Anthem School

Welcome to 2021!

Greetings Anthem Rocket Families,

We are so excited to start our school year! This newsletter is designed to give you some back to school procedures for 2021-2022! Our student drop off / pick up procedures will remain the same as last year. See below for maps and more information!

Communication and parent involvement is very important to us. We send a weekly Anthem Newsletter that has school event information, calendar reminders, and other important information. We also have a website (, a Facebook Page (@AnthemSchoolRockets) and Twitter Page (@AN_ROCKETS) where we will post important information and updates. Be sure to like our FaceBook page!

This year Anthem School, along with other DVUSD schools, is implementing a new grading scale and practices. The focus is to ensure authentic grading practices that accurately measures and reflects a student’s performance based upon mastery of the Arizona State standards. You can learn more by visiting the DVUSD web page (

We look forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night!


Deb Roets



We will host our annual Meet the Teacher Event on Thursday, July 29. We ask families to come according to the first letter of their last name. This event is open house style intended to allow the student and parent to see the classroom and briefly greet the teacher. We will have a curriculum event later in August that provides curriculum information.

  • 4:15 - 4:45 A-G
  • 5:00 - 5:30 H-O
  • 5:45 - 6:15 P-Z


Student Drop off procedures

  • Please do not drop your child off at school prior to 8:30.

  • Cars will pull along the front drive to drop off students

  • Parents / guardians will not be allowed to come to the gate and will remain in their car

  • Staff will be out front to supervise students and the drop off process

  • Please follow the directions of the staff

  • Students who walk, bike or ride the bus will enter through the gate on Whitman. They should not arrive prior to 8:30.

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Student Pick up procedures

  • Cars will pull along the pick up lane to pick up students.

  • Parents will not be allowed to walk to the gate or sidewalk to pick up students. Parents/guardians must remain in their cars.

  • At the end of the day teachers will bring students up to the pick up area.

  • Each car MUST have their placard in the front right window (states last name and grade)

  • As cars enter the parking lot, staff will notate student name and grade. Student will be called to the pick up zone.

  • Cars will load in the red loading zone boxes only. Once all cars are loaded, staff will direct cars to exit and the next will advance.

  • If students are not ready for pick up, parent will be directed to loop back around.

  • Parents are asked to not arrive prior to 3:20 for student pick up.

  • We encourage those that live close to walk to school. Walkers (1st - 8th grade) will enter and exit through the gate on Whitman and kinder will come to the front.)

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Forgotten Item drop off procedures

  • The office will only be accepting essential items (e.g. medication and glasses). Lunches*, water bottles, homework, etc. will not be accepted.

  • Medications will be taken to the nurse office by the parent.

*Students will be given FREE lunch through the cafeteria.

Anthem School Parent and Student Handbook

Please be sure to read the Anthem School Parent & Student Handbook.


General safety procedures and practices

Please visit for DVUSD Remain in School information.

This site is updated regularly and includes information on cleaning & disinfection, DVUSD Parent/Guardian Expectations, symptom screening before leaving home protocol, food service information, social/physical distancing guidelines, athletics, visitors and protocols for students who have close contact and/or symptoms.

School Dates

August 2 - First Day of School

August 6 - Early Release @ 2:00

August 13 - Early Release @ 2:00

August 20 - Early Release @ 2:00

August 27 -Early Release @ 2:00