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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WESD FAMILIES

posted Apr 20, 2018, 4:38 PM by Nicole Lusciandrello   [ updated May 4, 2018, 2:56 PM ]

Walkout Information 

May 4, 2018 Update:

Please see the letter below regarding frequently asked questions about the completion of the school year. Thank you for your continued support of the #WESDFamily.

Refiérase por favor a la carta más abajo que contiene preguntas frecuentes en cuanto al fin del año escolar. Gracias por su apoyo continuo de la #FamiliaWESD #WESDFamily


FAQ English 
FAQ Spanish


Please see the information below for updates regarding the teacher walkout. This page will be updated frequently as new details become available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

 

SCHOOL OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (UPDATED APRIL 20, 2018): 

FAQ Document English 

 

FAQ Document Spanish 

 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES: 

 

***Childcare will be offered at 13 WESD Schools for $20 per day. Space is limited. 

Please register your child as soon as possible. Thank you.***

 

KidSpace School Closure Camp: 

 

KidSpace Registration Form 

 

Childcare KidSpace FAQ 

 

Challenger Space Center Day Camp Information- $10 Per Day   

Temporary Drop-In Recreation City of Phoenix  

Washington Elementary School District Social Services- Community Resources 

St. Mary's Food Bank Distribution Centers  

 

***FREE breakfast and lunch will be served at all 32 WESD schools


May 3, 2018 UPDATE 


Based on the legislative action this morning, all schools will reopen tomorrow, May 4 with sufficient staff to safely supervise students and provide regular instruction. Again, all schools will be open on Friday, May 4. We look forward to seeing our students and staff at school tomorrow, May 4. Information about making up instructional hours will go home with students tomorrow.

 

Basado en la acción legislativa de esta mañana, todas las escuelas reabrirán mañana, 4 de mayo con suficiente personal para supervisar a los estudiantes y proveer enseñanza regular con seguridad. Nuevamente, todas las escuelas estarán abiertas el viernes, 4 de mayo. Esperamos con anticipación ver a nuestros estudiantes y personal en las escuelas mañana, 4 de mayo. Información en cuanto cómo reponer las horas de enseñanza se enviarán a casa con los estudiantes mañana.


May 2, 2018 UPDATE: 

 
All WESD schools will remain closed Thursday, May 3 for student instruction. Our data indicates that we will not have enough staff to safely supervise students. We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at all 32 schools, as well as provide KidSpace childcare at 13 WESD locations. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. 
 
Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el jueves, 3 de mayo para enseñanza estudiantil. Nuestra información indica que no tendremos suficiente personal para supervisar a los estudiantes con seguridad. Continuaremos sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas, al igual que proveer cuidado de niños ‘KidSpace’ en 13 escuelas del WESD. Gracias por su paciencia y cooperación continua. 


May 1, 2018 UPDATE

All WESD schools will remain closed Wednesday, May 2 for student instruction. Our data indicates that we will not have enough staff to safely supervise students. We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at all 32 schools, as well as provide KidSpace childcare at 13 WESD locations. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation. 

Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el miércoles, 2 de mayo para enseñanza estudiantil. Nuestra información indica que no tendremos suficiente personal para supervisar a los estudiantes con seguridad. Continuaremos sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas, al igual que proveer cuidado de niños ‘KidSpace’ en 13 escuelas del WESD. Gracias por su paciencia y cooperación continua. 

April 30, 2018 UPDATE: 

Our data indicates that we will not have enough staff to safely supervise students and provide regular instruction tomorrow. Therefore, all WESD schools will remain closed Tuesday, May 1. We will continue to serve breakfast and lunch at all 32 schools, as well as provide KidSpace childcare at 13 WESD locations on a first-come, first-served basis. We will continue to provide you with daily phone calls. Please understand this is a fluid situation and we may provide multiple updates in one day, if new information comes in.

Updates will also be posted to the WESD Facebook page, as well as school web sites and Facebook pages. If you have any questions, please call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

La información que tenemos indica que no tendremos suficiente personal para supervisar a nuestros estudiantes y proveer enseñanza regular con seguridad mañana. Por lo tanto, todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el martes, 1 de mayo. Continuaremos sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas al igual que proveer cuidado de niños KidSpace en 13 escuelas del WESD por orden de llegada. Continuaremos proveyéndoles información con llamadas telefónicas diarias. Comprendan por favor que esta situación es fluida y es posible que les proveamos múltiples actualizaciones en un día si se recibe información nueva. 

