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.
The board sets policy for the management of the district, and the superintendent and cabinet are responsible for the execution of these policies.
EMS Dress Code
What not to wear at EMS.
EMS ID Policy
Students must wear their ID in accordance with school and district policy.
Students arriving tardy to the classroom disrupt instruction and student learning.
Absences prevent you from Excelling in school because you miss instructional time in class.
EMS Behavior Code
Integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
United Parent Council
A district-wide parent group that has been active in Paradise Valley Unified School District for more than 30 years.
PV District Parent-Student Handbook
In English and Spanish.
Order from Cleats.
Both Regular and Early Release Schedules.
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.
Enter ID code 11350719 to purchase your Explorer Yearbook.
See what is available in the EMS Library. Use the AR Bookfinder to check for quiz availability.