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Parent Teacher Conferences

We are excited to invite families to campus for Parent Teacher Conferences the week of February 6th. Please be on the lookout for your child's teacher(s) about conference schedules and meetings.


Important information for this week:

- Students will be dismissed early at 1:00 pm on Monday 2/6, Thursday 2/9, and Friday 2/10 to accommodate conference schedules. 

- There will be NO Preschool Classes on Thursday 2/9, and Friday 2/10.

- There will be NO 21st Century Afterschool Clubs Monday 2/6 through Friday 2/10.

- Knights at Daybreak (Open Library) will be open.

02/01/2023 Direct Link

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Early Dismissal at 1:00 pm

Due to Parent Teacher Conferences, we will dismiss students early on Monday 2/6, Thursday 2/9, and Friday 2/10 at 1:00 pm.


As a reminder, there will be NO 21st Century Afterschool Clubs Monday, February 6th through Friday, February 10th. Our Knights at Daybreak (Open Library) will be open this week. 

01/31/2023 Direct Link

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Scholastic Book Fair is Back!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is back! Students will be able to shop during their special times from Tuesday, February 6th to Friday, February 10th. 

01/31/2023 Direct Link

Presidents Day

Presidents Day - No School

Kingswood Elementary School will be closed on February 20th in observance of Presidents Day.  School resumes on February 21st.

01/31/2023 Direct Link

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Attendance Matters

Kingswood Elementary will be participating in The Arizona Diamondback "Attendance Matters" rewards program. Attendance All-Stars, those who have perfect attendance for the month of February, will earn a complimentary ticket to a variety of games from April to July! When you miss school you miss out!

01/25/2023 Direct Link

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Canned Food Drive

Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive from January 23rd to February 3rd.  The class with the most cans collected from B Wing (Kindergarten to 3rd Grade) and C Wing (4th Grade to 8th Grade) will win a hot chocolate and donut party! 

01/24/2023 Direct Link

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100th Day of School

Kingswood students were so excited to celebrate the 100th day of school on Monday, January 23rd.

Stormy the Knight

Stormy the Knight, our school mascot, greeted students this morning as they arrived at school, and stopped by some classrooms to say hi. 

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Students Ms. Barnett's ASPIRE class each brought 10 of something and counted by groups of 10 to show 100 days of school! 

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Mrs. Linzey's  Kindergarten class showed their 100 day spirit by wearing their 100 days smarter shirts and hats.

01/23/2023 Direct Link

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Yearbooks on Sale!

Yearbooks are now on sale for $35! To purchase a yearbook for your child, simply click the link below. 

01/23/2023 Direct Link

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Season 3 Sports

Our season 3 sports are underway. Flag football, girls' volleyball, and our cheer squad have been working hard to get ready for games at the end of the month. Our cross-country team continues to compete each Saturday and has had great success with bringing home individual medals. 


If you would like to come out and support us, be sure to check out our schedules below.

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01/20/2023 Direct Link

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Honors Assembly

We will be celebrating our 2nd Quarter Honor Roll, Principals List, and Knights Code on January 19th. A special invitation for families to attend will be sent home with students who will receive an award. Congratulations!


6th Grade -12:20-12:50 pm

5th Grade - 1:00-1:30 pm

4th Grade -1:40-2:10 pm

7th & 8th Grade - 2:15-2:45 pm

01/10/2023 Direct Link

Reminder

Parent Portal Annual Update

We have a large number of families that have not completed the Annual Update on the Parent Portal. Parents must complete the Annual Student Update (includes EIS agreements) by January 31st.  Student accounts will be shut off on February 1st if not complete. This means no access to email, Schoology, etc. Without this update we cannot administer any medications, Vaseline, bug bite cream, or other over-the-counter medications. This is also important as we want to have up-to-date medical information and contact information on your student in the event of an emergency. You can complete the Annual Student Update by accessing the Parent Portal or through the parent portal app. 


If you need assistance in setting up a Parent Portal account, please contact our Family Outreach Specialist, Mrs. Renee, at 623-876-7641. 

01/09/2023 Direct Link

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Curriculum Available for Review

DYSART SCHOOLS - Members of Dysart Unified School District’s Textbook Adoption Committee will evaluate textbooks for grades 4-6 English Language Arts (ELA) and high school Advanced Placement (AP) Economics. The materials will be made available for review online and will be on display November 14, 2022 through January 13, 2023 at Freedom Traditional Academy, 16066 N Parkview Place Surprise, Arizona 85374. Parents and community members are invited to view the materials before and after school, from 7:15-8:00 AM and 3:00-3:45 PM. The last evening dates will be on January 10, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  To view the materials online, visit Dysart.org/CurriculumReview.  


All Dysart curriculum is aligned to state standards and current legislative mandates. To learn more about Dysart’s curriculum and adoption process visit Dysart.org/Curriculum, or contact the Dysart Schools Educational Services Department at 623-876-7173 for more information. 

