Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Pima Unified School District’s intent to destroy the Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services born in the year 1999. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student must retrieve these records by July 5th, 2022. Records may be picked up in the Special Education Office. If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy Taylor at 928-387-8074 or email@example.com. This notice is pursuant to A.R.S. §41-1351 and the General Records Retention Schedule for School Districts and Charter Schools Student Records (#000-11-53) established by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (L.A.P.R.), Special Education Records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) will be destroyed “four (4) years after fiscal year of final enrollment.”
Summer Food Program begins June 1 with Breakfast available from 7 to 8:30 and lunch available from 11:30 to 1. Free meals will be provided to all children under 18. Service available at Pima School Cafeteria on corner of Main Street and 200 S.
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The Roughrider “Grins N Giggles” Summer Reading Program will offer 2 programs during 2 different sessions for 1st and 2nd grade. Please see the flyer for more information. Paper copies will be sent home the week of May 2nd. For more information contact: Dorothy Despain, firstname.lastname@example.org, 928.387.8069
We are excited to be able to offer our 5th-12th graders the special opportunity of having Kacey McCallister speak directly to them at our schools April 25. This is such a great opportunity for our youth to learn more about how to persevere. We still encourage families to attend that evening at EAC if possible.
As mentioned before, the Safford Library is hosting a new program called, The Super Hero Us program for special needs students and their families. This week for the program at the Graham County Library, they will be reading Diane Alber’s A Little Spot of Anxiety book. Each family attending will get their own free copy to take home. They will talk about how and when to practice the calming techniques this book teaches to help your child learn how to manage the big emotion of anxiety/worry. If interested, please join them at the library, today, Thursday April 14th, 6-7pm.
The Safford Library has recently launched a new program for kids with special needs and their families. Parent support, networking, and hands-on activities for the kids. The program will focus on the Spot of Emotions books and curriculum in the coming months, with families taking home a book corresponding to each emotion as it is taught each month.
If you are looking for an awesome character-building, grit-building, and amazing experience, you should consider taking your family to this event! It is sure to motivate and inspire!
PJHS Testing Schedule
Free physicals (Dr. David Bryce) for Pima athletes for the 2022-23 school year! ALL high school students must have a physical done with the new AIA forms, even if they had a new one done for spring sports. Packets will be available in the school offices and MUST be returned by March 29th, 4 pm.
CONGRATULATIONS to Pima High School's Girls Basketball team - The Repeating State CHAMPIONS!
PHS FBLA competed in a virtual Regional Conference at the end of January. We had 29 students compete and 13 who placed in the Top 3 of their event! Congratulations to these students. We're exciited to attend the State Conference in April and continue the strong tradition of FBLA success at Pima High.
February may be the shortest month, but sometimes it feels like it takes forever to get from New Years to Spring Break. At Pima Schools we are blessed with the Woot Woot Train (engineered by Counselors Katie Williams and Ashley Scorse) to bring a quick break and a bright smile. It's Great to be a ROUGHRIDER!
Congratulations to the Pima Junior High 7th grade boys basketball team. They are the 2021-2022 EAJHA Champions!! The boys worked hard all season and earned the championship.
Did you know Pima Schools has a virtual calming room? This site can be used at school or at home in order to offer our students a way to access a myriad of virtual experiences that help students practice mindfulness and de-stressing techniques. Check it out! https://sites.google.com/pimaschools.com/pusd-virtual-calming-room/home
Mrs. Connell's class is excited to be back from break and eager to start their animal habitat projects.
In science this last week, we had a great time working with worms and how they respond to different types of stimulus. Worms do like to maintain homeostasis.
Eighth Grade Social Studies just finished a unit on civil rights. The students gave "I Have a Dream" speeches this week. There were so many fabulous speeches given including topics such as "No More Homework", "School Rivalries Being Resolved", "Rodeo Becoming a School Sport", and "You Cannot Erase History". It was such a pleasure listening to the students talk about things they are passionate about!
Our 4th graders are doing amazing with long division! Please keep practicing multiplication and division facts with your students at home!
I know we are at the middle of the winter, and this often leads to students having trouble getting up in the morning and getting going throughout the day. We want to make sure that students continue to show effort and focus. Part of this will be developed with practice, but there are little things we can do to support this learning. Make sure they get good food for their school day, and try your hardest to have them leave home with a positive note. Say something that builds encouragement and demonstrates a belief in their abilities.