Frequently Asked Questions

We've tried to answer all the questions you might have in our extensive student handbook. On this page, for your convenience, is a quick listing of questions that parents ask most often. We hope they are helpful. If you still need more information, or just want to chat about any of these items, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Why does my child have only a half day of school every Friday?

Half-day Fridays provide district teachers and staff the time and opportunity to plan, meet, and train to better serve your child's education. If you have any questions about this district-wide program, please feel free to call the school or district office.

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What special classes can my child take?

We teach general music, art, P.E., and library to all students.

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Can my child ride the school bus?

If your child lives more than one mile from the school, the district provides bus service at no charge. Please call the school office for specific information on bus stop locations and to arrange for your child to ride the bus.

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May I join my child for lunch?

Absolutely! Children enjoy lunching with parents as a special treat. Please notify your child's teacher in the morning if you will be joining us for lunch. You can find the school lunch schedule in the sidebar of our Calendar page.

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Does the school have a breakfast program?

Yes, we serve breakfast each day for just $1.25. An extra milk costs just a quarter. Your family may qualify for free or reduced prices on breakfast and lunch. You may request an application in the school office.

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How much does school lunch cost?

Your child can purchase a nutritious school lunch for $2.75. An extra milk costs just a quarter. Your child may buy meal tickets in the cafeteria from 7:45 to 8:15 each morning. Individual families may qualify for free or reduced lunch and breakfast.

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What do you do to keep my child safe at school?

Keeping your child safe at school is a priority for our staff and the site council. That's why we require all visitors to check in at the office. We do not allow any student to leave the campus without a parent. We also consistently supervise recess and deal with student behavior at recess or in the classroom fairly and consistently. Our children also drill moving from one place to another on campus in order to be prepared for emergencies.

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What should I do if my child must be absent?

Please call (928) 684-6750 by 9 a.m. Your call will save time and help protect your child.

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How can my child make up work missed due to absences?

Your child's teacher will send work home for your child or will work with them after they return to school.

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What if my child is late to school?

If your child is going to be tardy, please call (928) 684-6750. Your child must then get a late pass from the office upon arrival. We encourage all students to be on time. A child is tardy after 8:05 a.m.

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What if my child needs to leave school early?

Please come into the school office and sign your child out. The school does not dismiss children to walk alone to appointments or home.

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Does Hassayampa have a dress code?

We expect students to dress appropriately for the school environment. This means that clothing should cover midriff, back, and shoulders, students must wear shoes, and clothing may not display pictures or words that promote alcohol, tobacco, or drug use. We help students to learn good judgment in choosing clothing that is not disruptive to the educational process. For more details please see our student handbook which is linked at the top of this page.

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May my child wear a hat or cap at school?

Hassayampa Elementary does not allow students to wear hats of any kind inside the building.


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May my child bring personal items to school?

Students bring items such as coats, sweaters, lunch pails, and notebooks to school on a regular basis. Please clearly mark your child's name on these items. This helps us return lost items to their owners. Many items are simply not appropriate at school. Our student handbook, which is linked above, lists items students may not bring to school.

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How is my child doing in school?

We provide report cards throughout the year. Parent Conferences are at the end of the first and second grading periods. Come and meet your child's teacher to share your concerns and learn the answers to your questions. Call before or after classes to speak with the teacher, or leave a message with the school secretary for a return call.

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Can my child ride his or her bike or scooter to school?

Students may ride their bikes or scooters to school. To ensure the safety of all students, we have established the following rules for riders.

  • Students riding to school are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet for their safety.
  • Students must obey all traffic laws on their way to and from school.
  • Students are to walk their bikes or scooters on and off campus, beginning and ending at the crosswalk on Tegner and Coconino Streets.
  • Students must lock their bikes or scooters in the bike/scooter storage area behind the administration building upon arrival at school.
  • Students are not to cross Wickenburg Way but are to use the overpass as a safer way to and from school.
  • Students riding bicycles or scooters must have this contract, signed by both parent and student, on file in the school office.

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What are the attendance guidelines?

When checking out your child be aware that Hassayampa School records attendance under the following conditions:

Monday - Thursday
A student is marked absent for 1/2 a day if they come in after 10:30 a.m. or checks out before 1:00 p.m.

Friday Only
A student is absent for the day if they come in after 10:15 a.m. or checks out before 10:15 a.m.

These guidelines are used to determine your child’s attendance and are based on the required hours of instruction mandated by the State of Arizona.

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Should I send my sick child to school?

The basic guideline is well children belong at school, sick children belong at home. To help you make the determination, we have provided some guidelines:

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