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Update for TUSD Families - November 24

Update for TUSD Families - November 24

Dear TUSD Families,

We hope that you had the opportunity to spend time 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.

Throughout this Thanksgiving recess, we have continued 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 remain 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.

Today, Beswick Elementary, Hillview High School, the Adult Transition Program, Nelson Elementary and Sycamore Magnet Academy were notified that they have been cleared for a return to on-campus instruction on Monday, November 27.  A general cleaning of these campuses has begun in preparation for the return of  students and staff at these sites.  The current status of all TUSD campuses can be found on the school status page on our website.

In addition, a plan for Heritage Elementary School and Legacy Magnet Academy students, staff and families was shared this evening.  

Heritage Elementary classrooms will be hosted at other TUSD elementary sites beginning on Wednesday, November 29.  Students will remain with their class and teacher as follows:

Preschool AM Ladera
Preschool PM Nelson
TK Ladera
K & K/1 Combo Peters Canyon
1st Ladera
2nd & 1/2 Combo Myford
3rd Red Hill
4th Hicks Canyon
5th Tustin Ranch

Legacy Magnet Academy students and staff in grades 6-8 will be hosted at Utt Middle School, while 9-12 grade students will be hosted at the Education Support Center (ESC) District facility, located at 1151 San Juan St in Tustin.

6-8 Utt Middle School
9-12 Education Support Center(ESC)

We are grateful to the staff and families at these elementary sites, in addition to Utt Middle School, Tustin Connect and the staff at the ESC for their willingness to welcome impacted students, staff and families.  The warm response and many ways in which we have already seen our community come together is nothing short of inspiring. 

Thank you to each and every one of our TUSD families for your ongoing patience and support as we continue to address the impact of this incident on our students, staff and community.

With gratitude,
Rina Lucchese
Director, Communications and Community Engagement

Tustin Hangar Incident Management Team (IMT) website
TUSD Tustin Hangar Fire page
IMT Call Center: 714.426.2444 (7AM to 7PM daily)