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    Bobby Rodriguez, Drop-Out Prevention Specialist EMAIL
    Juan Carlos De La Torre, Mexican American Specialist (Wednesday only) EMAIL
    Juanita Mesquita, Native American Student Services EMAIL 
    George Brown, African American Student Services EMAIL

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Important Credit Recovery Information - Deadline April 20 to Register

Please by aware that the deadline for registering for a Credit Recovery course is this Friday, April 20.  Credit Recovery is intended for students that failed a course that is needed for graduation.  Credit Recovery allows them to complete the course using the internet.  Students can work on these classes in a Credit Recovery class, before and after school, and anywhere that they have access to the internet, like their home or a public library.  Please have your child see a counselor immediately if they have a concern.  The deadline for completing Credit Recovery courses is Friday, May 18.

Parents/Community Members - GSRR Feedback Requested

Mr. Armenta has been asked to provide the Cholla Community the opportunity to review and provide written feedback with respect to the Guidelines for Student Rights and Responsibilities (GSSR). 


Mr. Konrad, Director of Middle Schools, has provided a draft (4.10.18) document which has been created with previous input from staff, parents, and community members. 

DRAFT 1 2018-19 Code of Conduct (GSRR) 040918.pdf

GSRR 2018 Feedback Form.docx

Updated Information Regarding GSRR Review Process for TUSD.docx


District Leaderships is requesting another round of input for all district stakeholders before going to the Board and ultimately to print. 

You have an opportunity to provide written feedback at the policy review website:

The deadline to submit feedback is by Wednesday, May 9th.


Some key changes between this draft and the previous GSRR:

·         Streamlined the document to make it more user friendly for students and families

·         Clarified language regarding mutual assaults ensuring they are set at a level 4 with an automatic approval of the waiver for long term suspension, allowing administrators to suspend those students short term to ensure campus safety

·         Clarify use of PIC room for timeouts

·         Clarify the TUSD position on Firearm violations

·         Include mandatory offering of abeyance options

2018 Summer School Information! (in PDF)

District Information: Q & A - Possible Teacher Work Stoppage

Tucson Unified School District wants to ensure that you are informed about possible disruptions in the event that teachers vote for a work stoppage. We will inform you as soon as possible when we hear whether a stoppage is expected to occur.

If you have additional questions, please send them to

Thank you

  1. How will I find out my child’s school is closed?

Please only rely on the official district communication avenues for information on a school closing. Tucson Unified will use our emergency notification system, our website, school websites, phone calls with district officials, and verified district and school social media accounts to communicate information regarding a school closing.  For a missed phone call, please check the voicemail message before calling the school as staff will not be available at the school.

  1. How will you determine if schools need to be closed?

Our team is still assessing whether closures will be determined school-by-school or whether a closure would be district-wide.  Please note that if we determine there is not adequate staff to maintain campus security and student safety across the district, all schools will be closed. This decision will impact preschool through high school.  Please be sure to check any district communication avenues for the latest information on your child’s school.

  1. How much notice will I have if there is a closure?

Tucson Unified’s highest priority is timely communication. We will share information and updates on any closures as soon as possible.

  1. Will childcare be available?

If schools close for a day, all before- and after-school childcare will be canceled.

  1. If a school is closed, would the school year be extended?      

Yes. According to state laws and current policies, any day that a school is closed would have to be made up.

  1. Would school closures affect graduation dates?

A closure could affect the dates of graduation ceremonies if the school year is extended due to a walk out.  Tucson Unified is currently exploring all possible options that would allow us to keep the graduation ceremony dates as they are currently scheduled.  

  1. Would school closures affect 8th grade promotion events?

Yes, promotion activities would occur on the last day of school.

  1. If a school is closed, would athletic practices or games be canceled?

Lower level high school and middle level athletics would be canceled.  Varsity athletics would continue as long as a coach is available for the sport.  

  1. If a school is closed, would school trips take place as scheduled?

No. If schools are closed, school trips would be canceled.

  1. If a school doesn’t close but has limited staff, will bus transportation to and from school still be provided?

If schools are open, transportation will continue to be provided.

  1. If school is open with limited staff and I send my child, what can I expect will happen that day?

The top priority will be the safety and security of the campus. There may be limited academic instruction and support services.  Lunch and breakfast services will be provided.

  1. If a school is closed for more than one day, how often will I receive communication?

You can expect daily communication during a school closure.

  1. If my child’s school is closed, do I have to call him/her out?

If school is closed, you are not required to call a child out.

  1. My child’s school is open, but there is limited staff so I want to keep the child home. Is that OK?

We will only open schools if we have adequate staff to address the safety of students.  It will count as a school day, so absences must be called in.  As indicated above, however, instruction may be impacted as well as other services.  

Students - Need Identification!

Dear Parents, to further secure the Cholla Campus, we are reminding and reinforcing that all students need to have a current Cholla identification card.  The Cholla ID must be visible and must be wore at all times.  If your child does not have an ID they can go to the Cholla Finance Office and purchase the ID for $5.  I will strongly enforce this school policy returning from Spring Break, Monday, March 26th.  After April 2nd , students will be sent to the Finance Office to purchase an ID.  If students do not have payment, $5 will be charged to their student account. 

IB May Testing Schedule

2018-2019 Registration Information (in PDF)

Online registration information for parents:


Cholla catalog:


Course Catalog for 18-19.PDF

It's time to pre-register your continuing TUSD student for the 2018-19 school year!  This year, TUSD is offering online pre-registration, so you don’t have to fill out those same paper forms all over again. 

If you have a ParentVUE account, you can start now at

If you don’t have a ParentVUE account, drop by your school’s office for the information you need to create one. Click here for details.

What Makes Us Special

Cholla Mission and Vision

"Charging Fearlessly Toward Academic and Personal Excellence"

Our Commitment as Cholla Chargers is to:
» Take risks in learning and respect the learning of others
» Practice persistence
» Demonstrate responsibility
» Embrace international-mindedness
» Build leadership in ourselves and others

Download Cholla's Mission & Vision (in pdf)

Of Special Note:
Cholla seeks to transform students into 21st Century global citizens able to communicate across cultural barriers and to function in a global society. Cholla is the only high school in TUSD and the first in Pima County to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which can earn students up to 36 college credit hours as well as significant scholarships. Cholla students can also explore career options through CTE/JTED offerings, Law-Related Studies, and JROTC (Army).

At Cholla, students are taught to take risks in learning and respect the learning of others, practice persistence, demonstrate responsibility, embrace international-mindedness, and build leadership in themselves and others.

Cholla has AVID, which supports students with 21st Century skills to be college and career ready, and offers one of the strongest Arabic language programs in southern Arizona.

• 200 cadets are enrolled in Cholla’s Junior ROTC program, the only program of its kind in the district.
• Cholla was the first TUSD High School with a 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool program, which provides tutoring as well as extra-curricular opportunities.
• The Cholla Blues Standard, a working blues band via the Cholla Afterschool Program, has played for the Tucson Blues Festival.

"Charging Fearlessly Toward Academic and Personal Excellence"


Cholla Partners & Sponsors

 Arizona's 21st CCLC Afterschool Programs           

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Synergy Student Information Service library and textbook catalog food services online, free and reduced applications and meal accounts, TUSD Arizona Tax Credit - Give Kids the Extra Credit. Contribute using your credit card here! Tucson Unified Tax Credit Contribution Portal for Community Members
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