Kiva Elementary School Home Page
Phone: 480-484-2200
Fax: 480-484-2201
Attendance: 480-484-2260
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Kiva Elementary School
6911 E. McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 
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Nick Noonan, Principal
Melissa Faeh, Assistant Principal
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District Announcements
Centralized Enrollment Summer Hours


Centralized Enrollment Office summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri; and  9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday.

CEO is closed to the public June 30 – July 4.




IMPORTANT! 2014-2015 Elementary Updates

Elementary Specials
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:
  • 15 out of 19 elementary school principals prefer the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 a.m.- 3:10 p.m.) every day.
  • With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
  • Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.

This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE) in elementary schools due to the reduction of the M & O override.  Next year, the early release time will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Read Full Update


Home of the Cougars!
Camp Invention


Camp Invention starts July 21!  
Have you signed up yet?  If not, there's still time!  
The best news is that more partial-scholarship funds are available than ever before!  
These funds are available to any family that asks; no request is too big or too small.  Contact us today to find out how much you can save!

See you then! 
Jennifer Liebhaber and Alison Meyer

Kiva Teachers and Camp Invention Directors

jliebhaber@susd.org or scottsdalecampinvention@cox.net






2014-15 Class Supply List



Supply lists for grades 1st though 3rd are available below. Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grade supply lists are teacher specific and will be available by August 1st, 2014. If you have questions about the supply items listed, please contact the school office.






Band and Strings 2104/2015
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Scottsdale Unified School District will continue to offer 5th grade students Band and Strings in the 2014-2015 school year. The program will take place at the designated middle school within your complex and will begin the second full week of school. This is a unique opportunity for this year’s 4th grade students to begin experiencing instruction at a middle school.
Students choosing to participate in Band and Strings can ride the middle school bus or they may be dropped off at the designated middle school for their morning band or strings class. Immediately following the class, 5th grade Band and Strings students will be bussed back to their elementary school in time for the start of their school day.
All Band and Strings students will be scheduled for a minimum of two classes per week. Additional instructional time will be contingent upon space availability and teacher scheduling. Once the schedule is set, it will remain consistent throughout the year. All performances will be held in conjunction with the middle school Band and Strings concerts.
Parents will be asked to complete a pre-commitment form in May to allow the district to determine the schedule, plan for bussing, and to allow teacher prep time to welcome the 5th grade Band and Strings students to the middle school.
Parents will be asked if their child has been using a school instrument; if so, they will need to indicate and identify this on the pre-commitment form. Students currently using school instruments will still have the opportunity to check out the instrument that they have been playing.
Even if a student did not participate in Band or Strings this year, every 5th grade student is invited to be a part of the Band and Strings classes. We recommend and encourage every student in the 5th grade to select and play a musical instrument in the coming year.
We look forward to an exciting and rewarding musical experience for all of our 5th grade students.
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
Electronic Devices

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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