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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
Remote learning grading process

Dear Dysart K-8 Families,
We know there are many questions regarding the grading process as we are doing remote learning for this last semester. While it is our hope that remote learning is a meaningful and engaging experience, we are being flexible to ensure that students have every opportunity to demonstrate competency. 
Here are the grading guidelines we are following for the Spring 2020 semester for K-8 students:
  • K-5th grade student work should not exceed 1 - 2 hours per day, or approximately 15 minutes per subject. Please note that reading (or ELA) and math may be slightly longer.
  • 6th - 8th grade student work should not exceed 20 to 30 minutes per day, per subject, or 2 to 3 hours a day in total.
  • Teachers will give one grade per subject, every week. This includes the special that each class is scheduled for that week.
  • Late work rules have been suspended, so if work is late it will be graded for full credit.
  • Shorter quizzes will replace unit tests and students will have the opportunity for retakes.
  • In general, work should not negatively impact grades.  If the teacher notes that the work is not at the same level the student performed at prior to the closure, work should be returned to the student to redo.
  • If a student does not turn in an assignment, an Incomplete (I) will be entered and the  teacher will reach out first to the student and then to the parent to encourage completion.
We look forward to working with your students remotely for the remainder of the year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or principal. It is our goal to make remote learning as easy as possible during this challenging 
time, and we are dedicated to working with each of you to make that happen.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

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Estimadas Familias de los Estudiantes del Kínder-8vo grado del Distrito Dysart:

Sabemos que hay muchas preguntas con respecto al proceso de las calificaciones ya que estamos llevando a cabo el aprendizaje a control remoto para este último semestre. Aunque esperamos que el aprendizaje a control remoto sea una experiencia valiosa e interesante, estamos siendo flexibles para asegurar que los estudiantes tengan todas las oportunidades para demostrar su competencia. 
Estas son las directrices de las calificaciones que estamos siguiendo para el semestre de Primavera 2020 para los estudiantes del Kínder-8vo grado:
  • El trabajo escolar de los estudiantes del Kínder-5to grado no debe exceder de 1-2 horas por día, ó aproximadamente 15 minutos por materia. Por favor tengan en cuenta que las lecciones de lectura (ó ELA) y matemáticas pueden ser un poco más extensas. 
  • El trabajo de los estudiantes del 6to grado al 8vo grado no debe exceder de 20 a 30 minutos por día, por materia, ó de 2 a 3 horas por día en total. 
  • Los maestros darán una calificación por materia, cada semana. Esto incluye el área especial en la que cada clase está programada para esa semana. 
  • Se han suspendido las reglas para el trabajo escolar atrasado, así que si el trabajo se entrega tarde se calificará para crédito completo.
  • Habrá pruebas más cortas que reemplazarán los exámenes de unidad y los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de volver a tomarlas.  
  • En general, el trabajo escolar no debe afectar negativamente las calificaciones. Si el maestro(a) observa que el trabajo no está en el mismo nivel que el(la) estudiante alcanzó antes del cierre de las escuelas, el trabajo deberá ser devuelto a el(la) estudiante para que lo vuelva a hacer. 
  • Si un(a) estudiante no entrega un trabajo escolar, se anotará como trabajo escolar Incompleto (I) y el maestro(a) se comunicará primero con el(la) estudiante y luego con sus padres para motivarlos a que el trabajo sea completado.  
Tenemos el gran anhelo de trabajar con sus estudiantes a control remoto durante el tiempo que resta del presente año escolar. Si en algún momento tienen ustedes una pregunta ó inquietud, por favor no duden en comunicarse con el maestro(a) ó con el Director(a) de la escuela de su hijo(a). Nuestro objetivo es lograr que el aprendizaje a control remoto sea lo más fácil posible durante este tiempo tan desafiante, y estamos dedicados a trabajar con cada uno de ustedes para que eso suceda.

¡Gracias y deseamos que tengan una tarde maravillosa!
Posted : 4/13 | Direct Link
Kona Ice Tuesday after school every week
Kona Ice is back at Surprise Elementary School every Tuesday right after school.  
Get yours today!
 
Posted : 9/25/2019 | Direct Link
Optional Supply List
Optional Elementary Student Supply List

Arizona law requires that public schools provide the supplies required for academic success. All materials required for a student’s education will be provided by the Dysart Unified School District. This supply list represents general, optional items which you may supply at your discretion.
Please check with your K-8 school and child’s teacher for an optional supply list before purchasing any supplies. If you have questions regarding the optional supply list, please contact your K-8 school.

Kindergarten
 box 24 crayons
box 8 color washable markers
pocket folders (solid color)
handheld erasers
glue sticks
composition books
facial tissues
pencil box
pencils (No. 2)
 
1st Grade and 2nd Grade
box 24 crayons
spiral notebook
8 color washable markers
pencil box
pencils (No. 2)
pocket folders (solid color)
handheld erasers
glue sticks
facial tissue
composition books
 
3rd Grade
pkg 3x5 index cards
composition books
box 24 crayons
box 8 color washable markers
glue sticks
highlighter
ruler (inches/centimeters)
pencil box
facial tissues
handheld erasers
pencils (No. 2)
spiral notebook
 
4th Grade
pkg 3x5 index cards
composition books
highlighters (different colors)
glue sticks
handheld erasers
box 24 crayons
pencil box
facial tissues
ruler (inches/centimeters)
pencils (No. 2)
3 subject spiral notebook
 
5th – 8th Grade
pencils (No. 2, non mechanical)
highlighters (2 colors)
ruler (inches/centimeters)
facial tissues
pkg 3x5 index cards
spiral notebooks
blue/black pens
composition books
glue sticks
handheld pencil sharpener
 
 
Posted : 7/15/2019 | Direct Link
Parking Information

Reminders regarding parking on campus:
 
  • Remember to follow all parking lot procedures such as parking in marked stalls, using crosswalks and driving only 15 mph in front of the school.
 
  • Please do not leave your car unattended in the parking lot or the front driveway.  The front driveway (horseshoe) is designated for drop off/pick up only.
 
  • Preschool parents are encouraged to park in the east parking lot during the school year for easier access to the preschool gate for arrival and dismissal.



En Espanol:
 
  • Favor de recordar de seguir todos los procedimentos del estacionamento, usar el cruse de peatones y manejar solo a 15 mph enfrente de la escuela. 
 
  • Por favor, no deje su automóvil desatendido en el estacionamiento o en la entrada principal. La entrada principal (herradura) está diseñada para dejar / recoger solamente.
 
  • Se anima a los padres de preescolar a estacionarse en el estacionamiento del este durante el año escolar para facilitar el acceso a la puerta de entrada de preescolar para la llegada y salida.
Posted : 7/15/2019 | Direct Link
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