The Waldron Weekly ‘20-‘21

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School Safety Reminders. Thank you for keeping our students safe.

Safe Driving Laws

Near Schools and Around Buses:

  • Stop While Child in Crosswalk: If any person is in the school zone crosswalk, they must be completely out of the crosswalk before any vehicle can proceed in either direction. You cannot start driving as soon as the child passes the front of your car.
  • No Passing (in 15 mph zone): Passing is not permitted in a 15 mph zone no matter how slow another vehicle may be traveling. Passing does not mean getting around the vehicle in front of you. No passing means that your bumper cannot pass any other car’s front bumper going in your same direction….if the car next to you is going 5 mph, you have to travel at 5mph.

-There is zero tolerance in a 15 mph zone. It is never reasonable or prudent to go faster in a school zone. You can be cited for going 16 mph in a 15 mph zone.

-Once you have driven entirely past the crosswalk, you may resume the normal speed for that street.

  • School Bus Laws in Arizona (ARS 28-857)

This law states that when meeting a stopped school bus from either direction on the road, the driver of the vehicle shall stop their vehicle before reaching the school bus if the red octagon “Stop” sign is in use. A violation of the school bus law in Arizona is a criminal offense!

-Yellow flashing lights: The bus is preparing to stop. Prepare to stop your vehicle.

-Red Flashing lights (with extended Stop sign): Motorists must stop and 1) wait until the red lights stop flashing, 2) the “STOP” sign is withdrawn and 3) the bus begins moving before you can start driving again.

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This Week

Monday, 1/25

Tuesday, 1/26 - 100th Day of School

Site Council 3:30pm

Wednesday, 1/27 - *New* EARLY RELEASE - 1:15pm

New, Safe Place Early Release

  • All students dismiss at 1:15pm
  • Safe Place provided for those signed up
  • Kids Club through Community Education begins at 3:15pm

*If you need Kids Club, a licensed before-and-after school paid program, please visit:

Click on PDF below to see how students can log in at home to access SUSD planned activities for this Early Release.

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Anasazi virtual tours for incoming families held weekly at 9am. Spread the word and call Anasazi for link.

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Wednesday Night - 6PM notMYkid free virtual presentation for parents

notMYkid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides children and families with truly lifesaving programs, support, resources, and education. Our mission for the past two decades has been to empower and educate youth, families, and communities with the knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior.

It’s been a few long months for all of us and we have been through a long roller coaster ride!

We’re concerned about your child’s mental health and how the challenges they have faced will impact their future. We also understand that it has not been easy for you too. You are not alone and we want to help you get connected and prepared. There’s no time to postpone, it’s time we gear up together and have conversations about Resilience & Parenting in the COVID Era. Join us on Wednesday, January 27th, at 6 PM -

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Thursday, 1/28

Picture Retakes
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This will include all students who:

  • Were absent on November 18th
  • Started attending Anasazi after November 18th
  • Came back to Anasazi from EDL and SOL
  • Students who took their picture, but want retakes (they must return their original picture packet on picture day)

-Safety measures will be taken.

-No group club or class pictures will be taken this year.

Friday, 1/29 - SPIRIT FRIDAY

Every Friday we ask students to wear Anasazi spirit wear or our school colors of silver & turquoise. New spirit wear can be purchased here:

Hooded sweatshirts, t-shirts, bags and more for adults and kids are available.

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Pre-K Enrollment is quickly approaching for '21-'22. Please see flyer below.

SUSD would like your input.

  • Proposed 2021-2025 School Year Calendars

    Campaign Dates: 01/20/2021 - 01/25/2021

    The SUSD Governing Board is in the process of establishing calendars for the next four school years. Contribute your thoughts by 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25.

    See the proposed calendars for the 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years here.

  • SUSD’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget

    Campaign Dates: 01/21/2021 - 01/28/2021

    We’re in the process of building the 2021-2022 SUSD budget, and we would like to gather your thoughts on it. Tell us what you’re thinking in our survey which is open through Thursday, Jan. 28.

    View the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Early Budget Estimates presentation here.

    See the Budget Virtual Town Hall recorded Thursday, January 21, 2021 here.

February 5th – Chick-fil-A Fundraiser 5-8pm (Ms. Waldron will be dressed as the Chick-fil-A Cow)

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Anasazi Masks for Sale

PTO will be doing another order in the future for the youth size masks. The deadline for the masks order is 2/16.

The masks are machine washable and you have the option of personalizing the masks with your child's name! Each mask is $12.

You can still purchase these masks through the PTO Membership Tool Kit page. This link can be found under the "Fundraising" Tab under Spirit Wear.

