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Thank you for visiting our homepage. We will do our very best to keep you informed on the most current happenings at Ruth Powell School.

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Early Release Fridays

This year we are having early release on Fridays, except for the first two Fridays of the semester.
The following days students will be released at 12:35:

November 18
December 2
December 9
December 16
Lunches will be served and busses will run


Christmas Vacation

Christmas Break begins on Thursday, December 22nd. This will be a half day for students and staff. School will be released at 12:35 pm lunches will be served. School will resume on Monday, January 9th as normal. We wish everyone a wonderful, safe, and joyous Christmas and New Year!

Festival of Trees

Ruth Powell School will be visiting the Festival of the Trees on Thursday, December 8th. Each class has a designated 20 minutes to attend. Students must return their permission slips in order to attend.


Christmas Program

Our Bulldog Express and 1st graders will be doing a Christmas Program Wednesday, December 21st at 1:00 and 6:00 pm at the CFA.

Dibels Testing

Kindergarten through 3rd Grade will be testing Monday December 9. 4th and 5th Grade will be testing Tuesday December 10th. Please make sure students are on time for school and try and schedule any appointments after school.

STUDENT ABSENCES

We have received clarification of Arizona revised state statute 15-901. This says that the first 10% of absences, 18, days, are excused if they fall under one of the excused categories. The change to the law states that after the 10%, 18 days, any absence for any reason after that is considered unexcused. For every 5 days after the 18th absence, paperwork will be filed turning your child's name into probation in accordance with truancy policies.
When your child is absent you must call in with 48 hours for it to be excused. You will no longer be able to in a week after your child has been gone to excuse the absence. If it is not called in within 48 hours of the absence, we will not go back and change an unexcused to an excused. All of this is specifically stated in the state law.


TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

ALL parents/guardians of Safford Unified School District students there are changes to the Transportation Policies that will be put into effect at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

In order for your child to ride a bus to/from school, you must come into the Transportation Office with your child, view a video, and sign all necessary paperwork.

The Transportation Office
1185 S. 14th Ave.

This new Transportation Policy is in place to help educate everyone on the importance of safety on school buses. At Safford Unified Schools, we are striving to create a safe, healthy environment for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Transportation Office at (928) 348-7091 or (928) 348-7080.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Phillip Nelson
Director of Transportation


ARIZONA TAX CREDIT DONATION

Arizona tax law allows married couples filing jointly to take up to $400 in tax credit or $200 for singles if they donate to extracurricular activities. This tax credit is available to all taxpayers, even if they donít have children in school. Contributions are donated directly to the school, not to the state or even to the district. Though contributions to public schools have always been tax deductible, a tax credit is subtracted from the amount of taxes you owe. A tax credit is a full refund of your money. You can choose what school/teacher or †an extracurricular program you would like it to go to. Teachers use this money to pay for class field trips.


Walking the Dogs

Welcome Back to another fun year of Walking the Dogs! Check out our Walking the Dogs website to find out more information about us! Just remember to click on the icon to the left that says "Clubs". We look forward to another fun year and are so proud of our students for their dedication to this club!

Click here to be redirected to the link mentioned above.


POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL ACCESS

Parents are encouraged to use the Powerschool Parent Portal to access your child's grades, lunch balances and attendance records. If you have any questions or would like directions on using this wonderful tool, please call the office at 928-348-7030 and we would be happy to help.

This is also available as a mobile app for apple and android phones. Just search for PowerSchool Mobile. You can set it up to get notifications for absences etc.


PTO Website

Click on the link below to be directed to the PTO website, or click the ACTIVITIES button on the left side of the page.

Click here to be redirected to the link mentioned above.

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