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Chromebook Distribution Information for July 31 and August 3rd
Hello Surprise Families,

We look forward to welcoming you back to school soon.  Here is information on the Chromebook Distribution scheduled for July 31st and August 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. 
Surprise Teachers will be reaching out to students and parents  via email with information regarding the Virtual Meet The Teacher Event scheduled for July 31st.  

Chromebook Distribution Letter from Mrs. Burns 

Chromebook Distribution FAQ's

Parent Help Document
Posted : 7/23 | Direct Link
Surprise Elementary School Office Access
The Surprise Elementary School Office is currently open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, closed on Fridays through July 24, 2020.   The school office returns to normal hours on Monday, July 27, 2020.   School hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Due to the pandemic we are currently limiting the number of people in the front lobby area to two people/small families.   Please  contact the school office at 623.876.7400 prior to coming in to make an appointment with our office staff. 

All enrollments can be done online at, click on the Register now button to complete the enrollment.   For assistance or questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact the school office at 623.876.7400.   Most questions can be answered over the phone.   If you have trouble uploading your enrollment documents you can email them to our Data Records Technician, Regina Reel at [email protected].

Posted : 7/9 | Direct Link
Virtual Meet the Teacher Night at Surprise Elementary School
Surprise Families,

We look forward to welcoming you back to school with remote learning beginning on August 4, 2020.  Govenor Ducey has pushed back the in person school day until at least August 17, 2020.   For updates please refer to the district website at

We are planning a virtual Meet the Teacher event for our students and will share that information on or around July 31, 2020.  Information will be shared as we get closer to that date.

Dysart is proud to be offering three school options for students for the 20-21 school year.  Parents are asked to consider the three options and make a selection through the parent portal from July 8 - July 15.    All school models will begin the year with remote learning on August 4, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the options, feel free to contact our school office at 623.876.7400 during office hours.
Posted : 7/9 | Direct Link
Summer Break, School Office closed through July 7, 2020
Surprise Elementary School is currently closed for summer break through July 7, 2020.
Registrations for the upcoming school year can be done at   All registrations are completed online.  Required documents can be uploaded in the online registration process and include:
  • Current Immunization Records - students records must be up to date to start school.
  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residency - this can be a utility bill (electric, gas, phone bill) in parents name attached to the address used for enrollment.
  • Government issued ID - will be viewed at the school.
Once the registration is submitted, you will be contacted by the school to arrange a meeting to finalize the enrollment for your student.

Age Limitations: 
There are no exceptions to the age limitations stated below.
Kindergarten – A student registering for kindergarten must be five (5) years of age on or prior to August 31 in the school year for which you are applying (ARS 15-821).
First Grade – A student registering in first grade must be six (6) years of age on or before August 31 in the school year for which you are applying (ARS 15-821). 

Records requests can be faxed to 623.876.7411 and will be processed when the office reopens in July.
Posted : 6/4 | Direct Link
Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch through June 25 (Mon-Thurs)
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 : 6/4 | Direct Link
Yearbook distribution procedures
19-20 Yearbook distribution timeline:
  • Grades Preschool - 3rd grade - Yearbooks will be distributed by their classroom teacher. 
  • Grades 4th - 8th  -  Yearbooks will be picked up at the school on Monday, May 18th.

When picking up yearbooks, please remember social distance guidelines.  Stay in your car in the drive thru lane.  Parent/students will give their name to the staff member who will get the yearbook for them.

Thank you for your support.

Posted : 5/14 | Direct Link
May 18th - Student pick up personal items, return chromebooks and yearbook distribution
Dear Surprise Families,

Please read this important information below as it details our end of year timelines and procedures. 

Monday, May 18th from 8am - 5pm will begin our final return of student’s personal items as well as the date that all Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, club uniforms, instruments will be returned. 

We will also have yearbook pick-up on this date!  Yearbooks for grade Preschool - 3rd grade will have their yearbook handed out from their classroom teacher.  Yearbooks for grade 4th- 8th will be picked up at the school on this day.  

Fees will be assessed to student accounts that do not return the Chromebook and/or power cord. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have concerns due to a missing or damaged device.  We thank you for your continued support as we work together during our remote learning!
Posted : 5/14 | Direct Link
Kindergarten Drive Thru Celebration May 20th during designated times
Kindergarten students are invited to attend the first Drive Thru Kindergarten Celebration on Tuesday, May 20th during designated times.  

The Celebration Parade will take place Wednesday, May 20th between 5-7 pm.   Each Kindergarten class has a designated time for their drive thru.  See class times below:
  • Mrs. Leal's class 5:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Mrs. Carr's class 5:30 - 6:00 PM
  • Miss Parker's class 6:00 - 6:30 PM
  • Miss Kilmain's class 6:30 - 7:00 PM

You may arrive anytime during the designated class time to receive your students Kindergarten certificate.  

We still must maintain social distance guidelines so we are providing the instructions below for you to follow as you participate in our ceremony. 

Please read the instructions below carefully.
  • Drive thru the student drop off lane in front of the school.  Please stay in your car.
  • Enter from the Dysart Road entry way with your student seated on the right passenger side of the car so the teachers can see them through the window.
  • You may decorate your cars with signs, etc. if you would like
  • There will be music and decorations to celebrate your student. 
The Kindergarten Teachers and Principals are so excited to get to see you and celebrate with you on this day.
Posted : 5/14 | Direct Link
8th grade Promotion Drive Thru Ceremony May 19th from 6-7 PM
8th Graders: You are cordially invited to the first (and only) 8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Ceremony
  • Location: Surprise Elementary School 
  • Date: Tuesday, May 19th
  • Time:  Between 6-7 pm 

Hello, Surprise 8th Graders!

First, we would like to say thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this school year. These last few months have been a challenge, but you persevered and now it’s time to send you off to high school! All of your teachers, past and present, your principals, and your support staff here at Surprise are extremely proud of you. 
Unfortunately, due to our current circumstances, we are not able to have an in-person promotion event. However, we still want to be able to celebrate you and what you have accomplished as we say our goodbyes.  We will do this by holding an 8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Ceremony, sharing a video montage, as well as a Flipgrid presentation for you!

The Promotion Parade will take place Tuesday, May 19th, between 6-7 pm. ALL 8th grade families are invited to participate in a Drive-Thru ceremony in our front student drop-off lane. However, we still must maintain social distance guidelines so we are providing the instructions below for you to follow as you participate in our ceremony. 

Please read the instructions below carefully.
  • First, please note that walk-ups will not be permitted. Students and guardians must be in a vehicle in the student drop-off lane in front of the school. 
  • Vehicles should enter the parent pickup line from the Dysart Rd entry point to avoid traffic issues. Cars will enter the pickup lane where teachers and staff will be there to greet you. You will give your name to the teacher or staff person. You will be handed your promotion packet which will include your promotion certificate, a promotion program, as well as any other certificates you may have earned.  
  • When you are given the go-ahead, you may pull forward to have a drive-up photo taken which will be emailed to you. 
We are so excited to get to see you one more time before high school! We will make this a day to remember, we promise. 
Posted : 5/14 | Direct Link
Teacher Appreciation Week May 4 - May 8, 2020
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4 through May 8, 2020.  

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our teachers and staff for all the hard work they do everyday!   

Please remember to thank a teacher today!  
Posted : 4/30 | Direct Link
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