The Nogales Unified School District Student Services Department is responsible for many aspects of a student’s life from start to finish. Beginning with registration of new students, we handle all of the students' records and previous student records' requests. Our office handles:
- open enrollment applications
- all special education procedures
- compliance issues
- maintenance of student records
- gifted education
- student health concerns
- questions regarding Medicaid
- child abuse and neglect awareness and reporting
- Child Find
- Individualized Education Plan
Our goal is to provide services and information that support and assist our students, parents, and staff. Our students come first in all we do.
The Nogales Unified Exceptional Education Department believes that parents are important contributors and partners in the special education process. We are committed to working with you to develop plans and programs that are focused on your individual child's success.
It is important that all information and procedures are provided to you in order for you to be an active member of your child's team. Below are several links where you can find information designed to help parents learn more about the special education process and their rights and responsibilities.
We encourage you to learn as much as you can. You can always talk with your child's teacher, counselor, the school psychologist, or principal. If you need more assistance, please contact the Nogales Unified Student Services Director.
Special Instructional Programs Regulation
- Child Identification & Referral
- Parent Consent
- Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Procedural Safeguards
- English Salvaguardias Procesales
- Suspension & Expulsion
- Parent Survey
Arizona Technical Assistance System (AZ-TAS) Link to the ADE:
- Evaluation Process
- AZ Qualified Professionals List
- Individualized Education Program (IEPs)
- Dyslexia Handbook, a Technical Assistance Documents to Support Families and Teachers
- Speech-Language Services in Arizona’s School:Guidelines for Best Practice
- Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
- Graduation Requirements in Arizona's public schools
Before the school district accesses a parent’s or child’s Medicaid or other publicly funded benefits (i.e. AHCCCS) for the first time to seek reimbursement for services provided to an eligible student, and annually thereafter, written notice is required to inform parents. The following documents serve as this notice.
Child safety is a top priority in our district. If necessary,please use the following forms to immediately report any suspected abuse or neglect.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
Nogales Unified School District offers Child Find screening to locate,identify, and evaluate all children who may have a disability. If you know a child who has a disability or one you suspect may have difficulty with learning, communication, vision, hearing, behavior, or motor control and coordination, please contact the special education department at 310 West Plum Street.
NUSD screens children from preschool through high school. We refer infants and toddlers with disabilities to the Arizona Early Intervention Program for evaluation and services. All Child Find referrals are confidential and services are provided at no cost to the family.
Judith Mendoza-Jimenez, Student Services Director
310 West Plum Street
Nogales, AZ 85621
Phone: (520) 397-7935
Fax: (520) 287-0819
Odette Lopez, Student Services Secretary
Phone: (520) 397-7913 or ext. 7913
Donna Alvarez, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: 520-287-0800 ext. 7922