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  • We invite you to read our San Tan Elementary April 2014 newsletter!
     
    The Scorpion Sting ~ CLICK HERE!
     

     
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  • Kids Club Summer Camp 2014
     
    Registration is now open for our Community Education Kids Club Summer Camp. Camp will be held 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 2 through July 25 at Chaparral School, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert.
     
    Students in Kindergarten through entering sixth grade can enjoy field trips, swimming, movies and fun at Kids Club Summer Camp. Campers can attend one day or all summer. Advance registration required. For more details, please see husd.org/summerprograms.


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  • Kindergarten Registration

    We enjoyed meeting all our future Higley students during Kindergarten Round-Up. Class begins Aug. 4, 2014. If you were unable to join us, you can still register at our school. Please be sure to bring the following documents:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Child’s Immunization Record
    • Proof of Residency (contract on your house, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.)
    • Driver’s License
     
    Click here for more information.

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  • "A" Rated School
     
    "A" Rated School
     

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  • Free immunizations available

    Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children with school vaccinations. 

    The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.

    The next Chandler Regional Medical Center clinic at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

    More information about this federally–funded program is here.


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  • Open enrollment 2014/15 applications available
     
    Families interested in submitting an open enrollment application for any of Higley’s eight elementary schools, two middle school and two high schools may do so now for the 2014/15 school year. Arizona law allows students to submit an open enrollment application to any public school. Families will be informed in early 2014 about placement in our schools. Open Enrollment Form.

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  • District Governing Board sets calendar for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
     
    The Higley Unified School District board voted Tuesday to maintain the current school calendar configuration for the 2014/15 school year and move to a modified year-round calendar in 2015/16.

    The board approved calendars for the next three years based on the recommendation to the Superintendent by the calendar committee.

    With the vote, the 2014/15 school year will begin Aug. 4, 2014, and will end on May 21, 2015. There will be one-week fall and spring breaks and a two-week winter break.

    The committee used a survey to determine calendar preferences of parents, teachers and staff, and students. Based on those results, the committee made the recommendation for a transition year to make sure families have time to plan.

    The adopted calendar for 2015/16 includes a start date on July 27, 2015, and an end date on May 26, 2016, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks. The adopted calendar for the 2016/17 includes a start date on July 25, 2016, and an end date on May 25, 2017, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks.
     
    The board did ask that the standing calendar committee revisit the 2016/17 calendar to see if the end of the first semester can coincide with the start of winter break. 

    2014-2015 Calendar
    2015-2016 Calendar
    2016-2017 Calendar 


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  • Lunch Money Update
     
    School offices will now have a secure “lunch money” drop box at their front offices. Parents and students who need to add money to their accounts can place the funds in envelopes at each school’s front desk and place that into the secured box.

    Parent can still stop by the cafeteria during and after meal times when needed to talk with cafeteria managers.
     

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  • A free breakfast is available to students each morning in the school cafeteria. Students can take advantage of this opportunity to fuel their brains for learning. Please encourage your student to visit the cafeteria and see what's on the menu when they arrive to school. 
     

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  • Parent Pick-Up/Drop-Off Procedures

     
    As the new principal at San Tan Elementary, it became clear on the first day of school that we have safety concerns with how the current parent drop-off/pick-up procedures operate.
     
    Student safety is a priority at San Tan and I am working with Higley Unified School District employees, the City of Gilbert and the Gilbert Police Department to develop the safest procedures possible.
     
    It will not be a quick process and until then, I need parents to be patient, alert and kind to other drivers, pedestrians, and San Tan staff.
     
    Drivers cannot stop and exit the car to open car doors for students. Students should enter or exit the vehicle on the passenger side only, as it is closest to the sidewalk.  If the driver needs to exit the driver’s seat, please park and walk the student(s) to the sidewalk. We provide a crosswalk from the parking lot to the sidewalk for pedestrians.
     
    Parents cannot park in the pick-up/drop-off lanes. If you want to walk your child to the gate or watch to see them safely enter, please park your vehicle in the spaces provided.
     
    All vehicles need to pull forward as far as possible to enable more cars to load and unload students. When student and pedestrians are clear of the vehicle, slowly and carefully enter the passing lane.
     
    We request drivers put cell phones down so distractions are limited.
     
    Do not drive in the passing lane and cut in front of other cars. Wait patiently in line and wait to pull forward. Students are allowed to walk on the sidewalk to reach their destination. Parents do not need to wait until they are directly in front of the gate to let students out of the car.  Staff is on duty to assist students in arriving safely to their destination.
     
    Thank you for your patience as we work through the process of developing the safest drop-off/pick-up procedures as possible.
     
    Sincerely,
    Susan Powell, Principal
     

     
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San Tan Elementary School is a community school in the Higley Unified School District serving neighborhood preschool through sixth grade students. We provide a challenging and supportive learning environment to ensure student achievement for each and every student. Our curriculum is relevant and engages students in discovery science, current events, hands-on mathematics and the full breadth of academics, as well as physical education, art and music.

At San Tan, we provide a full range of athletic programs, clubs and organizations to meet the various and needs and interests of our students. And, our vast campus and playing fields provide a safe and secure environment for the various programs we offer. We invite you and your child to join us at San Tan School where together we are committed to providing a compassionate, safe and supportive learning environment to foster academic excellence for every child.
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