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    Dear DVUSD Families,  

    We hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. As we look toward the remainder of September, mark your calendars for the Fall Break Day on Monday, September 25. There will not be school that day, and all campuses, as well as the District Office, will be closed. 

    Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Applications 
    As a reminder, last year’s meal applications are due to expire September 12. To avoid any lapse in meal and other benefits, such as reduced academic, athletic and internet service fees as well as possible P-EBT benefits, please submit a meal application online at EZMealApp.com by September 11. Questions can be directed to Lisa Romberg, Food and Nutrition Specialist at lisa.romberg@dvusd.org, or 623-445-5166.

    K-5 Math Curriculum Material Review
    DVUSD is currently in the process of reviewing materials for a Math Curriculum Materials Adoption for grades K-5. The curriculum adoption team has selected potential resources for our K-5 Math students and teachers. Materials are now available for public review and will remain available until September 29, 2023.

    Please visit the DVUSD K-5 Mathematics Adoption webpage for additional information and provide feedback by September 29.

    Tune in to the ‘Supe Scoop
    DVUSD’s Superintendent, Dr. Finch, is giving the scoop on many of the #extraordinary aspects of DVUSD on the new DVUSD Podcast- The ‘Supe Scoop! Check out episodes including features on: the new to the District principals, a peek into DVUSD’s transportation department including an interview with the best bus driver in the state, and catch his newest episode featuring DVUSD’s girl’s flag football as they kick off their season! Listen to all the episodes at: dvusd.org/supescoop.

    Private University Night Thursday, September 7
    Parents of high school seniors, join us with your students for DVUSD’s Private University Night this Thursday, September 7, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the DVUSD Governing Board Room at 20402 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix 85027 (in the same parking lot as the DVUSD District Office). The private schools in attendance will include: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Grand Canyon University, Huntington University, CRAS - Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences and Arizona Christian University.

    Student Survey
    Over the next several weeks we will be administering a survey to your students. This survey gathers student perceptions of items such as school safety, the support they receive, and their sense of well-being at DVUSD. The survey is broken into two parts and has separate versions for grades 3-5 and grades 6-12 (very similar, but slightly different wording for some questions). Copies of the surveys can be reviewed here. This survey complies with the requirements as outlined in A.R.S. 15-117. If you have additional questions regarding the survey, contact DVUSD’s Director of Data Analysis, Scott Smith, at scott.smith@dvusd.org by end of day Friday, September 8. 


    Student Support Services Parental Input
    Student Support Services would like to solicit input from our parents of students with disabilities (students on IEPs or 504s) for our upcoming 2023-2024 Parent Webinar Series. Please see the attached survey link where you can provide SSS with feedback regarding upcoming topics. All Parent Webinars will be virtual and accessible on our SSS website under Parent Resources.  

    Parent Webinar Training Dates:  

    September 29, 2023

    December 8, 2023 

    February 23, 2024

    May 3, 2024  

    Fall Sports
    DVUSD student-athletes kicked off their Fall athletic seasons! This includes the newly sanctioned Arizona Interscholastic Association sport, Girl’s Flag Football. All five DVUSD high schools have teams that are competing in the new sport this season. Come cheer on your favorite teams and athletes as they compete in Fall sports! Find out more about DVUSD athletics, upcoming events, and more on the newly-designed district athletics page: dvusd.org/athletics.  

    Nov 7 Election
    In May, DVUSD’s Governing Board unanimously approved a continuation of the current override and a $325 million bond to be placed on the November 7 ballot. This election will help preserve current fine arts and athletic programs such as art, general and instrumental music, and physical education, as well as maintain class sizes. The funds will also be used to attract and retain highly qualified teachers and support staff. For more information on the election including: FAQs, registering to vote, important dates, proposed bond projects at every school, and more, visit: dvusd.org/election. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 9, early voting will be held Oct. 11- 27 and election day is Nov. 7- be sure to cast your vote!  

    The next update will be provided the week of October 2. Have a great week! 


    Deer Valley Unified School District