01/06/2023 Direct Link

Welcome Back - Winter Break

Welcome Back!

We are excited to have students back on campus starting Thursday, January 5, 2023. 


2022-2023 Notable Dates 

  • August 3 - First Day for Students  
  • September 5 - Labor Day October 6-7 - K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences (½ days for K-8)  
  • October 10-14 - Fall Break  
  • November 11 - Veterans Day (Observed) 
  • November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Recess 
  • December 19-20 - High School/ Middle School Final Exams (½ days for high school/middle school)  
  • December 20 - Early Release (½ days K-8)  
  • December 21 - January 4 - Winter Break 
  • January 5 - School Resumes   
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • February 9-10 - K-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences (½ days for K-8)  
  • February 20 - Presidents Day 
  • March 13-17 - Spring Break April 7 - Spring Holiday 
  • May 22 - Graduation Day (½ day for HS)  
  • May 23-24 - High School/ Middle School Final Exams (½ days for high school/middle school)  
  • May 23 - Early Release (½ days K-8)  
  • May 24 - Last Day for Students (½ day for K-8)  


Students are dismissed early every Monday to provide time for teacher professional development.

01/04/2023 Direct Link

MLK Day

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In observance of MLK Day Holiday, Kingswood Elementary School will be closed. 

01/04/2023 Direct Link

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Season 3 Sports Tryouts

Tryouts for Flag Football, Volleyball, and Cheer for 6th to 8th-grade students will take place the week of January 9th.


All students must report to the gym immediately after school and bring a parent permission slip to try out. Athletic Packets can be picked up in the office before and after school.


There is a $60 registration fee for those who make the teams, which must be paid in order to receive a uniform. 


Cheer will take place during Season 3 (flag football) and Season 4 (basketball), which will require 2 separate $60 fees for each season. 


Flag Football - January 10, 11 & 12th from 3:15 - 4:30 pm (Team roster will be announced on January 13th)

Volleyball - January 10, 11 & 12th from 3:15 - 4:30 pm (Team roster will be announced on January 13th)

Cheer - January 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13th from 3:45 - 4:45 pm (Team roster will be announced on January 16th)

12/16/2022 Direct Link

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Tax Credit

Kingswood Elementary is currently seeking tax credit support for our school and programs.  Arizona Law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows married couples filing jointly a tax credit of up to $400 and individual taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200 when they contribute to extra-curricular activities in public schools. This tax credit is available to all who reside in Arizona and have a tax liability at least equal to that of their donation.  You do not have to be a parent of a child in a Dysart school to benefit from this law. Corporations are not eligible.  Contributions are donated directly to the schools.  This means your donations are used directly to support student activities of the Dysart school of your choice.   Donations may be submitted through April 15, 2023. 


To claim the tax credit, taxpayers must contribute to an extra-curricular activity for which the school district requires a fee or funds to operate the program.  Extra-curricular activities are optional, noncredit educational activities that are offered before, during or after school hours.  Examples include enrichment activities, athletic and music programs, and after-school clubs.  These programs depend on fees from students.

12/16/2022 Direct Link

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Special Visit

Some of our students had a special visit by Santa and the Ottawa University Spirit Squad. 

12/14/2022 Direct Link

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No Preschool Classes on December 19th and December 20th

There will be no preschool classes on December 19th and 20th. Preschool classes will resume on January 5, 2023.

12/09/2022 Direct Link

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Winter Break

There will be NO school from December 21st to January 4, 2023, for Winter Break. School will resume on January 5, 2023. 


We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season!

12/09/2022 Direct Link

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Holiday Shop

Our Kids Korner Holiday Shopping Event will take place December 13-16th during school. Students will be able to shop for family and friends for the holidays. Most items range from $1 to $5.

12/08/2022 Direct Link

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Holiday Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week 


Please join in the fun next week for our Holiday Spirit Week, which will take place December 12-16th. 


Monday, 12/12: T'was the Night of Polar Express - Wear PJs

Tuesday, 12/13: Tinsel Toes Tuesday - Wear your Christmas or Crazy Socks

Wednesday, 12/14: Winter Hat Wednesday - Wear a Santa Hat or Beanie

Thursday, 12/15: Grinch Day Thursday - Wear Grinch Colors or Grinch Clothing (NO MASKS)

Friday, 12/16: Flannel Friday - Wear Your Favorite Flannel 

12/05/2022 Direct Link

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Middle School Final Exams

December 19th and 20th are early release days, students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm. On these two days, our 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students will be taking finals. If a student is absent for a final, they will receive a zero until they take the final within the first 2 weeks in January.

11/30/2022 Direct Link

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Polar Express

Monday, December 12th from 5:30-7:00 pm

15150 W. Mondell Rd. Surprise, AZ 85374


Please enter the bus loop on the west side of the school


Below is a list of stops you will make on the Kingswood Polar Express.


