Tucson-area school districts announce plans for rest of semester

Tucson-area school districts announce plans for rest of semester
School districts across Arizona have changed their plans as the coronavirus continues to spread. (Source: Pixabay)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - With the coronavirus pandemic expected to get worse before it gets better, school districts across southern Arizona have had to change their plans.

Below is a list of the southern Arizona school districts and their plans as of Wednesday, Nov. 11. If you have information about other districts, please email us at desk@kold.com


On Nov. 6, the Tucson Unified School District announced it will stay in remote-learning mode until at least the end of the quarter.

“I have made the difficult decision to not open the Tucson Unified School District for Hybrid Learning starting Thursday November 12," TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillio said in a statement released to parent.

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.

For more information, go to http://tusd1.org/


The district said it will complete the semester in remote-learning mode.

The district plans to return to a hybrid schedule Jan. 4, after the holidays. Parents will be asked to select again between hybrid or remote instruction for the second semester.

In a letter to parents, the district said there have been no confirmed cases of transmission from a student or staff member at any of its school.

For more information, go to https://www.susd12.org/


On Oct. 12, some Amphi schools welcomed students back to the classroom when they began hybrid learning.

As of Nov. 11, the district has not announced major changes to its plan.

For more information, go to https://www.amphi.com/


On Oct. 9, the district announced it would "continue with hybrid and brick-to-click instruction” after the fall break.

“We will also continue to work closely with both the Arizona Department of Health and Pima County Health Department to determine when it is reasonably safe and stable enough to move into full in-person learning,” Superintendent John Carruth said in a Facebook post.

As of Nov. 11, the district has not announced major changes to its plan.

For more information, go to https://vailschooldistrict.org/


On Nov. 5, the MUSD Governing Board voted to remain in a hybrid learning model.

As of Nov. 11, the district has not announced major changes to its plan.

For more information, go to https://www.maranausd.org/


In late September, some students returned to classrooms across the district for hybrid learning.

As of Nov. 11, the district has not announced major changes to its plan.

For more information, go to https://susd30.us/


In late October, the district ended in-person classes and moved back to remote learning.

NUSD said it made the decision due to rising coronavirus cases in the area.

As of Nov. 11, the district has not announced major changes to its plan.

For more information, go to https://www.nusd.k12.az.us/


In a letter to parents, the district said contract testing forced several employees at Flowing Wells High School to quarantine at home.

Because of that, the high school will switch to remote learning starting Thursday, Nov. 12 and return to hybrid learning Monday, Nov. 30.

The FWUSD said students qualifying for on-site services will still be allowed on campus. Those students will need to check in with security when they arrive.

The district also said it will continue to make meals available for all students and run its bus routes.

For more information, go to http://flowingwellsschools.org/


The district returned to in-person learning in mid September, but at least one school has to reverse course due to an outbreak.

On Nov. 8, the district said Buena High will go back remote learning until Monday, Nov. 30.

For more information, go to https://www.svusd68.org/


In late October, some CFSD students returned to the classroom but the district gave parents several options for remote, hybrid or in-person learning.

On Nov. 20, the district said it still on track to return to in-person learning at the start of the new year.

The district has not had any transmission cases in the classroom or workplace.

The district said it has had only 19 COVID-19 cases overall and most were “associated with sports activities.”

For more information, go to https://www.cfsd16.org/


Starting Tuesday, Nov. 17, the district will return to remote learning for at least two weeks.

All staff will work from home until at least Monday, Nov. 30.

Because staff won’t be at the schools, safe-learning space students will also do remote learning.


Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, students attending schools within the Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District will return to the remote learning model, at least until January 8, 2021.

Students will be required to attend online lessons 5 days a week, while the district monitors county COVID-19 data.

Meanwhile. the district will retain the option of dispersing the 5 days currently identified as spring break vacation days, one day per week during the months of March and April- resulting in a 4-day school week during that time.

For more information, go to https://www.scv35.org/



On Nov. 17, the district said while there have been recent cases of COVID-19, it is not closing its schools.

The district said the decision on closing would made by the Benson USD Governing Board with guidance from the county health department.


On Nov. 17, the district said it is not planning on going returning to remote learning.

Posted by Tombstone Unified School District #1 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

On Nov. 17, the district announced three schools -- Greenway Elementary, Lowell Junior High and Bisbee High -- will return to remote learning starting Monday, Nov. 23.

The district said it will continue to watch the outbreak and will make a decision later about returning to a hybrid learning model on Jan. 1.


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