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Please see the brief tutorial on How Parents Can Access Schoology.
Posted : yesterday | Direct Link
Canyon Ridge Office Hours
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The front office is now open, however, because of the Covid Pandemic, our doors are locked.   We would love to see you by appointment if you need to stop by for any reason.  Our office hours are 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.  If you have questions concerning registration, withdrawals or iSchool, you may also call us at 623-523-8465.   
Posted : 7/8 | Direct Link
Parent Portal Information

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It is vital that you log into your Parent Portal account to update your Parent Contact Preferences and to select your preferred schooling option for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline for this is Wednesday, July 15th. Instructions for updating your Parent Contact Preferences option can be found  at by clicking “Parent Instructions”. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please visit to create one.  Please feel free to contact the front office if you have any questions about setting up your account.
Posted : 7/7 | 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
Do We Have Your Current Contact Information?

To ensure that we can communicate with all of our families in case of an emergency it is essential that we have accurate and up-to-date contact information for you.  Please log into the Parent Portal at and make sure your notification preferences are selected and accurate for all categories to ensure that you receive all important communications from our school and the district.

Thank you.
Posted : 3/6 | Direct Link
Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
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If you have a student in  Kindergarten through Eighth Grade that will be new to Canyon Ridge next school year, and you live within the Canyon Ridge school boundaries,  now is the time to start the enrollment process.   Please go on line to the Dysart Student Registration link and complete the on line registration form.   You will then be contacted by our school registrar who will help you complete the necessary paperwork.   If you have any questions, please contact our front office at 623-523-8450.
Posted : 1/9 | Direct Link
Dysart Seeks Memorabilia and Stories for Centennial Celebration
Dysart is excited to celebrate its 100th year of educating the community in the 2020-2021 school year. If you have a story or memory you would like to share with us to celebrate the upcoming centennial, or would like to volunteer to help, please let us know at Dysart Centennial
Posted : 11/15/2019 | 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
Canyon Ridge students honor veterans in new publication
Canyon Ridge Veterans projectFor the second year in a row, students at Canyon Ridge School worked in conjunction with members of Arizona Sons of the American Revolution (AZ SAR), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10695 in Sun City West, to promote the remembrance of Veterans in our community.

Seventh and Eighth grade students joined the Veterans Heritage Project (VHP) activity group on campus, formulated questions, wrote articles, and selected photos that told the story of a local American Veteran.  The VHP is an Arizona based organization dedicated to bringing students and Veterans together for the purposes of recording their experiences and expanding their understanding of history. By promoting a better understanding of the sacrifices and accomplishments of those who served, members of the VHP activity group at Canyon Ridge, had the unique opportunity to learn about American history from those who lived through it.

The multiple interviews and article drafts generated by students culminated in final drafts that appeared in the annual VHP publication, Since You Asked. By dedicating their time and skills to the promotion of Veteran’s experiences, the students of Canyon Ridge became published authors and had their work memorialized in print and by the Library of Congress.

Harvey Johnson and David Thompson, of the AZ SAR Saguaro Chapter, and Don Burnett of VFW Post 10695 in Sun City West, offered detailed accounts of their experiences in the Armed Forces and discussed the feelings and reactions related to the impact of combat experiences. In addition to the published articles, the recollections and wisdom of our Veterans, recorded as video interviews, will be immortalized by the national Veterans Oral History Project. “It is important to tell the stories of our Veterans. I want civilians to know what war is really like. We want to make sure that the message is shared for all to see and understand,” said Navy and Coast Guard Veteran Don Burnett.

An undertaking of this magnitude would not have been possible without the generous support of AZ SAR, VFW Post 10695 and the Canyon Ridge PTA. Financial donations, moral support, and all of the valuable input of our Veterans proved instrumental to the success of this patriotic endeavor. The students, teachers and leadership of Canyon Ridge School are looking forward to expanding their VHP efforts in the next academic year to come.
Posted : 4/4/2019 | Direct Link
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