TUSD to remain in remote learning until end of the quarter

Updated: Nov. 6, 2020 at 10:23 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - According to Tucson Unified School District, students will remain in the remote learning model at least until the end of the quarter.

In a statement sent out to families today, TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillio said, “I have made the difficult decision to not open the Tucson Unified School District for Hybrid Learning starting Thursday November 12th.”

Trujillo said he was advised by the Pima County Health Department that the community would be in a state of widespread community COVID-19 transmission at the time of TUSD’s planned opening.

“Please note that our remote instructional model will remain unchanged," said Trujillo. “Your child or children should continue to log on to their regularly scheduled remote classes at their regularly scheduled times. School bell schedules for remote instruction will remain the same.”

On-campus learning spaces will still be available for at-risk students, as well as for any families that need their kids on campus. On campus learning spaces will continue with the same remote learning model as all other students.

The district will wait on an improvement of COVID-19 conditions before reopening.

Trujillo says families that chose the hybrid learning model prior to today’s decision will be given priority when classrooms reopen in the spring.

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