Students in the Tolleson Union High School District will begin the upcoming school year online, on August 4. Remote learning will continue through at least August 17, in compliance with Governor Doug Ducey's executive order last week delaying in-person instruction until then.
The district's reopening plans include an in-person on-campus model, a flexible streamed instruction or a fully online model through Tolleson Virtual High School. The district says it will reevaluate the option of in-person learning closer to August 17, stressing that "the date to resume in-person on-campus learning after August 17 is tentative and subject to change due to federal, state, and local guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and their families."
Once students and staff are allowed to return to campus, several preventative measures will be in place. They include temperature checks for students showing symptoms, fluctuating class sizes, increased sanitizing and social distancing when possible. Masks will also be required for staff members and students.
The district says it is regularly evaluating COVID-19 data and is following guidelines from the CDC and Maricopa County Health Department.