1. Admin - Happy Elves 

2. ESS/Pre-school - Frosty 

3. Kinder - Bells 

4. 1st Grade - Gnomes 

5. 2nd Grade - Snowman at Night 

6. 3rd Grade - Reindeer Food 

7. 4th Grade - Gingerbread Candy Lane 

8. Support Staff - Night Before Christmas 

9. 5th Grade - Stay Refreshed During the Holidays 

10. 6th Grade - Grinch Who Stole Christmas 

11. 7th Grade - Christmas Vacation 

12. 8th Grade - Christmas Vacation 

13. Interventionists - Holly Jolly & 21st CCLC After-School Program Goodie Stop 

14. Academic Specialists - Golden Ticket


Be sure to wave HI to Santa on the final stop!


Polar Express Map

11/30/2022 Direct Link

K-3 Holiday Music Performance

K-3 Holiday Music Performance for Parents

Join us as students sing a few holiday songs that they have learned in Choir Class. Please see the performance schedule below. 


2nd Grade - 9:00 - 9:40 am

3rd Grade - 9:40 - 10:20 am

Kinder - 11:00 - 11:40 am

1st Grade - 1:00 - 1:40 am

11/29/2022 Direct Link

Family Game Night

Family Game Night

Families of Kingswood Elementary had a fun evening at our 21st Century Community Learning Centers Family Game Night. Student Council helped serve families pizza dinner, which was hosted by our PTSA. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a huge success. Thank you families for attending!

11/17/2022 Direct Link

Thanksgiving Recess

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School will be CLOSED during the Thanksgiving Recess which will take place November 21st to 25th. 


We would like to wish our Kingswood families a Happy Thanksgiving!

11/15/2022 Direct Link

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Veterans Day Celebration

Kingswood created a special tribute to our Veterans on Thursday, November 10th to thank them for their service. 


We want to thank our teachers' Coach Sehr, Mr. Millican, Mr. Borden, Mr. Bryant, and Mrs. Covington for their service.  We would also like to thank the family members as well. 


“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill

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11/10/2022 Direct Link

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Spelling Bee

We would like to thank all of our students who participated in our recent Spelling Bee, which went 15 rounds. 


Congratulations to Jax who will represent Kingswood at the Dysart Unified School District District Spelling Bee. 


Congratulations Charlotte for placing second, and Jimmy who came in third. Great Job Knights!

11/07/2022 Direct Link

Cross Country

Cross Country

Do you have a student who likes to run? 


Good news... It's time for Cross Country! 


3rd-8th Grade students are welcome to join.


Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00  starting on Tuesday, November 8th, and ending on Thursday, February 2nd. (No practice during school breaks.)  


Please make sure you have a ride home after practices at 4:00 or have permission to walk home.


Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 8th at 4:00 in the library.  


Cross Country meets will be on Saturdays at Cimarron Springs.  Families will need to provide transportation to and from the meets.


3rd / 4th grade races are - 1 mile 

 5th / 6th grade races are - 1.5 miles 

 7th / 8th grade races are - 2 miles


Students must pick up an athletic packet from the front office and return it to Mrs. Miles. 

(If your student has participated in a sport, they can simply use the athletic form for that sport)

11/03/2022 Direct Link

Soccer

Soccer Season

Soccer season is underway. Our Kingswood athletes have been working hard for the past 2 weeks preparing for games.


The season will take place from October 31st to December 9th. Playoffs will be held December 12th - 16th. For a full list of games, please click here: 



We would like to congratulate our Team Captians Raeleigh, Natalie, Braiden, and Jeremiah.

Captains

11/01/2022 Direct Link

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Congratulations Mrs. Richards

On Wednesday, October 26th, APS representatives surprised Mrs. Richards, a fourth-grade teacher, with a Supply My Class Teacher Award.  APS awards Arizona Title 1 K-12 teachers $500 in order to purchase much-needed school supplies for their students. 


Congratulations Mrs. Richards!

10/27/2022 Direct Link

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Career and College Expo

 Dysart Unified School District invites parents and students to a Career and College Expo on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.  

The expo showcases Dysart's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, West-MEC, colleges and universities, and military representatives so families can explore opportunities to pursue in and after high school. This is a great way for 5th through 11th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered at Dysart Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at www.dysart.org/CTEexpo

Dysart Schools currently offer 17 CTE programs at four high schools (Dysart High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Valley Vista High School, and Willow Canyon High School.) Program options include Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Education Professions, Engineering, Film and TV Production, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Laboratory Assisting, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Nursing Services, Software and App Design, Sports Medicine, Stagecraft Design and Production and Technology Device Maintenance. Learn more at www.dysart.org/CTE

10/25/2022 Direct Link

State Senator David Livingston

State Senator David Livingston Visits Kingswood

We were fortunate to have State Senator David Livingston come to Kingswood to explain his role at the Capitol. We were joined by Dysart Governing Board Member Traci Sawyer-Sinkbiel and Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Ken Hicks. Senator Livingston spoke about his time in politics, how a bill becomes a law and other fascinating tidbits on Capitol life. Did you know that you place legislative bills in a frog called the “Hopper” or that DPS can escort legislators to the Capitol if they are needed for an important meeting? This and so much more on life in government was introduced to our junior high. We will hopefully continue learning more about the legislative process this spring as the junior high is planning on touring the Capitol.

