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Week 29 Recap

Spring Break

We closed out 3rd quarter with a fantastic 2 days of our APEX X-Factor Obstacle Run and Color Battle. Hopefully your kids came home and had a blast yesterday and today as we head into Spring Break. Thanks to all of you who came out to help volunteer with Apex and chaperoning our field trips that took place this week.

SV along with all of DVUSD will be closed for Spring Break until March 20 when we kick off 4th quarter. We are also nearing the start of AASA state testing for all 3-8th grade students which will begin the week of March 28th for 5th and 8th Grade. All 3-8th grade students will be testing in ELA and Math April 4-April 20. We appreciate your support in getting all kids to school on time during this testing window and to schedule any well visits and appointments outside of this testing windows so we can have ideal testing conditions for all our Vipers. The full schedule for state testing can be found below, and your child(ren)'s teacher will be in contact with more specific details after Spring Break.

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Positive Office Referral Winners

This week's positive office referral winners are: Cash, Izibel, Micah, Charlotte, Benji, Aliyah, Elsie, Levi, Emma, Liam, and Jenelia. Thank you all for leading with kindness and setting a great example!

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PTSO Update

What a week! Thank you to everyone for their support with the Apex Obstacle and Color Run. The Viper Family showed up big time- we have raised over $100,000 through these last two weeks!

Spring Break-

Staying in town for Spring Break? Come hang out with fellow Vipers at Stratosphere on March 15th from Noon-2pm! Mention Sierra Verde and the school will earn 20%!

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SV Spiritwear Store

Sierra Verde has launched a new Spirit Shop. We now offer Viper gear that is always available with 1000s of garments to choose from. Our new store is now open and all orders will ship directly to your home with no minimums.
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Arizona Attorney General Anti-Bullying Presentation

Anti-Bullying Presentation for Students, Monday, March 20, 2023

This presentation will address the different types of bullying, how it’s affecting our youth, and preventative measures students can take. We empower and encourage students to change the culture of bullying and create a kindness culture instead. We also inform students about the legal consequences for bullying and how it can affect their future. This presentation will be given to 6-8th grade students on March 20 in the morning by grade level.

Middle School Sports Schedule

Boys/Girls Basketball and Spiritline

3/21 Home vs Diamond Canyon 4:30 pm (Boys play first)

3/23 Home vs. Terramar 4:30 pm (Boys play first)

Middle School Track

3/23 @ Mountain Ridge High School 4:45 pm

Gifted Rocks Summer Camp

DVUSD Gifted Services is offering its "Gifted Rocks" Summer Program again this year. Set the information below for details. Registration is open and if you have any questions please contact
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DVUSD Job Fair

DVUSD is hosting a job fair for all positions and departments in Deer Valley on Saturday, April 1. For more details go to or email
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Yearbooks Still Available

Our Sierra Verde Yearbook sales are still open until we sell 30 more yearbooks for 22-23.We do not order any extra copies to sell on hand at the end of the year, so make sure you order ASAP to guarantee your book, once we sell our allotment there will not be any additional available for purchase.

DVUSD Community Education Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is opens and it fills up fast. For more info and to register your child, visit
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PBIS Rewards

PBIS Rewards continues to be a huge success at SV this year and your students love to spend their PBIS Rewards points at our school store. If you are interested in donating to our PBIS store, we have a PBIS Store Amazon Wishlist. You can also drop off any donation items to our office - new/gently loved stuffed animals are always a popular item.

Help stock the PBIS Store Rewards Store by purchasing Rewards directly on Amazon. If you purchase from our PBIS Rewards wishlist it will ship directly to campus and our kids can purchase immediately. Stock our store here:

Spring Field Day

Spring Field Days will take place after spring break by grade band.

March 22 is 4-6 Field Day 9:00 am - noon

March 24 is 7/8 Field Day 9:00 am - noon

March 31 is K-3 Field Day 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Team SV (Paraprofessional, Crossing Guard, Cook, and Viper Den)

Sierra Verde currently has openings for 2 full time paraprofessionals. Both of these positions include benefits and are available for an immediate start. We also need a crossing guard for 90 minutes per day. Our cafeteria is in need of a Food Service Cook which is 5 hours per day. If you are interested in any position or would like further information please contact Mrs. Jennifer Morales, or stop by the office.

Community Education is also hiring before and after care workers for our Viper Den program. This is a 6 hour per day position before and after school. If you are interested in this position please contact Dina Sands 623-376-3903 or stop by our office for more information.

Office Updates

  • DVUSD Is closed for Spring Break March 13-20
  • Friday 3/24 is a 2:00 pm early release for our staff to participate in PLC collaborative team time.
  • Battle of the Books Battle #3 will be on 3/23 at 9:30 am in the Media Center
  • If your child is absent please call our attendance line directly for faster reporting at 623-376-4890
  • Our Parental Input Classroom Environment Form is now available on our website for the 23-24 school year. This form will still active until April 1 when we will make our first draft for class lists.
  • We cannot sign out kids 15 minutes before dismissal (3:15 is the cutoff).
  • Reminder we cannot do deliveries to classrooms or call classrooms except for glasses or chromebooks. Phone messages only delivered to students at 2:30. If there is a pick up change, please call our office before 2:30.
  • For those who are interested in volunteering in classrooms and/or attending field trips, you will need to attend a one time district volunteer training (class locations and times can be found at If you have already taken the training you must come in to the front office to update your information, this must be done every year.

Have a Safe and Relaxing Spring Break!

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Nationally Accredited STEM Certification

"A" Rated School by Arizona Dept. of Education

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