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Summer Office Hours
May 26th - June 10th...Phones are answered:  Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM...Office is closed on FRIDAYS
Office staff are available by appointment only from May 26th – June 10th.
If we do not answer the phone, it is because we are helping other parents, PLEASE leave a voice mail message and we will return your call the SAME DAY. 
We have limited staff working in the office and answering phones, so please be patient if we don’t answer right away.  Thank you for your understanding.

If you need to enroll your child or have questions about enrollment after June 3rd, please contact 623-876-7000, or visit our webpage at  District office will be accepting enrollments at that time.
Schools are closed from June 11 – July 7.
We will re-open to the public on July 8 at 7:15am
Posted : 5/27 | Direct Link
Grab and Go Summer Breakfast and Lunch Service
Dysart Unified School District is providing grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meal service for the summer from June 1 through June 25. Breakfast and lunch are provided for community members 18 and under at no cost, and are served Monday - Thursday between 10:00am and 12:00pm. 

Sites for meal distribution include: 
Ashton Ranch Elementary School - 14898 W Acoma Dr, Surprise, AZ 85379
El Mirage Elementary School - 13500 North El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335
Kingswood Elementary School - 15150 W Mondell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374
Riverview School - 12701 N Main St, El Mirage, AZ 85335
Surprise Elementary School - 12907 W Greenway Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335
Willow Canyon High School - 17901 W Lundberg St, Surprise, AZ 85388
Posted : 5/26 | Direct Link
Meet the Teacher Family Night July 31, 2020
We are already looking forward to the new school year. The current plan for the 20-21 school year is to hold our Meet the Teacher Night on Friday, July 31st from 5-7 p.m.

During this time you will discover who your child's teacher is and learn more about the standards they will be taught. Please go to the district website to check on updates for the new school year. One way your child can continue to be prepared for the new school year is to read often (studies show that at least 20 minutes every night helps their skills) and review math facts and concepts. 
Posted : 5/21 | Direct Link
8th Grade Information
Good Morning Parents/Guardians

We know that the past month has been challenging and we are so thankful for all that you have done to ensure your students are continuing their learning at home.We will wrap up our virtual learning this week, and cannot thank you enough for the support and help that you have given to not only your child this past quarter but to our El Mirage staff.  Please take time to read through the important end of the year information and reminders.

Completion of  Fourth Quarter
The last day of online learning will be Thursday, May 14th. This will be the last day that teachers will be accepting work . This will allow time to finalize grades.

Material Return
This is a drive thru format - families will pull up, give the student's name, grade, and class and turn in their  Chromebooks  AND Chargers. Please do not park or get out of your car. If the student has personal items, these items will be run out to you in your car at this time. If you have any questions about this process please contact your child's teacher for clarification.

Schedule:  May 18th and 19th
  • 8:00 - 11:00 Last Names A - L
  • 12:00 - 3:00 Last names M - Z

Promotion Information
8th grade teachers will be delivering yard signs on Tuesday, May 12th, please be on the look out, we will knock on your door to let you know that your child's sign was delivered.

Certificate Pick up May 20th.
Pick up certificate on  MAY 20th  and have photo taken *Dress nicely if you would like*. Note that this is for STUDENTS ONLY, families  must stay in the car for safety, this is not a ceremony. 
Schedule by Last Name
  • 9:00 to 10:30 A - M
  • 10:45 to 11:30 N - Z

Should you have any questions please email any of your child's teachers.
Posted : 5/13 | Direct Link
End of Year Grades
All work must be submitted to the classroom teacher by the end of the day on May 14th.
Teachers will begin finalizing all grades on May 15th.

May 20th, all student grades (report card) will be available in your Parent Portal.  
Report cards will not be issued as they can be viewed in the Parent Portal.

If you need a hard copy of the final report card, please call the school and arrangements will be made. 
Posted : 5/5 | Direct Link
Chromebook Return & Personal Item Pick Up
Good Afternoon El Mirage Families: 

We are preparing for the end of the school year. We know that the past month has been challenging and we are so thankful for all that you have down to ensure your students are continuing their learning at home.

There are several things to take note of for this last month. May 15th will be the final instructional day. On May 18th and 19th we will be holding our Chromebook drop off and student items pick up. On both days, families with last names A-L will pick up materials and drop off Chromebooks from 8-11 a.m. and families with last names M-Z will come during 12-3 p.m.

