Tustin Unified to Welcome 24,000 Students for 2018-19
- August 1, 2018
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
The Tustin Unified School District will welcome approximately 24,000 students for the 2018-19 school year. The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 14.
During the year, Tustin Unified will continue to focus on student achievement, student wellness, quality facilities, highly-qualified employees, fiscal responsibility and parent/community partnerships.
Among this year’s changes and additions, Robert Heideman Elementary School will open a new two-story classroom building, Orchard Hills School will add grades K-4 to existing grades 5-8, Tustin Connect K-8 online school will move from the Heritage Elementary campus to the Helen Estock Elementary campus and Hewes Middle School’s Gerry Aust Activity Center will be dedicated on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. The District has also completed solar carports and shade structures at 14 schools with the remaining sites to be finished in 2019.
Several administrators joined TUSD or moved to new sites for the 2018-19 school year. New or newly assigned principals are Tracy Barquer at Red Hill Elementary School, Kathi Denny at Tustin Ranch Elementary School and Heather Bojorquez at C.E Utt Middle School. New or newly assigned assistant principals are Kerri Braun at Hicks Canyon Elementary School, Jaclyn Spangler at Orchard Hills School, Devang Brahmbhatt at Beckman High School, CK Green at Foothill High School and Ryon Tanara at Tustin High School. Will Neddersen was appointed coordinator of the Adult Education Program.
Special dates and holidays during the 2018-19 school year include: Labor Day, Sept. 3; Veterans’ Day, Nov. 12; fall recess, Nov. 19 through 23; winter recess, Dec. 24 through Jan. 4; Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21; Lincoln Day,Feb. 15; Washington Day, Feb. 18; spring recess, March 18 through 22; and Memorial Day, May 27.
Additionally, there will be a staff development day (no students) on Oct. 5 and a teacher work day (no students) on Dec. 21. The last day of school will be May 30 for grades K-12. The 2018-19 calendar is posted on the TUSD Web site at www.tustin.k12.ca.us.
For more information, call your local school or the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339. Individuals can also follow the District on Twitter: @TUSDschools and @SuptFranklin, and Facebook: TUSDschools.