Welcome Back to School

August 2022

Principal's Letter

Welcome back to school, everyone! We are excited to start the 2022-2023 school year. We have a lot of amazing staff returning and some new ones on board. We hope that you can join us for our Meet and Greet scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Our first day of school is August 4th. Our school hours are 9:15 am - 3:35 (elementary)/4:15(middle school). We have an early release time on Wednesdays, student leave one hour early: 2:35 (elementary) and 3:15 (middle school. The earliest any student can be dropped off is 8:30 am. There is no adult supervision prior to that time.

We are asking for your support regarding the introduction of Student Goal Sheets. Each student will have a goal sheet. The goal sheets will be academically focused with weekly check ins with their first period teachers. The goals sheets will have the most current scores from diagnostics and benchmarks along with grades. These goal sheets will also be shared with families, so everyone is on the same page in supporting our Lobos.

As always, please feel free to reach out to us through:

Phone: 908-3900

Email: Lawrence@tusd1.org

Have a great start to the new year!
Ms. Stanbrook


Bell Schedules

School hours are from:

Elementary- 9:15 am to 3:35 pm (Early Release on Wednesdays at 2:35 pm)

Middle School-9:15 am to 4:15 pm (Early Release on Wednesdays at 3:15 pm)

Elementary School Bell Schedule

Secondary Bell Schedule

Meet the Teacher

Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, 1pm

4850 West Jeffrey Road

Tucson, AZ

Please join us for our annual Meet and Greet! This is your opportunity to meet your teachers and see the classroom.

First Day of School

Thursday, Aug. 4th, 9:15am

4850 West Jeffrey Road

Tucson, AZ

August 4th is the first day of school! We can’t wait to see everyone!

Picture Day-Fall Pictures

Friday, Aug. 26th, 9:15am

4850 West Jeffrey Road

Tucson, AZ

Calendar of Events

Student ID Cards

Students will need to have their student IDs everyday. They will need their ids to get on the bus and to get lunch. We will be handing them out the first week of school.

Technology Parent Paperwork (iPads)

Students will receive devices starting August 15th. They will need the permission slips in order to get their device.

Parent Paperwork

Dress Code-Uniforms are Required

Lawrence 3-8 Uniform Policy: Included TUSD Dress Code

Based on grade level, every student is required to be in school uniform unless parent(s)/guardian(s) have received written notification from the school of a scheduled Free Dress Day. Every student is eligible for Free Dress Day Incentives but may not have the opportunity to participate if they do not meet the incentive expectations. Teachers are expected to check for uniform compliance at the beginning of the day. Every effort will be made by the morning support staff to identify students out of uniform so class time is not disrupted. Students who wear sweatshirt tops will be expected to show the collar of their top if requested by a staff member. Send any student out of uniform compliance with a pass to the Dean of Student’s office for consequence process. Depending of availability, the student may receive a school uniform for the school day.

Grades 3-5

Tops: Maroon or white collared shirts

Bottoms: Navy blue pants*, short, skorts, jumpers or skirts. Shorts, skorts, jumpers and skirts must be longer than the length of the longest finger when arms are straight at the student’s sides.

Grades 6-8

Tops: Maroon, white or black collared shirts

Bottoms: Navy blue or Khaki pants*, shorts, skorts, skirts, or jumpers. Shorts, skorts, jumpers and skirts must be longer than the length of the longest finger when arms are straight at the student’s sides.

*Navy blue pants do not include jeans in any form. Jeans are not allowed.

Higher Ground

Intro & Contact Information

Higher Ground’s mission is to empower one life at a time to reach, transform, and elevate their community through love and character building. In other words, we work with students, families, and community members to provide any resource that is outside of the scope of education:

● Our student support specialist works closely with students on developing executive functions and decision-making skills to reach their individual goals.

● Our family support specialist works directly with families to achieve their unique goals and locate community resources that they might need.

● Our site director works with students, families, and community members to build community rapport and a pool of resources that empower the community.

We support schools and education professionals by filling in the gaps that families might need so that schools can focus on education. Partnering with local programs and organizations, we act as the bridge between families and any resource that can reach, transform, and elevate their lives according to their individual goals. Our Lawrence team is looking forward to working with you, your students, and your staff this year

Esiquio Lara, Site Director- Email Mr. Lara

Patricia Guiterman, Family Support Specialist - Email Ms. Guiterman

Angelique Matus, Student Support Specialist - Email Ms. Matus

Food Pantry

Our partnership with the Community Food Bank has returned for another year. This partnership gives all of our students the opportunity to take home food from our school food pantry. The events are also opened to the public.

Here is the schedule for the coming school year:

Food Pantry Flyer

Girl Scouts of America

Girl Scouts will start meeting with students during lunches starting on August 22nd. Please make sure to return permission slips prior to that date in order to participate.

New Expectation-No Sharpies

Families, we are asking students to keep all Sharpie markers at home. There was an increase in graffiti last year. Students do not need Sharpies for school. If it is required, the teacher will supply them for use and collect them when done. All Sharpies on campus will be collected by staff.

TUSD Professional Learning Days

TUSD will continue to have professional learning days. These are four days in which teachers and staff attend professional development. This means there is no school on those days.

Here are the dates for 2022-2023

August 25, 2022

November 3, 2022

January 26, 2023

March 30, 2023