New River Wildcat News-August 13th

Fall Picture Day coming in September - Information below


  • Wed. August 18, 2021 - BEFORE SCHOOL ECOLOGY CLUB STARTS 8:00 A.M.
  • Wed. August 18, 2021 - AFTER SCHOOL 5TH/6TH CHOIR CLUB STARTS 3:30-4:15
  • Friday, August 20, 2021 - Early Release at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 23, 2021 - DVUSD Grading Parent Webinar (flier below) 6-7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Kdg., 3rd, 6th Grade Curriculum Night 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Grade Curriculum Night 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 27, 2021 - Early Release at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Writing Club for grades 3 - 6 starts today @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Fall Picture Day - Information below.

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Students can be dropped off at 8:30 a.m. and will either go to their classroom or to the cafeteria to eat breakfast. Student breakfasts and lunches are free for this school year.

Dismissal will not be staggered this year.

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New River Fall Picture Day - You can pre-order online, fliers will also be coming home soon.

Grads Photography will be at

New River Elementary

September 15th, 2021 for Fall Pictures.

You may PRE-ORDER your pictures by


Under the current limited contact conditions, online is the preferred method of ordering. It is Easy, Secure and Safe. There will be a limited amount of order envelopes available at the school for those that require one for payment. Please note that, school dress code will be in effect. If you have any questions, please call Grads Photography at 623.580.4723.

Social distancing and other precautions will be taken during the event for everyone's safety.

Face Masks will be optional during the 2021-2022 school year.

Wildcat Bucks

This year we are no longer passing out CATS tickets. Instead, students receive Wildcat Bucks that can be redeemed for prizes. Students first opportunity to redeem the Wildcat Bucks is this Wednesday August 18, 2021 during their recess. They can purchase Otter Pops using their Wildcat Bucks!

Early Release Content

Thank you for all parents for supporting our early release Fridays. This Friday New River teachers participated in a training with Dr. Marone on standards based mindset and how that will look in our school wide grading practices.

Raise Money for Our School

You can help support our school! Fry's Community Rewards & Escrip makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday.

Sign up at , you can also support by signing up at: to support New River Elementary.

Thank you for your support!

Register Students for New River

Students can be registered for New River for the 2021-2022 school year at this link:

Families with Children Under the Age of Five

The Deer Valley Family Resource Center (DVFRC) is a great resource for families. They have an office on the New River Elementary campus. They offer parenting workshops, activities for kids and families and resources.

Next week, Friday August 13 at 10 am. they are bringing in a special guest to provide Musical Storytelling for children under five and their parents. Take advantage of this free activity.

August Calendar

September Calendar

Student Handbook

Please review the student handbook with your child.

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