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Posted : 5/26 | 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
Dysart Career and College Expo
The Career and College Expo is Coming October 24th! 

Plan and explore your student’s future at the Dysart Unified School District Career and College Expo on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5:30-8pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise. 

The expo will feature Dysart's Career and Technical Education programs, local colleges, businesses, and West-MEC. This is a great opportunity for 6th through 12th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered through the district. This is a free event and all are invited to attend.

For more information, please visit:
Posted : 10/4/2019 | Direct Link
Dysart Dash Is Coming!
Freedom Traditional Families-

The Dysart Dash is coming on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019! Please refer to the Dysart Dash Flyer for more information! 
Posted : 9/16/2019 | Direct Link
Power Restored
Safety UpdateUPDATE: 9:38AM Power has now been restored.  All schools will resume as normal. 

A power outage in the region has affected Freedom Traditional Academy, Ashton Ranch Elementary School, Countryside Elementary School, and the District Office.  We are working with the power company to assess what happened and a timeline.  Please check the district website and social media for the most up to date information.  An update will be posted by 9:45am.
Posted : 9/6/2019 | Direct Link
Complete Your Annual Student Update Online
New This Year! 

Complete Your Annual Student Update Online.

Each year, school districts are required to verify student information. We are excited to announce that we now have an online version of our Annual Student Update available on the ParentPortal.  

To ensure that we can communicate with families regarding their student, or in the case of an emergency, it is essential we have accurate and up-to-date contact information. The new online form allows you to confirm or update your contact information, address, student health and emergency contact information and preferences.

Additionally, the Annual Student Update allows parents to identify if they are in the military. Knowing where our military families attend school will assist the Dysart Unified School District in applying for Federal Impact Aid funding.

A Parent Portal account is needed to complete the Annual Student Update. In addition to being able to complete the Annual Student Update online, the Parent Portal can be a great tool for parents to stay informed 24/7 about their child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments, and more are viewable in real time online or via the app. Parents with multiple students in the district have a single login to access information for all of their children in one place. The Campus Parent app is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. If you don’t already have an account, you may sign up for one at ParentPortal.

Please perform your Annual Student Update today in 3 easy steps:
Log into your Parent Portal account at
Click on "Annual Student Update"
Click on the “Register New/Update Existing Information” button to begin
Posted : 8/23/2019 | 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
FTA Parent Meeting
People raising hands

Have you already applied and been accepted to the new Freedom Traditional Academy?  Are you thinking of applying and need more information?  Do you just want more details on a traditional choice for education in the West Valley?  Join us for an informational Parent Meeting for the Freedom Traditional Academy on Mar 3, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30 at 16066 N Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374.

Come learn new details including:
  • Back-to-Basics Approach
  • K-8 Spanish Offering
  • Band and Orchestra
  • Accelerated by One Grade Level in Math 
  • High School Math and Spanish Credit in 8th Grade
  • Flag Ceremonies and Citizenship Focus
  • Before/After School Care
  • Preschool 
  • Uniform Policy

We hope to see you there!
Posted : 2/28/2019 | Direct Link
Meet the new principal
Principal, Connie WolfordDear Freedom Traditional Academy Families,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the Principal of Freedom Traditional Academy.  I am honored to have the opportunity to open a school with traditional educational values. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twelve years as a teacher and administrator in the Dysart Unified School District.  I am committed to providing a safe and orderly learning environment where students are challenged academically, inspired artistically, and motivated athletically while fostering high levels of citizenship.

I have been dedicated to the Dysart community both professionally and personally.  I received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.  As someone who values continuous education, one of my hobbies is to read education articles and stay current on educational trends.  Another hobby is spending time with my family. We especially enjoy going to Disneyland. My husband and I have been grateful for the outstanding education that each of our three children have received while attending school in the Dysart community.

I look forward to the upcoming school year.  Your partnership is vital as we begin this journey together. Please look for additional communication on ways that you can support your child’s education.  

Connie Wolford
Posted : 12/12/2018 | Direct Link
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