10/20/2022 Direct Link

1st Quarter Honors Assembly

1st Quarter Honors Assemblies

Kingswood Elementary celebrated our 4-8th grade students' academic achievements for the 1st Quarter in our recent Honors Assemblies. Students were presented by Admin with Honor Roll and the Principals List Awards, followed up by our Knights Code Awards presented by teachers for students who exhibit the characteristics of either being a Learner, Responsible, Respectful, or Safe. Family members, along with our mascot, Storm E. Knight, were there supporting students by cheering. Congratulations to our Knights. Keep up the good work!

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10/20/2022 Direct Link

Monster Mash & Goosebumps Goodies

Family Event

Join us for our Monster Mash & Goosebumps Goodies Family Event

Friday, October 28th

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Come in Costume - NO Masks Please

The Goosebumps & Goodies is where students can Trick or Treat in the gym.

The Monster Mash is our fun family dance which will be held in the cafeteria.


All Students MUST be accompanied by an adult.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!


PTSA and Student Council are teaming up to collect bags of candy for the 

Monster Mash and Goosebumps Goodies!!! 


 We will be collecting Goosebump Goodies (variety bags of candy) from 10/17 to10/28 


 The class with the most collected bags of candy will get a Pizza Party from PTSA. 

10/17/2022 Direct Link

Shield Winners

Knights Code

Each day our students work hard to follow our Knights Code, which is to be Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and to be a Learner. When these behaviors are exhibited, they are rewarded with a Shield. At the end of each week, these shields are collected for a small prize, and at the end of each month, there is an opportunity for some to win a big prize.


We are so proud of our students for Leveling Up and following our Knights Code. Keep up the good work!

 

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10/07/2022 Direct Link

Baseball and Softball

Baseball and Softball

As our Baseball and Softball season comes to an end,  we would like to congratulate our teams for working hard at practice and playing even harder at the games. You have done a great job of Leveling Up. Way to Go Knights!


A huge thank you to our coaches, Coach Sehr and Coach Millican!

10/05/2022 Direct Link

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Fall Break

Fall Break will take place October 10-17th. We hope that our Kingswood Families have a fun and relaxing break and we will see our Knights back at school on Monday, October 17th.


10/04/2022 Direct Link

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Red Ribbon Spirit Week

Please join in the fun this week by showing your Drug-Free Spirit during our Red Ribbon Spirit Week!


Red Ribbon Campaign is the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the United States and our students here at Kingswood are proud to be drug-free, which is why our Spirit Week will take place October 24-28th.


Monday, 10/24: Ready to be Drug-Free? Wear red to kick off Red Ribbon Week!

Tuesday, 10/25: Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey

Wednesday, 10/26: I Hope to be Drug-Free - Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink

Thursday, 10/27: Orange You Glad to be Drug Free? - Wear orange for Pumpkin Day

Friday, 10/28: Being Drug-Free is a Real Treat - Dress up as your favorite book character, NO MASKS!

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10/04/2022 Direct Link

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! 


Students can shop for books on Oct. 4 – 5 during specials time. 

Families shop on Thursday, October 6th from 1:30 - 6:00 pm in the library. 


Become a BOLDER, PROUDER, STRONGER Reader at the Scholastic Book Fair. 


SHOP ONLINE FROM OCT 3 – 16 TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL! 

Scholastic will give back 25% in rewards to our school when you shop online during the Fair. You can shop over 6,000 products — and all orders ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders over $25*)! 


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: 

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10/04/2022 Direct Link

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Soccer Tryouts

This Wednesday, October 5th at 3:30 pm we will hold boys and girls soccer tryouts out at the main field, near the playground. 


It is mandatory that anyone interested in trying out bring a signed Parents Permission Slip with them. Students can pick these up at the front office. 


If your student is currently playing a sport, please have them collect their permission slips from their coach and bring them with them to tryouts.


A parent meeting will be scheduled once the team roster has been announced.


Games will begin in November! Go Knights! 

10/03/2022 Direct Link

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We're Having a Book Fair!

The Kingswood PTSA is bringing back the Scholastic Book Fair during the week of October 3-7th!  


Shop for books the week of October 3 - 7th with your class. 

Families can shop on Thursday, October 6th from 1:30 - 6:30 pm.  

