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May 4th 1st-4th grades Material Return/Drop Off 9:00am - 11:00am & 1:00pm - 3:00 pm

May 5th Instrument Return - 1:00pm - 2:30 pm

May 5th 5th-8th grades Material Return/Drop Off 9:00am - 11:00am & 1:00pm - 3:00 pm

May 18th Chromebook Return (Letters A-L) 07:30am - 11:00 am & 12:30pm - 4:00 pm

May 19th Chromebook Return (Letters M-Z) 7:30am - 11:00 am & 12:30pm - 4:00 pm

May 20th Chromebook Return (Innovation Academy) 8:00am - 11:00 am

Please find procedures, dates, and pertinent information about the collection of personal belongings and return of school property below.

Collection of Student Belongings & Item Drop-Off
  • 1st-4th Grades on May 4th ~ 9am-11am or1pm-3pm

  • 5th-8th Grades on May 5th ~ 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm

The collection and drop-off procedure will be done curbside drive-thru style. Staff will be positioned in the front of the school drive-thru area. Parents/students will enter the drive-thru, pull forward, and remain in the vehicle. A staff member will greet you at your vehicle and collect any items belonging to the teacher or the school (library books, teacher-loaned items, etc.). Staff will also ask for your child’s grade, homeroom teacher, and first/last name. Staff will bring your child’s belongings to your vehicle.

Children’s items from the classroom have been bagged. If you are missing any items, please tell the staff member and they will attempt to locate the item. If the item cannot be located, the parent may email the child’s teacher and we will do our best to eventually find it.

Spring Pictures will also be distributed at this time. If we receive the PTSA Daddy Daughter Dance photos before this time, we will distribute them on these dates. If not, PTSA will keep you updated. The lost & found items will be placed in the front parking lot. Parents may park and look through lost & found items on their own, but please maintain social distancing while checking the lost & found.

*Please note the Preschool & Kindergarten families will be contacted by their teachers for their own separate collection day.*

Band Instrument Return
  • May 5th 1:00-2:30 pm

There will be a sign posted that says “Band Instrument Drop Off Zone”. Please pull up to that area and wait. A band teacher will come to your car to retrieve the instrument. They will open the case to check the serial number on the instrument, look for damages and make sure no personal belongings were left in the instrument case. When everything checks out they will give you a return slip that will act as your proof that you returned the instrument. Instruments damaged or missing items will be assessed a damage/replacement fee. Instruments not returned will be charged for a missing instrument.

Collection of Chromebooks

The collection date of chromebooks that were loaned to students will be done based on the letter of the child’s last name. Please take note of the following dates to return chromebooks.
  • Last Names A-L: May 18th ~ 8am-11:30 am or 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Last Names M-Z: May 19th ~ 8am-11:30 am or 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • All Innovation Academy Students: May 20th ~ 8am-11am

The chromebooks collection procedure will be done curbside drive-thru style. Staff will be positioned in the front of the school drive-thru area. Parents/students will enter the drive-thru, pull forward, and remain in the vehicle. A staff member will greet you at your vehicle and collect every chromebook and charger that your family has checked out. The devices will be taken to a table where staff will verify the serial number on the device matches what was checked out to the student. Staff will then have the adult sign the device form to acknowledge the device was returned.

The IT Department will be inspecting all devices after they have been checked back in for damages. Student accounts may be charged if there is damage done to the chromebook. If the chromebook and/or charger is not returned, the child’s account will be charged accordingly.


At this time, we are still waiting for the yearbooks to be delivered. Once we do receive them, we will send out communication to inform you when they
can be collected from the school. Any questions regarding these procedures should be directed to your child’s homeroom teacher first, and then to Principal Brown at [email protected].

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
Read Across America Spirit Week
Read Across America Week:  3-2-2020 thru 3-6-2020

Monday:  The Foot Book,  Wear mismatched socks

Tuesday:  Oh, the Places You'll go,  Wear a college shirt.

Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday,  Wear wacky socks and backwards shirt.

Thursday:  The Sleep Book, Wear your pajamas. (Within school dress code.)

Friday:  The Cat in the Hat, Wear strips and/or black, red and white.
Posted : 2/28 | Direct Link
8th Grade Yearbook Sales
Give a shout out to an 8th grade student!

