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Summer Learning Camp
Summer Learning Camp is Open to all K-12 Students Summer Programs will include Math, Literacy, English Language Development, Counseling, and Enrichment. Student enrollment is based on a first come...
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Spring Job Fair
We are now hiring for the 2021-2022 school year! Applying is fast and easy!  Fill out an application for the position you are interested in (follow the links below). Schedule an...
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Covid-19 Sunnyside Testing
Sunnyside Unified School District is partnering with Health 1st Solutions and Arizona Bilingual to offer free COVID-19 testing for our students, staff and members of the community.  Open to...
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FREE School & Weekend Meals—UPDATED!
SPRING BREAK MEAL DISTRIBUTION Spring Break Meal Distribution will take place on Monday, March 29th at Sunnyside High School from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Families may pick up meals for the week of...
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Letter to Parents RE: Back to In-Person Instruction
March 11, 2021 Dear Sunnyside Families — I would like to share some important information regarding Governor Ducey’s most recent Executive Order and to also provide further clarification about...
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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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AZ Find - Helping Children Succeed
Do you have concerns about your child’s development or progress in school? What Is Child Find? Child find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04)...
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The MEL Center Demo Project
The building located at 5101 S. Liberty Avenue, also known as the MEL Center will be demolished starting on Monday, March 15. The scope of work is as follows: 1. The Contractor is responsible...
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Sunnyside Opening Day 2020
July 29, 2020 Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, A lot has happened since we closed our doors for traditional schooling on March 23rd. Over the last few months we have seen our Nation grow more...
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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...
Summer Learning Camp is Open to all K-12 Students Summer Programs will include Math, Literacy, English Language Development, Counseling, and Enrichment. Student enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis.   Summer Learning Camp is a Free, 5 Day a Week, Full Day Learning Experience!   Transportation available Breakfast & lunch included Safe learning environment Academic focus Fun activities Certified teachers Professional staff Kinder–8th June 1–25 High School June 1–28 Hours are different for every level: Elementary 8:00am – 1:30pm Middle 8:30am – 2:00pm High School 7:30am – 2:30pm Registering is Fast and Easy! Please Register K-8 and High School Students Separately K-8 Students H.S. Students    
We are now hiring for the 2021-2022 school year! Applying is fast and easy!  Fill out an application for the position you are interested in (follow the links below). Schedule an interview at the corresponding school (follow the links below). Interviews will take place at the following schools: Rivera Elementary School April 7, 2021 • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Submit Application and view job listings Schedule an Interview Desert View High School April 7, 2021 • 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Submit Application and view job listings Schedule an Interview Sunnyside High School April 28, 2021 • 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Submit Application and view job listings Schedule an Interview   Please Note: If you are applying for multiple positions, please set up an interview at each of the schools listed above. Schools will accommodate both virtual and in-person interviews.   If you have any questions please contact us: Human Resources & Operational Development 2238 East Ginter Road Tucson, Arizona 85706 Phone (520) 545-2003 Fax: (520) 545 2023
Sunnyside Unified School District is partnering with Health 1st Solutions and Arizona Bilingual to offer free COVID-19 testing for our students, staff and members of the community.  