Online shopping can be done from October 3-16th


Become a BOULDER, PROUDER, STRONG Reader at the Scholastic Book Fair. 

09/27/2022 Direct Link

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars for parent-teacher conferences which will be held the week of October 3rd.  Please be on the lookout for information from your child's teacher to schedule a time for your conference. We look forward to seeing you there so that together we can work towards your child's academic success. 


Please be advised that October 6th and October 7th are early dismissal days at 1:00 pm due to the conferences. 

09/20/2022 Direct Link

Art in Education Week

Arts In Education Week

The week of September 12th, Dysart Unified celebrated Arts in Education Week, which is one of the vital parts of our student's educational experience. Here at Kingswood, we have a variety of classes for our students such as band, choirs, and visual art.

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09/16/2022 Direct Link

Naming of the Knight

Let us introduce you to our Knight


For years, our Knight was nameless, so we asked our students to help us give him a name. Students first nominated a name, which was then narrowed down to a few for students to vote on. 


On Friday, September 16th we held Student Assemblies to reveal our Knights name. We were joined by District 3 Councilmember Patrick Duffy, who lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. We introduced our Student Council, who read a Constitutional Poem, and then the main attraction appeared and his name was revealed.


Drum Roll Please.... We would like to introduce you to Storm E. Knight. 

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09/16/2022 Direct Link

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Grandparents Breakfast

Our Kingswood Grandparents had a wonderful morning with their Knights during a special Grandparents Breakfast. Please check out the fun we had by clicking the button below. Happy Grandparents Day!

09/09/2022 Direct Link

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

Our Knights were so excited to wear their favorite NFL gear to kick off the football season! Check out our social media to see more photos.

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09/08/2022 Direct Link

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2022-2023 Move On When Reading Information Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Each year the Dysart School District and Kingswood Elementary provide important information pertaining to Move on When Reading.  This letter is posted below and will be sent home with all students in Kindergarten through Third Grade.


2022-2023 MOWR Parent Letter - English

2022-2023 MOWR Parent Letter -Spanish

09/06/2022 Direct Link

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Grandparents Breakfast

Join us on Friday, September 9th for our Grandparents Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:00 am in the Cafeteria. We will be serving up scrabbled eggs, turkey sausage, and toast. The cost is $2.60 per person (please bring exact change). We look forward to seeing you there!

08/30/2022 Direct Link

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Emergency Operation Procedures

Maintaining a safe learning environment is one of Dysart's highest priorities. Our schools and district plan and practice various responses to emergency situations through regularly-scheduled practice drills. This letter will inform you of some of the procedures we will follow to protect our students during an emergency.  


What happens during an emergency? 

School administrators, along with support from district office and city/county agencies, will evaluate the incident and initiate the appropriate response to either evacuate outside or away from buildings, or secure the campus in lockdown, modified lockdown, or shelter in place. School personnel work closely with public safety officials during emergencies.  


 Students may be kept on campus. 

In the event of a hazard or other immediate danger to health and safety outside of the school, public safety officials may direct the school to keep students on campus, even after school hours, until it is safe enough for the all-clear signal to be given.  

 • If such an emergency occurs, the school will begin a controlled release, dismissal or reunification process, in which students will be released only to an adult who has been identified as a parent, guardian or emergency contact.  

 • The school district is prepared to provide food, water and the medications listed on your child's Medication Administration Release form to your child if we are directed to hold students on campus.  


 Students may be relocated off campus. 

An emergency situation may require students to be evacuated to a location different from their home school. Our district high schools will serve as relocation sites for all K-8 schools. Updated information sent by telephone auto dialer, email and text messaging will apprise parents of the reunification site details.  


 What to do if your child is kept on campus during an emergency:  

 1.To keep phone lines free for emergency use, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. We understand and respect your concern for your child, yet it is essential that the telephone system be available for emergency communications. Additionally, if our school is in lockdown, staff members will NOT be available to answer the phone as they will be working to protect your children from any threats. During an emergency situation, the district will keep parents informed and updated via phone, email, and/or text messages, depending on your selected preferences in the Parent Portal.  

 2. Do not come to the school unless instructed to do so. We realize how difficult it will be for you to keep your distance from the school, but this will be crucial to keep the surrounding streets and parking lot clear for emergency vehicles.  

 3. If you speak with or text your child on a cell phone, please remind them of the importance of following the directions of their teachers and public safety officials. We are proud that Dysart is a safe environment, and we are doing everything possible to keep it that way.  We appreciate your cooperation and support.


We appreciate your cooperation and support.




Mantener un entorno de aprendizaje seguro es una de las máximas prioridades del Distrito Dysart. Nuestras escuelas y el Distrito planifican y practican diversas respuestas a situaciones de emergencia a través de simulacros de práctica programados regularmente. Esta carta tiene el propósito de informarles a ustedes sobre algunos de los procedimientos que seguiremos a fin de proteger a nuestros estudiantes durante una emergencia.  


