Schools and Offices Will Be Closed March 10th-14th
Our schools and offices will be closed March 10th-14th in observance of Spring Break. Schools and offices will reopen on March 17th. Have a safe holiday.
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Enrollment INFORMATION for the 2014 – 15 school year
- Students in Kiva’s 3-year old program do not “roll up” into the 4-year old program for the 2014-15 school year. Likewise, 4-year olds will not automatically “roll up” into Kindergarten. Parents will have to complete the enrollment process again. Enrollment for the 3- and 4-year old programs will be handled through the Community Education department of SUSD. Please feel free to call (480) 484-7900 or visit http://susdcommunityed.org/earlylearning/ with any questions regarding these programs.
- Incoming Kindergarteners will need to be enrolled through the Centralized Enrollment Office. This office is located at 3811 N. 44th St., Phoenix. Their phone number is (480) 484-6110. Please check www.susd.org for their hours as they often change as enrollment becomes busier. See below for the enrollment method that applies to your family.
Boundary KINDERGARTEN Students
- For Kindergarten students that have their primary residence within the Kiva boundary, the priority enrollment period runs from January 9th – 30th, 2014. Enrollments for these students will continue after Jan. 30th, but they will no longer be a priority group. A parent’s/guardian’s first step will be to complete the on-line enrollment forms at www.susd.org. Once complete, the enrollment program will prompt the parent to print a confirmation page. This page will need to be presented at the Centralized Enrollment office along with the required documents (a certified birth certificate for the student (no photo copies), immunization record, proof of residency, guardianship/custody/court documents (if applicable) and parent ID). Once this process is complete the enrolling parent will receive a Student Release form from their enrollment technician. This form will need to be delivered to the school site as verification that all requirements have been met and that student is ready for the new school year. Only parents or legal guardians can enroll a student. Step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other relatives or friends cannot complete this process unless they have legally supported guardianship or custody.
Boundary Students in Grades 1 – 5
- Enrollment for students that have their primary residence within the Kiva boundary, will begin February 24th, 2014. Parents/guardians will need to follow the above procedure and complete the online enrollment forms, then provide the required documents to the enrollment office. They too will receive a Student Release form that will need to be brought to the school site to verify completion of the enrollment process.
Open Enrollment for Grades K - 5
- If Kiva is not your home school, the first step is to request an Open Enrollment. The priority time frame is December 1st, 2013 – January 15th, 2014. This request can be done in person at the Centralized Enrollment office or on-line at http://openenrollment.susd.org. Acceptance notifications will be made on February 15, 2014. On or after this date, parents will need to log-in to their Open Enrollment account to see if their student has been accepted, waitlisted or declined.
- Once an acceptance notification has been received, parents have from March 1st until March 31, 2014, to finish the enrollment process by completing the online forms and then presenting the required documents at the Centralized Enrollment office. Required documents are a certified birth certificate for the student (no photo copies), immunization record, proof of residency, guardianship/custody/court documents (if applicable) and parent ID. Only parents or legal guardians can enroll a student. Step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other relatives or friends cannot complete this process unless they have legally supported guardianship or custody. If this process is not completed by the March 31st deadline it will result in the forfeiture of the open enrollment acceptance. Once the enrolling parent has completed all requirements with the enrollment office they will receive a Student Release form. This form will need to be presented at the school site as verification that all requirements have been met and that student is ready for the new school year.
Gate to Gate Update
Gate to Gate Update
October 22, 2013
Thank you everyone for your patience as we implement changes to our school procedures. The Gate to Gate philosophy is rooted in increasing student safety. Secondarily, it is also a way to decrease congestion on our campus before and after school. In only two days we have seen these two concepts actualized through the extraordinary efforts of our staff, our students and their families. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify some points based on feedback I have received from parents, teachers, and students.
BEFORE SCHOOL: This has been pretty smooth but I wanted to clarify GATE B. Any student may enter campus through Gate B if they choose. Gate B is the preferred gate for PreK parents to use in order to sign their student in to Mrs. Smith’s class. They are the only parent group we are allowing to enter through that gate before school. All other parents who wish to enter campus are asked to enter through the office, sign in, and put on a visitor’s badge.
AFTER SCHOOL: This has been the source of some cognitive dissonance. Here are a few points of clarification-
1. Gate B: Gate B will be unlocked at 3:00 for PreK and Kindergarten parents to enter campus and pick up their students. We politely request that only Prek and Kindergarten parents use this gate between 3:00-3:10.
At dismissal (3:15) parents are free to wait at Gate B if this is the gate your family has chosen to use. Students utilizing this gate for parent pick-up are welcome to exit this gate to wait for their parent to pick them up at the curb.
2. Gates A, C, and D: These gates will be open between 3:10-3:15. Parents who are utilizing this gate will be invited to step on to campus once the gates are open but please do not walk to the classroom. When the bell does ring let your child make their way to you. Families using Gates C and D have a very large open space (the playground) to reunite with their children. Please keep our halls clear.
Drop-Off Procedures: the "right" way to do it
Drop-Off Procedures: the "wrong" way to do it
It is the recommendation of the school and district that students do not bring electronic devices to school. The school and district will not be held responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices and the responsibility will remain solely with the student.
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