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Update for TUSD Families - November 21

Update for TUSD Families - November 21

Dear TUSD Families, 

We hope that you have had the opportunity to take a moment with family and friends during this Thanksgiving Recess.  We want to share an update with you regarding the continued work taking place in response to the impact of the Tustin Hangar incident on our schools.

Prior to leaving for Thanksgiving Recess, we shared an updated list of campuses cleared by the certified asbestos consulting firm, Envirocheck, for a return to on-campus instruction.  These campuses are indicated on the school status page on our website.

We continue to be in daily contact with the Tustin Incident Management Team (IMT) as they work with certified asbestos consulting firms to clear campuses for the safe return of students and staff.  We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with the IMT, in addition to the City of Tustin, Tustin Police Department, Orange County Fire Authority, Orange County Health Care Agency and the South Coast Air Quality Management Team as they prioritize the safe reopening of our schools.

Tustin High School has been cleared and is currently awaiting a general cleaning.  Over the coming days, we are hopeful that additional campuses will be cleared including Beswick Elementary School, Nelson Elementary School, Hillview High School and Sycamore Magnet Academy.  

Furthermore, we continue to work on plans for both Heritage Elementary School and Legacy Magnet Academy students, staff and families to return to in-person instruction next week.  There are a number of details and logistics being coordinated and finalized, and we will continue to share updates through the weekend.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support throughout our response to the impact of this situation.  Our top priority remains the safe return of all of our students and staff to in-person instruction.  We are committed to ongoing communication with you as we prepare for the return from Thanksgiving Recess.

In appreciation, 
Rina Lucchese
Director, Communications and Community Engagement