 ¿Qué sucede durante una emergencia? 

Los administradores escolares, junto con el apoyo de la Oficina del Distrito y las agencias del Gobierno Municipal/Condado, evaluarán el incidente e iniciarán la respuesta apropiada para evacuar hacia el exterior ó lejos de los edificios escolares, ó asegurar el plantel escolar con un procedimiento denominado "lockdown" (cierre del plantel escolar por motivos de seguridad ó con otro procedimiento denominado "modified lockdown" (versión modificada para el cierre del plantel escolar) y otro procedimiento denominado "shelter in place" (refugio dentro del plantel escolar). El personal escolar trabaja en estrecha colaboración con los oficiales de seguridad pública durante las emergencias.  


 Los estudiantes pueden permanecer en el plantel escolar. 

En caso de que se presente un riesgo u otro peligro inmediato para la salud y la seguridad fuera de la escuela, los oficiales de seguridad pública pueden dar instrucciones al personal escolar para mantener a los estudiantes en el plantel escolar, incluso después del horario de clases, hasta que sea lo suficientemente seguro como para que se dé la señal de que la alerta ha terminado.  

 • Si ocurre una emergencia de este tipo, el personal escolar comenzará un proceso de salida o de reunificación controlada, en el que a los estudiantes se les permitirá salir solamente si son acompañados de un adulto que haya sido identificado(a) como uno de sus padres, tutor ó contacto en caso de emergencia.  

 • El Distrito Escolar está preparado para proveer alimentos, agua y los medicamentos enumerados en el formulario de Autorización para la Administración de Medicamentos de su hijo(a) si se nos indica que debemos retener a los estudiantes en el plantel escolar.  


 Las estudiantes pueden ser reubicados fuera del plantel escolar. 

Una situación de emergencia puede requerir que los estudiantes sean evacuados a una ubicación diferente de su escuela de base. Las escuelas preparatorias de nuestro Distrito servirán como lugares de reubicación para todas las escuelas del Kínder-8vo grado. La información actualizada que se envía a través del sistema "telephone auto dialer"  (sistema de marcación automatizada de llamadas telefónicas), correo electrónico y mensajes de texto notificará a los padres de familia sobre los detalles del lugar de la reunificación.  


Qué hacer si su hijo(a) permanece en el plantel escolar durante una emergencia:  

 1. Para mantener las líneas telefónicas libres para su uso durante una emergencia, POR FAVOR NO LLAMEN POR TELÉFONO A LA ESCUELA. Nosotros entendemos y respetamos la preocupación de ustedes por su hijo(a), sin embargo es esencial que el sistema telefónico esté disponible para las comunicaciones durante una emergencia. Además, si nuestra escuela está bajo el procedimiento "lockdown", los miembros del personal NO estarán disponibles para contestar el teléfono, ya que estarán trabajando para proteger a sus hijos de cualquier amenaza. Durante una situación de emergencia, el Distrito mantendrá a los padres de familia informados y actualizados por vía telefónica, correo electrónico y/ó mensajes de texto, según sus preferencias seleccionadas en el Portal de los Padres de Familia (Parent Portal).  

 2. Por favor les pedimos que no acudan a la escuela a menos que se les indique. Nosotros comprendemos lo difícil que será para ustedes mantenerse a distancia de la escuela, sin embargo esto será crucial para mantener las calles y el estacionamiento de los alrededores despejados para los vehículos de emergencia.  

 3. Si ustedes hablan su hijo(a) ó le envían mensajes de texto a través de un teléfono celular, por favor recuérdenle la importancia de seguir las indicaciones de sus maestros y los oficiales de seguridad pública. Estamos muy orgullosos de tener un entorno seguro en Dysart y además estamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantenerlo de esa manera.  


Agradecemos su cooperación y apoyo.

08/24/2022 Direct Link

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Complete the Annual Student Update

We have a large number of families that have not completed the Annual Update on the Parent Portal. Without this update we cannot administer any medications, Vaseline, bug bite cream, or other over-the-counter medications. This is also important as we want to have up-to-date medical information and contact information on your student in the event of an emergency. You can complete the Annual Student Update by accessing the Parent Portal or through the parent portal app.


If you need assistance in setting up a Parent Portal account, please contact our Family Outreach Specialist, Mrs. Renee, at 623-876-7641. 

08/16/2022 Direct Link

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School Picture Day - September 2nd

Please have your Knights look their best for School Picture Day on September 2nd.  More information will follow. 

08/16/2022 Direct Link

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Kingswood is Hiring!

We are seeking diverse and passionate educators and support staff that exercise a love for learning. The following positions are open at Kingswood. 


Music Teacher

22/23 SY School Aide/OCR

SPED Paraprofessional - Specialized STC (K-8)

SPED Paraprofessional - Resource (K-8)

Student Support Technician


If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us at 623-876-7600.



