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Family Resource Centers

Alma Iñiquez, Director | 1100 S. Fresno St. Tucson, AZ 85745 (Menlo Family Resource Center) | (520) 225-2100 | Email Us

Resource Center Locations: Catalina | Palo Verde | Southwest | Menlo

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What we Offer...

Resources

Four Family Resource Centers

Centros de Recursos para Familias

Free Counseling Services

Talk It Out Counseling Services - A University of Arizona Partnership

Do you know a student or family in need of free mental health services?

We are proud to announce our new partnership with The University of Arizona College of Education Counseling Program.

Through this program, free counseling services are available at TUSD's Family Resource Centers. This program is now available district-wide to any enrolled TUSD student and their family.

Contact your school counselor or any Family Resource Center for more information. 

To ensure the safety of counselors, students, and families during the coronavirus pandemic, sessions will be conducted by phone or online until further notice.

Available to enrolled TUSD students and their families. No income or insurance requirements. Services provided by UArizona College of Education, Counseling Program, Masters in Counseling Students.

Printable Flier (in PDF)

 

Classes at Family Resource Centers

Juega y Aprende (Spanish): Presentado por Arizona’s Children Association

Por favor, acompanenos en estas actividades interactivas entre padre e hijos y ayude a su hijo(a) a  desarrollar habilidades importantes a traves del juego! Estas clases de juego son flexibles y los  participantes pueden asistir a todas las clases o acudir según lo permita su horarioRegístrese a través  del enlace proporcionado. 

miércoles |10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.| Comienza: 4/21/21|Termina: 5/26/21|  

Play and Learn (English): Presented by Arizona’s Children Association

Join us for weekly interactive parent-child activities to help your child learn important skills through  play! Zoom workshops include: Songs & Stories, Parent- Child activities, and Parenting Support &  Education. These play classes are flexible, and participants can attend all classes, or drop-in as their  schedule allows. Please register through the link provided. 

Wednesdays|10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.| Start: 4/21/21|End: 5/26/21|  

History of the United States of America Constitution: Presented by Por Un AZ Unido

Por Un AZ Unido will share information on the United States constitution and information regarding immigration laws.  

Fridays|10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.| Start: 4/23/21|End: 4/30/21 |http://bit.ly/396qw52 

 

History of the United Sates Constitution: Presented by Por Un AZ Unido

Por Un AZ Unido will share information on the United States constitution and information regarding immigration laws. 

Fridays|10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.| Start: 5/7/21|End: 5/14/21 |http://bit.ly/396qw52 

 

First Five Years: Presented by Arizona’s Children Association

This 4-session series will help nurture your child with a "just right combination" of freedom and positive discipline. Learn about your child's development and growing brain, preventing tantrums and other problems, and using mindfulness to keep calm. You will also learn 6 ways to prepare your child for school success. Participants will receive class materials and gifts for attending! 

Thursdays|9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.| Start: 4/1/21|End: 4/22/21 | http://bit.ly/3sCcMGx 

This class is full. To be placed on a waiting list, please click on the registration link for the class. Thank you.


Cooking Healthy: Presented by The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Parent volunteers will demonstrate how to cook nutritious meals using ingredients from the Family Resource Centers food pantry. Participants will also learn how to make easy low-cost meals. Please click on the link to register.  

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start: 2/4/21 & 2/18/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start: 3/4/21 & 3/18/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start:  4/1/21, 4/15/21, & 4/29/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start: 5/13/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 


Cooking Healthy: Presented by The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Parent volunteers will demonstrate how to cook nutritious meals using ingredients from the Family Resource Centers food pantry. Participants will also learn how to make easy low-cost meals. Please click on the link to register.  

