Royal Palm Quick Brief

Royal Palm Middle School  

8520 N. 19th Avenue                                                                     

Phoenix, AZ  85021



·         First day of school:  August 13, 2012

Start and End Times:  8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Early Release Wednesday’s – 8:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

·         Parent Open House : Thursday, August 9, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.


·         Transportation:  Students who attend Royal Palm Middle School walk or ride the bus to and from school, based on their home address.  Bus riders who are enrolled by July 31, 2012 will receive information in the mail from the WESD Transportation Services Department before the start of school that specifies the location of the bus stop and pick-up and drop-off times. 


·         Food Services:  Breakfast is provided to all students in their advisory class at no cost.  Lunch is $1.60 for students not in the free and reduced lunch program.  The Washington Elementary School District provides both breakfast and lunch at all 32 schools.  Meal applications are sent home with students, may be picked up in the school office, and are available online at  Lunch money may be deposited in advance into an account for students in person at the school’s cafeteria or on the computer by credit card at:


·         Uniforms:   No.  Please refer to the WESD Web site for guidelines.

  .  Students are required to “dress out” for PE as     

           part of their grade.


·         School Supplies:  Backpacks are not allowed.  General supplies:  Note Book/Binder, paper, pencils, pens.  Teachers may provide more information through class syllabus.



 Registration Checklist for Parents: When all items in the list below have been signed off by the Welcome Center representative, your child is registered and may report to school.


Not Applicable



Student Information Form


Birth Certificate or other acceptable proof


Student Health Information Form


Immunization Records


Attestation of Arizona Residency Form


Request for Records


Primary Home Language Other Than English Form


McKinney-Vento Survey


Withdrawal from Previous School (Not required for summer registration or students who have not previously attended school.)


Optional Papers


Student is registered and ready to report to school     ______________________________________________

                                                                                     (signature of Welcome Center representative)


Washington Elementary School District (WESD) is proud to serve a diverse population in north central Phoenix and east Glendale. The largest elementary school district in Arizona, WESD is comprised of 32 schools (18 K-6 schools, two K-5 schools, one 5-8 school, one K-7 school, six K-8 schools and four middle/junior high schools). 

WESD has many achievements of which to be proud, including:

·         Open enrollment and full-day kindergarten opportunities are available at all schools.

·         Gifted Services are offered at all schools, with approximately 1,775 students being challenged beyond the traditional classroom setting, including two self-contained programs that serve highly gifted students.

·         Music, art, and physical education programs are offered in all District schools.

·         National Junior Honor Society organizations are offered at all middle/junior high schools.

·         Parent teacher organizations (PTO/PTAs) are active throughout WESD schools.

·         WESD is the only Energy Star Leader school district in Arizona.

·         KidSpace, District-sponsored before- and after-school child care, is available at 23 schools.

·         BEGIN, three-year teacher induction program, is the longest functioning program of its kind in Arizona.

·         21st Century Grants provide after-school enrichment programs at 25 schools. WESD has the largest number of these grant programs in Arizona.

·         Breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks are available at all schools.

The Washington Elementary School District is committed to achieving excellence for every child, every day, every opportunity. All WESD curricula have been carefully aligned with the State-mandated academic standards, and WESD is a leader among districts in developing and implementing comprehensive student assessments that align with the curricula.