April 1, 2020 School Closures Extended

  • Dear TUSD Community:
    I hope you continue to be healthy and balanced under the current circumstances we find ourselves.  Most recently I shared with you that the earliest students would return to school would be May 4. We now have further guidance from State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond and Governor Gavin Newsom to keep schools suspended through the end of the current school year.

    With this new information and an abundance of caution, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and school district superintendents are taking a safety-first approach and immediate action to suspend schools through the end of the school year.  We have worked to transition from traditional classroom instruction to distance learning while providing students the resources they need. TUSD will continue to provide grab & go meals for students, plan for graduation ceremonies, accommodate school enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, and update websites and social media platforms with additional resources and materials to support students and parents.  In the coming weeks, TUSD will also provide our students and families with information regarding graduation, grades and transcripts, scholarships, summer school, and continued distance learning instruction and support for students and staff.

    We recognize this temporary suspension of school and transition to a new way of learning has created challenges and hardship for many; however, we also recognize this is the most effective way to slow and disrupt the transmission of this pandemic so we can return to our past normal. In the meantime, please continue to practice social-distancing, hand-wash regularly, and keep your hands from touching your face—everything we need to be doing to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 and keep our community well.

    And lastly, we will continue to do our best to keep you informed and supported so you can focus on keeping yourself and families healthy and safe. Our hopes are high. Our belief is strong. Thank you for being the best part of TUSD.

    Sincerely,
    Dana Salles Trevethan

    Estimada comunidad de TUSD:
    Espero que sigan estando sanos y balanceados en las circunstancias actuales que nos encontramos.  Mas recientemente compartir con ustedes que los primeros estudiantes que regrsarian a la escuela sería el 4 de mayo. Ahora tenemos másorientación del Superintendente de instrucción del Estado Tony Thurmond y el Gobernador Gavin Newsompara mantener las escuelas suspendidas hasta el fin del año escolar actual.

    Con esta nueva información y una abundancia de precaución, la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Stanislaus y los superintendentes del distrito escolar están tomando un enfoque de seguridad primero y acción inmediata para suspender las escuelas hasta el final del año escolar. Hemos trabajado para pasar de la enseñanza tradicional en los salones de clase al aprendizaje a distancia, al tiempo que proporcionamos a los estudiantes los recursos que necesitan.

    TUSD continuará proporcionando comidas para llevar para los estudiantes, planeará ceremonias de graduación, acomodará la inscripción escolar para el año escolar 2020-2021, y actualizará sitios web y plataformas de redes sociales con recursos y materiales adicionales para apoyar a los estudiantes y Padres. En las próximas semanas, TUSD también proporcionará a nuestros estudiantes y familias información sobre la graduación, calificaciones y transcripciones, becas, escuela de verano e instrucción continua de aprendizaje a distancia y apoyo para los estudiantes y personal.

    Reconocemos que esta suspensión temporal de la escuela y la transición a una nueva forma de aprendizaje ha creado desafíos y dificultades para muchos; sin embargo, también reconocemos que esta es la forma más efectiva de reducir y interrumpir la transmisión de esta pandemia para que podamos volver a nuestra normalidad pasada. Mientras tanto, continúe practicando el distanciamiento social, lávese las manos regularmente y evite que sus manos se toquen la cara: todo lo que debemos hacer para ayudar a aplanar la transmisión de COVID-19 y mantener a nuestra comunidad bien.

    Y, por último, continuaremos haciendo nuestro mejor esfuerzo para mantenerlo informado y respaldado para que pueda concentrarse en mantenerse saludable y seguro. Nuestra esperanza es grande. Nuestra creencia es fuerte. Gracias por ser la mejor parte de TUSD.

    Sinceramente,
    Dana Salles Trevethan

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

  • Are schools suspended because of the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • Will students still have access to meals while schools are suspended?

  • What instructional options are available to students while schools are suspended?

  • Are graduations, proms, etc. canceled because TUSD schools are suspended?

  • Does suspending TUSD schools change the last day of school?

  • Is staff working while schools are suspended?

  • What else can we do to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while schools are suspended?

  • With schools suspended who can I call with questions?

  • Where can I get more information on COVID-19?

  • My child currently has perfect attendance, will he or she be penalized during the suspension of school?

  • How are student absences being handled?

  • Are there any plans to alter or cancel travel, field trips, school dances, etc. due to concerns?

  • What is the status of sports programs?

  • Are additional sanitization procedures taking place at sites, classrooms, and busses?

  • Are alcohol-based hand sanitizers allowed in TUSD schools?

15 Days to Slow the Spread

15 Days to Slow the Spread

March 16, 2020: 15 Days to Slow the Spread

  • A new outreach campaign “15 Days to Slow the Spread” was recently launched by the White House:

    • Listen and follow the directions of STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
    • IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
    • IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
    • IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
    • IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lungs or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.