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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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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...
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    

School Staff

Anna
Schwartz-Warmbrand
Principal - MS
Gallego Intermediate
Ted
Rodriquez
Assistant Principal - MS
Gallego Intermediate
Website
Webmaster
Gallego Intermediate
Deborah
Acker
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Azalea
Aguilar Arredondo
Parent Student Advocate
Gallego Intermediate
Lewis
Araiza
long-term substitute
Gallego Intermediate
Carmen
Arce
Sped personal care assistant
Gallego Intermediate
Marco
Arredondo
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Emma
Badilla
AVID Tutor
Sierra 2-8 School, Challenger Middle School, Gallego Intermediate, Sunnyside High School
Maria Magdalena
Balderrama
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Christopher
Barnes
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Addison
Bohn
AmeriCorps Comm Sch Coord
Gallego Intermediate
Steven
Brantley
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Maria
Brown
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Jose
Bustamante
Coach (out)
Gallego Intermediate
Annabel
Calvario
Office Assistance
Gallego Intermediate
Maria
Contreras Lopez
Custodian
Gallego Intermediate
Steven
Cota-Robles
Academic Interventionist
Gallego Intermediate
Jessica
Cuen
ELA - Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Benjamin
Duarte
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Teresa
Durazo
Academic Behavior Support Specialist
Gallego Intermediate
Adrian
Encinas
Campus Monitor
Gallego Intermediate
Michelle
Etherton
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Antonia
Gant
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Matthew
Garcia
Coach (out)
Gallego Intermediate
Mojgan
Goharriz
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Cristina
Gonzales
Nurse Specialist
Gallego Intermediate
Rene
Gonzalez
Counselor
Gallego Intermediate
Yamne
Gracia Rochin
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Leslie
Hall
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Kevin
Handshoe
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Malia
Haro
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Gallego Intermediate
Brad
Hayashi
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Cheryl
Hurd
Cafeteria Helper - 208
Gallego Intermediate
Vanessa
Jamero
Health Office Admin Assis
Gallego Intermediate
Amanda
Jones
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
James
Kaltenhauser
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Erin
Knop
Health Assistant
Gallego Intermediate
Daisy
Lagarda
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Teresa
Lopez
Relief Cafeteria Manager
Gallego Intermediate
Beronica
Lua
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Gallego Intermediate Fine
Magnet
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Barbara
Marcotte
Parapro - Intervention
Gallego Intermediate
Ramona
Marron
Custodian
Gallego Intermediate
Belisa
Martinez
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Ilia
Martinez Hernandez
Cafeteria Manager
Gallego Intermediate
Amanda
Moehlis
21st Century CLC Coordinator
Gallego Intermediate
Ashley
Moreno
7th Grade Social Studies
Gallego Intermediate
Kristen
Morrison
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Rita
Murray
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Max
Navarrete
Campus moniter
Gallego Intermediate
Claudia
Newsome
Office Assistant
Gallego Intermediate
Brooks
Newsome
Campus Monitor
Gallego Intermediate
Daniel
Ortiz
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Melisa
Perez
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Jacquelyn
Perez
Parapro
Gallego Intermediate
Pina
Pina
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Thyme
Porter
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Maria
Quezada
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Nicole
Ramirez
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Ana
Ramos
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Gallego Intermediate
Dylan
Ridge
Media Center Technician
Gallego Intermediate
Jessica
Ross
Librarian
Gallego Intermediate
Beatriz
Ruiz de Leyva
Teacher Coach
Gallego Intermediate
Suheil
Servin
Office Assistant
Gallego Intermediate
Amiyah
Silva
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Frank
Soto
IT Tech
Gallego Intermediate
Andrea
Sweetman
Resource teacher LD
Gallego Intermediate
Celeste
Tellez
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Maria
Valdez
Custodian
Gallego Intermediate
Matthew
Wagner
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Eric
Wagner
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Ryan
Walker
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Darlene
Whitmore
Counselor
Gallego Intermediate
Mark
Zepezauer
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Anazari
Alcantar
Office Assistant
Gallego Intermediate
Brian
Alday
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Veronica
Ash
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Marina
Bueras
Campus Monitor
Gallego Intermediate
Lydia
Bustos
Custodian
Gallego Intermediate
Robert
Carbajal
Crossing Guard
Gallego Intermediate
Ines
Dorame
Cook - FS
Gallego Intermediate
James
Feeney Jr
AmeriCorps Comm Sch Coord
Gallego Intermediate
Wendy
Fierros
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Kim
Freidah
School Psychologist, PhD
Gallego Intermediate
Christtofen
Fungate
Courier
Gallego Intermediate
Maria Jesus
Galindo Velarde
Cafeteria Helper
Gallego Intermediate
Maria
Gallardo
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Myrna
Grijalva
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Beatriz
Guzman
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Mamatha
Janakumar
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Carmen
Lizarraga
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Jaquelina
Medrano
Parapro - Intervention
Gallego Intermediate
Robin
Morales
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Deborah
Ormsby
Central Kit Cafe Sup
Gallego Intermediate
Jyothi
Rodda
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Patricia
Romero
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Nancy
Salmoreno
Custodian
Gallego Intermediate
Crystal
Spicer
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Michelle
Trujillo
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Luz Maria
Vega
Head Custodian
Gallego Intermediate
Lillian
Yslas
Campus Monitor
Gallego Intermediate
Enid
Yubeta
Teacher
Gallego Intermediate
Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School
3700 East Alvord Road
Tucson, AZ 85706

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Gallego Intermediate is a 4th-8th Grade Fine Arts Magnet School that serves the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona proudly elevating student learning in academics and in the fine & performing arts.  Our mission is to elevate our students to a higher level of academic achievement while using the academic excellence and expectations that have been foundationally instilled in our Gallego students and staff. Utilizing a strong academic base, infused with the fine & performing arts, together we will build a safe, positive and engaging place for the leaders of tomorrow. Learning at Gallego Intermediate does not take place in isolation. We all learn together. Our academics and arts curriculums exist as one.

Gallego Intermediate is also proud to team with Gallego Primary as a Community that fosters the Servicing Unique Needs Gifted Magnet program (S.U.N.) strand for 2nd-5th grade.  Gallego Intermediate strives to work with the community to create and support the whole child.

School Details
Year Opened: 
2015
Grades: 
4-8
Enrollment: 
913
Mascot: 
Wildcat
Colors: 
Blue & Gold
Uniforms: Required
Tops: Any color Polo shirt (no logo)
Bottoms: Khaki, Navy Blue, or Blue Jeans (Pants cannot have holes)

School Activities

Here at Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School we are interested in all aspects of our student's development. Our desire is to provide an environment where everyone is challenged to achieve excellence in academics, character, and life skills. To that end, we offer after school activities and clubs, paid for by school tax credits donations and the 21st Century Program.

  • Art
  • Band & Orchestra
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Digital Art
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Makerspace
  • Mariachi
  • MESA
  • Physical Education
  • Piano Lab
  • S.H.A.C.
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tech Team
  • Track & Field
  • Video Production
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball
  • 4th-5th Grade Basketball and Soccer