FIND it Fast

Sunset Ridge


FIND it Fast

 Welcome to Sunset Ridge!!!


Mission Statement

We are here to help each other succeed at achieving important goals.  


School Information  

PrincipalMrs. Lynn Byrn
Asst PrincipalMrs. Mara Kurasch 
35707 N. 33rd Ln, Phoenix, Arizona 85086                                     
Main Phone(623) 445-7800
Attendance(623) 445-7890
Fax(623) 445-7880
Nurse(623) 445-7810
Office Hours7:30 - 4:30
Bell Schedule8:45 - 3:30
Early Release8:45 - 12:05
Mascot The Hawks
School ColorsPurple and Green
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Lunch Schedule 

The following are the times each grade level is in the cafeteria eating lunch. Each grade has a recess time in addition to this either before or after they eat: 
  • Kinder           10:50-11:15
  • 1st Grade      11:00-11:20
  • 2nd Grade     11:05-11:25
  • 3rd Grade      11:15-11:35
  • 4th Grade      11:40-12:00
  • 5th Grade      11:45-12:05
  • 6th Grade      11:50-12:10
  • 7th Grade      12:15-12:35
  • 8th Grade      12:20-12:40

Safe and Healthy Eating

Please encourage your student/child/ or children to be seated upright when eating and not to be distracted.  Encourage them to eat slowly, take small bites, and fully chew and swallow their food before talking or laughing.  If you pack a lunch and send it with your child, please avoid food items that could be difficult to chew or which could possibly cause choking.  Encourage them not to eat while walking, running, or engaging in other activities.  Encourage them to avoid children’s games that involve catching a food item in the mouth or putting large amounts of food into the mouth.  Eating in the cafeteria should be fun and social, but eating in the cafeteria is a privilege.  For those who misbehave or fail to follow these directions, cafeteria privileges may be revoked.


Hawk Shout Out!!

A Hawk Shout Out is an unsolicited special recognition that acknowledges a Sunset Ridge staff member who has demonstrated a special effort, an outstanding job, a caring and sensitive attitude or someone going the extra mile.

Give Someone a Shout Out!


Forgotten Items at Home

In an effort to reduce interruptions to instructional time, as well as promote responsibility and accountability with our students, Sunset Ridge will only allow eye glasses, water bottles, medically required items and lunches to be dropped off for students. Forgotten homework assignments, backpacks, PE uniforms, sports equipment, projects and musical instruments will not be accepted or held in the office for students.


Please make after school pick-up plans with your child before the school day starts. Changes to after-school pick-up plans will be given to students for emergencies only.

Sunset Ridge will not sign out any student after 3:10 pm. Please plan accordingly.

Hawk and Byrn
DVUSD Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook
ATTENTION PARENTS - Your children MAY NOT BE ON CAMPUS BEFORE 8:30 A.M. unless they are being dropped off for an activity that is supervised by a staff member or if they are having breakfast in the cafeteria. If they are having breakfast in the cafeteria, they may not be on campus before 8:20 a.m. We have representatives from Safe Schools monitoring our campus before school, HOWEVER, they are not able to supervise your children. WE DO NOT HAVE SUPERVISION AVAILABLE UNTIL 8:30 A.M. If you need to drop your children off for any reason other than what has been addressed above, please visit our office to pick up a Before/After School Program flyer . This program is offered at our school for working parents and people needing additional care for their children in the mornings and/or afternoons. Thank you.
- ATTENTION PARENTS - Please do not drop your children off in the staff parking lot to the north of our school. This lot is used as a staff parking lot, as a walk up for our Pre-K students and for our buses ONLY. Thank you. 
Bullying Policy
Sunset Ridge is committed to a safe environment for all students. If anytime a student feels like they are being bullied they need to report the incident immediately to their teacher or to somebody in the front office and the matter will be investigated. To see a copy of the Deer Valley Unified School District's policy on bullying, which also contains a form to report a bullying incident, please click here.
Our campus is fully dedicated to the "Character Counts" and the "Character Always" programs to help form the anti-bullying culture at Sunset Ridge to hopefully prevent any potential bullying before it even starts.
New Student Registration
If your child will be new to Sunset Ridge, parents will need to bring the following to the front office in order to register them: original birth certificate or a certified copy; immunization records; proof of residence (utility bill, (gas, electric, or water), house payment receipt, rent receipt, escrow document or lease agreement); identification; and legal guardian or custody papers if applicable.
For any questions, please contact Vicki Chitwood ( or 623-445-7806), the Registar, in the front office during normal school hours and for forms please visit the new student registration page on the district site. 
No Latex/Mylar Balloons on Campus
Please note that latex and Mylar balloons are never allowed on campus due to several students have severe allergies to these materials.
Parking and Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Students can only be dropped off in the designated areas in the front of the school and cannot walk in the parking lots unattended.
Visitor Tags
For the safety of our students, ALL visitors must sign in at the office and wear a visitor tag while at school. This is simply a way for our staff to quickly see and assess that all visitors have checked in at the office.
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