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Summer Learning Camp
Summer Learning Camp is Open to all K-12 Students Summer Programs will include Math, Literacy, English Language Development, Counseling, and Enrichment. Student enrollment is based on a first come...
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SUSD has Two Learning Options
*Parent Choice* 2021-2022 School Year Although we will no longer offer a hybrid remote learning option, it is important to us that families have choices. For the 2021-2022 school year, families...
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Graduation Ceremonies 2021
Watch the Graduation Ceremonies Live or Stream them at a later time
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Summer Meals
The Sunnyside Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. The purpose of the Summer Food Service Program is to provide nutritious meals to...
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Online Summer School - 2021
Do you need to make up credits, but you do better working independently at your own pace? With Sunnyside's Online Learning Summer School you can study and do your work on the date and...
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FREE School & Weekend Meals—UPDATED!
SUSD will continue to provide free meals to all children under the age of 18 (no lunch application needed). Parents or students may stop by a school or designated bus stop Monday–Friday (...
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PCHD - Free COVID-19 Testing Locations
PCHD - Free COVID-19 Testing Schedule : Regular Public Testing Locations Kino Event Center "Monday through Saturday *closed 12/24/20, 12/25/20, 1/1/21" Times: 10am - 7pm Address: 2805 E...
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Sunnyside Opening Day 2020
July 29, 2020 Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, A lot has happened since we closed our doors for traditional schooling on March 23rd. Over the last few months we have seen our Nation grow more...
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Profile of a Graduate
Our Vision: Every child... College, Career and Community Ready. Our Mission: Our mission is to develop students with a strong sense of identity, purpose and agency, so that they leave our system...
Summer Learning Camp is Open to all K-12 Students Summer Programs will include Math, Literacy, English Language Development, Counseling, and Enrichment. Student enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. If you have submitted your registration form and you are wondering about the status of your application, or if you have any questions about our Summer Learning Camp, please contact the school directly.   Summer Learning Camp is a Free, 5 Day a Week, Full Day Learning Experience!   Transportation available Breakfast & lunch included Safe learning environment Academic focus Fun activities Certified teachers Professional staff Kinder–8th June 1–25 High School June 1–28 Hours are different for every level: Elementary 8:00am – 1:30pm Middle 8:30am – 2:00pm High School 7:30am – 2:30pm Registering is Fast and Easy! Please Register K-8 and High School Students Separately K-8 Students H.S. Students       Mission Ready Summer School...Get Ready Class of 2025! Experience the 10 day Freshman experience and/or the 3 Day Boost Orientation and get to know your new High School!  These sessions provide unique opportunities for students to get to know their new school, teachers, and programs that are offered to them in high school. 10 day Freshman Experience Session 1: June 1-14 Session 2: June 15-28 Join us for the 10 day Freshman Experience sessions and receive .5 credits. Held at both Sunnyside & Desert View High Schools the Freshman Experience begins with an orientation day open to all incoming 9th grade students. Over the course of the 10 days, students will be given the opportunity to rotate between three "Readiness" classes covering skills and dispositions necessary to be College, Career, & Community Ready. Students will participate in a clubs/athletics fair, lessons on self-accountability, and much more in addition to the skills classes. To Register, Simply Select "H.S. Students" from the buttons above and fill out the form.    Sample Schedule: 7:30am Start Time Breakfast & 1st Class Rotation Break 2nd Class Rotation Lunch 3rd Class Rotation Break "Elective" Afternoon 2:25pm End Time *Breakfast, lunch and transportation are provided for free each day. COVID-19 mitigation strategies will be in place at all times to ensure student and staff safety. Masks will be required. For more information: Desert View High School Contact Kathy Dong at (520) 545-5701 or kathyd@susd12.org Sunnyside High School Contact Jon Schubel at (520) 545-5501 or  jonsch@susd12.org                    
*Parent Choice* 2021-2022 School Year Although we will no longer offer a hybrid remote learning option, it is important to us that families have choices. For the 2021-2022 school year, families can choose between: Traditional, in-person instruction Sunnyside Online Success Academy (SOSA) SOSA is a full-time, fully online learning from home, a personalized learning model that offers: Five days per week (no set schedule) Self-paced learning (different from the curriculum utilized in SUSD schools) Limited direct interactions with a teacher Chromebooks will be provided to students Please speak directly with your school principal if you are interested in learning more about this option and/or registering your child. ENROLL TODAY & LEARN MORE: https://www.susd12.org/enroll  
