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Back to the books: New school year on the horizon

8/1/16

NORTH VALLEY – Textbooks, pencils, folders – it’s time for a new school year. This back-to-school roundup includes local schools’ information and meet-the-teacher dates.

Local DVUSD schools

The first day of school in the Deer Valley Unified School District will be Monday, Aug. 10.

Anthem School
(623) 376-3700 
anthem.dvusd.org
Anthem’s Open House will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.
Anthem’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Boulder Creek High School
(623) 445-8600
bchs.dvusd.org
BCHS has new start and end times this school year: 7:30 a.m.-2:12 p.m. The early release day schedule will be 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Canyon Springs School
(623) 376-5200
canyonsprings.dvusd.org
Canyon Springs will hold an open House on Monday, Aug. 8, 4:30-6 p.m. Students can meet their teachers and pick up packets for the first day of school. Curriculum Nights will be held on Aug. 23, Aug. 25, Aug. 29, and Aug. 30.
Canyon Springs’ supply lists are on the school Web site.

Desert Mountain School
(623) 445-3500
desertmountain.dvusd.org
Desert Mountain’s Back to School night will be on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Diamond Canyon School
(623) 445-8000
diamondcanyon.dvusd.org
Diamond Canyon is holding a Kindergarten Parent and Curriculum Night on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. A Meet the Teacher and Ice Cream Social is set for Monday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m. Volunteer training will also be held on Monday at 7 p.m. Curriculum Nights will be held on Aug. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for 5-8th grades and Aug. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for 1st-4th grades.
Diamond Canyon’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Gavilan Peak School
(623) 445-7400
gavilanpeak.dvusd.org
Gavilan Peak’s Back to School Night is set for Monday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
Gavilan Peak’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

New River Elementary
(623) 376-3500
newriver.dvusd.org
New River will hold an Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Starting at 5:30, the New River PTSA will be offering dinner for families. A Principal Presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m., and classrooms will be open for families to meet teachers from 6:30-7 p.m. DVUSD Transportation representatives will be available during Open House hours to provide bus information and answer any questions.
New River’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Norterra Canyon School
(623) 445-8200
norterracanyon.dvusd.org
Norterra Canyon’s Meet the Teacher night for 1st-8th grades will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m. Volunteer training is also set for Monday, starting at 6:15 p.m. Kindergarten Orientation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Norterra Canyon’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Sonoran Foothills School
(623) 445-8400
sonoranfoothills.dvusd.org
Sonoran Foothills will hold a meet-the-teacher event for new students on Friday, Aug. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.
Sonoran Foothills’ supply lists are on the school Web site.

Sunset Ridge School
(623) 445-7800
sunsetridge.dvusd.org
Sunset Ridge’s Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7 p.m. for PreK-5th grades. Curriculum Night for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades is set for Thursday, Aug. 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Sunset Ridge’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

 

CCUSD schools

The first day of school in the Cave Creek Unified School District will be Thursday, Aug. 11.

Black Mountain Elementary
(480) 575-2100
http://ccusd93.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=7
Black Mountain’s Meet Your Teacher night is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Curriculum Night will be held on Aug. 18, with the first session running 4:30-5:10 p.m. and the second session running 5:20-6 p.m.
Black Mountain’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Cactus Shadows High School
(480) 575-2400
www.ccusd93.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=11
Freshman Falcon Prep will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. A CSHS Open House will be held on Monday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.
See student parking information on the school Web site.

Desert Sun Academy
(480) 575-2900
http://ccusd93.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=13
Desert Sun Academy is holding a New Year’s Eve event on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4-5:30 p.m.
Desert Sun’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Desert Willow Elementary
(480) 575-2800
http://ccusd93.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=970
Desert Willow will hold an Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 9 for grades K-2, 4-5 p.m., and grades 3-4, 5-6 p.m. The Open House for grades 5-6 will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4-5 p.m. Curriculum Nights will be held on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18.
Desert Willow’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Horseshoe Trails Elementary
(480) 272-8500
http://ccusd93.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=15
Horseshoe Trails will hold a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4:30-6 p.m.
Horseshoe Trails’ supply lists are on the school Web site.

Lone Mountain Elementary
(480) 437-3000
http://ccusd93.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=16
Lone Mountain’s Back to School Night will be Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4-6 p.m.
Lone Mountain’s supply lists are on the school Web site.

Sonoran Trails Middle School
(480) 272-8600
http://ccusd93.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=17
Trail Days will be held Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Aug. 8, 3-6 p.m. Stop in during these posted times and pick up class schedules, walk the campus, get busing information, learn about student clubs, purchase PE uniforms, get supply lists, and more.

 

Other local schools

Anthem Preparatory Academy
www.anthemprep.org
Anthem Prep’s Back-to-School Event is set for Saturday, Aug. 6: grades K-2 and middle school 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and grades 3-5 and high school, 12:30-2-30 p.m. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Caurus Academy
http://caurusacademy.org
Caurus Academy’s Teacher Meet and Greet is set for Monday, Aug. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m., to be followed by a Back to School Bash, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The first day of school will be Aug. 10.

North Valley Christian Academy
http://northvalleyca.org
NVCA’s Welcome Back Meet & Greet will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The first day of school will be Aug. 10.

Stepping Stones Academy
www.steppingstonesacademy.org
Stepping Stones’ Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m. The first day of school is Aug. 10.