Gavilan Peak-Firebirds

July 26, 2022

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year

Dear Firebird Families,

Welcome back to campus, Firebirds! We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer break! We are excited to start the 2022-2023 school year. We can’t wait to see our returning students and the newest Firebirds on campus. GP will continue to serve our community and ensure we provide the care, support, and academic resources needed to provide our students with the highest standard of education.

We look forward to working with our families. We are dedicated to providing educational excellence through supportive and caring relationships with our students, families, and community. Our goal is to work together to ensure our students receive the quality educational opportunities needed to develop into leaders and global citizens. Please visit our Gavilan Peak School Firebirds YouTube channel for important information.


Dr. Pletnick, Principal

Mrs. Garcia, Assistant Principal

YouTube Channel: Facebook: Twitter: @GPS_DVUSD

Meet the Teacher Night

Monday, Aug. 1st, 4:45-6:45pm

Memorial Drive

New River, AZ


Meet the Teacher Night (MTTN)

4:15 pm-5:00 pm Kindergarten (starting in the Kindergarten playground.

4:45 pm-5:15 pm All New students to GP (Multipurpose Room)

5:15 pm-5:45 pm Returning Students with last Names beginning with A-L in teacher classrooms

6:15 pm-6:45 pm Returning Students with last Names beginning with M-Z in teacher classrooms

Additional Information:

Feel free to bring in and drop off any school supplies and meet your child's teachers. There will be tables set up in the cafeteria with the Cafeteria Manager, Before & After Care, PTO representatives and District Transportation Staff to help answer any questions.

Note: if you unable to attend Meet the Teach Night, we will have staff available on the first day of school assisting students.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Parent PowerSchool Accounts

If you have not already done so, please follow the directions at the link to create a parent PowerSchool account. As of last year DVUSD has moved to an electronic system for back to school paperwork that all parents will be required to complete. If you are new to Gavilan Peak, please check your student's first day packet for your PowerSchool login information.

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Supply Lists

Please refer to the tabs at the bottom for individual class supply requests:

K-8 supply lists

Please reach out to our office if your family needs assistance with supplies.

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School Breakfast and Lunch Information

The USDA will no longer provide funding for free meals for all students, therefore, DVUSD and Canyon Springs will offer breakfast and lunch for students at the prices listed below. Your children may qualify for free or for reduced-price meals based on the eligibility requirements outlined in the application link below. The reduced-price meals will also be free throughout this school year, as DVUSD has waived the reduced price meal co-pay for both breakfast and lunch.

  • Breakfast- $1.50
  • Lunch- $2.95

Parents can add money to a student’s account in three different ways:

  1. Cash: Students may buy meals with cash or add cash to their account in the cafeteria.
  2. Check: Students may bring a check with their student ID number and current phone number on it to the cafeteria to be added to their account.
  3. Online: Payments can be made at using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card for a fee of $3.00 per transaction. Parents can also use EZSchoolPay to view student spending and set up low balance reminders at no cost. The EZSchoolPay transaction fee will be waived from now, through September 30, 2022.

Sports Information

DVUSD has changed the timing of sports seasons for the 2022-2023 school year as outlined below:

  • Fall- Softball and Baseball
  • Winter-Girls and Boys Volleyball & Cross Country
  • Spring-Girls and Boys Basketball & Spiritline

All paperwork must be completed in the Register My Athlete Account before your student can participate in tryouts.

If you have any questions, please contact our athletic director:

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Chromebook Device Protection Plan

DVUSD is offering an optional device protection plan for families of 4th-8th graders utilizing take home Chromebook devices. Enrollment in the plan is optional with the understanding that if students/parents do not enroll in the protection plan they may carry full liability for the student Chromebook device in the same way they do for other damaged or lost school property, such as textbooks. Directions for enrolling in the optional device protection plan can be found at the link and in the file below.

The fee for this protection plan is $25 per child/per school year. Parents can purchase the protection plan online at

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Attendance Line

Please use the attendance line number to call in ALL student absences prior to the beginning of the school day when possible. In your message, please include the following information:

  • Student First and Last Name (spelling the last name)
  • Student Grade Level
  • Teacher Name
  • Reason for Absence

Attendance Line Phone Number: 623-445-7490

2022-2023 Instructional Calendar

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