Kiva Elementary School Home Page
Phone: 480-484-2200
Fax: 480-484-2201
Attendance: 480-484-2260
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Kiva Elementary School
6911 E. McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 
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Nick Noonan, Principal
Veronica Leiper, AP
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District Announcements
SUSD to Host PBIS Film Festival

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will host a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) Film Festival from 5-7 p.m. on April 30 at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave. Scottsdale 85257. See PBIS Film Festival



Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson's April Letter
This is a busy time of year for all at Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), and it’s hard to believe that we only have eight weeks left in the school year. We still have a lot of work ahead of us. As I write this, we are in the middle of AIMS testing. Our teachers have done a great job and our students are well prepared! During this school year, we have had many student and staff accomplishments of which we are extremely proud. See April Letter
Home of the Cougars!
Special Announcement
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:

• 15 out of 19 elementary school principals preferred the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 am- 3:10 pm) every day.
• With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
• Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.

This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE) in elementary schools to help absorb the reduction of the M & O override. Next year the early release time will be at 1:00pm.

The K-5 elementary school schedule for 2014-2015 school year protects the integrity of instructional time for Language Arts, math, science, and social studies while at the same time accounting for the impact of lost teacher planning time through the reduction of elementary specials.
Enrollment INFORMATION for the 2014 – 15 school year
  • Students in Kiva’s 3-year old program do not “roll up” into the 4-year old program for the 2014-15 school year.  Likewise, 4-year olds will not automatically “roll up” into Kindergarten.  Parents will have to complete the enrollment process again.  Enrollment for the 3- and 4-year old programs will be handled through the Community Education department of SUSD.  Please feel free to call (480) 484-7900 or visit http://susdcommunityed.org/earlylearning/ with any questions regarding these programs.
  • Incoming Kindergarteners will need to be enrolled through the Centralized Enrollment Office.  This office is located at 3811 N. 44th St., Phoenix.  Their phone number is (480) 484-6110.  Please check www.susd.org for their hours as they often change as enrollment becomes busier. See below for the enrollment method that applies to your family.

Boundary KINDERGARTEN Students

  • For Kindergarten students that have their primary residence within the Kiva boundary, the priority enrollment period runs from January 9th – 30th, 2014.  Enrollments for these students will continue after Jan. 30th, but they will no longer be a priority group.  A parent’s/guardian’s first step will be to complete the on-line enrollment forms at www.susd.org. Once complete, the enrollment program will prompt the parent to print a confirmation page.  This page will need to be presented at the Centralized Enrollment office along with the required documents (a certified birth certificate for the student (no photo copies), immunization record, proof of residency, guardianship/custody/court documents (if applicable) and parent ID). Once this process is complete the enrolling parent will receive a Student Release form from their enrollment technician.  This form will need to be delivered to the school site as verification that all requirements have been met and that student is ready for the new school year.  Only parents or legal guardians can enroll a student. Step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other relatives or friends cannot complete this process unless they have legally supported guardianship or custody.

Boundary Students in Grades 1 – 5

  • Enrollment for students that have their primary residence within the Kiva boundary, will begin February 24th, 2014.  Parents/guardians will need to follow the above procedure and complete the online enrollment forms, then provide the required documents to the enrollment office.  They too will receive a Student Release form that will need to be brought to the school site to verify completion of the enrollment process.

Open Enrollment for Grades K - 5

  • If Kiva is not your home school, the first step is to request an Open Enrollment. The priority time frame is December 1st, 2013 – January 15th, 2014. This request can be done in person at the Centralized Enrollment office or on-line at http://openenrollment.susd.org. Acceptance notifications will be made on February 15, 2014.  On or after this date, parents will need to log-in to their Open Enrollment account to see if their student has been accepted, waitlisted or declined. 
  • Once an acceptance notification has been received, parents have from March 1st until March 31, 2014, to finish the enrollment process by completing the online forms and then presenting the required documents at the Centralized Enrollment office.  Required documents are a certified birth certificate for the student (no photo copies), immunization record, proof of residency, guardianship/custody/court documents (if applicable) and parent ID.  Only parents or legal guardians can enroll a student.  Step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other relatives or friends cannot complete this process unless they have legally supported guardianship or custody.  If this process is not completed by the March 31st deadline it will result in the forfeiture of the open enrollment acceptance.  Once the enrolling parent has completed all requirements with the enrollment office they will receive a Student Release form.  This form will need to be presented at the school site as verification that all requirements have been met and that student is ready for the new school year.


Parent Input Forms
Parent Input forms are now available in the front office. Completed forms are due in the office by Wednesday, April 23rd. Thank you!
Gate to Gate Update
Gate to Gate Update
October 22, 2013
 
Thank you everyone for your patience as we implement changes to our school procedures. The Gate to Gate philosophy is rooted in increasing student safety. Secondarily, it is also a way to decrease congestion on our campus before and after school. In only two days we have seen these two concepts actualized through the extraordinary efforts of our staff, our students and their families. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify some points based on feedback I have received from parents, teachers, and students.
 
BEFORE SCHOOL: This has been pretty smooth but I wanted to clarify GATE B. Any student may enter campus through Gate B if they choose. Gate B is the preferred gate for PreK parents to use in order to sign their student in to Mrs. Smith’s class. They are the only parent group we are allowing to enter through that gate before school. All other parents who wish to enter campus are asked to enter through the office, sign in, and put on a visitor’s badge.
 
AFTER SCHOOL: This has been the source of some cognitive dissonance. Here are a few points of clarification-
1.        Gate B: Gate B will be unlocked at 3:00 for PreK and Kindergarten parents to enter campus and pick up their students. We politely request that only Prek and Kindergarten parents use this gate between 3:00-3:10.
At dismissal (3:15) parents are free to wait at Gate B if this is the gate your family has chosen to use. Students utilizing this gate for parent pick-up are welcome to exit this gate to wait for their parent to pick them up at the curb.
2.        Gates A, C, and D: These gates will be open between 3:10-3:15. Parents who are utilizing this gate will be invited to step on to campus once the gates are open but please do not walk to the classroom. When the bell does ring let your child make their way to you. Families using Gates C and D have a very large open space (the playground) to reunite with their children. Please keep our halls clear.
Drop-Off Procedures: the "right" way to do it
Drop-Off Procedures: the "wrong" way to do it
Electronic Devices

It is the recommendation of the school and district that students do not bring electronic devices to school. The school and district will not be held responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices and the responsibility will remain solely with the student.


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