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Information for families about 04/26 Walkout
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Dear Sunnyside Families Last night, leaders from the Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United movement voted to conduct and participate in a state-wide...
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SUSD improves financial outlook says Az. Auditor General Report
Sunnyside's 2017 School District Spending Report is now available from the Office the Arizona Auditor General. The report tracks how school districts across the state allocate resources and...
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Lauffer Middle School students build cities of tomorrow
Inside Ms. Jackie Nichols' social studies class, dubbed 'Future Cities', students research, design and build cities of the future by doing the type of work you would expect to see in an...
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Sunnyside Meet Yourself 2018 Presents 'Sabor'
In collaboration with American Eat Company, the Sunnyside Unified School District presents ‘Sabor’. This FREE community event will take place on Wednesday May 2nd at Sunnyside High School from 4:30-7...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Dear Sunnyside Families Last night, leaders from the Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United movement voted to conduct and participate in a state-wide walkout on Thursday, April 26th.  We are working closely with members from Sunnyside’s local teacher leadership to avoid any long term impact on student learning and safety while looking out for the well being of our community. Here’s what you should know about the April 26th walkout: Participation in the walkout by educators may vary by school site. It is our intent to keep all schools open on that day. However, the lack of supervision and student safety concerns may necessitate the closure of individual or multiple schools.  We will communicate via letter next week when that determination is made. In the event that decision stretches into Wednesday, we will utilize both Parent Link and social media channels to reach out to families. Transportation routes will continue for schools that remain open, but instruction will be limited based on available personnel. We are currently analyzing the impact this walkout will have on the state requirement to have 180 days of school. We will communicate to families if this becomes a concern and if we will need to make up those days past May 24th. It is currently our intent to keep middle school promotion and high school graduation dates as scheduled. District offices will remain open for business during normal hours. At this point we do not know if the walkout will stretch across multiple days.  Once we clarify the walkout length with our teacher association, we will follow up with additional communication. Please keep in mind that each school district is unique in their response to this statewide effort. If you have additional questions regarding our District’s plans to the walkout please contact the Office of Public Information at 545-2086. Respectfully, Steve Holmes Superintendent 20 de abril, 2018 Estimados Padres de Familia del Distrito Sunnyside Anoche, los líderes de la Asociación de Educación de Arizona y del Movimiento Unido de Educadores de Arizona votaron para conducir y participar en una demostración estatal el jueves 26 de abril. Esto quiere decir que los maestros no se reportarán al trabajo ese día. Estamos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los miembros del liderazgo docente local de Sunnyside para evitar cualquier impacto de largo plazo en el aprendizaje. También es importante asegurar la seguridad de los alumnos y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad. Esto es lo que deben saber sobre la demostración del 26 de abril: La participación en la demostración por parte de los educadores puede variar según cada escuela. Es nuestra intención mantener todas las escuelas abiertas ese día. Sin embargo, la falta de supervisión y las preocupaciones de seguridad de los estudiantes podrían resultar en la decisión de cerrar una o más escuelas. Mandaremos una carta la semana que entra, pero si para el miércoles no se haya tomado una determinación, utilizaremos Parent Link y los canales de redes sociales para comunicarnos rápidamente con ustedes. Las rutas de transporte continuarán para las escuelas que permanezcan abiertas, pero la instrucción posiblemente sea limitada por falta de personal disponible. Actualmente estamos analizando el impacto que tendrá esta demostración en el requisito estatal de tener 180 días de clases. Nos comunicaremos con las familias si esto se convierte en una preocupación y si tendremos que reponer los días después del 24 de mayo. Actualmente es nuestra intención seguir con las ceremonias de promoción programadas en las escuelas intermedias y también las graduaciones de las escuelas preparatorias. Las oficinas del Distrito permanecerán abiertas durante el horario normal. En este momento no sabemos si ésta demostración continuará por varios días. En cuanto tengamos más detalles por el sindicato de educadores (SEA), les enviaremos más información.  Les pedimos que tengan en mente que cada distrito escolar está respondiendo a esta situación de la manera más apropiada para la organización específica. Si tiene preguntas sobre el plan de nuestro Distrito con respecto a esta demostración, favor de llamar a la Oficina de Información Pública al 545-2086. Respetuosamente, Steve Holmes Superintendente
Sunnyside's 2017 School District Spending Report is now available from the Office the Arizona Auditor General. The report tracks how school districts across the state allocate resources and ranks them in order of financial stress from 'Very low' to 'Very high'.  This year's report shows marked improvement from last year's financial assessment. Sunnyside earned 'Low' to 'Very Low' Financial Stress efficiency measures in five out of six areas (Administration, Plant Operations, Food Services, and Transportation) compared to peer districts. Overall, the District earned a ranking of 'Moderate' financial stress, which was a significant change from the District's 'High' financial stress ranking in the year prior. The Sunnyside Unified School District currently maintains capital reserves of 1-3 years, which helped the learning organization make the leap from 'High' to 'Moderate' financial stress. Sunnyside maintains relatively low Administrative costs per student, which accounted for its 'Moderate' raking comparable to other districts in the state. Sunnyside's administrative cost per student is $800 per student, which is lower than the state average of $844. In Pima County, Sunnyside spends significantly less on administrative costs per child than TUSD and Tanque Verde ($1,006 and $1,005), but slightly more than Amphi ($694).  Despite being the only school district in Pima County without override funding, Sunnyside spends $8,296 per pupil, falling in the range of $11,076 (Amphitheater) and $7,610 (Sahuarita). The District spends 49.5% of its funding on classroom spending, lower than the the state average of 53.8%. In Pima County, Tanque Verde allocates 56% of its funding on classroom instruction while Vail, TUSD, and Sunnyside round up the bottom at 51.4%, 50.9% and 49.5% respectively. Click here to access the Full Report from the Office of the Arizona Auditor General.  Arizona schools putting more money into the classroom for the first time in years, Hank Stephenson, Arizona Daily Star, (03/01/2018).   
