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Visitors to Campus
Visitors to campus is on hold at this time.   Including the following:
 
  • in person volunteers
  • visitors to classrooms
  • visitors during lunch

We look forward to welcoming you back on campus in the future.
Posted : 9/11 | Direct Link
Student Arrival Procedures
Hello Team Surprise,

We are excited to welcome students back to the classroom beginning next week.  The schedule is listed below regarding specific grade levels:

Students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade will return to in person learning on Monday, September 14th.
Students in grades 5th through 8th grade will return to in person learning on Monday, September 21st.

Anyone that is on campus is required to "Mask Up" including students, staff and parents at all times.    We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

Student arrival procedures:
  • Preschool and Kindergarten  - enter through the preschool gate
  • 1st grade  -  enter through the side door by the lower playground on the East side of the school
  • 2nd grade -  enter through the south door by the lower playground (back field area)
  • 3rd and 4th grade - enter through the south door by the bike rack
  • 5th and 6th grade - enter through the south doors by the outside bathrooms (back field)
  • 7th and 8th grade - enter through the courtyard doors

 
Parents are asked to drop off students in the front horseshoe area.  If exiting your car, remember to park in marked stalls and wear your mask while on campus.  Speed limit in the parking lot is 15 miles per hour.
Posted : 9/11 | Direct Link
Information on Student Return to In Person Learning


Hello Team Surprise,

We are excited to welcome students back to the classroom beginning next week.  The schedule is listed below regarding specific grade levels:
 
  • Students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade will return to in person learning on Monday, September 14th.
  • Students in grades 5th through 8th grade will return to in person learning on Monday, September 21st.


Anyone that is on campus is required to "Mask Up" including students, staff and parents at all times.    We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

Student arrival procedures:
 
  • Preschool and Kindergarten  - enter through the preschool gate
  • 1st grade  -  enter through the side door by the lower playground on the East side of the school
  • 2nd grade -  enter through the south door by the lower playground (back field area)
  • 3rd and 4th grade - enter through the south door by the bike rack
  • 5th and 6th grade - enter through the south doors by the outside bathrooms (back field)
  • 7th and 8th grade - enter through the courtyard doors


Student dismissal procedures:
All in person students will have staggered release times for dismissal:

At 3:40 p.m. 
  • Kindergarten (Large gate in the North parking lot) Parent can either park or do a drive up at the front loop
  • 1st grade (exit through doors near the library) 
  • 2nd grade (exit through south doors go around to courtyard) 
  • 4th grade (exit out courtyard doors) 
  • 7th grade (exit south staircase) 


At 3:45 p.m.
  • 3rd grade (exit out south doors) 
  • 5th grade (exit out from Electives) 
  • 6th grade (exit south staircase)
  • 8th grade (exit north staircase to lower grade playground or breezeway to courtyard) 
Posted : 9/11 | Direct Link
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 www.dysart.org, 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  www.dysart.org.

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 www.dysart.org.   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
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