Se publicarán actualizaciones en el sitio Web y la página de Facebook del WESD, igual que en los sitios Web y las páginas de Facebook de las escuelas. Si tienen preguntas, favor de llamar al 602-347-2600. Gracias

April 27, 2018 UPDATE:

All WESD schools will remain closed Monday, April 30. Additionally, this is a reminder that the WESD track and field meet scheduled for tomorrow at Thunderbird High School is also cancelled. Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday at all 32 schools and childcare is available at 13 WESD locations on a first come, first served basis. We will continue to provide you with daily phone calls. Please understand this is a fluid situation and we may provide multiple updates in one day if new information comes in. Updates will also be posted the WESD Facebook page, as well as school web sites and Facebook pages. If you have any questions, please call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas el lunes, 30 de abril. Además, este es un recordatorio que se ha cancelado la competencia de pista y campo programada para mañana en la Escuela Secundaria Thunderbird. Se servirá desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas el lunes y cuidado de niños estará disponible en 13 escuelas del WESD por orden de llegada. Continuaremos proveyéndoles información con llamadas telefónicas diarias. Comprendan por favor que esta situación es fluida y es posible que les proveamos múltiples actualizaciones en un día si se recibe información nueva. Se publicarán actualizaciones en el sitio Web y la página de Facebook del WESD, igual que en los sitios Web y las páginas de Facebook de las escuelas. Si tienen preguntas, favor de llamar al 602-347-2600. Gracias

 

 

April 26, 2018 UPDATE: 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: All WESD schools will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, April 27. 

Please remember that breakfast and lunch is being served at all 32 schools and childcare is available at 13 WESD locations 

on a first-come, first-served basis. We will continue to provide you with daily updates on our District Web site, 

social media channels and through phone calls. Please understand this is a fluid situation and we may provide 

multiple updates in one day if new information comes in. If you have any questions, please call 602-347-2600. Thank you. 

 

Todas las escuelas del WESD permanecerán cerradas mañana, viernes, 27 de abril. Recuerden 

por favor que se servirá desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 32 escuelas y tenemos cuidado de niños 

disponible en 13 escuelas del WESD por orden de llegada. Continuaremos proveyéndoles información 

con llamadas telefónicas diarias. Comprendan por favor que esta situación es fluida y es 

posible que les proveamos múltiples actualizaciones en un día si se recibe información nueva.


April 25, 2018 UPDATE: 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: ALL WESD SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, APRIL 26. WESD 

will offer a KidSpace camp for $20 a day at 13 WESD locations. The WESD will also provide free breakfast and 

lunch at all 32 schools. We will continue to update the #WESDFamily as more information becomes available. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation 

 

MENSAJE IMPORTANTE: TODAS LAS ESCUELAS DEL WESD ESTARÁN CERRADAS MAÑANA, 26 DE ABRIL. 

WESD ofrecerá un campamento ‘KidSpace’ por $20 al día en 13 escuelas del WESD. El WESD también proveerá 

desayuno y almuerzo gratis en todas las 32 escuelas. Continuaremos actualizando el #WESDFamily a 

medida que haya más información disponible. Gracias por su paciencia y cooperación .


April 24, 2018 UPDATE: 

 
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR WESD FAMILIES: Breakfast and lunch will be served at all 32 schools on 
Thursday, April 26 as well as on any day that school campuses are closed. Any child, ages 1 to 18, 
can receive free breakfast and lunch at any WESD school. Children do not have to attend a WESD 
school to receive food. Adults may purchase breakfast or lunch for $3.50.
The WESD is also working on an amended childcare plan for WESD students during school closures. 
Please check back tomorrow for detailed information regarding childcare. 
As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding. #WESDFamily

UN MENSAJE IMPORTANTE PARA LAS FAMILIAS DEL WESD: Se servirá desayuno y almuerzo en todas las 

32 escuelas el jueves, 26 de abril al igual que en cualquier día que las escuelas estén cerradas. 

Cualquier niño, de 1 a 18 años de edad, puede recibir desayuno y almuerzo gratis en cualquier escuela del WESD. 

Los niños no necesitan asistir a una escuela del WESD para recibir comida. Adultos pueden comprar un 

desayuno o almuerzo por $3.50.

Además, el WESD está trabajando en un plan enmendado para cuidado de niños para los estudiantes del WESD 

durante el cierre de las escuelas. Favor de regresar a este sitio o página mañana para más información en 

cuanto al cuidado de niños. Como siempre, agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión.

