COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

TVUSD Return to Learning 20-21 Plan, July 3, 2020

Dear Tanque Verde District Families,
 

On Monday June 29th, 2020, Governor Ducey signed an Executive Order delaying the opening of in-person classes to at least August 17th. The TVUSD Governing Board will meet on July 8th to discuss. The TVUSD Administrative team will recommend beginning the year online for all students on the previously scheduled school start date of Thursday, August 6th.  This recommendation is based on two factors:

  1. If the district were to delay the start to August 17th, it would require calendar changes to lengthen the school year into June or eliminate current scheduled breaks.

  2. August 17th is a target date and may be extended by the state, leaving district families and staff without a definitive date to resume in-person instruction.

An online remote reopening with a delayed in-person instruction option would allow schools to pay staff and to keep the school calendar as approved without adding weeks to the end of the school calendar or eliminating many of the scheduled school breaks.


This will be discussed in more detail at the July 8th Governing Board Meeting. We will keep our community informed as we have additional information and guidance. 



TVUSD Planning For When In-person Classes Resume

On Wednesday June 24, 2020,  Governor Ducey signed an Executive Order to provide schools flexibility for the 20-21 school year.  The Executive Order is part of a set of actions the Governor announced for a program called AZCares: Flexibility And Funding For Schools And Families: AZCAres


The AZCAres program allows the Tanque Verde School District to offer two distinct options once schools are reopened: a 5-days a week in-person learning option, and a 100% distance learning option as an alternative.  


The program also includes elements intended to stabilize school funding for next year. It does not allow us to offer a hybrid option due to the requirement of providing participating students with the equivalent of 5 days a week of a physical location with supervision, even when participating in distance learning programs. We do not have the capacity or staffing to accommodate this.


TVUSD ~ Return to Learning Plan 20-21

Whether you return to the classroom or to the distance learning program,  we are returning to LEARN in 20-21! TVUSD will offer two distinct options for School Year 2020-21:


Two Options for SY20-21 Fall Semester

Option 1 - In-Person Learning Program

  • Five-days a week full-day instruction at TVUSD schools.

Option 2 - Tanque Verde Distance Learning Program (TV DLP)

  • Five-days a week 100% online/remote instruction using Edgenuity as the learning platform and supported by TVUSD teachers


Frequently Asked Questions

For more detailed information about the In-Person and Distance Learning Programs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions Link on the COVID-19 Information Page on the district website.

Read more here: Parent FAQs - July 3, 2020



TVUSD Return to Learning 20-21 Safety Measures

The following current safety measures and precautions will allow students and staff to reduce risk for the In-Person Learning Option. As we refine these precautions, the district will continue to work with our staff members, local pediatricians, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Pima County Health Department. Families will be notified of any significant changes to daily procedures and/or protocols related to these Safety Measures. 

Before leaving home 

  • A parent will check their child for any symptoms that would prevent them from attending/remaining at school. 
  • A parent will check that their child has at least one clean face covering and a filled water bottle with them. 

Read more here: TVUSD Return to Learning Safety Measures



Indicating your Family’s Decision for SY20-21

We will be sending out information the week of July 13th for how to choose which option parents would prefer for their child(ren) - either 5-days a week of in-person instruction, or a full distance learning program. Although we explored the hybrid option in the survey, due to the requirements of the Governor’s June 24th Executive Order, this is no longer a feasible option for our district and will not be available.


NOTE: Families are asked to make a commitment to at least the first quarter of instruction with the option they choose. Some exceptions may be made for students with special needs or circumstances.


June 24, 2020 Governing Board Meeting

Survey Results

The School Reopening Parent Preference Survey closed on June 24, 2020. The results of the Reopening Parent Preference Surveys were presented to the board, and may be found at the link below. The Staff Preference Survey results are also included in the Governing Board Meeting Minutes. 

For all the survey results as reported to the Governing Board, please follow this link: https://go.boarddocs.com/az/tvusd/Board.nsf/Public

Then go to: > Regular Meeting > View Agenda > Information & Discussion Items > Governing Board Update for School Year 2020-21 > Survey Results (multiple options)



NEW! Fall Registration/Fee Payment Now Online

Tanque Verde School District has TWO exciting announcements! 


  1. Starting in the 2020/2021 school year, Fall Registration will take place ONLINE. 

  2. TVUSD also has a new online school store for quick and easy access to view and pay all your school fees, for registration and throughout the school year!


Detailed information on fall registration and how to set up your online school store account will be sent out through each school's online newsletter in early July.



STAY INFORMED! 

Our school and district newsletters are the primary form of communication from TVUSD. It is imperative that you sign up for your school’s newsletter to receive these details and other important communications from your school. 

Head to your school’s website at tanqueverdeschools.org to sign up!


Our next regular communication will be posted following the July 8, 2020 TVUSD Governing Board Meeting.

TVUSD Return to Learning Plan 20-21, July 1, 2020

Dear Tanque Verde District Families,

We want to make you aware of the following Executive Orders, recently announced by Governor Ducey's Office, and how they impact our reopening planning for the 20-21 school year.

Delayed In-Person Classes

On Monday June 29th, 2020, Governor Ducey signed an Executive Order delaying the opening of in-person classes to August 17th. Given the fluidity of the situation, it is possible this date will be further extended by the state. In order to maintain the current Tanque Verde Unified School District calendar, the district administration is recommending keeping the August 6th scheduled start date and beginning with remote instruction.  This recommendation will be discussed in greater detail during the July 8th Governing Board meeting.

In-Person Instruction and Distance Learning

On Wednesday June 24, 2020,  Governor Ducey signed an Executive Order to provide schools flexibility for the 20-21 school year.  The Executive Order is part of a set of actions the Governor announced for a program called AZCares: Flexibility And Funding For Schools And Families.  The program allows the Tanque Verde School Unified District to offer two distinct options once schools are reopened.  The options include a 5-days a week in-person learning program, or a 100% online distance learning program.  The online distance learning program will utilize Edgenuity as the learning platform, and will be facilitated by Tanque Verde USD teachers.

More Information:

Additional information, including  detailed answers to frequently asked questions, will be sent by Friday, July 3rd. If you have additional questions or concerns following the detailed communication, please send them to your school principal.

District Information

Health Department Information

Additional Information

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