Open to all SUSD staff, students and community on the following dates:   Tuesday, April 20th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunnyside High School, Auditorium No appointment necessary   Thursday, April 22nd 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Desert View High School, Auditorium No appointment necessary   Tuesday, April 27th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunnyside High School, East Gym No appointment necessary   Thursday, April 29th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Desert View High School, Gym No appointment necessary   Tuesday, May 4th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunnyside High School, East Gym No appointment necessary   Thursday, May 6th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Desert View High School, Gym No appointment necessary   Tuesday, May 11th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunnyside High School, East Gym No appointment necessary   Thursday, May 13th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Desert View High School, Gym No appointment necessary   Tuesday, May 18th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunnyside High School, East Gym No appointment necessary   Thursday, May 20th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Desert View High School, Gym No appointment necessary Parking will be available in the front administration parking lot. Security monitors will be on site to guide you to parking and to the testing area. Please download, print and fill out the form prior to attending the testing event. | Download Form Blank forms will be available on-site if you are not able to print out your own form.​ Testing is AVAILABLE for ages 5 and up. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian OR have a signed consent form. This test is an anterior nasal swab. Results will be provided within 48 hours and will be delivered directly to the individual via email or phone call. The lab uses personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, and gowns), cleans, and disinfects when finished.  
SPRING BREAK MEAL DISTRIBUTION Spring Break Meal Distribution will take place on Monday, March 29th at Sunnyside High School from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Families may pick up meals for the week of Spring Break at this time.   FREE MEAL PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED 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     School & Weekend Meal Distribution Sites You may pick up grab-and-go breakfast and lunch at one of the school locations listed below, Monday – Friday 10:30am–1pm. In addition, all sites will now distribute weekend meals. This means that on Fridays you may now pick up a total of six meals per student: 2 Friday meals, 2 Saturday meals and 2 Sunday meals.  Apollo Middle School Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School Craycroft Elementary School Challenger Middle School Desert View High School Drexel Elementary School Elvira Elementary School Esperanza Elementary School Gallego Primary Gallego Intermediate Liberty Elementary School Los Amigos Elementary School Los Ninos Elementary School Mission Manor Elementary School Ocotillo Learning Center Rosemarie Rivera Elementary School Santa Clara Elementary School Sierra 2 - 8 School Star Academic High School Summit View Elementary School Sunnyside High School 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.    
March 11, 2021 Dear Sunnyside Families — I would like to share some important information regarding Governor Ducey’s most recent Executive Order and to also provide further clarification about what this means for our district. On March 3, 2021, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-04 which states that all districts shall return to in-person, teacher-lead instruction no later than the Monday following a scheduled spring break, or on March 15. Following the executive order, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released additional guidance to provide school districts with further clarification. The guidance provided by ADE states that regardless of the community wide spread of COVID-19, elementary schools must open for full time instruction, five days a week. Upon clarification with our legal counsel regarding the executive order and ADE guidance, it was determined that we needed to comply with the order, but could start the 5 days a week requirement after our scheduled Spring Break. What this means for SUSD is that beginning April 6, 2021, all elementary schools in our district will be required to open five days a week. All students who are currently in hybrid will be allowed to return to school for full in-person, teacher-led instruction, five days per week, if families choose to do so. Students who are in remote learning may continue to learn remotely. The data tracker provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that Pima County is currently in the “substantial transmission” category of risk. For this reason, SUSD middle and high schools will remain in the same instructional model. In other words, students who are in hybrid will continue to attend school for in-person hybrid only during their assigned A or B track. Students who are remote will remain in remote learning. This is in compliance with the executive order which states that communities in substantial transmission can remain in reduced attendance/hybrid learning mode for middle and high school students. We will continue to monitor the data tracker and follow the CDC school opening guidance for any recommended changes to the current model for middle and high school students. Although all of the