Safe Return to Learning

Notice:

The TVUSD Administrative Offices are temporarily located as follows:
-Superintendent/Communications: TVHS Campus, 4201 N. Melpomene Way, Tucson, AZ 85749
-Business Services, HR, IT, Food Services: EGJH Campus, 11150 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85749
-Telephone Number (ALL): (520) 749-5751

Until the official move is completed, the TVUSD mailing address will remain:
2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd., Tucson, AZ 85749 (Official address change date TBD)

Safe Return to Learning

Safe Return to In-Person Learning SY 2021-22


SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING PLAN

SY 2021-2022

 Approved July 28, 2021 by TVUSD Governing Board

Revision Approved September 7, 2021

The TVUSD Governing Board approved the District’s Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan on July 28, 2021, with a renewal every 6 months. The Superintendent was granted the authority to adjust the Plan and update the Board regarding any adjustments in a meeting held within 30 days of any changes. The first revision was approved on September 7, 2021.  

 

 COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS 


FACE COVERINGS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED EXCEPT ON SCHOOL BUSES 

  • Face coverings are strongly recommended but not required when in any educational space except on school buses. The district will follow CDC requirements.  Wearing a mask is required on all public conveyances, including on school buses. (Per 9/07/21 board approved revision)

  • Face masks will be available for distribution upon request. 

 

IMMUNIZATIONS NOT MANDATORY 

  • Tanque Verde Unified School District will continue to provide information to the community about COVID immunization opportunities as a courtesy for those who wish to access the vaccine. However, the COVID immunization will not be required for staff or students. 


HAND HYGIENE 

  • Tanque Verde Unified School District will continue to encourage good hand hygiene, such as reminding students to wash hands after using the restroom, before meals, etc., and provide access to hand sanitizer stations. 


CAFETERIAS & CHILD NUTRITION 

  • Employees must adhere to Food Services Guidance.

  • Use disposable student food service items (e.g., utensils, trays). 

  • Ensure that all non-disposable food service items are handled with gloves and washed with dish soap and hot water or in a dishwasher. 

  • Students should not share food or drinks. TVUSD’s Plan is contingent upon CDC guidance and state updates as environmental conditions change.  


VISITORS IN TVUSD SCHOOLS/FACILITIES PERMITTED 

  • In the 2021-2022 school year, visitors will be permitted in schools as they were pre-COVID. 

  • Schools keep a log of visitors and where they visited. 

  • PCHD still strongly recommends that all individuals wear face coverings when indoors at school.

  • No visitors on campus with lab-confirmed COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19. 

  • Visitors should utilize hand sanitizer upon entering a campus building. 

  • Virtual meetings may be arranged to accommodate parents, at their request. 


PLAYGROUNDS AND RECESS 

  • Playground use is allowed with proper safeguards. 

  • Stagger groups using playgrounds and/or limit multiple group usage. 

  • Wash hands before and after recess. 


ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES RESUME AS NORMAL 

  • Athletics and activities will resume normal processes in 2021-2022 in partnership with AIA. Extracurricular activities will follow guidelines set forth by PCHD, and other related agencies and organizations. 


FIELD TRIPS RESUME 

  • Field trips will resume in 2021-2022. All field trips will adhere to all health and safety guidelines established by ADE, PCHD, and CDC. 


RESPONSE TO COVID-19 

Prevention and Precaution 

  • Stay home and seek medical advice from a physician. 

  • Positive lab-confirmed cases: TVUSD will follow PCHD and AZDHS direction.

  • The student must be 24 hour period free of fever without medication, and symptoms have significantly improved (coughing, breathing, and no vomiting).


Pima County Health Department School Mitigation Guidance:

https://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Health/COVID-19/Schools%20Child%20Care/16831%20-%20CV19%20-%20Recommendations%20TUSD%20RTP.pd


U.S. Department of Education: Ed COVID-19 Handbook 

 

COVID-19 Information:

District Updates

Digital Learning Device Information

Masks are encouraged ~ Kindness is required!

Masks are welcomed and encouraged.

 


 


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