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The Sunnyside Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. The purpose of the Summer Food Service Program is to provide nutritious meals to children 18 years old and younger when school is not in session.  The Sunnyside Unified School District’s Summer Food Service Program for Children will provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years of age and younger at the following sites. The Summer Meals program will run from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, through Friday, June 25, 2021, for grades K-8 and Tuesday, June 1, 2021, through Monday, June 28, 2021, for high schools.  If you have any questions please call (520) 545-2073.  The following sites will open starting June 1st, Monday-Friday: Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and lunch will be served from 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM Craycroft Elementary 5455 E. Littletown Rd. Drexel Elementary 801 E. Drexel Road Elvira Elementary 250 W. Elvira Rd. Gallego Primary 6200 S. Hemisphere Pl Liberty Elementary 5495 S. Liberty Ave. Los Amigos Elementary 2200 E. Drexel Rd. Los Niños Elementary 5445 S. Alvernon Way Mission Manor Elementary 600 W. Santa Rosa St. Ocotillo Elementary 5702 S. Campbell Ave. Rosemarie Rivera Elementary 5102 S. Cherry Ave. Santa Clara Elementary 6910 S. Santa Clara Ave. Summit View Elementary 1900 E. Summit St.   High Schools will serve breakfast from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM and serve lunch from 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM daily. Sunnyside High School 1725 E Bilby Rd. Desert View High School 4101 E Valencia Rd   PLEASE NOTE: Sites will be subject to closure if participation falls below required levels to operate the Summer Program. Breakfast and lunch will be made available free at all sites to all children 18 years of age and under within the  approved geographical area without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Do you need to make up credits, but you do better working independently at your own pace? With Sunnyside's Online Learning Summer School you can study and do your work on the date and time that works best for you. Classes consist of pre-compiled course work and lessons that you complete at your own pace.  No fees Completely self-paced with no scheduled class times Highly Qualified teachers available for tutoring Flexible start time with a 4 to 6 week deadline; extensions may be appropriate. ->>Click here to Enroll<<- You can only take one class at a time, but there is no limit on the total classes you can take over the summer! Choose from the following classes: English English 9 - 12 Electives Art Physical Education S1 and S2 Health S1 Healthy Living S1 and S2 Characters Skills Creative Writing Intro to Game Design Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening Psychology:  The Road to Self Discovery (S1) Psychology:  Living in a Complex World (S2) Languages Spanish S1 and S2 (For Spanish Speakers) Spanish S1 and S2 (For Non-Spanish Speakers)  French S1 and S2 (For Non-French Speakers) Social Sciences World History S1 and S2 U.S. History S1 and S2 Economics & Government S1 and S2 Science Integrated Science S1 and S2 Biology S1 and S2 Chemistry S1 and S2 Physics S1 and S2 Anatomy & Physiology S1 and S2 Earth Systems S1 and S2 Math Algebra S1 and S2 Algebra II S1 and S2 Geometry S1 and S2 Statistics S1 and S2 Foundations of Algebra II S1 and S2 Questions? Please call or text Maggie Johnson at 520-360-9914 or email maggiej@susd12.org
SUSD will continue to provide free meals to all children under the age of 18 (no lunch application needed). Parents or students may stop by a school or designated bus stop Monday–Friday (excluding holidays) to receive a school lunch and a breakfast to go for the following morning at the following times: Schools – 10:30am – 1pm Bus Route – 11am – 12pm*  *starting June 1, 2021, meals will no longer be distrubited at bus stop locations   Meal Distribution Sites Starting June 1, 2021, pick-up (drive-thru) meal service will be available at the following sites Monday – Friday from 10:30am – 1pm: Summit View Elementary School Elvira Elementary School Mission Manor Elementary School Sunnyside High School Desert View High School Summer Meals are free to anyone under the age of 18.   Mobile Meals – Bus Distribution Sites Below is a list of sites where school buses will distribute grab-and-go breakfast and lunch from 11am–12pm. All school buses will continue to be equipped with mobile hotspots. For detailed information for each location, click on the bus icons on the interactive map below. S. Masterson Ave & E. Behan St. (SE Corner) S. Fontana Ave & E Delta Rd. (NW Corner) Fairy Duster & Silverweed (Rancho Valencia Rest Area) Old Vail Rd & Country Club (park on Vail Rd)  * this route will now be delivering meals at E Bantam Rd & Via Noche Buena Desert Shadows Park (on Greenway Dr.) Ponderosa & San Xavier Rd @ Ramada Santa Clara Ave. and Melridge St. 9776 S. Nogales Hwy (near Family Dollar) San Xavier Education Center Felix and Lansing Strav.  