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start: 2/4/21 & 2/18/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start: 3/4/21 & 3/18/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start:  4/1/21, 4/15/21, & 4/29/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 

Thursdays| 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.| Start: 5/13/21https://bit.ly/3gGAHji 


Active Parenting: Presented by Child & Family Resources

This free six-week program will focus on giving parents/guardians the tools they need to better communicate with their children. We will dive into brain development and how it affects children’s behavior. You will also learn how to talk to your children about making good decisions. Fridays12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.| Start: 1/15/21| End: 2/19/21| https://bit.ly/34dckET 


English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA): Presented by Literacy Connects

This class is offered to any adult with a desire to learn and improve their English. Students may choose from beginning, high beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes. Sign up by January 11.  

|Start: 1/20/21|End: 5/14/21| Days and times vary depending on the level of class being offered. Please click on the registration link provided for more information https://bit.ly/3a3UYhu 


GED Preparation Class: Presented by Literacy Connects

Prepare for your GED by improving your reading, writing, math, and thinking skills. These classes will be taught in English. Ages 21 and over.  

Start: 1/19/21|End: 5/14/21 

Mon. & Wed. (Math) |5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.| 

Tue. & Thu. (Language Arts) |9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.| 

Tue. & Thu. (Science) | 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.| 

Please click on the link for more information https://bit.ly/3gEc3jn 


Resources for Families

Travel Recommendations and Updates

Questions about travel? See Travel Recommendations and Updates (in PDF)

For more information and the latest advisories, please see CDC's Travel Notices

COVID-19 Notification - Sample Letter for Parents

If a positive COVID-19 case has been identified at a school, parents/guardians will receive a version of the following general notification letter: Sample Letter to Parents or Staff - COVID-19 Case On Site (in PDF)
Translations (in PDF): Arabic | Kirundi | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese

Get your Free Masks from AZ

La Frontera's Behavioral Health Services for Families and Children

If you need help with your children, La Frontera provides a range of services. See the La Frontera Child Services flier (in PDF) for more information, or call 884-9920 or email enroll@lafrontera.org.

Coronavirus Guide from tucson.com

This comprehensive guide provides useful information for the public.

Coronavirus Guide

Need help with rent or preventing eviction?

COVID-19 Exposure Reference and Guidelines For TUSD Staff, Students, and Families

Coronavirus Testing Sites

Coronavirus Testing Sites (in PDF)
FREE COVID-19 Tests at Kino Event Center - Register online at pima.gov/covid19testing

List of All ADHS/ASU Free Saliva Testing Sites in AZ by County:

Teachers and staff have access to sites in AZ:

  • free, saliva-based PCR testing
  • on a walk-in basis (no appointment needed)
  • for the remainder of the spring
  • use the Agency Code: TUSD1
  • see below for a list of all sites and hours of operation

Additionally, parents and students may use these sites:

  • register online ahead of time: asusalivatest.site
  • free testing using the code: SALIVATEST

Pima County Sites

Ellie Town
1660 W. Ruthrauff Road, Tucson 85705
W, F, & Sun 7-11 AM
Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus
5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ 85709
W 9AM-1PM
Pima Community College, East Campus
8181 E Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
F 9AM-1PM
Pima Community College, West Campus
2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709
M 9 AM-1 PM
Tucson, El Pueblo Center
101 W Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85714
Tuesday 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2pm-6pm, Saturday 7am-11am

Coconino County Sites

Coconino Community College
2800 S Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
M-F 10:00 AM-3:00 PM; Sat 8 :00AM-12:00 PM
NAU Fieldhouse
1050 S Knoles Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86011
M-Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sinagua Middle School
3950 E Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86004
T & Th 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Maricopa County Sites

Capital Mall Parking Garage
100 N 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
T & Th 6:00-9:30 AM
Mesa Convention Center
46 East Martin Luther King Junior Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Th 3-7 PM; Sat & Sun 8AM-12PM
this site will be closing at the end of April
SkySong
1475 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
T-Sat 7-11 AM
State Farm Stadium
State Farm Stadium – 1 Cardinal Dr., Glendale, AZ 85305
Southeast corner of 95th Ave & Cardinals Way
Saturdays from 7-11 AM
Valley View Elementary School
8220 S 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85041
Sat 8AM-12PM

Crisis Information

If you or a loved one are in  immediate crisis, please call:

Community Wide Crisis Line: 520-622-6000

Or 911

Other non-emergency numbers:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741

More

Childcare

Childcare at TUSD Schools

If you need childcare while you work, we offer childcare at many of our schools through our Community School program and KIDCO. Learn more by reading Childcare options at TUSD Schools.

