• Safe Return to Learn Migitation Plan

    The Tolleson Elementary School District has updated the TESD Mitigation Plan to communicate the practices and strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-2022 school year. The Tolleson Elementary School District has developed the following protocols in accordance with guidance from the Arizona Department of Public Health (ADHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and any federal, state or local orders and laws.

    El Distrito Escolar Primario de Tolleson ha actualizado el Plan de Mitigación para comunicar las prácticas y estrategias en respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19 para el año escolar 2021-2022. El Distrito Escolar Primario de Tolleson ha desarrollado los siguientes protocolos de acuerdo con las directrices del Departamento de Salud Pública de Arizona (ADHS), el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) y cualquier orden y ley federal, estatal o local. 

    Safe Return to Learn Mitigation Plan-English

  • TESD COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

    The TESD COVID-19 Mitigation Plan is informed by the recommendations from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), as well as state and local government officials.  In addition, the TESD COVID-19 Mitigation Plan has been reviewed and certified by Healthy Verify, an independent, medically based, medical team to ensure our strategies are sound in minimizing the risk of the COVID-19 virus. Given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, plans are subject to be adapted, following any updates from the above mentioned groups.

    COVID-19 Mitigation Plan Documents

    COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

    COVID-19 Acknowledgment (English)

    COVID-19 Acknowledgment (Spanish)

    Mitigation Plan Feedback/Questions - Comentarios of Preguntas sobre el Plan

    Illness Mitigation

    • The health and well-being of students and staff is the district’s number one priority. The following procedures are in place to ensure that all schools and district department sites remain healthy environments.

    Illness Mitigation 

      • Staff will encourage frequent hand washing
      • Hand sanitizer will be provided.
      • Individual air filtration devices in every room
      • Enhanced cleaning procedures

    School nurses/health aides at each school site

    Safe Return to In-Person Plan - TESD October 2022


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  • Dr. Lupita Hightower, Superintendent of Tolleson Elementary School District, and Dr. Ana Morán, leading infectious disease physician, hosted a community forum to explain how we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and how we are preparing our schools and buildings to insure all the health and safety protocols in place. Click on the links below for view the forum.