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Desert Trails Hours

Office Hours 8 am - 4 pm

Regular Bell Schedule 8:45 am - 3:15 pm (Early Release 8:45 am - 12:30 pm)

Kindergarten: 8:45 am - 3:10 pm | Early Release 8:45 am - 12:25 pm

1st-6th grade: 8:45 am - 3:15 pm | Early Release 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

Pre-K schedule: 8:55 am - 2:55 pm | Early Release 8:55 am - 11:55 am

  • All gates are locked until 8:15 am each morning. Any adult entering campus at any time must sign in at the front office.
  • Parents of students who arrive too early on a regular basis will be contacted to resolve the situation.
  • Please carefully review our drop off and pick up procedures.

drop off and pick up procedures

Attendance Policy

School attendance is a critical part of a successful school year. Students should be absent only when absolutely necessary, as much of the classroom activity cannot be made up. The benefit of discussion and participation is lost to those who are absent.

Under district attendance and excuse policy, it is the parent/guardian's responsibility to notify the school of an absence. A student whose absences (excused/unexcused) totals more than 10 percent or 18 days of the school year and whose absences have affected academic progress may be retained due to the negative effect on the grade and may be cited and reported to the courts (A.R.S. 15-802; A.R.S. 15-803).

What If My Child Is Home Ill?

If your child is ill be sure call our 24 hour attendance line at (602) 449-4101 by 9:30 a.m. the morning of the absence.  Any absence not called in will be considered a truancy.  When calling in an absence, please state child's name, teacher, grade and reason for absence. 

Homework, if requested, may be picked up in the school office after 3:15 p.m. Students will be given time to make up work when they return from their absence.

Tardy Policy 

The first bell rings at 8:40 a.m. Classes begin at 8:45 a.m. Students arriving after the second bell at 8:45 a.m. are tardy. Parents must come in the building and sign in any student arriving after the 8:45 a.m. bell. It is less disruptive to the class if everyone is present when the teacher begins directions and instructions for the day.