 

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April 23, 2018 UPDATE: 

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April 20, 2018 UPDATE: 

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Parent Letter Spanish 

 

Girls Softball

posted Apr 4, 2018, 11:54 AM by Cynthia Torres   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 11:55 AM ]

Royal Palm is pleased to announce that the Girls Softball team is working real hard and is planning on representing Royal Palm strongly! The week of April 16th we have three home games. Monday@ 4:45, Tuesday the 17th @ 4:45 and Thursday the 19th @ 4:45. Please come and support your Girls Softball Team and root them along!

Mr. Templeton

 

Spirit Week April 23-27

posted Apr 4, 2018, 11:52 AM by Cynthia Torres

Monday, April 23rd – HAT DAY! All school appropriate hats welcome!

 

Tuesday, April 24th – Pajama DAY, everyone’s favorite of course, BUT do not forget, APROPRIATE is KEY!

 

Wednesday, April 25th – Class Color Day

  • 8th Grade – Black

  • 7th Grade – Blue

  • 6th Grade Yellow/Gold

 

Thursday, April 26th – Squad Day. Twin Day, dress in groups and wear the same outfits/shirts/hair styles.


Friday, April 27th – Dress to Impress for the Spring Fling Dance after School from 3:20-5:00 pm.

 

Parent Connection Classes

posted Apr 4, 2018, 10:59 AM by Cynthia Torres   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 11:07 AM ]

Greetings Royal Palm & Cardinals Academy Family!
We are excited to announce our first ever PARENT CONNECTION CLASS!

Our first class will be on Thursday, April 5th, from 5:30- 7:00 pm. This class is Parent Vue 101. You will have to opportunity to receive your parent Vue access code and set up your account. With your parent Vue account, you will be able to access your child’s grades online. If you have more than one child in the Washington Elementary School District, you will have access to all of your children. We hope you will join us for this fun and informative evening!

¡Saludos Familias de Royal Palm y Academia de Cardenales! ¡Nos complace anunciar nuestra primera CLASE DE CONEXIÓN PARA PADRES! Nuestra primera clase será el jueves, 5 de abril, de 5: 30-7:00 p.m. Esta clase es Parent Vue 101. Tendrá la oportunidad de recibir el código de acceso para Parent Vue y configurar su cuenta. Con su cuenta de Parent Vue, podrá ver las calificaciones de su hijo/a en la computadora de su casa. Si tiene más de un hijo en el Distrito Escolar Primario de Washington, tendrá acceso a todos sus hijos con el mismo codigo. ¡Esperamos que se una a nosotros para esta noche divertida e informativa!

CURRICULUM NIGHT 3/07/2018

posted Mar 1, 2018, 1:43 PM by Cynthia Torres

"Hello Royal Palm and Cardinal Academy families and friends! Please join us for Curriculum Night on Wednesday, March 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Royal Palm Middle School.  This event is designed to be a fun and informative evening for parents, students and family members to move freely about the campus and participate in demonstrations and see examples of what we do at Royal Palm and Cardinals Academy.  We will be serving free pizza and bottled water until supplies run out...Get there early and make sure that your student gets a "Passport" to collect stamps from each exhibit to qualify for prizes.  Free pizza, free fun and a good luck at all the happenings at RP.   Wednesday, March 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30....Be there!

 

This event is also serving as a springboard to an off campus event on Saturday, March 10th at the 19North Conference area which is located on 19th Avenue and Northern in the Albertson's Shopping Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  On that evening, there will be live music, displays, food and ice cream trucks all in support of the many things that we offer at Royal Palm.  Let's call it a Royal Palm Road Show.  This is our valued connection with our educational support partner 19North, coming to life.  They have been kind enough to grant us access to their conference area to show our stuff.   

 

Come to Curriculum night Wednesday, March 7th From 5:30 to 7:30!  Come to 19North Night on Saturday, March 10th from 5:00 to 8:00.....Support our kids, support our school, support our community!  We look forward to seeing you at both events."  

 

Royal Palm and Cardinal Academy Community Members

posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:22 AM by Cynthia Torres

 

Please help us in welcoming two new members to our teaching staff.  Taking over our 7th Grade Sciences classes is Mr. Mitchell Moes and we have also added an Academic Interventionist, Ms. Tabitha Swiger.

 

Mr. Moes has jumped right in and is doing a great job of getting to know his students and he is assimilating nicely to our campus family.  Welcome Mr. Moes!

 

Ms. Tabitha Swiger joins us as an Academic Interventionist.  Essentially, she will be working with our teaching staff to identify students who need additional assistance in ELA and/or Math and then helping them improve in targeted areas. Welcome Ms. Swiger! 