This is a drive thru format - families will pull up, give the student’s name, grade, and class and turn in Chromebooks and chargers if they checked them out. Please do not park or get out of your car. If the student has personal items, these items will be run out to you in your car at this time. Please remember that Chromebooks must be returned with their chargers on these days.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact your child’s teacher for clarification.
Posted : 5/1 | Direct Link
Boundary Change Update and Welcome
Welcome Families:

The Dysart Unified School District held a public meeting on April 22, 2020, where the Governing Board voted to approve boundary changes for Luke and El Mirage elementary schools. This change was made in order to reduce transportation costs, maximize the use of all available facilities and to effectively position the district for incoming and projected growth. 

Your primary address is currently within the boundaries of Luke Elementary School.  However, effective July 1, 2020, your address will now be part of the El Mirage Elementary School boundaries for the 2020-2021 school year. 

The El Mirage Elementary community is delighted to welcome you to our school this upcoming 2020-2021 school year. This is an exciting opportunity for us to bring together more families in El Mirage. We understand the last couple of months have presented challenges, but we have continued to offer full, and effective instructional opportunities during the closure. 

El Mirage Elementary is a culture dedicated to the following: AVID college and career readiness, positive behavior support, and health and wellness. Our vision is to empower our students, staff, and families to build strong, healthy minds and bodies. We focus on becoming well-rounded individuals in academics, athletics, and the arts. 

We encourage you to learn more about our classrooms, events, and activities, by visiting our website at, or our Instagram account: ELMESTIGERS. We frequently update our social media page to highlight the hard work our students, families, and staff do to help all students have an extraordinary experience at El Mirage.

Please note some specifics regarding the boundary change and options that may be available to you:
  • Details about the boundary changes, specific areas impacted and the process are posted at The minutes for the public governing board meeting can be accessed online at by selecting the meeting date and clicking on the icon, “View Minutes.”
  • If your student(s) currently attends Luke Elementary School, they are scheduled to attend El Mirage Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year unless you choose to open enroll the student in Luke or another school in the district. 
  • If your student(s) is currently open enrolled in Luke Elementary School, and you want them to continue to attend Luke Elementary School, you will need to complete the Open Enrollment application at Applications for students currently attending Luke will be given priority.
  • If your student(s) is currently open enrolled in another school in the district, and you want them to continue to attend that school, no further action is required.
  • If your child is in the STC Program, your current case manager will be reaching out to you soon regarding your program location for the 20-21 school year.  

Please reach out to our front office and administration for any questions or concerns you have about this change as you register for school. We assure you we have already begun to make plans for this transition. Our staff is looking forward to welcoming new families next year.

Thank you,
Stephanie Scott, Principal
Rick Haney, Assistant Principal
Posted : 4/29 | Direct Link
Share your good news and celebrations!
Good News and CelebrationsThe Dysart Unified School District would like to celebrate students, staff and community members who are contributing to the greater good during this unprecedented time. Do you have a teacher or staff member who is going above and beyond in assisting a student in remote learning?  Is your student/club working on a community service project or spreading cheer through a positive action? Did a community group or organization donate time or goods to your school? We want to hear from you. Please fill out the form below with the information and share a photo of the kind act so we can share these #DysartExtraordinary actions with our community.

Good News and Celebrations Form
Posted : 4/14 | Direct Link
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May and the Dysart Education Foundation would like to help you thank your teachers!

Simply fill out the online form and a virtual certificate will be emailed to a teacher or other Dysart School District staff member. You may include a personal message and thank as many as you'd like for free! Visit Thank-A-Teacher to get started.
Posted : 4/13 | Direct Link
Boundary Change Informational Meeting
The Dysart Unified School District is considering a boundary change that would impact those living between 127th Avenue and Dysart Road, south of Waddell to Dreyfus Drive. The district is considering this action for the following reasons:
  • To use resources efficiently and reduce transportation costs;
  • To effectively position the district for the incoming and projected growth; and
  • To maximize the use of all available facilities 

You are invited to learn more at a Boundary Informational Meeting that will be shared virtually on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 at 4:30 pm on El Mirage and Luke Elementary’s social media and on the district website at The virtual meeting will share details about the proposed change, and after watching and listening to the information, there will be an opportunity to send in comments and questions via email.

There will also be an opportunity for public comment during another virtual public meeting on April 8 at 6:00 p.m.

We hope that you will tune in tomorrow or to the April 8 meeting to learn more about this proposed change. Thank you!
Posted : 3/30 | Direct Link
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