To ensure the security of our students and staff Sonoran Foothills is a closed campus. Parents and adult family members are allowed on campus for lunch, but are not allowed to visit classrooms without prior authorization from the teacher. All visitors must register in the office and present identification. All visitors must wear a visitor’s sticker while on campus. Parents are not allowed on the playground.
Our campus opens to students at 8:30 AM. Students only in grades 1-8 will enter through the gate next to the bike rack (along with bus riders). Parents will say their goodbyes at the gate before the students proceed to the playground or to their courtyards. Staff members will be on duty to ensure all students get to their destination safely.
We encourage parents to take an active part in the education of their children. However, younger siblings and other school age children, not attending Sonoran Foothills, are not permitted to visit campus during school hours with the exception of school-wide assemblies, performances and field day.
All volunteers must complete a volunteer training prior to volunteering. Volunteer trainings are offered at Sonoran Foothills and across the district on a variety of dates and times. Check the district or school website for training opportunities. Volunteers only need to attend the training once. Every subsequent year you will complete a new “blue” card for our nurse to keep on file. Volunteers chaperoning an overnight field trip or helping coach a team must have their fingerprint clearance card well in advance of the event.
Please do not bring siblings or other children to classroom activities, class parties or volunteer assignments.
All volunteers must report to the school office upon arrival and sign in, and take a visitor badge.
When volunteering, please realize that the teacher’s first responsibility is to the class as a whole. As such, teachers are unable to converse at any length with volunteers while they are also responsible for student instruction or monitoring. Additionally, student confidentiality must be respected at all times. No visitors or volunteers will be allowed on campus for any reason during standardized state testing per state mandate.
The National PTSA is the largest child advocacy organization in the United States and one of the largest volunteer organizations. Each local PTSA is linked through its membership and acceptance of the PTSA objectives and policies to the National and State PTSA.The Sonoran Foothills PTSA is a valuable part of our school culture. We encourage you to become a member, attend the meetings, and get actively involved. Our children need PTSA and PTSA needs you! Please watch for communications from our PTSA during the school year.