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Reopening & Other TTUSD Updates

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In this edition

  • A Message from the Superintendent with reopening information
  • Social & emotional support for students and families
  • FREE meals for ALL kids
  • Celebrating our Fellow & Star Award recipients


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A Message from the Superintendent

Dear TTUSD Community,

We had a board meeting last night where we discussed our plans to reopen schools in January along with the reopening criteria. Our target date to reopen schools, if safe, is January 19 for our elementary and middle school students. Our high school students transition to hybrid on January 25, after they complete semester finals.

The plan right now is to remain in distance learning through January 15, 2021. We will continue to actively monitor the daily cases. It is our hope that the number of active cases of COVID-19 will lower within our community, and that we can start to reopening our school facilities that following week.

We know how hard it is being in distance learning again and the additional strain it puts on our parents. You are all amazing partners in your child’s education and we couldn’t be more appreciative.

This holiday season presents new challenges with COVID. The CDC has a great webpage with recommendations on how to celebrate the holidays this year safely. Click here to check them out!

I hope that you can all get outside and enjoy time with your immediate families during Winter Break. Please be safe, stay safe, and take extra precautions. We miss our students and want to get our kids back to in-person instruction in January.

Remember that if your student(s) becomes symptomatic and tests positive for COVID, it’s essential that you notify your principal so the nurses can conduct the contact tracing. (Please note that during winter break, the Rideout Testing Center will only be open on December 21, 22, and 23. Please refer to our website, for info on testing.)

As we learn more about vaccines becoming available, we will keep you informed and what it means for our school community.

In closing, I’d like to congratulate our Fellow and Star Award winners (see article below). We are so appreciative of the Excellence in Education Foundation for making these special awards possible.

Happy holidays!

Carmen Ghysels
Superintendent Chief Learning Officer