Online learning recommenced across the district on Monday, Jan. 4. Visit PV Assist for online resources.
One of the most important habits a student can develop is good school attendance. School attendance is not only a good habit, it is also required by state law that students between the ages of 6-16 must be in school. To encourage school attendance, Maricopa County Community Service Division/Juvenile Probation and PVUSD have developed a program entitled Court Unified Truancy Suppression (CUTS). CUTS is a program designed by the state of Arizona to encourage students to attend school.
Education is compulsory from the ages of six through sixteen.
When a student within this age group is truant from school, they are in violation of state law #15-803A.
If a student accumulates five truancies, the Principal must issue a citation and set up a court date for the student and his/her parents.
If the student has not been in trouble with the law in the past, a court official will conduct a hearing at the Instructional Material Center by the District Office Complex.
Note: the court official will, at the end of the hearing, charge a $50.00 court fee, assign the student Saturday school and assign the student community service hours. Our goal is for every student to be in school ready and willing to learn.
Students will not be allowed to leave campus without being signed out by the parent or a parent approved surrogate over 18 years old, even if released by the nurse.
In most cases, parents will be contacted by phone to confirm the written permission.
If a Middle or High school student chooses to leave campus, we will notify the parent and in many cases contact the police.
There is a consequence assigned for leaving campus without permission. For this purpose, campus is defined as the area within the fence/gates.
Students who arrive late must report to the main office at 3540 E. Cholla.
The students will be given a pass allowing entrance into class.
The secretary will record absences and tardies.
If parents know that their child will be tardy, please call the office at 602-449-2600, as early as possible.
For elementary and middle school students, tardy notification should be made prior to 9:00 a.m.
Elementary lunches are ordered at 9:00 a.m., so please indicate if your child will need to order lunch when you call.
For high students, tardy notifications should be made prior to 8:00 a.m. Lunch orders should be placed while calling if you wish for your child to have a school lunch.
We have a voice messaging system available between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m.
You may still call the Roadrunner office during normal office hours (7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) to report your child’s absence.
Be sure to leave your child’s full name, reason for absence and length of time for absence, if you know it.
Remember, any absence over 3 days requires a doctor note to be excused.