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The Tustin Unified School District will accept transfer requests between Monday, January 14, at 8 a.m. and Friday, February 1, at 3 p.m. from elementary, middle and high school students for the 2019-20 school year. 

Transfer requests can be made online via the TUSD Website at www.tustin.k12.ca.us (select the “Schools” tab to locate the Student Transfers link). Anyone needing assistance completing a transfer request can come to the back side of Building A at the TUSD Administration Center, 300 South C Street in Tusti   The Student Transfer Office will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All TUSD schools except Red Hill Elementary School, Hewes Middle School, and Beckman High School will accept qualified transfer applications.  All grades at these three schools are closed to 2019-20 transfers; only continuing students and Red Hill kindergartner transfers will be approved. 

Applications submitted during the transfer period will be processed according to a random and unbiased process based on space availability.  Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent this spring.

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The Tustin School Management Association (TSMA) is hosting its sixth annual Every Student Succeeding Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Pioneer Middle School multipurpose room, 2700 Pioneer Road, Tustin. The event is inspired by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Every Student Succeeding Award program that recognizes students who achieve success in the face of adversity. 

TSMA will recognize 29 students – one student from each elementary, middle and high school in the Tustin Unified School District – for their outstanding achievements while overcoming challenges that are social, emotional, physical or financial.  The challenges may be large or small, anywhere from an adverse physical disability to unfortunate living conditions.

“The breakfast is a very rewarding experience for our students, staff, and parents,” said TSMA President and Pioneer School Assistant Principal Troy Fresch.  

For more information, call the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339.

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            Over 140 elementary and middle school students in the Tustin Unified School District will be participating in the 32nd annual "Astounding Inventions" competition on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive.  The 2019 competition is sponsored by Cox Communications and presented by Knobbe Martens and the Irvine Valley College Foundation.

            The event will feature hand-made inventions by kindergarten through eighth-grade students in the Tustin and Irvine unified school districts. The competition and exhibition will be held in IVC's Hart Gymnasium and feature a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities, displays and demonstrations.

            Public viewing of the student inventions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the awards ceremony begins at noon in the Hart Gym. Students will also be able to participate in hands-on STEM activities from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Edwards Lifesciences Innovation Village Center. Admission and parking are free.

            Two grand prize inventors from TUSD and IUSD will receive representation by Knobbe Martens with an opportunity to patent their inventions.     

            TUSD's top winner will be recognized at a future school board meeting. meeting.

            In past years, several TUSD student inventors have been selected to appear on network television shows.

            For more information, call the TUSD Communication Office at (714) 730-7339.

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            The Tustin Unified School District Board of Education has announced the name of the new middle and high school in the Tustin Legacy development – Legacy Magnet Academy.  The Board unanimously approved the name at its October 22 meeting.

            Legacy Magnet Academy is scheduled to open in fall 2020 and, depending on enrollment interest, will serve grades six through nine in its first year.  Eventually the school will accommodate approximately 1,400 students in grades 6-12.  The 33-acre campus is bordered by Valencia Avenue, Legacy Road, Moffett Avenue and Tustin Ranch Road.

The District is currently in the process of accepting construction bids for the project, which is anticipated to begin in January 2019.   School construction will take about 18 months with a completion date set for summer 2020.    TUSD and the City of Tustin have formed an agreement that will eventually generate $85 million to construct the school based upon the build out of the Tustin Legacy development.

            Legacy Magnet Academy will focus on Technology, Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship (TIDE).  The key components will include project-based learning, innovative entrepreneurship-focus and design-thinking integration.  The school will serve students in the Tustin Legacy development and will be open to student transfers from within the District and surrounding areas (based on availability and approved applications).

            The District will begin the principal selection process in early 2019, and the school’s principal will be announced later that spring.

            “We are very excited to build and open Legacy Magnet Academy,” TUSD Board President Tammie Bullard said.  “This new, innovative state-of-the-art school will guide our students to a bright future.”

            For more information, call the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339.       

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