The Sunnyside School District needs sponsors to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for all grade levels in Tucson for the fall school start of 2020.
We're nearing the end of summer and going back to school during the coronavirus pandemic means more virtual learning. Tucson educators shared a few ways to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.
Arizona organizations are getting creative in fall 2020 to give backpacks and school supplies to Tucson students and teachers by hosting drive-thru events or distributing gift cards.
Many students in the Tucson Unified School District could be supervised by monitors who will be tasked with ensuring pandemic safety guidelines in a combination teaching plan for online and in-person learning. Read more
As Tucson schools and districts plan for a new school year during the coronavirus pandemic, considering both remote learning and in-person options, many parents are considering homeschooling their children. Read more
Summer meal distribution will continue throughout July Tucson, Arizona. Check this list for times and locations for children to get free lunch this summer. Read more
Parents, teachers and students are pushing for a delayed start to the school year in Tucson as COVID-19 cases surge in Pima County. TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo says not much can be done unless the Arizona State Legislature acts. Read more
The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Pima County Public Library and Arizona Public Media have all teamed up to host a poetry contest for Southern Arizona students in grades K-12 to highlight young voices. Read more
A TUSD task force presented recommendations to the board on face masks, health screenings, transportation, physical distancing and other measures to limit the spread of coronavirus as the district prepares for the upcoming school year. Read more
Tucson parents are telling TUSD they want choices when it comes to sending their kids back to school as teachers share concerns about returning without a coronavirus vaccine. Read more
TUSD will be offering drive thru school registration on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at all schools except Miles Exploratory Learning Center. Read more
Arizona experts give tips for surviving summer at home with kids plus many free resources videos, classes and printables to help give you some inspiration including many from the University of Arizona. Read more
More than 50 Sunnyside district high school students submitted poems to be judged in the contest which came with a $100 prize and publication on #ThisIsTucson. Read more
During a meeting over video chat Tuesday, May 12, the Tucson Unified governing board unanimously approved the Family Life Curriculum for TUSD students, which includes sex education. Read more
Some Tucson, Arizona 2020 summer camp programs are canceled; some are moving forward as planned with new procedures; others have pivoted to become virtual; some have pushed back start times to later in the summer; and some are still undecided. Read more
Summer camp coronavirus changes can still be updated in our 2020 summer camp guide for Tucson parents. Read more
Tucson’s public schools have been forced to make a huge effort to narrow the digital divide among students since campuses across Arizona were ordered shut during the pandemic — and are doing so with nearly no help from the state. Read more
Five high school students in Tucson, Arizona started STITCHES to make face masks for the public and healthcare workers, delivering groceries, and virtual tutoring students. Read more
Some ideas for how to thank your teacher during 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-9 — e-gift cards, Tucson Values Teachers nomination, video cards and more. Read more
Teen poets in the Sunnyside Unified School District could have their work published on #ThisIsTucson and win a $100 prize in the SUSD foundation's first ever poetry competition. Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Tucson teachers to quickly figure out new ways to help students. This is how Kasie Betten, an English teacher at Desert View High School, is adjusting to remote learning. Read more