Update for TUSD Families - November 13
Dear TUSD Families:
It is with a heavy heart that I share tonight’s update. Throughout the weekend, we shared a detailed plan with families regarding reopening schools for on-campus instruction following clearance by the certified asbestos consulting firm. Since this communication was provided and additional details have been shared, we have received new information from the Incident Management Team (IMT). The IMT is under the direction of the Orange County Fire Authority and works in coordination with the City of Tustin.
Due to the concerns of the recent fire activity at the Tustin Hangar and as shared in the incident report posted today, the IMT is currently preparing for the controlled and systematic teardown of the hangar at a date to be determined. Based on this information and out of an abundance of caution regarding the safety of our students and staff, we have made the difficult decision to pause our reopening plan. As such, it is disappointing to share that all schools will participate in virtual learning tomorrow, November 14. Virtual instructional plans will be communicated by school principals later this evening.
Please know that based upon this evolving situation, it is possible that all TUSD schools will finish this week in virtual instruction. We will communicate updates as soon as we know more information.
We appreciate the continued patience and support of our parents and community as we work through this challenging situation. We understand the difficulty this news may present to our families. Please know that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is at the forefront of every decision that we make. We are also grateful for our continued partnership with OCHCA, South Coast AQMD, the City of Tustin and the IMT as they help to lead this situation.
Mark Johnson, Ed.D.