End of the Year Message

End of the Year Message

End of the 2019-2020 School Year

It goes without saying, the 2019-2020 school year has been like no other! Nearly three months ago, our lives shifted, and our normal routines halted in a collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Seemingly overnight, we transitioned to being physically apart while maintaining learning for our students and providing essential services to our families. 

Thank you to the entire TUSD Team for quickly coming together to manage the monumental task to transition to distance learning, while also dealing with any personal challenges that the pandemic may have caused. Thank you to our students and their families for their patience, support, and resilience during an extremely difficult time.

As we close the current school year, we have some important information to share with our families as we move into summer.

But first, to Our Graduates:
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Though you did not have the chance to mark this milestone with the traditional ceremonies, we celebrate all of you and your extraordinary academic accomplishments and other achievements. We have confidence that you are well prepared to step into the next phase of your lives. You are champions and we are so proud of you!

Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year: TUSD Reopening Task Force
Every district in California is working on developing plans for the reopening of schools in August, safely and within the guidelines set by the state and local education and public health agencies.

Last month, the District assembled a Reopening Task Force. The Task Force and its subcommittees are made up of parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, and District personnel. There are five focus areas of the Task Force which includes - Instruction, Social & Emotional Support Systems, Family & Community Engagement, Human Resources, Safety, & Health, and Operations. Within each main committee there are 20 other committees contributing specific expertise and knowledge, as well as perspectives to support the physical reopening of our schools.

Look for important information next week about our reopening of school options for students, which will include both a distance learning and a return to school choice.

Nutrition Services: Summer Meal Program
Starting Friday, June 12, 2020 our Nutrition Services Department will start providing summer meals for the entire week to anyone under the age of 18. Meal pick-up will be 2 times a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday we will give 3 days’ worth of meals (3 breakfast & 3 lunch) and on Thursday we will be giving 4 days’ worth of meals (4 breakfast & 4 lunch). Meals can be picked up during the hours of 9 am to 12 pm at Carr, Edison, and Torrance Elementary Schools and J.H. Hull Middle School. Some meals will require preparations and instructions will be included. Please see the attached flyer for details.

As we wrap up this school year, we also say goodbye to our Superintendent, Dr. George Mannon. We are grateful for his indelible leadership and 15 years of service. During his tenure, our students continued to excel and our high school graduation rate at 96% continues to be one of the highest in the State. Dr. Mannon led the charge to successfully pass four bond measures, which modernized every school in the District and built brand new facilities, including a competition size Aquatic Center. His leadership will continue to have a positive impact on future generations of students. Thank you for being our advocate and we wish you the best in your retirement!

We hope you all have a healthy and safe summer!

Summer Meal Program Flyer
Spanish Translation - End of the Year Message