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Hello parents. One of the biggest responsibilities we have is keeping our students safe. We make sure this is first and foremost on our minds in everything we do. However, we are really in need of your help in this area. When you are dropping your students off in the morning in the east parking lot, please be patient, aware, and alert for students crossing in front or behind your cars. I am starting to get reports of students and sometimes staff members who are almost getting hit by cars in the parking lot. Please be patient, a few more seconds of awareness will help us keep your students safe.

We also need your help in front of the school at the end of the day. Please talk to and walk with your students through the crosswalk and not across the main traffic on 8th avenue. Please help us keep your students safe.

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End of year activities

Movie Day will be Monday, May 22nd @ 9:00 am for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students.
Pool day will be Wednesday, May 24th for 3rd through 6th grade students.

**If your student has excessive absences or tardies, discipline referrals, missing birth certificate or immunization records they will not be allowed to participate.

Excessive Tardies and Absences

ABSENCES: When a student is absent from school the parent/guardian must contact the school in advance or at the time of any absence. Absences that are not reported by a parent/guardian within 24 HOURS will be counted as unexcused. Once you have 18 absences you may be excluded from end of year activities.

TARDIES: 18 excused or unexcused tardies will result in loss of participation in end of year activities. Tardies will only be considered excused for appointments or emergencies, when the parent/guardian comes in with the student.

Information from the state

Safford Unified School District has received notice from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the Superintendent of Public Instruction approving a modified calendar for the District for the 2016-17 school year, due to the days of school lost because of hailstorm and flood damage. The District and ADE have worked together closely during this process and we are pleased with the results. Below is the reply we received from ADE and the State Superintendentís office:

ďGreat news! The Superintendent of Public Instruction has approved the Safford Unified School Districtís modified calendar for the 2017 School Year based on the information provided to the Arizona Department of Education in writing and emails along with the verbal communication we had with you on 10/24/16.

Again, thank you for alerting us to the Districtís hardship and working with us to ensure that all of the Districtís students receive the required number of instructional hours.

We wish you the best in continuing to recover from the storm damage.Ē

Therefore, Safford Schools is pleased to inform all Staff, Students, Parents, and Community members of the modified calendar for the 2016-17 school year due to the severe hailstorm and flooding which caused schools to close from October 12, 2016 through October 21, 2016.

Schools are required to attend a specific number of days per year, as well as a specific number of hours per year. In certain emergencies schools may petition the ADE to excuse the required days, but must meet the minimum required seat hours. SUSD requested to be excused from having to meet the required number of school days and also requested approval for the following in order to meet the required seat hours, and approval has been granted:

School will be in session the following days to make up for seat hours missed:
--Monday, April 17, 2017 will be a full day of school (it was originally scheduled to be a no school day).
--Friday, May 19, 2017 will be a full day of school for grads K - 8 (it was originally scheduled to be an early release day).
--Friday, May 19, 2017 will be a school day for Safford High School.
--Grades 4 - 6, in order to meet the required number of seat hours will not have scheduled morning recess for the remainder of the year.

Once again, we are very grateful to the State School Superintendent and the Arizona Department of Education for their care and concern for Safford Schools during this time of change and trial.

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The May Stinsogram newsletter is available as a download. Click on the Downloads link above and click on the May newsletter. Please take the opportunity to download the newsletter.
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