mitigation efforts will continue to be enforced, the six foot distancing requirement will be difficult if not impossible to implement at the elementary school level given the 5 full day in person expectation and the size of our classrooms. However, we still expect that schools attempt to keep a six foot distance to the greatest extent possible. Remember that you can learn more about our mitigation efforts by visiting our website’s “Reopening Page”, or by clicking HERE. If you wish to make any changes to the current instructional model for your child, please contact your school Principal for accommodations. I would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we attempt to comply with federal and state requirements regarding opening schools. Steve Holmes Superintendent View or Download the PDFs sent to parents:  March 11, 2021 January 27, 2021 January 13, 2021 December 10, 2020 November 11, 2020 September 9, 2020 July 2, 2020 Jun 19, 2020 May 21, 2020
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
Do you have concerns about your child’s development or progress in school? What Is Child Find? Child find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, ages birth through 21 years, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. This includes children who are highly mobile, such as migrant or homeless children, children suspected of having a disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade, private school students, and homeschool students. The Arizona initiative for child find is referred to as AZ FIND. Developmental and Educational Services for Children Ages Birth through 21 Years Some children have more difficulty learning than others. They may have trouble achieving milestones in one or more of the following developmental or academic areas: Vision and Hearing Motor Control or Coordination Behavior or Social Skills Speech or Communication Skills Cognitive or Academic Skills A referral for early intervention or special education services can come from a parent, guardian, foster parent, family member, teacher, counselor, or the student who finds learning difficult. The earlier you express your concerns, the sooner your child’s needs will be identified and the sooner he or she will receive the help needed to succeed. Help for Infants and Toddlers Children ages birth to 2 years 10 1/2 months are screened through the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) to determine if early intervention services are needed. Early intervention brings professionals, working in partnership with parents and families of children with special needs, together to support infants’ or toddlers’ growth, development, and learning. If you have questions about your child’s development, an AzEIP specialist will talk with you about your concerns and observe your child. If your child is found eligible, a plan will be designed to include strategies, activities, and supports to achieve desired outcomes related to your child’s needs. Make an online referral at www.azdes.gov/azeip. For more information, call (602)532-9960. Help for Preschool and School-Aged Children Your local school district, or the charter school your child attends (for school-aged children), screens children ages 2 years 10 1/2 months through 21 years. Public schools use an informal screening process to check your child’s development and academic progress. Screening must be completed within 45 calendar days of the date you notify the school of your concerns. When a concern is identified through screening procedures, you must be notified within 10 school days and informed of procedures to follow up on your child’s needs. For example: Your child may be referred to the school’s child study team for pre-intervention services;or, If screening results indicate your child may have a disability, a comprehensive evaluation will be necessary to your child’s determine eligibility for special education and related services. A team, of which you will be a member, will meet to begin the process. Screening and evaluation are free. All information contained in the screening or evaluation is confidential. Contact your local school district or the charter school your child attends. For children attending private schools, contact the principal at the school district in which the private school is located. Be Involved! Family engagement has a positive influence on your child’s academic success and emotional development. Set high expectations and establish goals. Communicate frequently with teachers to monitor your child’sachievements. Ask for ideas and materials to help your child learn at home. Reward progress and celebrate accomplishments. Volunteer for classroom and schoolwide activities. Attend community events and workshops that promote learning and social growth. Contact Irma Gomez-Sanchez (520) 545-3600 Ocotillo Early Learning Center 5702 S Campbell Avenue  Tucson, AZ 85706 AZFIND@azed.gov or www.azed.gov/specialeducation/parents  or call 1-800-352-4558 or 928-637-1871   Downloads: AZ Find Flyer (Eng) AZ Find Flyer (Spa) Giraffe Flyer (Eng) Giraffe Flyer (Spa)
