Stallion News

Stetson Hills School Information and Upcoming Events


The first month of school has flown by! Our teachers and staff have loved getting to know all of their students this year and welcoming new families to our school. During the month of August, all students were taught The Stallion Way through our Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS). The Stallion Way is to Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe. Students are rewarded frequently for following the Stallion Way by receiving PACE tickets. If your child brings home a PACE ticket, make sure to ask them why they received it! Every week, teachers draw PACE tickets from the classroom bucket and these students are recognized on the morning announcements and get to pick a prize from the PACE cart.

We are looking forward to the cooler weather that September will bring and to continue to see our students learn and grow each day!

With Stallion Pride,

Mrs. Dyer-Hurdon


Parking Lot

Thank you so much for your help in keeping our parking lot running smoothly both before and after school!

A few key reminders:

  • Once you pick up your child(ren), please either pull all the way forward to merge or pull completely into the other lane to merge. If you cannot fit the entire length of your car into the other lane, please do not block traffic by sitting in both lanes. Please pull all the way up and then merge so that traffic can continue to flow behind you.
  • Pull ALL the way forward on the blue line. We will help your students find their car if you are at the top of the line. Your student will walk down to your car. Please do not stop at the ramada for drop off or pick up.
  • Please put away your cell phones when entering our parking lot.
  • Grades 1-8 parents, please do not enter the parking lot until 3:25. This helps our community to be able to access their homes by not blocking Stetson Hills Loop prior to dismissal.
  • School zones are NO passing zones and you may not park in the bike lane within the school zone.

Early Release/No School Dates for September

The following dates are 2:00 release:

September 1

September 15

September 22

No school on September 4th and September 25th!

This month during early release Fridays, staff members will engage in professional learning community work with their grade level teams and with multi-school teams from across the district. Teachers will be collaborating on first best instruction within Tier 1. They will be sharing strategies and supports for students. They will also be analyzing data from assessments in order to form Tier 2 intervention groups in order to provide targeted instruction to students to fill any gaps that are seen in data and through student observation.

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

September 4 - No School - Labor Day

September 5 - Governing Board Meeting 6:30 PM

September 8 - Family Bingo Night - Stetson Hills Gym

September 11-15 - Spirit Week

September 12 - PTSA General Meeting 9AM in Stetson Library

September 12 - Governing Board Meeting 6:30 PM

September 25 - No School - Fall Break Day

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PBIS - Amazon Wishlist

DVUSD schools implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for first best instruction in student behavior. Students earn PACE tickets for positive behavior and character. These tickets are turned into their teachers and every Friday, names are drawn for grade level winners! These winners come to the flag pole and get to shop at our Stallion Store.

Students LOVE coming to our store and picking out an item. We've had many parents ask how they can help out with rewards, so this year, we have created an Amazon Wishlist based on student input for items they would like in the store. If you would like to donate, please select and item from the list and it will ship directly to Stetson Hills. We appreciate your support!

DVUSD Device Protection Plan

DVUSD will be offering an Optional Device Protection Plan for families of 4th-8th graders utilizing take-home devices. Enrollment in the plan is optional with the understanding that if students/parents do not enroll in the protection plan they may carry full liability for the student device (iPad or Chromebook) in the same way they do for other damaged or lost school property, such as textbooks.

Device Protection Plan:

Parents can purchase the protection plan online at:

Instructions for using the payment portal:

School Safety

Safety is always the number one priority at Stetson Hills. In order to ensure safety, please be aware of the following:

  • IDs will be checked when signing students out. The adult signing the child out is required to be on the students Emergency Contact Form.
  • Campus is closed before and after school. If you need to meet with a staff member, please email or call to set up an appointment. For your meeting, please sign in at the front office.
  • For an additional layer of safety, classroom doors are locked during the school day.

K-5 Math Adoption

Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) is currently in the process of reviewing materials for a Math Curriculum Materials Adoption for grades K-5. The curriculum adoption team has selected potential resources for our K-5 Math students and teachers. Materials are now available for public review and will remain available until September 29, 2023.

Please visit the DVUSD K-5 Mathematics Adoption webpage for additional information and to provide feedback from July 25-Sep 29, 2023.

PTSA Updates

Family BINGO Night is coming Friday, September 8th! The event is FREE and is from 5:30-7:30 in the Stetson Hills gym. We hope to see you there!

Our first General Meeting is Tuesday, September 12th at 9:00 AM in the Stetson Hills' Library.

Become a member here:

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Follow Stetson Hills School on Social Media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see upcoming events, pictures, and things going on at school!

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Instagram @ StetsonHillsSchool

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We love having volunteers on campus! If you are interested in volunteering on campus this year, you will need to attend volunteer training. The training dates and locations can be found below. You may attend training at any DVUSD site. Training is only required one time, and then after that, you simply need to update your paperwork each year in the front office.

If you need to update your paperwork for this year, please stop by the front office.

Training dates/locations found here

September Lunch Menu

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Bullying or Peer Conflict?

WHAT IS NOT BULLYING? Adults must realize that not every unkind thing a child does constitutes bullying. For example:

  • Being left out is not always bullying. It’s natural for kids to have a select group of friends. Although they should be kind towards everyone, it’s unrealistic to expect them to be close friends with every child they know, and be invited to every function or event.

  • Experiencing conflict is not bullying. Learning to deal with conflict is a normal part of growing up. The key is for children to learn how to solve their problems peacefully and respectfully.

  • Not playing fair is not bullying. Wanting a game to be played a certain way is not bullying. Children understand the concept of sharing, and should take turns being in charge of the game.

When observing the unkind behaviors your child experiences, be sure to label them correctly. This will help you know how to handle the situation appropriately so that your child can learn and grow from it.


Bullying may occur when a student or group of students engages in any form of behavior that includes such acts as intimidation and/or harassment that:

  • has the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm or damage to property,

  • is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that the action, behavior, or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive environment,

  • occurs when there is a real or perceived imbalance of power or strength, or

  • may constitute a violation of law

SRR handbook 2022-2023 (pages 2-4)

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