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GATE, gifted and talented education

  • No School Thursday, April 25, 2018

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    After a review of staffing reports and expected student attendance, Tucson Unified School District will close all schools to students on Thursday, April 26. A decision will be made on Wednesday about Friday's operations.

    Student and staff safety are always the district's Number 1 concern. At this point, we are unable to secure the level of supervision necessary to achieve adequate student-to-staff ratios.

    You do not need to call your attendance office to report your children absent, and absences during a closure will not count in calculations for perfect or attendance or for participation in sports.

    Food service will be offered at all school sites at no cost to all children up to 18 years old. Families can go to any school site. Adults can purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3 each. Please bring exact change.

    Breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents should accompany their children as the district will not be able to provide supervision. Please note that children will only be allowed on campus during those meal times.

    All preschool programs and before- and after-school programs will also be closed. Fees will be credited for days closed due to a walkout. The Brichta and Schumaker centers will be open and will operate normally.

    We have answers to the most common questions at and on Facebook ( We will continue to update those platforms and send emails to parents and staff as information becomes available.

    Please send any other questions or concerns to

    More Q&A: Updated 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Q: Will the school year be extended?
    A: At this point, each school has enough instructional minutes to avoid extending the school year unless the walkout is prolonged. We will get information out as quickly as possible in the event the school year must be extended.

    Q: Will students' attendance records be affected if they don't go to school during a walkout?
    A: During a walkout, all student absences will be entered as excused. For the purposes of perfect attendance, walkout days will not be counted against students.

    Q: My child is an athlete. Normally they can't play in a game if they are absent from school the same day. Does my athlete have to go to school during a walkout?
    A: Athletes will be allowed to play even if they miss school on a walkout day.

    Q: What about Friday?
    A: The district will determine whether schools can be open to student on Friday by Wednesday afternoon. This will depend on what our teachers decide to do.

    Q: Will school events/performances/trips go on as scheduled?
    A: Please check with your school administration for specific events/performance/trip information.

    Q: Will high school graduation ceremonies continue?
    A: Yes. In order to minimize disruption to families of seniors, graduation ceremonies will be held at their scheduled times. Please note that in the event of a prolonged walkout, seniors may have to return to school to complete their requirements for graduation.

    Q: Will my child's scheduled prom be held?
    A: Yes. We anticipate no disruption to high school proms.

    Q: Will the Infant & Early Learning Centers operate?
    A: Yes.  The Brichta and Schumaker centers will operate normally.

    Q: I have other questions. Who do I contact?
    A: Email We will do our best to get you what you need ASAP.

  • 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies Cancelled
    Due to the school closures, it is necessary to cancel our Honor Roll Assemblies.  We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Athletic Physical Fair
    Physical Fair

    Catalina High School Gym

    May 12th, 2018

    8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
    May 22, 2018

    9:45 AM

    Ava Amphitheater

    Students should arrive by 9:20AM

    Gates open to parents/families at 9:00AM

  • TUSD Sports Physical Fundraiser Event
    Saturday, May 12, 2018


    Cost is $10.00 per athlete

  • AzMERIT Testing Schedule (in pdf)
  • Internet Safety Presentation
    On December 1, 2017, all Pistor students will attend an internet safety presentation. TUSD requires each school to conduct Internet Safety Training every year to comply with Board Policy IJNDB and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which were both established to protect children from harmful online content ranging from cyberbullying to sexting to sexual exploitation and child pornography.  Your child may come to you with questions and concerns regarding their online activity.  You can visit the Pistor website for helpful links.  Thank you! 
  • Pistor T-Shirts On Sale
    (in pdf) Pistor T shirt order form.pdf

    Please print out and return the order form and t-shirt money to the front office. 

  • Student Drop Off and Pick Up
    Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:00 AM.  The drop off and pick up location is on Canada Street.  Please DO NOT drop off students in the parking lot.
What Makes Us Special
Students at Pistor focus on mastering curriculum so they are prepared for high school. The school’s PANTHER UP mission stands for Promote equity, Achieve academically, Note successes, Try consistently, Have plans, Enjoy learning, Reach goals, Understand rigor and Prepare for high school.
5455 S. Cardinal Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 908-5400
Helpful Information
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