In collaboration with American Eat Company, the Sunnyside Unified School District presents ‘Sabor’. This FREE community event will take place on Wednesday May 2nd at Sunnyside High School from 4:30-7:00 p.m. As in previous years the event will feature a student project showcase, student musical performances, and a presence from community partners. Co-founded by Sunnyside High School graduate, Guillermo Gallegos and two local partners, the addition of American Eat Company to our event will allow our District to significantly expand our food offerings and attract more families to the event. Click here for more information on American Eat Co.    Interested in Participating? Educators and community partners interested in participating in this event please click on this link and submit your information no later than Wednesday, April 11th in order to secure a table at this exciting and fun filled event.
Thank you for your interest in Gallego K-8 Fine Arts Magnet School. At this time we are accepting applications for all grades for the 2018-2019 school year. The number of open spots are limited and enrollment cannot be guaranteed. This form will submit your application information for placement on the grade level lottery based waiting list. Notifications will be mailed to your home address in April of 2018. This is an application for possible enrollment, it does not guarantee enrollment for Gallego Fine Arts K-8 Magnet School. Please Note: If you are enrolling multiple students, please submit a separate form for each student. For additional information or questions, please contact LeeAnn Palomarez at 545-2063 or leeannp@susd12.org. Current Gallego Students do not need to re-apply. Gracias por su interés en Gallego K-8 Fine Arts Magnet School. En este momento estamos aceptando solicitudes para todos los grados para el año escolar 2018-2019. La cantidad de espacios abiertos es limitada y no se puede garantizar la inscripción. Este formulario enviará la información de su solicitud para su colocación en la lista de espera basada en la lotería de nivel de grado. Las notificaciones se enviarán por correo a su domicilio en abril de 2018. Esta es una solicitud de posible inscripción, no garantiza la inscripción en la escuela Gallego Fine Arts K-8 Magnet School. Nota: si está inscribiendo a varios estudiantes, envíe un formulario por separado para cada estudiante. Para información adicional o preguntas, comuníquese con LeeAnn Palomarez al 545-2063 o leeannp@susd12.org. Estudiantes actuales de Gallego no necesitan volver a llenar la solicitud.
PUBLIC NOTICE: CURRICULUM ADOPTION The following materials for **K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum, Rights, Respect, Responsibility, are being considered for adoption. The materials are available to view for 60 business days at the locations listed below. Please check in at the front office of either of these schools, so that you may be directed to the correct location. Santa Clara Elementary School, 6910 S. Santa Clara Avenue, 86706; telephone number 520-545-3700 Sunnyside High School, 1725 E. Bilby Road, 85706; telephone number 520-545-5300 You can review these materials at the sites listed above, during the 60-day review period, from January 24, 2018 through April 27, 2018. Review days and times are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. All questions, concerns and/or appointment requests should be directed to the Department of Student Services, 545-2065 or 545-2165; si tiene preguntas o desea más informacion, favor de dirigirse con la Departamento de Servicios Estudiantiles. You can find information about curriculum materials at the website listed below: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/3rs-curriculum Si desea información sobre el curriculo, favor de acudir a esta página de internet: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/3rs-curric-acerca-de POSTED: January 24, 2018 for parents and staff **Parent permission will be required for students to receive any of this curriculum. NOTICE NOT TO BE REMOVED UNTIL APRIL 27, 2018      
The results from Sunnyside’s 2017 AzMERIT scorecard show significant growth in the District’s aggregate math scores. Sunnyside was the only district in Southern Arizona that posted significant increases in math scores from 2016 to 2017 (+7%); and double digit increases from 2015 to 2017 (11%) when compared to TUSD, Amphi, Flowing Wells and Vail. Last year, Sunnyside implemented new math curriculum throughout the district; the bump in test results suggest the District is starting to see early signs of the curriculum taking effect. Whereas other area school districts are showing single digit gains throughout the last three testing years, Sunnyside’s scores suggest that not only the District is experiencing improvement, but that improvement is coming at a rate faster than its peer districts despite flat aggregate English Language Arts (ELA) growth between last year and this year. Want to see how your child's school compares against others in the Tucson area? Click here to launch our AzMERIT Scorecard.