Dear TUSD Families,
These past several weeks of education have truly been unprecedented, and on behalf of all of TUSD, I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for your continued patience and support as our school year continues from home. In addition, I wish to share that we are currently preparing our end of school year activities with appropriate adjustments that align with state and local government parameters as our guide.
In particular, with regard to our graduating high school seniors only, district and school leaders are preparing dual-plans for both virtual celebrations and in-person events. Please recognize that at this time, the Safer at Home order expressly forbids any in person gathering. Should these prohibitions change, TUSD and our high schools are preparing to quickly pivot and organize events with consideration of allowable parameters. In the meantime, please understand that our schools are committed to honoring the accomplishments of all students, especially our seniors, and will begin preparing virtual celebrations that include images and videos unique to each school and senior class.
Promotion activities for all elementary and middle schools are following the same direction, and parents can expect to learn more about their school-specific plans from each school principal in the coming weeks.
Finally, I want to offer an opportunity for all parents of 12th graders to share their thoughts on end of year celebrations by asking for your response to a survey you will receive in a follow-up email. Keep in mind that our options are extremely limited, so the survey being sent to parents of 12th graders is restricted to inquiring about the potential of delaying the end of year promotion and graduation events. The response to this survey will not deter our efforts to prepare meaningful virtual celebrations but may guide us to better understand how we may still consider offering recognition events in the future when the Safer at Home order parameters change.
Dr. George Mannon