08/11/2022 Direct Link

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Please Complete a Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Just a reminder that the universal free meal program that schools have been able to offer the last few years has ended. We ask that all families complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application for this school year, which helps maintain school funding and ensures that qualified families will continue to receive free or reduced priced meals. It is critical that all families complete the application at SchoolCafe.com.  Meals are always available for purchase. Parents can prepay for meals, a la carte or snack items, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases to their child’s meal account at SchoolCafe.com. When students go through the meal line they simply need to provide their student ID at the register to process the transaction. Additional information on meal services can always be found at Dysart.org/Nutrition.

08/10/2022 Direct Link

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Baseball and Softball Game Schedule

Congratulations to our Knights. Baseball and Softball games will start soon. Below is the complete schedule. Please come out and support these teams.


Baseball Game Schedule:

  • August 30th 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Thompson Ranch @ Dysart High School 
  • September 1st 6:30 pm - Surprise vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 6th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 9th 5:00 pm - Freedom vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School
  • September 13th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs West Point @ Dysart High School
  • September 15 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 20th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 22nd 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Surprise @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 27th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Riverview @ Dysart High School
  • September 29th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School



Softball Game Schedule:

  • August 30th 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Thompson Ranch @ Dysart High School
  • September 1st 6:30 pm - Surprise vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 6th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 9th 5:00 pm - Freedom vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School
  • September 13th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs West Point @ Dysart High School
  • September 15 5:00 pm - Kingswood vs Luke @ Dysart High School
  • September 20th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 22nd 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Surprise @ Valley Vista High School
  • September 27th 6:30 pm - Kingswood vs Riverview @ Dysart High School
  • September 29th 6:30 pm - Asante vs Kingswood @ Dysart High School


Playoff schedule will be made available soon!



08/09/2022 Direct Link

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Level Up Knights Spirit Wear

We are excited to share our newly designed Level Up Knights spirit wear which will be printed on a purple t-shirt, hoodie or zip up sweatshirt. Get yours today by clicking here. Friday, August 12th is the last day to place your order. 

08/08/2022 Direct Link

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Welcome Back!

Kingswood had a successful first day of school!  We were so excited to welcome back our students and families for another great year.  Please continue to check our website and social media to learn more about all the great activities and events planned, as well as updates on our academic progress!  We hope you have a great year, and please reach out if you need anything to help make your student successful!


Check out the photo gallery for some images from around the school!


08/04/2022 Direct Link

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Meet The Teacher Night

Mark your calendars for Meet The Teacher Night on August 1st 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  Your child's teacher will be reaching out to you prior to August 1st with more information, including classroom supply lists.  We encourage you to follow us on our social media for more school happenings. We look forward to seeing everyone! 

07/11/2022 Direct Link

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Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see everyone back for the first day of school on August 3! Make sure you mark your calendars for event and activity dates and keep an eye on our new website for important information as the start of school approaches.

Our Meet the Teacher night will be on August 1 from 5:30-7:00pm. Please join us to see the campus, meet your child's teachers, and get information on what to expect this year. 

Still need to enroll? There's still time to get your children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year! Parents and guardians can complete the necessary registration information online at Dysart.org/enroll at any time.  Please note that in order to finalize registration the following documents will be required: government issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. For additional assistance with student registration, families are welcome to contact our front office.

Don't forget to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s academic progress throughout the year! Sign up or access the site online at Dysart.org/parentportal or via the Campus Parent app. 

06/29/2022 Direct Link

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Volunteer Opportunities

Dysart Schools have many opportunities for the community to assist schools in providing an amazing educational experience to each and every student. Volunteers help to enrich children’s learning opportunities, provide individual attention to children who need one-on-one assistance, promote a school-home-community partnership for quality education, provide staff members with more time to work with students, and assist staff members and support personnel with non-instructional tasks.

Where is Help Needed?

  • Classroom and teacher support 
  • One-on-one student assistance 
  • Event help (preparations, setup, operations, tear-down)  
  • Guest speakers (experts or retirees in various fields) 
  • Front office assistance

How to Become a Volunteer:

  1. Review the volunteer handbook and complete the volunteer application at Dysart.org/Volunteer 
  2. Make an appointment for your volunteer orientation 
  3. Coordinate your schedule through the school office 
  4. Put on your volunteer badge and have fun!

Who Should Apply to Volunteer?

Anyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Parents, grandparents and community members 18 years of age or older who want to make a difference in the lives of children and support educators are encouraged to apply to become a volunteer with Dysart Unified School District. Volunteers are welcome in all of our schools and prior teaching experience is not necessary.


Learn more or apply here.