PCHD - Free COVID-19 Testing Schedule : Regular Public Testing Locations Kino Event Center "Monday through Saturday *closed 12/24/20, 12/25/20, 1/1/21" Times: 10am - 7pm Address: 2805 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, 85714 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: "www.labfinder.com/paradigm 855-452-2346 For results: patient portal or call 520-901-2969" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: nasopharyngeal PCR (anterior nares for children) Type of Site: Brick and mortar Sponsors: Pima County Testing Vendor: Paradigm Laboratories   Morris K Udall Center "Tuesday through Sunday *closed 12/24/20, 12/25/20, 1/1/21" Times: 8am-5pm Address: 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, 85715 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: "www.labfinder.com/paradigm 855-452-2346 For results: patient portal or call 520-901-2969" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: nasopharyngeal PCR (anterior nares for children) Type of Site: Brick and mortar Sponsors: Pima County, City of Tucson Testing Vendor: Paradigm Laboratories   El Pueblo Community Center "Monday & Wednesday Saturday" Times: "5pm - 8pm 7am-Noon" Address: 101 W. Irvington Road, Tucson, 85714 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: Call El Rio Health 520-670-3909 Test Type: nasopharyngeal PCR (anterior nares for children) Type of Site: Brick and mortar Sponsors: City of Tucson, El Rio Health Testing Vendor: El Rio Health   Ellie Towne Center "Wednesday 12/9, Friday12/11, Sunday 12/13 *closed from December 23rd to January 1st" Times: "7am - 12pm Sunday hours are 7am-1pm" Address: 1660 W. Ruthraff Road, Tucson, 85705 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: "https://asubioempportal.pointnclick.com/ Log in or “Sign Up For New Account” Agency code: SALIVATEST" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: saliva PCR Type of Site: Brick and mortar Sponsors: Arizona Department of Health Services Testing Vendor: ASU Biodesign Institute   West Congress Parking Garage "Thursdays *closed from December 23rd to January 1st" Times: 6am-9am Address: 400 W. Congress, Tucson, 85701 How to Register: "https://asubioempportal.pointnclick.com/ Log in or “Sign Up For New Account” Agency code: SALIVATEST" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: saliva PCR Type of Site: Drive-thru Sponsors: Arizona Department of Health Services Testing Vendor: ASU Biodesign Institute   Downtown "Monday, Wednesday & Friday *closed 12/24/20, 12/25/20, 1/1/21" Times: 10am - 2pm Address: 88 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, 85701 How to Register: "www.labfinder.com/paradigm 855-452-2346 For results: patient portal or call 520-901-2969" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: nasopharyngeal PCR (anterior nares for children) Type of Site: Walk-up Sponsors: Pima County, Downtown Tucson Partnership, TEP Testing Vendor: Paradigm Laboratories   Tucson International Airport - Baggage Claim "Friday through Monday (Starting 11/20/21) *Closed 12/24/20, 12/25/20, 1/1/21" Times: 11 am - 6 pm Address: 7250 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, 85756 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: "https://www.labfinder.com/TUS/ 855-452-2346 For results: patient portal or call 520-901-2969" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: nasopharyngeal PCR (anterior nares for children) Sponsors: Pima County Testing Vendor: Paradigm Laboratories   Pima Community College West Campus "Mondays (Starting 11/16/2020) *Closed 12/23/20-1/1/21" Times: 9am - 1pm Address: 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, 85709 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: "https://asubioempportal.pointnclick.com/ Log in or “Sign Up For New Account” Agency code: SALIVATEST" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: saliva PCR Type of Site: Drive-thru Sponsors: Pima Community College Testing Vendor: ASU Biodesign Institute   Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus "Wednesdays (Starting 12/2/2020) *Closed 12/23/20-1/1/21" Times: 9am - 1pm Address: 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, 85709 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: "https://asubioempportal.pointnclick.com/ Log in or “Sign Up For New Account” Agency code: SALIVATEST" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: saliva PCR Type of Site: Drive-thru Sponsors: Pima Community College Testing Vendor: ASU Biodesign Institute   Pima Community College East Campus "Fridays (Starting 12/4/2020) *Closed 12/23/20-1/1/21" Times: 9am - 1pm Address: 8181 E. Irvington Rd., Tucson, 85709 Pre-Registration/ Appointment Required How to Register: "https://asubioempportal.pointnclick.com/ Log in or “Sign Up For New Account” Agency code: SALIVATEST" Ages: 5 and up Test Type: saliva PCR Type of Site: Drive-thru Sponsors: Pima Community College Testing Vendor: ASU Biodesign Institute