 

We are pleased to have each of these individuals join the family.  You can meet them in person on Wednesday, March 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 during our CURRICULUM NIGHT! 

Curriculum Night

posted Feb 20, 2018, 11:21 AM by Cynthia Torres

Curriculum Night at Royal Palm will be March 7th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

High School Registrations

posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:57 PM by Cynthia Torres

Attention all 8th grade parents;

All registration paperwork needs to be filled out completely with all required documents the high school is requesting and returned on Monday, January 29th. We included a copy of your child’s birth certificate and shot records, you will need to provide current proof of residence.  All high schools are a different district and students do not automatically roll over into their systems, along with any information.  Counselors from Sunnyslope, and Cortez will be at Royal Palm Middle School on Monday, January 29th in the library during school hours to collect and register all eighth grade students.  Any students who live outside of these school boundaries will need to go to the high school in their home area and pick up a registration packet.  All students must first register at the school in their attendance area in order to request a variance to another high school.

Any students seeking a variance to another high school will still need to bring in their registration paperwork for their homeschool so that he or she can be registered and their variance request can be processed in a timely manner. 

Please have your student in attendance so that he or she can be registered for high school.  Any students absent or who live outside of these high school attendance area will need to register at the high school after January 29th.  To double check your child attendance boundaries, please check out the high school website at: http://www.guhsdaz.org

Wednesday Detention Program

posted Dec 20, 2017, 12:05 PM by Cynthia Torres   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 12:40 PM ]

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we have continued to roll out our PBIS behavior program, The Raider Way, which emphasizes recognizing students for positive behavior choices and offers incentives for students to do the right thing we are seeing an overall improvement in student behavior on campus.  There are, however, still some students who have difficulty making good choices. 

In response, we are adding another layer of consequence to assist students in making better choices.  Beginning the week of January 15, 2018, we will be utilizing an afterschool detention program.  This will take place on early release Wednesdays.  This means that students will be required to stay afterschool from 1:45 p.m. until the late buses, which arrive at approximately 3:10 p.m.

Before a student can serve an afterschool detention, parents will be informed of the date and time and will be asked to sign a form indicating whether the child will be walking home, riding the late bus, or having a parent pick them up from school.  That form will be sent home with the child at least three days in advance of the assigned detention date.

Again, this is not something that we wanted to have happen, but certain repetitive behaviors have caused the need for this action.  Adding after school detention also allows us to intervene before a student is suspended in school causing him/her to miss valuable instructional time.  During the detention time, students will be allowed and encouraged to complete schoolwork that they may be needing to submit to their teachers.  This will be an opportunity for additional academic support. 

If you should have any questions, please contact us at 602-347-3200.

Respectfully,

Will Ambos
Principal

Estimados padres / tutores:
A medida que hemos continuado implementando nuestro programa de comportamiento PBIS, The Raider Way, que enfatiza el reconocimiento de los estudiantes para las elecciones de comportamiento positivo y ofrece incentivos para que los estudiantes hagan lo correcto, estamos viendo una mejora general en el comportamiento de los estudiantes en la escuela. Sin embargo, todavía hay algunos estudiantes que tienen dificultades para tomar buenas decisiones.
En respuesta, estamos agregando otra capa de consecuencias para ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar mejores decisiones. A partir de la semana del 15 de enero de 2018, utilizaremos un programa de detención después de la escuela. Esto tendrá lugar los miércoles de lanzamiento temprano. Esto significa que los estudiantes deberán permanecer después de la escuela de 1:45 p.m. hasta los últimos autobuses, que llegan aproximadamente a las 3:10 p.m.
Antes de que un alumno pueda cumplir una detención después de la escuela, se informará a los padres de la fecha y hora y se les pedirá que firmen un formulario que indique si el niño caminará a casa, viajará en el autobús retrasado o si los padres los recogerán de la escuela. Ese formulario se enviará a casa con el niño al menos tres días antes de la fecha de detención asignada.
Nuevamente, esto no es algo que quisiéramos que sucediera, pero ciertos comportamientos repetitivos han causado la necesidad de esta acción. Agregar detención después de la escuela también nos permite intervenir antes de que un estudiante sea suspendido en la escuela, lo que ocasiona que pierda un valioso tiempo de instrucción. Durante el tiempo de detención, a los estudiantes se les permitirá y alentará a completar el trabajo escolar que pueden necesitar presentar a sus maestros. Esta será una oportunidad para apoyo académico adicional.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con nosotros al 602-347-3200.
Respetuosamente,

Will Ambos
Director

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