Resources for Explorer Middle School Parents

Research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement and reduces absenteeism. Students with involved parents or other caregivers earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior.

The resources below were created to help parents stay informed about policies and procedures at Explorer Middle School (EMS). We also invite interested parents to take a more active role at Explorer through the School Council and United Parent Council.

Emergency Response Site

The safety and security of all PVSchools students and staff is our highest priority.

Visit the Emergency Response Webpage


Registration Packet

Emergency Card Updates

OTC Medical Permission Form

School Medication Record

Governing Board

The board sets policy for the management of the district, and the superintendent and cabinet are responsible for the execution of these policies. 

Meet the PVSchools Governing Board

EMS Dress Code

What not to wear at EMS.

View the EMS Dress Code

EMS ID Policy

Students must wear their ID in accordance with school and district policy.

Read the Student ID Badge Policy

Tardy Policy

Students arriving tardy to the classroom disrupt instruction and student learning.

View Our Tardy Policy

Truancy Policy

Absences prevent you from Excelling in school because you miss instructional time in class.

View Our Truancy Policy

EMS Behavior Code

Integrity, honesty, and responsibility. 

View the EMS Behavior Code

United Parent Council

A district-wide parent group that has been active in Paradise Valley Unified School District for more than 30 years.

Visit the United Parent Council Website

PV District Parent-Student Handbook

In English and Spanish.

View Our Handbooks

PE Uniform

Order from Cleats.

View the PE Uniform Guidelines

Bell Schedule

Both Regular and Early Release Schedules.

View the EMS Bell Schedule

Additional Resources

EMS PTO Website

We warmly welcome you to join our big PTO family! Visit the PTO website to find out how to join and other important information.

Infinite Campus (IC)

Stay up to date with your child’s grades with our online grading system. For more info on the Parent Portal and Phone Apps for Infinite Campus, see the parents guide. Or, go directly to the Infinite Campus login page.
To set up IC on your mobile Device:  

  • Visit your app store and search for Infinite Campus
  • After downloading and launching the app, enter the PVSchools District ID to access our district's data: CSDNKM
  • Enter your username and password to log into the system

School Council Information

Agendas, minutes, and other school related publications.

Visit the School Council page.

YBPay LifeTouch

Enter ID code 11350719 to purchase your Explorer Yearbook.

Order your LifeTouch yearbook.

Destiny Discover

See what is available in the EMS Library. Use the AR Bookfinder to check for quiz availability.