Our Vision: Every child... College, Career and Community Ready. Our Mission: Our mission is to develop students with a strong sense of identity, purpose and agency, so that they leave our system as effective learners who act with purpose to achieve the conditions they desire in their own and others’ lives. Since the release of the 1983 report “A Nation at Risk” our public school systems have been challenged with the task of improving public perception regarding how we prepare students for the future. This issue of a quality of education was compounded with the accountability requirements under the No Child Left Behind of 2001, which focused primarily on one assessment.  This narrow focus on one metric as the definitive measure of school quality misrepresents the complexity of educating students and diminishes the great work of educators across this nation who make a difference in the lives of students every day, in every classroom. And though aggregate performance is a key variable for measuring success, it simply fails to tell a bigger picture of what our students have and will be able to do in the future.  For this reason we felt it critical to recast our PROFILE OF A GRADUATE within a broader narrative of student success. This new framework provides an unparalleled level of clarity that aligns our mission, vision, and the work.  This new iteration of our graduate profile picks up where our Strategic Plan left off in 2015 and drives the work forward through five competencies, key to each student’s journey towards graduation: 1). Knowledge for Learning, 2). Knowledge for Impact, 3). Creative Confidence, 4). Critical Consciousness, and 5). Self and Systems Awareness.  In addition to college and career readiness, Community Ready was added to this iteration of the work thanks to feedback we received from community members, as well as industry and higher education professionals who expressed certain intangibles that Sunnyside students brought to their organizations. Attributing to our students traits like, “community-minded”, “a sense of social justice”, “respectfulness” we felt strongly that Community Ready also provided us with a framework to bridge the gap between knowledge and agency. This framework allows our District to capture the summative experiences that mark each child’s learning journey so that personalizing the classroom is less about technology, and more about each student’s ecology.  Thank you for being a part of our journey.      COMPETENCY #1: KNOWLEDGE FOR LEARNING Our students are knowledge creators. We look to them to not only master the content, but also to transfer knowledge across disciplines: From science to the humanities, from mathematics to the social sciences—Sunnyside students are deep thinkers and well-rounded learners with a strong sense of academic identity.  We trust our students as knowledge co-creators who share their expertise with peers and teachers as part of an intentional process of collaboration. Sunnyside students understand that learning is a social and shared responsibility. By listening respectfully, students value learning from one another as they begin to develop transferable skills like responding positively and constructively, which are important skills to employers as they are assembling their teams.   COMPETENCY #2: KNOWLEDGE FOR IMPACT When Hurricane Harvey crippled the Texas coast in 2018, Sunnyside students in our JTED Construction program rolled up their sleeves, gave up their spring break, and traveled across the country to rebuild homes. When faced with the opportunity to speak at the state capitol demanding an increase in teacher pay, one Sunnyside student took to the microphone, took a deep breath and pumped up a crowd of tens of thousands.    Our students are engaged participants in their future, not merely bystanders. Equipped with deep knowledge of history and a sense of what is fair, our students are adept at using social media and student organizations to drive change. Sunnyside students are aware of community issues and possess real-world knowledge gained from internships and other experiences that put global issues into a local context.   COMPETENCY #3: CREATIVE CONFIDENCE All students are creative, and it’s our responsibility to nurture that creativity. Borrowing from the work of Tom and David Kelley (IDEO, Stanford d.School) we define creative confidence as the natural human ability to come up with great ideas and the courage to act on those ideas.  Sunnyside students take part in human-centric experiences that use empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking to unlock their creativity. Through building prototypes, using causal loops, challenging assumptions, and acknowledging that all ideas are worthy, our students learn how to take risks. More importantly, creative confidence relies on human collaboration, which is embodied in the performing arts. Sunnyside's tradition of excellence in the fine arts provides a first point of entry for students into a world of creativity that gives them opportunities to gain confidence and succeed.    COMPETENCY #4: CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS Workplaces, schools and colleges, and other social environments are defined by internal cultures and norms that are not always visible from the outside. Some environments are built to nurture and empower, while other systems have internal cultures that hinder upward mobility. This is why we give students the tools to identify systems that perpetuate inequality so they’re prepared to take action.  