We recognize that these are uncertain times with school closure due to COVID-19. In efforts to support student success we are planning to move forward with our high school summer school at this time. If there are any changes with summer school plans, TUSD will update families through messaging on our district webpage and high school webpages. Summer school applications and information for 9th – 12th grade can be found on each high school’s homepage. Summer school is only for students who have a D or F in core subjects such as English, Math, History, and Science. If you are unsure of which class(es) your student needs, please email your student’s counselor. All applications must be approved by the students counselor before submission to the district office. For those of you who have already received a summer school application and need to turn it in, there will be specific drop off days at your high school on April 9th and April 24th. If you have any questions regarding summer school, including if your student is eligible, please email your student’s counselor. All counselor emails can be located on your high school’s webpage. TUSD will contact you in late May by mail regarding your student’s placement within the summer school program.
TUSD Summer Bridge is a 2 week program, in June intended to provide a positive transition to high school for incoming 9th graders. Students will engage in the transition to high school culture, AVID study skills, and hands-on project based learning. Our program is in year 3 of successful implementation and participating students continue to benefit from building positive relationships with peers and staff, access school academic and social emotional learning resources, and have demonstrated increased attendance and academic progress as a result of the program. The program will take place at West High, Tracy High, and Kimball High serving up to 225 students total. Week one will focus on team building, a school scavenger hunt to become familiar with the campus, college and graduation requirement workshops from school counselors, and informational workshops from the school music program, library services, agriculture department and various school clubs. Week 2 will focus on continued group projects, informational workshops from school clubs, pathways, community resources, AVID study skills, and a trip to UC Santa Cruz.