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Sierra Linda High School
Tolleson Union High School District

News and Events

We take pride in the achievements of our students and in the academic excellence of our school. When good things happen, you’ll read about them here. We also post important information for parents and students, so please check back often.

October 7, 2020, Parent Letter Safe Return to Schools

October 7, 2020

Dear TUHSD Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your patience as our governing board and I thoughtfully evaluated the online learning model and data relating to coronavirus in our community. The governing board had a difficult decision to make last night as they weighed several learning model options with the health, wellness, and safety of our students and our staff in mind.

As you know from our previous communications over the summer, we had indicated to you that we would be providing online learning through Friday, October 9 in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus in our community, as well as for the health, wellness, and safety of our students and our staff. This Friday will mark the end of our first quarter as we go into fall break the week of October 12.

We understand the need for parents to plan ahead as much as possible. The governing board met on Tuesday, October 6 and made the difficult decision that all schools in the Tolleson Union High School District would remain with the current online learning model for the remainder of the first semester, concluding on Friday, December 18. For additional information, please read the entire communication from Superintendent Gutierrez posted below.

Arizona Department of Education Statutory Handbook of Parental Rights
On-Site Support Services

Governor Ducey's Executive Order 2020-51 directs each school district to offer free on-site support services for students who need a place to go during the day as required by Executive Order 2020-41.

Free on-site support services began on September 14, 2020, allowing students who need a safe place to work on their online coursework in a supervised environment. On-site support includes providing required specialized services to those students who have already been identified through formal processes. Please view our on-site support services plan for complete details.

Fall Sports Update

Tolleson Union High School District has, for the first time, received an overall risk level of moderate! To learn more about how this affects our athletics program, please read through our recent September 18 fall sports update.

Modified School Schedule

In order to make the current learning environment less stressful and mentally taxing on our students, teachers, and staff, the district has chosen to convert to a modified schedule that will shorten class periods and allow for more targeted academic and emotional support. This communication is intended to outline what Sierra Linda High School is developing to meet your child’s needs. Please read the full letter listed below.

Para hacer que el entorno de aprendizaje actual sea menos estresante y agotador mentalmente para nuestros estudiantes, maestros y personal, el Distrito ha optado por cambiar a un horario modificado que acortará los períodos de clases y permitirá un apoyo académico y emocional más específico.

Esta comunicación tiene la intención de describir lo que la Escuela Secundaria Sierra Linda está desarrollando para satisfacer las necesidades de su hijo. Por favor lea la carta completa aquí.

Waiver Letter for On-Site Support Services

It is always our sincere hope to communicate with you as soon as we have pertinent information that affects the education and services provided by our district to our students. That is why we are communicating with you about the latest information that we have received. Please take a few minutes to read our letter about on-site support services.

  • TUHSD Waiver Letter for On-Site Support Services - English
  • TUHSD Waiver Letter for On-Site Support Services - Spanish