Boys & Girls Club Tucson

Flier for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson - 2020-2021 (in PDF)

Looking for a safe place where your child can engage in recreation, arts, and other enrichment activities? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson are open to serve working families during the pandemic.

Program Details:

  • Ages 7 to 17 years old
  • Masks/face coverings required in the Clubs and safety measures must be followed
  • Meals provided through partnership TUSD Meals Program
  • Members asked to bring their school-provided devices to the Club

Register and Learn More at the Boys & Girls Club website

10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Returning Back to School

Ready to prepare for returning to school?

Please review 10 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Returning Back to School (in PDF).

Screening Questions - Asked before entry to schools and district offices

Screening Questions: These questions will be asked of everyone before they are permitted to enter schools or district offices.

Help for Speakers of Arabic, Kirundi, Somali, and Swahili

Please call the number below and leave a message, including a phone number where we can reach you. We will call you back. Thank you!
  • 225-6591 = Swahili
  • 225-6592 = Arabic
  • 225-6593 = Kirundi
  • 225-6594 = Somali

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) provides assistance to households with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, while schools are out of session due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona P-EBT Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits program is a partnership between DES, the Arizona Department of Education, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

For more information, see DES's Arizona P-EBT webpage .

Community Resources for Family Support

Free WiFi Map for Arizona

Use this free WiFi map from Connect Arizona to find free public WiFi hotspots at public libraries, schools, businesses, and other sites. Some sites may offer indoor public access during business hours, others provide access in the parking lot only. Everyone using the sites - outside or inside - is encouraged to practice social distancing precautions, including staying in your vehicle or at least six feet from other users and wearing a mask if necessary.

Internet Access for TUSD Families

TUSD will help you with Internet access through loaner hotspots. Learn more at the TUSD Loaner Hotspot FAQ.

You can also look into several of the low-cost Internet programs available to TUSD families. See the following information for details: Low-Cost Internet Programs

Coping with Stress and Anxiety

For suggestions on coping with stress and anxiety during this time, please see these resources.

Food Banks and Pantries

Dental Issues - What to do

Wondering what to do about dental issues? See these dental issues guidelines from Pima County Health Department.

Health Tips

Please check the CDC website for the latest prevention tips and information.

Prevention Measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds (the time needed to sing happy birthday) or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Keep children home when sick, and stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact, like holding hands.

Note: Please be aware the District has suspended Attendance Award tracking for the 4th quarter. Thus please have students remain home if not feeling well.

Positive Parenting

Section 504

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers and Parents

Beginning in April 2021, Benefits Issued for Food Purchases (P-EBT)

Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides families of eligible children additional funds to purchase food during this school year for the months of August 2020-May 2021.

P-EBT is intended for children who did not have access to receive free or reduced price meals at school due to schools being closed or learning remotely this school year.

To ensure the information being provided to DES is current, please make sure that you update your student information (such as current address, parent/guardian, phone number etc) at your child’s school.

For more details, visit School Meal Programs from Food Services.

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Our Centers

Catalina | Palo Verde | Southwest | Menlo

Recognizing that family and community engagement is a critical component of success for every student enrolled at Tucson Unified School District, the District has designed each of its Family Resource Centers to promote engagement by serving as a one-stop shop for families to learn about and access community resources. Each Family Resource Center is equipped to help families learn about important District policies and procedures, including those concerning enrollment options, the availability of transportation, Advanced Learning Experiences, student discipline policies and procedures, curricular and student support services, and educational options for ELL children.

Our five centers offer resources such as clothing banks, classes, bilingual services and more.

For more information about the Family Resource Centers, please call 232-8684.

Our centers offer family friendly events throughout the year. All Tucson Unified families are invited to attend!

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