Anthem School Information

WELCOME BACK

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Anthem Student Council Welcome
Meet Aaron, Student Council President and Ben, Vice- President, as they welcome us back to school!

1st Day of School

Be sure not to miss the Welcome Back To School teacher introduction videos that are posted on our website! They are full of back to school information and help students and parents get to know their teacher(s).


As we kick off the first day of school on Monday, August 3, all classes will begin at 8:45 on Zoom. Students should go to Canvas for their link to their class meeting. Students can access their Canvas courses by going to the Deer Valley Start Page https://start.dvusd.org and clicking the Canvas button (bookmark this page on your web browser for easy access each day)


Your class Zoom link will be in your homeroom class.

Canvas Information for Parent Access

Parents can monitor student work and progress within Canvas! To be a parent Observer in canvas:

◾Open DVUSD Canvas at http://dvusd.instructure.com

◾Open “Parent of Canvas User? Click Here for an Account” (Found in top right corner of login box)

◾Fill out the Parent Signup Information

◾You must get the pairing code from your student (see below)

◾Agree to terms and press “Start Participating”

How to get a Student Canvas Pairing Code:

◾Student logs into Canvas Account

◾Click “Account”

◾Click “Settings”

◾Click “Pair with Observer”

◦Information about Parent/Guardian access to Canvas here: https://www.dvusd.org/Canvas

First Week of School

The first week of school will focus on social emotional learning (SEL) as students reconnect and meet their classmates and teacher(s). Teachers will be supporting students as they learn the learning platform, Canvas, explain the daily schedules, respond to questions, and engage in learning activities. There will be a variety of assessments throughout the two weeks of school to gather information for teachers to plan their instruction and get to know students. Teachers will share schedules with their students and parents, however, overall schedules are also posted on teacher websites.

Device Support

Please refer to the papers that were give to you during device pick up regarding set up and connectivity. Students can access Canvas and the DVUSD student portal from their device. DVUSD has also provided extensive resources for instructions and how to seek help, see links below for more information.

Learning Material pick up 8/7

The Anthem Staff are working to gather the learning materials for Virtual Learning, such as ELA workbooks and math papers.


We are hosting a curb-side learning material pick up on Friday, August 7th from 8:00 - 6:00. All you will need to do is state your child's grade level and name. Materials will be delivered to your car.


We appreciate your support and understanding as we kick off an amazing school year.

Attention K-3 parents

We need your help! Our Reading Specialist is scheduling times for students to complete the DIBELS beginning of year screener. Please click on the ink to sign up for a time(required for all K-3 students)

Food Distribution

Food Distribution Information - Curbside Lunch and Breakfast sack meals on Tuesday and Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm & 4pm-6pm


Tuesday bags will include (Tuesday and Wednesday meals)and Thursday bags will include (Thursday/Friday & Monday meals). The food is no longer free for everyone, pricing will be at your student's regular rate of pay. Currently it is free only for those who qualify. Reduced Price is .30 cents breakfast and .40 lunch. Full pay is $1.50 breakfast and $2.95 lunch
Attendance and participation in virtual learning is important for student growth and progress. Attendance will be taken daily, similar to at school attendance. The school day will start out with a classroom meeting at 8:45 for all K-6th grade students (7th and 8th starts their period 1 class at 8:45.) Attendance, participation and work submission is expected daily. If your child will not be in attendance on a given day, please call the attendance office at 623-376-3790. We ask you call the attendance line, not the main office for attendance reporting.


Note: Students enrolled in the Deer Valley Online Academy will follow the attendance/engagement procedures as communicated through that program.

If you missed the welcome back to school webinar with the Anthem School administration on Thursday, a recording is posted on our website.


Still have questions? Please fill out the Google From that can be found on our Anthem Website so we can get back to you quickly. We appreciate your support as we embark on an amazing and memorable educational journey together as the Rocket Community.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, August 7 Early Release - schedules adjusted to end at 2:00

Friday, August 14 Early Release - schedules adjusted to end at 2:00

Monday, August 17 Curriculum Zoom Night - details to come

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Anthem School

A++ School of Excellence


Attendance line: 623-376-3790