Student Services

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    11290 W. Grier Rd., Suite 117

    Mailing Address
    Marana Unified School District
    11279 W. Grier Rd., Suite 117 
    Marana, AZ 85653

    Hours of Operation
    Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Phone: (520) 616-3013
    FAX: (520) 682-1026

    Director: Cindy Ruich - Email
    Secretary: Tammy Fricks - Email
    Students in Transition Specialist:
    Marisa Castro - Email
    Students in Transition Clerk:
    Michele Figueroa - Email

  • Child who looks troubled and deep in thought The Student Services Department offers a wide range of programs and services to MUSD students and the community. These programs and services are designed to address the academic and social needs of our students. We work in partnership with other district departments, sites, and programs, as well as with external community agencies and programs.

    The services and programs that the Student Services Department provides are:

    • K-12 School Counseling Program
    • Crisis Response Team
    • Family Resource Center
    • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services
    • Prevention Grants


    Marana Unified School District employs master level, full time school counselors at each school. Our school counselors work with all students on their academic, personal/social, and career development needs in classrooms, small groups and individual settings. The school counseling program promotes student achievement. School counselors do not provide mental health screenings or mental health treatment.


    Crisis Response Team

    The MUSD Crisis Response Team is one of the services offered by the school counseling program.
    Composed of district counselors, the Crisis Response Team takes action in the aftermath of a crisis to minimize its effects and addresses the emotional responses that result from a crisis by providing short-term support services to students and staff.


    Family Resource Center

    MUSD has a Family Resource Center located on Thornydale Elementary campus. There are several programs and services provided at the Center:

    • Case management support services/community resource referrals and information
    • A Family Resource liaison supporting families by offering community resources and referrals
    • Parents as Teachers, an early learning support program for families with children prenatal to 5 years old
    • Family therapists, offering counseling services after school and early evenings through school referral and appointment only
    • A food and clothing bank relying solely on community donations
    • An Oasis and Reading Seed volunteer coordinator


    Homeless Education Services

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act is a federal law that is designed to address the problems that children/youth living in temporary or inadequate housing face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in schools.


    MUSD has designated a homeless liaison to ensure that homeless students are not only identified, but also receive educational services for which they are eligible. The liaison coordinates those services through the Student Services Department.


    Prevention Grants

    The prevention programs and grants are part of the Student Services department;

    • Neglected and Delinquent Grant
    • School Climate Transformation Grant

    For more information on the individual programs and services, see the links on the left. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Student Services at (520) 616- 3013 or by email.