Anasazi Elementary PTO - Custom Masks (

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  1. Go to
  2. Login to your amazon account..
  3. Go to your account settings
  4. Then closer to the bottom go to charity and find Anasazi PTO

From the Desk of our Community Specialist

Dear Families:

As we enter this month of love, let me remind you that we, at SUSD, are committed to ensure a successful year to all our students, year after year. If this means there are a few needs that need to be met, please call me at 480-389-8115. Your call and need is completely confidential. We are here to help you.

Thanks you!

Luz Dicono-McClenny

Community Specialist

Desert Mountain and Chaparral Complexes"

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What is a tax credit?

A tax credit is NOT a donation! It IS a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the state income tax you pay. If your tax credit contribution is more than the amount of state tax you owe, the credit can be carried forward up to five years. Receiving this tax credit will allow you to reduce the amount you owe the state or increase your refund. When filing your income tax return for the State of Arizona, the amount you designate to your school will be the amount you may claim as a state tax credit. This payment is eligible for Arizona state income tax credit as allowed by A.R.S. §43-1089.01. Tax credit contributions are non-refundable.

Designate your Tax Dollars to help Students of Scottsdale Unified School District #48

It’s a win-win situation for you and the school! Contributions can be claimed on your Arizona State tax return for either 2020 or 2021.

Complete the form below. Thank you in advance for supporting Anasazi and our students.

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IB Corner

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IB in Action from Home

This month's IB Learner Profile is INQUIRER.

“We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life."

Below are some activities that will encourage inquiry.

  • Visit places that spark curiosity like museums, zoos, science centers, or parks. Since it is not easy to physically go places. Here is a list of virtual field trips you can take with your family.

  • Encourage your child to ask questions and wonder. Here is a website where children can ask questions and find answers.

Coming to Us from an IB School?

We would love to collaborate with families coming to us with IB experiences from other previous schools. Please complete the following if you have ideas and steps to share:
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COVID-19 Testing and More!

If you are looking for COVID-19 testing, many convenient locations continue to be available.

SUSD has partnered with Embry Women's Health to conduct zero-cost, COVID-19 testing five days a week at our Oak facility at 7501 E. Oak St., Scottsdale. The drive-thru clinic is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It conducts several different kinds of COVID testing. Results are reported within 36 - 72 hours. Embry also has many other testing locations around the Valley. Find them at

Maricopa County and Banner Health Urgent Care have teamed up to offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to anyone who may have been exposed to someone who is, or suspected to be, COVID-19 positive. Appointments must be made ahead of time online using this link: COVID-19 testing and drive-through flu shots are also being offered at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Registration is required ahead of time at this link or by calling 844-549-1851. Insurance information will be requested; however, you will not be asked for any out-of-pocket payment or co-pay.

Other community COVID-19 options include:

· ASU Saliva Testing

· City of Phoenix Mobile Testing Sites

· CVS Pharmacy Retail Testing Sites

· Walgreens Pharmacy Drive-Thru Sites

Maricopa County's COVID Parent Hotline

For more questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing, contact the Maricopa County Department of Health's parent information center at or dial 2-1-1, select option 6 (for COVID-19) and then option 3 (for the COVID Parent Hotline).

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SUSD'S Covid-19 Related Information

  1. Type this phrase into your browser:
  2. Select “COVID-19 Response” from the very top of any SUSD web page in the “Channel Menu”
  • Once you get to the section, you will see navigation on the left that guides you through all of the sections.
  • There is a handy index of pages including a brief overview of each section at This changes as needed, so please check regularly.

Back to School

Everything you need to know about school starting.


An archive of the District Office weekly briefings to stakeholders.

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

Our official COVID-19 case count among employees and students.

COVID-19 Resource Directory

An A to Z listing of helpful resources related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response Plan

Our protocol for managing COVID-19 illness.


Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Incident Command Team

The emergency management leadership team structure.


The latest SUSD specific metrics to guide reopening.

Mitigation Strategies

Steps we are taking to reduce the risk to students, teachers, staff and families.

Reopening Status

The District’s status as determined by the adopted metrics.

Return to Learn

The District’s plan for reopening schools.

Superintendent Menzel Letters

A collection of letters from Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Menzel.

Support Services Newsletter

A collection of newsletters to share resources and contacts for support.

Survey Results

A collection of results from recent COVID-related parent and employee surveys.

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Older Videos

Spring 2020 Options
Parent Handbook
3rd - 5th Grade
Final Curriculum Night Video

Front Office Contacts

Dijana Schlegelmilch

Administrative Support Coordinator

Elise Hepner

Administrative Support Assistant/Registration

Renee Tosto


Andrea Martin

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Waldron


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About Us

Anasazi is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) candidate school for the Primary Years Program (PYP).

Our Mission - Anasazi is a diverse learning community committed to fostering a rigorous, compassionate, and inquiry-based environment, that empowers students to be globally competitive in a complex and changing world.

Our Vision - Empower and inspire each child to become life-long learners, within a culture of academic excellence, creativity and critical thinking, to take action and serve in our global community.