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Update for TUSD Families - November 16

Update for TUSD Families - November 16

Dear TUSD Families, 

As we near the Thanksgiving Recess, we continue to be grateful to our community for your ongoing support as we deal with the challenging impacts of the Tustin Hangar incident on our students, staff and families.  We appreciate your continued partnership as we remain focused on the safe return to on-campus instruction for our students and staff.

This afternoon, we are happy to report that Estock Elementary and Tustin Connect K-8 have been cleared and will resume on-campus instruction tomorrow, November 17.  Yesterday evening, Heideman Elementary School was also cleared for a return to on-campus instruction today, November 16.  We were excited to have Principal Deanna Parks share this information with the Heideman community.  Campuses cleared by the certified asbestos consulting firm, Envirocheck, have been updated on school status page.

Campuses pending clearance will continue in virtual learning on Friday, November 17.  Envirocheck is working diligently to clear our schools pending clearance.  These campuses, with the exception of Legacy and Heritage, have been assessed and are currently awaiting results.  Please see previous communications on our Tustin Hangar page and shared with families via ParentSquare for additional details regarding instructional plans.  We hope to have additional schools cleared tomorrow, as well as over the Thanksgiving Recess, to allow more students and staff to safely return to on-campus instruction following the break. 

Thank you for your continued support and patience throughout this challenging situation.

With gratitude,
Rina Lucchese
Director, Communications and Community Engagement


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