Dear TUSD Parents and Guardians:
The Tustin Unified School District continues its commitment to provide you with the latest information and maintain continuity of learning for your child. As a reminder, the TUSD Board of Education passed an emergency resolution based on Governor Newsom's Executive Order in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and all TUSD schools and the District Administration Center will be closed from Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 10. However, the April 10 date may be extended as health conditions change. TUSD continues to monitor the situation and receives guidance provided by the State of California and Orange County public health and education agencies.
Beginning March 23, Tustin Unified will provide Grab-and-Go lunch (for the current day) and breakfast (for the following day) between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at the following locations:
- Robert Heideman Elementary School, 15571 Williams Street
- A.G. Currie Middle School, 1401 Sycamore Avenue
- Tustin High School, 1171 El Camino Real
The meals are provided at no cost to all children 18 years and under. Children must be present to receive the food. Service will be set up as a drive-thru style for pick up; however, walk-ups will be accepted. For more information, call the TUSD Nutrition Services Department at (714) 730-7301, ext. 396.
Teachers will continue with instruction through distance learning, beginning Tuesday, March 24, for all students. Please remember that distance learning will look different throughout the District and we appreciate your patience and flexibility as your teachers shift to a new model for all students.
All fifth- through 12th-grade students have already been issued a device (iPad or Surface Pro) by Tustin Unified. Any internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet can be used for at-home learning. TK through fourth-grade students without a device can click on http://bit.ly/device31120 or email their school principal for support, and a device will be issued to them as quickly as possible. Any TK through 12th-grade student without internet service at their home can click on http://bit.ly/device31120 or email their principal, and the IT staff will support students in gaining access. Printed packets for student work will also be available for grades TK through fourth-grade, if necessary, and can be picked up at any Grab-and-Go food pick-up location in TUSD.
While we continue to provide all families and staff with timely updates regarding District information via email, the TUSD website and social media, for specific questions regarding distance learning, devices and other class/school specific information, please email your child's teacher(s) and/or principal.
Tustin Unified thanks you for your understanding as we continue to adjust among this fluid and ever-changing situation. We encourage you to check our website regularly at https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Gregory A. Franklin, Ed.D.