06/02/2022 Direct Link

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School Breakfast and Lunch

Dysart Nutrition Services ensures that students at all schools have fresh, wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to support their education and focus in class. Learn more about Nutrition Services at Dysart.org/Nutrition. Menus and nutritional information may be viewed at Dysart.Nutrislice.com.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Beginning July 1, 2022 the USDA is returning to income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced meals. All families should complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at SchoolCafe.com to help maintain school funding and make sure that qualified families receive this and other benefits. Only one application is required per family, and may be completed at SchoolCafe.com.

How to Add Meal Funds to an Account

Cash and checks are accepted for meal purchases, or families may utilize SchoolCafe.com to prepay for meals online, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases. Online payments take 24 hours to post to student accounts.  

Meal Prices 

  • Elementary Lunch $2.60, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • Elementary Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75  High School Lunch $2.85, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • High School Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75 

A la carte and snack items are available for purchase on each campus, and additional meals are available for an added charge. Parents are always welcome to dine with their child, but please be sure to call in advance and check-in at the school office. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.75 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch. 

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Employment Opportunities in Dysart

Dysart is the largest employer in both the cities of Surprise and El Mirage with over 2,700 employees. Dysart Schools offer highly competitive salaries, full benefits and an inviting school-year calendar with holidays and weekends off for most positions. 

With a wide-variety of positions ranging from groundskeeper, to mechanic, to office staff, and teachers, we’re always looking for great people to join our Dysart team!

Current High Need Areas: 

  •  Bus Drivers and Aides
  •  Childcare and Preschool Aides
  •  Paraprofessionals
  •  Behavioral Technicians 
  •  Speech and Language Pathologists 
  •  Special Education Teachers 
  •  Math Teachers 
  •  Science Teachers 
  •  ASL Teachers 
  •  Health Services Assistants 
  •  Crossing Guards 
  •  Maintenance Workers and Plant Managers 
  •  Social Workers

Check out our current openings at Dysart.org/Careers and apply today!

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Stay Informed on the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great tool to stay informed 24/7 about your child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments and more are viewable in real time online or via the app, Campus Parent. A single login allows parents with multiple students to access information for all of their children in one place. Learn more at Dysart.org/ParentPortal.

Update Your Communication Preferences and Contact Info

To make sure that we can keep you informed in emergency situations, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Parent Portal. You are also able to adjust your communication preferences (phone, text, and/or email) at Dysart.org/ParentPortal or on the Campus Parent app to ensure you are getting the various message types in the way that you would like. Remember that if you select more than one type of communication per category, you will receive the message multiple times via each of those avenues.

06/02/2022 Direct Link

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Kingswood Preschoolers explore mystery basket

Preschool students at Kingswood Elementary School got a very special treat and presentation from Dysart Nutrition Services Department.  Students participated in a mystery basket activity and explored unique fruits and vegetables and learned about the importance of eating a balanced diet.  

Exotic fruits and vegetables were presented including papaya, pomelos, coconut, Chinese long beans, and lemongrass.  Students explored the smell, texture and color of the various items and learned about the nutritional benefits of eating a varied diet.  The preschoolers were treated to a fresh and healthy smoothie and listened to the book “Sneaky Spinach” by Alexis Schultze.  

The Nutrition Services Department supports student education through fresh, wholesome food, a strong focus on nutrition and believes well-nourished students are better prepared to receive the instruction of the school day. The USDA has approved the extension of our Summer Meal Service through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. All children 18 and younger can receive free breakfast and lunch at any Dysart school. Menus and nutritional information can be found at Dysart.Nutrislice.com and curbside meal pick up locations can be viewed at www.dysart.org/meals.

02/18/2021 Direct Link

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Kingswood earns 2019 PBISaz Achievement Award

Kingswood Elementary School has been awarded a Merit Achievement Award by the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports of Arizona (PBISaz). The PBISaz Achievement Award recognizes schools for successful implementation and outcomes with School-Wide Systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). Award criteria required high scores on national fidelity and integrity assessments, and measurable student outcome data. 

PBIS is a whole school three-tier approach to decreasing disruptive behaviors and increasing student success. This approach focuses on proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors through school-wide, classroom, and individual systems of support, in an effort to create a more positive school environment. 

Kingswood has been on the PBIS journey for the past four years, seeking to create a culture that is positive and focused on improvement and accountability for all students and staff. With the implementation of school-wide expectations, “The Knight’s Code”, the school seeks to accomplish this by encouraging students to be respectful, responsible, safe, and a learner. Through the PBIS journey, Kingswood continues to strive for a more positive, proactive, and supportive school culture for all students, so that they can be successful citizens and leaders of our nation. 

Kingswood Principal Mr. St. Germain, and Assistant Principal Ms. Romero, were joined by Dysart Superintendent Dr. Kellis to receive the award at the PBISaz Award Breakfast on November 7, 2019 in Phoenix. 

PBISaz is the official statewide PBIS organization of Arizona, and is an affiliate of the National PBIS center. PBIS is dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools, while also improving social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups.

11/12/2019 Direct Link

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