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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

Paul
Ohm
Principal - ELC
Ocotillo Learning Center
Louise
Alcantar
Custodian - 261
Ocotillo Learning Center
Erica
Alvarez
Office Assistant
Ocotillo Learning Center
Lilia
Ayala
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Antonio
Barnes
Security Officer
Ocotillo Learning Center
Drew
Berns
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Cassandra
Brown
Office Assistant
Ocotillo Learning Center
Alexis
Butler
Student Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
J
C
Educator
Ocotillo Learning Center
Rebecca
Carrasco
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Diana
Celaya
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Luz
Chavez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Michelle
Curcio
Registered PT
Ocotillo Learning Center
Angela
De Medina
Janitor
Ocotillo Learning Center
Mercedes
Delavara
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Julie
Diaz
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Kathy
Fetter
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Joni
Flores
Parapro - Intervention
Ocotillo Learning Center
Martha
Flores
School Psychologist
Ocotillo Learning Center
Vanessa
Gallegos
SPED Personal Care Assistant
Ocotillo Learning Center
Valerie
Garcia
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Stefanie
Gonzales
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Francisco
Grijalva
Campus Monitor
Ocotillo Learning Center
Corrina
Holguin
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Adelina
Jaurigue
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Ingrid
Leung
School Nurse
Ocotillo Learning Center
Beatriz
Lineiro Lopez
Counselor
Ocotillo Learning Center
Sunni
Lopez
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Julia
Mandros
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Gloria
Martinez
Cafeteria Helper
Ocotillo Learning Center
Maria
Martinez
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Blanca
Martinez
Cafeteria Manager
Ocotillo Learning Center
Sylvia
Mendoza
Office Manager - Elem
Ocotillo Learning Center
Mackenzie
Mitchell
UArizona Student
Ocotillo Learning Center
Alexis
Moraga
PCA
Ocotillo Learning Center
Maricruz
Munoz
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Linda
Norrix
Audiologist
Ocotillo Learning Center
Harry
Parks
Lead Custodian
Ocotillo Learning Center
Andrea
Parra
CF-SLP
Ocotillo Learning Center
Rosalva
Pedrego-Marquez
Cafeteria Helper
Ocotillo Learning Center
Frank
Perez
SLP
Ocotillo Learning Center
Laura
Portillo
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Maria
Quezada
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
lori
ramirez
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Francisca
Real
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Felicia
Robinson
Teacher Coach
Ocotillo Learning Center
Jessica
Sanchez
Childcare worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Diane
Torres
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Deserae
Acevedo
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Patricia
Alcorta
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Kristi
Arroyos
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Alexis
Bernal Pina
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Phyllis
Blankinship
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Rossana
Bueras
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Jennifer
Cardenas
School Psy - Childfind
Ocotillo Learning Center
Roxanna
Carlos
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Jessica
Castillo
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Margarita
Cordova
Health Office Admin Assis
Ocotillo Learning Center
Jody
Decker
Librarian
Ocotillo Learning Center
Evette
Diaz
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Veronica
Dominguez
Certified SLP
Ocotillo Learning Center
Herika
Duarte
Parapro - 191
Ocotillo Learning Center
Connie
Gallego
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Irma
Gomez-Sanchez
Certified SLP - Childfind
Ocotillo Learning Center
Elisa
Gonzalez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Georgina
Gonzalez
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Caroline
Greene
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Gail
Hallett
Certified SLP
Ocotillo Learning Center
Adriana
Hernandez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
AnnaMarie
Irons
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Nadia
Jordan
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Catherine
Kelly
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Gloria
Lazalde Guerrero
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Vikki
Leger
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Mirna
Lizarraga
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Vynnizzia
Lopez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Rebecca
Lopez
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Samuel
Lopez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Nuvia
Mazon Bocanegra
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Etelvina
Montoya
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Alyssa
Moreno
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Joel
Peralta
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Rosalba
Ramirez
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Ramona
Real Garcia
Custodian - 261
Ocotillo Learning Center
Fabiola
Reyes
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Lisneida
Rodriguez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Jose
Rosales
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Bella
Rosete Vidal
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Ocotillo Learning Center
Rosemary
Sanchez
Child Care Worker
Ocotillo Learning Center
Lindsay
Santana
SLP Assistant
Ocotillo Learning Center
Alice
Sherron
Certified SLP
Ocotillo Learning Center
Griselda
Velasquez Boward
Certified SLP
Ocotillo Learning Center
Linda
Velazquez
Teacher
Ocotillo Learning Center
Alfredo
Villegas
Child Development Assist
Ocotillo Learning Center
Denise
Zanin
Cafeteria Manager
Ocotillo Learning Center
Ocotillo Learning Center
5702 South Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85706

Phone Number: 
(520) 545-3600
Fax Number: 
(520) 545-3616
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The Ocotillo Early Learning Center is a high quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood center serving children ages birth to seven of all abilities in an inclusive, nurturing and stimulating environment. Young children develop physically, emotionally and intellectually in a stimulating, supportive environment that incorporates creative exploration, self-expression and diverse learning experiences.

School Details
Year Opened: 
2010
Grades: 
Preschool - 1st
Enrollment: 
650
Mascot: 
Coyotes
Colors: 
Colors of the Rainbow
Uniforms: Required
Tops: Black, White or Gray
Bottoms: Black or Khaki

School Activities

Physical activities are a common form of recreation and a source of well-being, and are key to improving physical fitness and physical and mental health. Community activities give students the opportunity to better know themselves, to open up to others and to gain a better sense of belonging to their community. Community activities encourage students to play an active role in society and become responsible citizens and inspirational role models.

  • The Zoo Field Trip
  • Fire Station 1 Field Trip
  • Botanical Gardens Field Trip
  • Nutcracker Ballet Field Trip
  • UA Presents Field Trip
  • U of A Farms Field Trip
  • TROT - Therapeutic Riding of Tucson
  • U of A Music First Program
  • Book Fairs
  • Fall Fiesta
  • Family Reading & Math Nights
  • Kinder Promotion
  • Open House
  • Spring Carnival
  • Uof A Music First Performances Winter Performances