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Heideman new classroom building photo courtesy of Balfour Beatty Construction

            The Tustin Unified School District staff is managing or directly performing over 100 maintenance and construction projects across 29 schools this summer.  Most work will be completed over the summer break and a few will continue into the new school year, according to Senior Director of Maintenance and Operations David Miranda. 

            "Each respective project varies in scope and complexity and ranges from a few hundred dollars to about $1 million for improvements at Robert Heideman Elementary School," Miranda said. 

            The maintenance work includes:
·       Carpet replacement at Arroyo, Beswick, Heideman and Hicks Canyon elementary schools.
·       Perimeter fencing at Arroyo, Benson, Nelson, Thorman and Tustin Memorial Academy elementary schools; Currie Middle School; and Hillview High School.
·       Exterior painting at Hillview High School.
·       Playground replacement at Ladera, Myford, Nelson, Peters Canyon and Tustin Ranch elementary schools.
·       Slurry and striping at Heritage, Hicks Canyon, Ladera and Myford elementary schools; Orchard Hills School; and Beckman, Foothill, Hillview and Tustin high schools.

            Solar work across 15 TUSD school sites is also moving ahead with the majority of carports and shade structures now complete and a few remaining sites scheduled for completion this summer.  

            The new two-story classroom building at Robert Heideman Elementary School is also on track for completion and will open to staff and students to start the school year in August.

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ERP Honor Roll Logo

          Eight schools in the Tustin Unified School District have been selected as 2017-18 Honor Roll schools by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence (CBEE).  They are Guin Foss, Hicks Canyon, Ladera and Myford elementary schools; Orchard Hills School; Pioneer and C.E. Utt middle schools; and Beckman High School.

            TUSD's eight Honor Roll schools were recognized for demonstrating consistent high student academic achievement.  For the high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.  The CBEE Foundation and ERP annually identify and honor the highest performing public schools in California – approximately 1,798 this year.

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

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kids eating meals at tables

During the summer, the Tustin Unified School District Nutrition Services Department is providing free breakfast at Jeane Thorman Elementary School and A.G. Currie Middle School, and free lunch at Thorman School. The free meals are provided through the Seamless Summer Program.

All children 18 years old and under can enjoy breakfast Monday through Friday from 8 to 8:25 a.m. at Thorman and 7:45 to 8:25 a.m. at Currie. Lunch is served at Thorman School on weekdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The free summer meals program began June 11 and will continue through July 13 at Thorman and Currie schools, located at 1402 Sycamore Ave. in Tustin. 

For more information, call TUSD Nutrition Services at (714) 730-7301, ext. 51396.

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Photo of 5 preschool kids standing in the grass

            The Tustin Unified School District is offering a new fee-based preschool class at Heritage Elementary School. The class will give families whose income is over the state guidelines for State Preschool the opportunity to participate in a quality 5-star preschool program that is run and operated by TUSD. 

            Students turning four years old by Sept. 1 will have first priority. Students who turn four by March 30, 2019 will be enrolled thereafter.  The class will operate five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. Classes begin Thursday, August 16 and will continue through May 29. 

            Anyone interested in registering for this class may do so beginning Monday, July 23 in the Kindergarten Readiness Office (Room 18) at Marjorie Veeh Elementary School, 1701 San Juan St. in Tustin. Office hours are 8 a.m. to  4 p.m. 

            For more information, call the Kindergarten Readiness Office when the it reopens on July 24, 2018, at (714) 730-7592 or email School Readiness Coordinator Lauralee Cabibi at lcabibi@tustin.k12.ca.us.

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