The building located at 5101 S. Liberty Avenue, also known as the MEL Center will be demolished starting on Monday, March 15. The scope of work is as follows: 1. The Contractor is responsible for contacting the proper utilities agencies to retire the necessary utilities (natural gas, water, and/or electricity) prior to demolition. 2. Demolition and removal of structures shall include removal of the entire identified structure(s) and contents. 3. Construction limits. The selected contractor is to properly contain and dispose of any and all asbestos containing and dispose of according to Neshap guide lines. 4. Contractor will dispose of materials as required by local, state and federal guidelines. Arizona Revised Statute and ordinances related to storm water drainage, dust, debris that may impact the area. 5. All floor slabs, foundations pilings, steps, and other above ground materials 6. All all-weather, impervious surfaces including concrete shall be removed. 7. Fences belonging to SUSD shall be removed. 8. Removal and disposal of any propane tanks and all piping, will be in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Sunnyside Unified School District (SUSD) has worked with Pima County to address all asbestos issues. SUSD has been issued a Neshap permit and the safety concerns related to the removal of asbestos in a building has been addressed.  The district has been issued a demo permit based on the health and welfare of the students, and the community. 
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    
July 29, 2020 Dear Sunnyside Learning Community, A lot has happened since we closed our doors for traditional schooling on March 23rd. Over the last few months we have seen our Nation grow more divided on the public health impact of this pandemic, which has placed school reopening at the center of a political debate. Although starting school remotely is not ideal, scientific evidence along with recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pima County Health Department suggests that the high level of community transmission supports the need for schools to remain closed for in-person instruction. It is most certain that we will stay in a remote learning situation minimally until after Labor Day. As educators, we are accustomed to using data to inform our decisions and will continue to do so in making decisions for in-person learning moving forward.  However, the COVID-19 virus is not the only issue of debate our Nation is contending with. The killing of George Floyd has exposed long-standing racial inequities in every aspect of American life and has forced a deep reckoning across society. From mass protests to intimate conversations with family and friends, conversations about race and equity are part of a national dialogue. For this reason, schools must find their place in the conversation and look at ways to improve the systems that perpetuate inequalities for children.  I would like for us to reflect on the following questions throughout the year as we have further discussion on equity: What are systemic patterns or practices in our schools or departments that foster inequalities and limit students’ future opportunities for success? What biases (unconscious or conscious) do we hold about the community and students we serve that may impact our approach to student learning? For those of us who don’t interact with students, how can we examine some of our own internal biases to create a work environment that is more inclusive of all? The conversation on equity is not new to the Sunnyside Learning Community. Equity is the foundation of our Graduate Profile and is central to the formative assessment process we have been implementing for the past few years. Drawing meaning to our work in the context of equity must be more intentional as we dive deeper into our own personal improvement of practice regardless of the position we hold in the organization.  On a personal level, much of my family conversation about race this summer took place while watching the movie version of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. The significance of diversity in the cast (led by mostly Black and Latino actors) and music (hip hop and R&B), and historical backdrop provided for rich discussions on multiculturalism and institutional issues of race that I know were critical and important for my family to engage in given the events that were happening across the globe.  As we embark on this year of many unknowns, I ask that we look at the opportunities that lie ahead for the students we serve. My hope is that we seek not to return to normal- which implies going back to the status quo - but that we learn from this experience and challenge our system to provide better and more equitable educational opportunities for the children in our community. As Hamilton would say, let’s “not throw away our shot”! Let’s seize the moment to revolutionize our students’ experiences so that they are College, Career, and Community Ready. In solidarity with you, Steve Holmes Superintendent

