Hello Grijalva Family and Friends
It is hard to believe that the first month of school has come to an end. Thank you for a great beginning of the school year! We are now in full swing of things and looking forward to an amazing September. Teachers have jumped right into academic content, students are hard at work with their learning goals, and we are fortunate to be fully staffed with highly qualified teachers.
Parent-Teacher Conference Days are September 20, 21, and 22. Students will be dismissed at 10:40 on each of these days to provide time for teachers and parents to meet. One of our goals this year is to have at least 90% of our families attend fall conferences. Please make sure you have scheduled a conference time with your child’s teacher.
We also have benchmark testing at the end of the month. Please have your student present on time and prepared for benchmark exams. Avoid absences during this window, students perform better when they are testing together in the classroom rather than taking a make-up test in a different classroom/environment. Thank you for your support during benchmarks.
PTO is a critically valuable part of the Grijalva community. Our PTO plans community events that allow families to connect with each other and the school. The PTO helps fund class field trips, supplies for classrooms, Art, PE, and many other things that support Grijalva in maintaining its excellence. Please support us in reaching our goal of 100% of families being members of the PTO.
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.
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.