leaving on Wednesday, March 18; for students not in attendance, parents are encouraged to contact their respective school site for pick up arrangements.  We absolutely know that nothing can replace face-to-face learning, and the daily contact with a teacher or other staff member, for our students; however, this intermittent plan is our best effort to keep our students learning in a thoughtful, caring way while knowing that school, and the world, is at a completely different place than it’s ever been before.  Your patience and collaborative efforts during this unprecedented time are respected immensely.

    Best regards,

    Heidi Lawler      

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