School Staff

Bryan
Huie
Principal - Elementary
Mission Manor Elementary School
Mary
Acosta
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Luz
Acuna
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Evelyn
Alvarado
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Victoria
Arredondo
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Sandeep
Aska
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Sylvia
Ayon
Parapro - Intervention
Mission Manor Elementary School
Debra
Benson
Certified SLP
Mission Manor Elementary School
Maria
Bustamante
Cafeteria Helper
Mission Manor Elementary School
Annemarie
Debbaudt
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Alicia
Elliott
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Horatio
Garcia
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Lydia
Gonzalez
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Diana
Hernandez
Cafeteria Helper
Mission Manor Elementary School
Salena
Howard
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Guadalupe
Ibarra
Crossing Guard
Mission Manor Elementary School
Norma
Jenkins
Office Assistant
Mission Manor Elementary School
Perla
Limon
Cafeteria Helper
Mission Manor Elementary School
Dolores
Lopez
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Vanessa
Martinez
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Mary Anne
McDonough
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Nora
Nunez
Cafeteria Helper
Mission Manor Elementary School
Yvette
Padilla
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Neyda
Padilla Ruiz
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Michelle
Pompa
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Kelsi
Redding
Counselor
Mission Manor Elementary School
Sandra
Roberts
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Elizabeth
Rowe
Teacher
Los Niños Elementary School, Mission Manor Elementary School
April
Simmons
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Adrienne
Soza-Ramirez
Cafeteria Helper
Mission Manor Elementary School
Donna
Thompson
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Rosa
Valencia
Cafeteria Helper
Mission Manor Elementary School
Yesenia
Vega
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Brenda
Wall-Llanes
Parapro - Intervention
Mission Manor Elementary School
Ariana
Warsco
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Janet
Workman
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Sylvia
Aramburo
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Sergio
Atondo
Crossing Guard
Mission Manor Elementary School
Veronica
Basa
Visa Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Joseph
Becza
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Kelly
Brooks-Cavaletto
ABS Specialist
Mission Manor Elementary School
Olga
Carr
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Dora
Duarte
Custodian
Mission Manor Elementary School
Delma
Figueroa
Parapro - Inter 208
Mission Manor Elementary School
Kristal
Flores
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Bertrudes
Frayna
Cafeteria Manager
Mission Manor Elementary School
Lourdes
Garino
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Peter
Giaccone
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Lawrence
Glenn
Crossing Guard
Mission Manor Elementary School
Alfred
Gomez
Office Manager - Elem
Mission Manor Elementary School
Teresa
Guerrero
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Samuel
Hall
Lead Custodian
Mission Manor Elementary School
Evelyn
Jaramillo
School Psychologist
Mission Manor Elementary School
Rosa
Lopez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Abigail
Lopez
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Guadalupe
Mada
Office Assistant
Mission Manor Elementary School
Catherine
McRoberts
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Crystal
Medina
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Lydia
Mercado
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Cathryn
Molina
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Donita
Montgomery
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Beatriz
Morales
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Janette
Navarrete
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Celina
Nogales
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Josefina
Olivas
Teacher Coach
Mission Manor Elementary School
Hector
Orozco
Crossing Guard
Mission Manor Elementary School
Sam
Peterson
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Angelica
Posada
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Imelda
Quezada
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Cristal
Quijada
Health Office Admin Assis
Mission Manor Elementary School
Jacqueline
Ramirez
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Monica
Reiland
SLP Assistant
Mission Manor Elementary School
Neyda
Ruiz
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Susana
Saucedo
Campus Monitor
Mission Manor Elementary School
Rosette
Silva
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Nora
Urena
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Eva
Vaca
SPEDPersonal Care Asst
Mission Manor Elementary School
Daniel
Walker
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Matthew
Wesner
Teacher
Mission Manor Elementary School
Mission Manor Elementary School
600 West Santa Rosa Street
Tucson, AZ 85706

Phone Number: 
(520) 545-3500
Fax Number: 
(520) 545-3516

The original Mission Manor Elementary School was built in 1953. It represented the first Elementary School in the Sunnyside District. Mission Manor was the first school built away from the parent building. The new Mission Manor was opened in 1996.

Mission Manor has an authentic family and community based foundation that is overflowing with dedicated and committed stakeholders who strive to help our students succeed in and out of the classroom.  Our school culture is one that spans across multiple generations as many of our parents who have attended Mission Manor are now sending their children or grandchildren to our school.

School Details
Year Opened: 
1954
Grades: 
K-6
Enrollment: 
645
Mascot: 
Mustangs
Colors: 
Royal Blue and White
Uniforms: Required
Tops: Royal Blue or Light Blue
Bottoms: Khaki or Navy Blue

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.

  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
  • Band & Orchestra
  • Student Council
  • Reader's Theatre Club
  • Legos
  • Choir
  • Magic Club
  • Fitness Club
  • Yoga
  • UofA
  • Folklorico
  • Starbase Davis Monthan
  • Saguaro Park West

Events

  • Autism Program Movie Nights
  • G.A.I.N.
  • Meet Your Teacher
  • Open House
  • Stories that Soar
  • Canned Food Drive
  • School Dances
  • Student of the Month
  • Coffee with the Principal
  • Dina Chavez Run
  • Early Carnival