Coronavirus Update #19

Coronavirus Update #19

Coronavirus Update #19

COVID-19 Message for Parents and Guardians – June 23, 2020

From Gregory A. Franklin, Ed.D., Superintendent

Tustin Unified School District

Free Grocery Distribution on Thursday, June 25, at Tustin High School

Saddleback Church currently provides free food to families and people in need at our community “pop-up” grocery distributions.  They supply fresh produce, dairy products, bread/desserts, protein and canned goods.   You can drive through or if you are walking, please bring a wagon, cart or stroller to fill with groceries.

Thursday,  June 25, 2020 –  8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tustin High School, Main Parking Lot, 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin


Help Your Community – Participate in the U.S. Census 2020

Reminder!  The 2020 United States Census is happening now!  Please respond today at  There are 10 simple questions that take 10 minutes or less.  You can also respond via phone at (844) 330-2020 or call and ask for a form to be sent to you via mail.  You can also respond to the census in 13 languages, including Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.

The census happens only once every 10 years as mandated by the U.S. Constitution.  It helps determine congressional representation for our community and guides the spending of $675 billion of government funding.  This includes funding for education – TK-12 schools and college, hospitals, community health clinics and government response in emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.  The information you provide in your census response is confidential and protected by law.   It is not shared with anyone including law enforcement, IRS, landlords or city government.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your help!


Tustin Unified Continues Providing Grab-and-Go Meals to Children

Due to the USDA extending its National School Lunch waivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tustin Unified School District is continuing to provide Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch meals to children all summer through August 5. 

Tustin Unified is providing Grab-and-Go meals two days per week – Monday and Wednesday – from 9 to 11 a.m. at Robert Heideman Elementary School, 15571 Williams St.; Columbus Tustin Middle School, 17952 Beneta Way; A.G. Currie Middle School, 1401 Sycamore Ave.; and Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real. 

On Mondays, students receive four meals (two breakfasts and two lunches) – two for the current day and two for the next day. 

On Wednesdays, students receive six meals (three breakfasts and three lunches) – two for the current day and four for the next two days. 

The meals are provided at no cost to all children 18 years and younger (it is not necessary for them to be in the free and reduced lunch program).  Service is set up as a drive-through style for pickup; however, walk-ups are accepted. 

For more information, call the TUSD Nutrition Services Department at (714) 730-7301, extension 396.