Grijalva Family and Friends
Welcome back returning families and a special welcome to our new Grijalva Families!
We hope you had a great summer and had many opportunities to make wonderful memories! On behalf of our entire staff, we are excited to welcome you and your children to a brand-new school year. We are thrilled that you have chosen to be a part of our Grijalva Family. Our staff is dedicated, committed, motivated, and prepared to embrace our students for another exciting school year! Student success is the goal of every staff member at Grijalva. We look forward to working alongside you to ensure a successful academic year.
7:20 am – Earliest arrival
7:20 am- 7:40 am – Breakfast served
7:40 am - 1:55 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
7:40 am - 12:55 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)
Office Hours: 7:15 am - 3:45 pm
Office Phone: 520-908-3600 / Office Fax: 520-908-3601
If absent, please call 520-908-3606 to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences. If your child is tardy to school, they will need to be checked-in, by a parent, in the Front Office before going to class. This year, there is a new way to call in your students when they are sick and excuse their absences online by logging in to your Parent Vue account.
The first bell rings at 7:40 and our teachers take attendance precisely at 7:45. Students arriving after 7:45 should check in with the office staff before going to class. For the safety of your child, please do not arrive prior to 7:20, the cafeteria breakfast and our playground do not have student supervision prior to 7:20.
Students can be dropped off in the main parking lot (off Pin Oak) at the sidewalk from the passenger side of the car at 7:20 AM. For your child’s safety, please do not drop them off from the driver’s side of the car or in any other location in the parking lot. Students may also be dropped off along Drexel from the passenger’s side of the car. Please remember U-turns on Drexel are prohibited and violators may be ticketed by TPD. Students dropped off after 7:40 AM MUST be accompanied by an adult to the office to be signed in.
· Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students – will be picked up in the loop at Grijalva Park. Please pull your car all the way to the end of the loop near the ramada; an adult will assist your child to your car. For your child’s safety, please remind your child to get in the car from the passenger side.
· 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students – will be picked up in the main parking off Pin Oak. Please pull your car all the way to the end of the loop near the exit gate; an adult will assist your child to your car. For your child’s safety, please remind your child to get in the car from the passenger side. Students in grades 2nd-5th grade, who have a sibling in Kinder or 1st grade, will dismiss from the loop by Grijalva Park with the youngest sibling.
· Pick-up on Drexel Road is reserved for Day Care Vans and Busses.
· Students who are walking home are expected to leave school as soon as the bell rings and walk directly home.
Parents must follow one of the above procedures for pick-up depending on your child’s grade level.
If you haven't already registered for next school year, please do so right away. Our registered number of students determines our staffing for next school year, so it's very important that you register right away. Plus, it ensures that your child is placed for next year so that you will continue to receive information throughout the summer. Feel free to contact the Office for assistance (520.908.3600).
We would love to have adult volunteers to support learning and activities at Grijalva! All volunteers must complete the Tucson Unified Volunteer Application.
Parents and guardians do not need to complete the fingerprint component, however all other adult volunteers must be fingerprinted. Parents cannot volunteer on field trips without completing this in advance. If you have questions you can call the school office at 520-908-3600.
We want you to stay informed. You can ensure you don’t miss important Parentlink notifications by ensuring your information is current in ParentVue (phone/email). If you are still not getting notifications be sure you have not blocked the phone number or that your spam filter is not blocking emails. You can also look for current information on our school marquee, our Facebook page (@GrijalvaES), and our webpage.
August 2nd 1:00-2:00pm – Meet the Teacher
August 3rd 7:40am – First Day of School
August 15th 5:30-6:30pm – Open House / Title 1 Meeting for K-2
August 17th 5:30-6:30pm – Open House / Title 1 Meeting for 3-5
August 23rd NO SCHOOL – Staff Professional Learning Day
September 4th NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
September 8th Picture Day
September 20th-22nd Parent Teacher Conferences –
Students Dismissed at 10:40am