In collaboration with League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson and the YWCA Southern Arizona we host workshops that help high school students learn about running for office while deconstructing issues such as racism, discrimination, and LGBTQ rights. Fostering critical consciousness through debate empowers our students to keep up with important issues and to demand a seat at the table.    COMPETENCY #5: SELF AND SOCIAL AWARENESS Students who are self-aware have strong intrapersonal skills such as self-regulation, which develops in the early years and aids in problem solving and supports volitional behavior. Social awareness (or social intelligence) is part of an important skill set that, later in life, is what sets a transformational leader apart from an everyday boss. This profile of a graduate takes into account our students’ social and emotional development and values traits such as assertiveness, conflict resolution, positive self-talk (to name a few)—as important indicators—of self- and social awareness, which is key to our students’ ability to thrive after high school.   NEXT STEPS 1. Create a graphic representation of the Graduate Profile 2. Introduce the Graduate Profile at the 2018 Administrative Summit 3. Develop indicators for each of the Graduate Profile competency areas 4. Establish a continuum or rubrics by grade band for each indicator that will be used to support internal accountability metrics with the desired outcome of establishing our own school label system    
July 29, 2020 Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, A lot has happened since we closed our doors for traditional schooling on March 23rd. Over the last few months we have seen our Nation grow more divided on the public health impact of this pandemic, which has placed school reopening at the center of a political debate. Although starting school remotely is not ideal, scientific evidence along with recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pima County Health Department suggests that the high level of community transmission supports the need for schools to remain closed for in-person instruction. It is most certain that we will stay in a remote learning situation minimally until after Labor Day. As educators, we are accustomed to using data to inform our decisions and will continue to do so in making decisions for in-person learning moving forward.  However, the COVID-19 virus is not the only issue of debate our Nation is contending with. The killing of George Floyd has exposed long-standing racial inequities in every aspect of American life and has forced a deep reckoning across society. From mass protests to intimate conversations with family and friends, conversations about race and equity are part of a national dialogue. For this reason, schools must find their place in the conversation and look at ways to improve the systems that perpetuate inequalities for children.  I would like for us to reflect on the following questions throughout the year as we have further discussion on equity: What are systemic patterns or practices in our schools or departments that foster inequalities and limit students’ future opportunities for success? What biases (unconscious or conscious) do we hold about the community and students we serve that may impact our approach to student learning? For those of us who don’t interact with students, how can we examine some of our own internal biases to create a work environment that is more inclusive of all? The conversation on equity is not new to the Sunnyside Learning Community. Equity is the foundation of our Graduate Profile and is central to the formative assessment process we have been implementing for the past few years. Drawing meaning to our work in the context of equity must be more intentional as we dive deeper into our own personal improvement of practice regardless of the position we hold in the organization.  On a personal level, much of my family conversation about race this summer took place while watching the movie version of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. The significance of diversity in the cast (led by mostly Black and Latino actors) and music (hip hop and R&B), and historical backdrop provided for rich discussions on multiculturalism and institutional issues of race that I know were critical and important for my family to engage in given the events that were happening across the globe.  As we embark on this year of many unknowns, I ask that we look at the opportunities that lie ahead for the students we serve. My hope is that we seek not to return to normal- which implies going back to the status quo - but that we learn from this experience and challenge our system to provide better and more equitable educational opportunities for the children in our community. As Hamilton would say, let’s “not throw away our shot”! Let’s seize the moment to revolutionize our students’ experiences so that they are College, Career, and Community Ready. In solidarity with you, Steve Holmes Superintendent