Who:  All 8th grade students
What:  Yearbook Ads for $25.00
Where:  Lifetouch Yearbook (Enter code:  12861820)
Why:  Shout-out to your 8th student on a job well done.
When:  Now through Jan 1, 2020

Posted : 12/4/2019 | Direct Link
Yearbook Sales
Lifetouch yearbooks are now on sale.

Enter the following code:  12861820

$30.00 per yearbook
Posted : 9/12/2019 | Direct Link
Grading Update
Read updates to how grading is handled at Western Peaks Elementary School.
Posted : 8/9/2019 | Direct Link
Important Safety Reminders from the Superintendent
Dysart SafeDysart Parents and Guardians,

As we near the end of the school year, I am writing to ask you to partner with us to keep our Dysart students and campuses safe and secure. Historically, as students eagerly anticipate the approach of summer, the number of school threats increases. Dysart is hoping to stem this issue with your help.

As a fellow community member, I ask you to please:

1. Have a discussion with your child(ren) about the importance of immediately sharing information that could be considered threatening to our community with a responsible adult. This could be a parent, teacher or school staff member.
2. Make it clear to your child(ren) that online threats and rumors should not be forwarded or shared, because doing so impedes police investigations.
3. Discuss with your child(ren) the seriousness of making threats toward schools, and remind them that there are a number of charges that can be filed against students – including felony offenses.

If you become aware of an immediate threat, please call 911.  Otherwise, call law enforcement non-emergency lines to report potential threats towards our schools or the community in Surprise (623-222-4000), El Mirage (623-933-1341) or Maricopa County (602-876-1602).

Another option for reporting school safety issues or concerns is through our Safe Schools Hotline (623-876-7009) or online via Dysart Safe Report at Additional information, resources, and school safety tips can be found on our website at

Dysart is proud of our relationships with local law enforcement agencies, and works collaboratively with them to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We all have a responsibility to be vigilant and should strive to prioritize the well-being of our community. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure our campuses are always a safe place for our students.


Quinn R. Kellis, Ed.D.
Dysart Unified School District
Posted : 4/17/2019 | Direct Link
After school class and activity registration now open
Registration is now open for Dysart Unified School District enrichment classes and activities for the 2018-2019 school year.  The youth and adult programs offer opportunities for learning, creativity, growth, and development outside of the traditional learning experience.  Current programs include the arts, chess, fencing, cheerleading, karate, soccer, and more. Students can attend any activity and do not need to be enrolled at the hosting school to participate.

Current classes are offered at the following locations:

•  ActivStars Cheer will be hosted at Rancho Gabriela and Canyon Ridge.
•  ActivStars Karate will be hosted at Mountain View, Kingswood, and Ashton Ranch.
•  ActivStars Soccer will be hosted at El Mirage and Mountain View
•  Chess Emporium will be offered at Canyon Ridge, Sonoran Heights, Sunset Hills, and Western Peaks.
•  Dysart Jazz Band will be offered at Marley Park.
•  Ewa Fencing will be offered at Canyon Ridge.
•  Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Training will be offered at Kingswood and Valley Vista.
•  KidStage theater class will be offered at Marley Park, Luke, Kingswood, Surprise, Canyon Ridge, and Dysart Elementary.
•  Play-Well TEKnologies Lego Class will be offered at Canyon Ridge and Sonoran Heights.
•  Sportball, a variety of sports with some with water play, will be offered at Ashton Ranch, Cimarron Springs, and Marley Park
•  Young Rembrandts will be offered at Ashton Ranch, Canyon Ridge, Cimarron Springs, Luke, Marley Park, Mountain View, Parkview, Rancho Gabriela,
     Sonoran Heights, Sunset Hills, and Western Peaks.

Signing up for a class is easier than ever with a convenient online registration process.  Costs for classes vary, but payments can be made through the online portal available on the enrichment website.

For further information, please contact Community Education and Enrichment at (623) 876-7056.
Posted : 8/21/2018 | Direct Link
Substitute Teacher Job Fair July 10
Dysart Unified School District and ESI Educational Services, Inc. will host a substitute teacher job fair on Tuesday, July 10 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center at Valley Vista High School located at 15550 N. Parkview Place in Surprise, Arizona.  The event allows interested candidates to learn about exciting placement opportunities, daily and long term positions, available benefits, flexible schedules, and more.

Candidates interested in additional information can call or text (480) 269-8314 to speak directly to ESI team members focused on placing individuals in rewarding substitute positions throughout Arizona.
Posted : 6/26/2018 | Direct Link
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