Tulare Joint Union
High School District
Tulare Joint Union High School District
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TJUHS District News

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our amazing school district. And we have a lot of great things to share! Here you will learn about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more.

2020 Summer Meal Program

Our Tulare Joint Union High School District Summer Meal Program begins on June 8 and runs through July 8, 2020. All children aged one through eighteen can get free breakfast and lunch at the following locations, dates, and times.

  • Locations: Tulare Union and Tulare Western
  • When: Mondays and Wednesdays to provide school meals through our drive-through grab and go lines from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you! Feel free to share this information with others. If you have questions, please contact Janet Stephens by email or by calling (559) 656-5037.

School Closure

On March 13, the Tulare Joint Union High School announced the closure of all schools within the district with the hope and expectation of returning after the spring break. As we neared the end of the spring break, the COVID-19 cases continued to increase, and the state and County Office of Education released four criteria for guidance in the reopening of schools. The district announced in April that we would continue the closure until further notice hoping that we could meet the four criteria to reopen by the beginning of May. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and we announced, again, that we would continue the closure until further notice. Now, it has come to the point that we are certain we will not meet the four criteria to reopen by the end of this school year. Please view the official announcement below that the TJUHSD will not reopen during the 2019–2020 school year.

Graduation Announcements to Parents

Dear TJUHSD Seniors and Senior Parents,

We have received many questions in regards to the TJUHSD graduation plans. We have maintained the hope that our schools would be able to provide a physical graduation if social distancing guidelines relaxed enough for large gatherings. We wanted to wait as long as we could to see if this would be possible. Unfortunately, we have realized that our hopes for a traditional graduation will not be possible. Also, it is not realistic for us to consider holding graduations at a later date because we cannot predict what restrictions will still remain throughout the summer. Even though the governor has the state moving to stage two, a graduation event falls under a stage four status that may not be put into place until later in the fall. We care about our seniors and cannot wait any longer for the state to relax social distancing and large gatherings.

Therefore, due to these circumstances, our schools will celebrate our seniors by planning a drive-through high school graduation. The graduates will wear a cap and gown and receive their diploma. A professional photographer will be present to capture this special moment. We understand that this is not a traditional ceremony but it can and will be special and memorable for our seniors. Your school principal will provide more details in the coming weeks.

2021–2022 Boundary Change

Tulare Joint Union High School District would like to announce a new boundary change coming for the 2021–2022 school year. Please take a moment to view our 2021–2022 boundary change map

Seat Belt Requirements

Please note that district policy, California Department of Education at the present time, and California law in July 2018, requires that all students and staff wear seat belts while riding the bus. Please see our seat belt requirements memo for more information. We appreciate your support in this matter.