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Superintendent's Message

April 20 Communication - 3/21/2018 (English) (Spanish)

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Superintendent's Message

March 21, 2018

Dear TUSD Community,

The end of March is near and so we prepare for April, and the remainder of the school year, in keeping our students engaged, learning, and safe.  On March 14, many of our students demonstrated responsibly in their 17 minute efforts to express solidarity and condolences for the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting.  April 20 marks the 19th year since the Columbine High School tragedy in Colorado and there is a national “walk-out” movement planned that commences at 10:00 a.m. through the end of the school day.  TUSD has committed to supporting our students’ rights while at the same time being mindful that we cannot accommodate student participation in a 5-hour demonstration.  As a result, TUSD has worked collectively with our principals to maintain the following expectations District-wide:

  • TUSD will recognize April 20, 2018 as a regular school day.
  • Focus and attention will be placed on “See Something, Say Something.”  Opportunities for staff and students to review School Safety, including Anti-Bullying and Acceptance, and share their voices to best support school culture will be provided. 
  • School communities can keep students most safe and secure when they are on campus, in class, and learning.
  • Knowing the importance of holding students accountable, parents may personally sign-out his/her student if the student wishes to engage in demonstrations off campus, and outside of planned school activities, on April 20.

We know many students are unsettled as a result of the recent school shootings.  As educators, we want to recognize such and empower students to think about difficult issues, make connections between others and themselves, and build a compassionate and ethical society within a safe, secure learning environment.   Our schools can provide such on April 20.


Dana Salles Trevethan