Dear Academy of Tucson families and students:
We are in an unprecedented time in our local Tucson community and around the world. With Arizona Public and Charter schools closed until March 27, we are reaching out with ideas of how to stay informed and to keep your Academy of Tucson students engaged.
Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman wrote a joint letter
explaining their actions and next steps.
- Guidance to Schools
- School Meals
- State Testing
- Special Education Considerations
- Graduation Requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions
The ADE also created a Pandemic Preparedness guide.
To find details about food banks in our community, type in your zip code and be directed to a list of food banks in our neighborhoods.
This is Tucson is curating info about where to find free meals and how to access hundreds of free digital audio books as well as the latest news about school closures in our community.
The Arizona Daily Star also has a Tucson-specific Daily newsletter.
Cox Communications is implementing a Starter Internet package and eliminating data overage charges through May 15.
For the Latest COVID-19 Health Updates:
FREE Options to Keep Students Learning:
Amazing Educational Resources has an incredibly comprehensive and popular google doc alphabetically listing free educational options. There is also an Amazing Educational Resources Facebook Group.
Scholastic has a free learn at home option.
PBS Kids set up a newsletter for ways to play and learn at home.
Chrome Music Lab is chock-full of experimenting and music fun.
Code.org is a go-to for all things coding. 74 million coding projects have started here.
Great Schools has worksheets, parenting cue cards, a nationwide school closures list, and book lists for all K-12 grades.
Mo Willems, Artist in Residence at The Kennedy Center, is hosting Lunch Doodles every day at 1pm EST. Draw along with Mo!
For older students, Science Friday has free STEM activities.
The experts at Brightly have put together educational ideas for babies to teens.
Home Exercising Ideas for Kids and Adults:
Streaming services and free exercise apps for kids have never been more needed. See what can get your family moving together with these options that are ready and waiting.
Fee-based Learning Options:
Amazon is offering printable worksheets and digital learning ideas, starting under $5.
Academy of Tucson Online Learning:
As Superintendent Jose Garcia said in his letter, “Beginning March 23,2020 we are obligated to provide continued education learning opportunities through online resources or materials that can be sent home Therefore, your school principals and teachers are working to provide lessons/assignments that can be completed from home. In the next week you will be hearing from your child’s principal and/or teachers as to what this alternative curriculum will be."
Online Math Options for AOT Middle and High School Students:
Accessing the Online Math Book, Khan Academy, and XtraMath
Online Math Book
User Name: First name last name 6 (i.e. johndoe6)
PW: First initial, last initial, student ID number (i.e. jd123456)
User Name: Unique to each student. See student planner.
PW: First initial, last initial, student ID number (i.e jd123456)
Login Information Needed:
Parent or Teacher Email
Mrs. Weaver's Email: [email protected]
Student First Name
Student Pin Number: See student planner.
For Online High School Math options Mr. Persellin recommends:
For now, the best we can do for our community is to follow the advice of our public health and government authorities. Let’s work together to decrease virus transmission rates, and practice kindness and care for one another.