FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Will my child be able to access the internet through the school computers?

Yes. Access to electronic mail and Internet offers an abundance of resources such as thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards to both students and teachers. Because of this and our district goal to promote excellence in our schools, we are pleased to bring to the students of the Kings Ridge School access to electronic mail and the Internet. As with all privileges there are certain responsibilities. For more detailed information regarding internet use at school, please read the Student Handbook which is linked under Quick Links on our Home page.


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Does King’s Ridge School allow visitors in the classroom?

Teachers must give prior approval for a parent to enter the classroom. Visiting parents, guardians, and patrons are always welcome on the campus. However, you may not bring friends, relatives, or younger brothers or sisters to visit. Adult visitors to the campus must check in at the office and wear a visitor's pass.


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Does the school offer after-school tutoring?

KRS offers on-campus optional and mandatory tutoring/homework club Monday through Thursday. Certified teachers will assist students in these programs free of charge. These students also have access to computers and a quiet learning environment. Participating students are authorized to ride the late activity bus after attending these sessions.


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How often does KRS hold Parent/Teacher conferences?

You may schedule a Parent/Teacher conference through the teacher at any point during the year. We will send home current conference information with your student. We will release students early from school on conference days.


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When do you give out student report cards?

We issue report cards following each nine-week period. In addition, we send home four-week progress reports each quarter. We hope this will allow students who are having difficulty to improve before report cards come out. Nine-week grades are an indication of progress. Only semester grades become a part of the student's permanent record. Students have the right to question grades, absence records, and other school records. If you think an error has been made, the first level of appeal is "the point of origin.”  For example, if you question a math grade, contact the teacher who recorded the grade. The second level of appeal is the principal.


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What do we need to do if my child must be absent from school?

Success in school is dependent upon regular attendance. If your child must be absent, please call the attendance clerk before school. If a telephone call is not possible, a note taken to the attendance office immediately upon your return to school will suffice. If you know your child will be absent ahead of time, please contact the attendance clerk as soon as you are aware. For more detailed information regarding our attendance policy, please see the Student Handbook which is linked under Quick Links on our Home page.


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Can Kings Ridge students ride bikes, skateboards, roller blades, and scooters to school?

If a student rides a bike to school, he/she should provide a padlock and always lock the bike in the bike compound. The bike compound will be locked at the first bell. It’s a good idea to register and license you bicycle for your protection. Students must always walk the bike on campus in order to retain the privilege or bringing a bike to school. Skateboards, roller blades, and scooters may not be on Kings Ridge School campus before, during or after the school day.


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My child has lost his library book. What should we do about it?

Furnished textbooks, student identification cards (picture I.D.), library books, athletic uniforms and equipment are your responsibility. If your child loses or damages it, you will be expected to pay for a replacement. Even if the item is stolen -- you are responsible for it. We will not allow your child to participate in any extra-curricular activity, or attend school events, other than regular classes until he/she takes care of this obligation.


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Can my child use his/her personal electronic devices at school?

We do not permit students to have radios, CD players, tape players/recorders, cameras, pagers, Walkmans, video games, cartridges, or cellular phones, on campus.  We are concerned about damage, storage, and security of these items.  Should a student bring one of these items to school, we will confiscated it and return it only to the student’s parents. KRPA will not be held liable for lost or stolen electronic devices, phones, etc.


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Can I deliver a bouquet of balloons to my child during school hours?

We discourage the delivery of balloons. They are disruptive in the classroom, and we will not be able to deliver them to students until the end of the day. Balloons will not be allowed on the bus.


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What are the rules for attendance at the school dances?

School dances will be held during school hours. We request a current picture I.D. card at the door. We will not allow any student to loiter on campus during the dance. If a student wishes to leave early, his/her parent must sign him/her out. Dances are for our students only. We will not permit visitors to attend. The parent/guardian must pick up the student no later than 15 minutes after the dance or we may prohibit him/her from attending future dances.


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Is there a school uniform or dress code?

You will be expected to keep yourself well groomed and neatly dressed at all times. Any form of dress or hairstyle which is considered contrary to good hygiene or which is distractive or disruptive in appearance and detrimental to the purpose or conduct of the school will not be permitted. Since fashions and name designations for wearing apparel change frequently, the administration, with the advice and counsel of faculty, students, and parents, may provide an interpretation of garments that are questionable. The dress code is in compliance with Arizona Revised Statutes 15-712.

All students who attend District schools are expected to dress in proper school attire. It is the parent's responsibility to ensure compliance with the dress code. All students will wear the standard school clothing. The clothing may not be altered in a manner that includes, but is not limited to, slits and shredded hems, or is disruptive to the educational process.

  1. Tops - Solid white, navy, or red. No logos will be allowed on shirts or sweatshirts. All tops must have a collar, long or short sleeves, and no zippers. All tops must be tucked in. Undershirts worn beneath tops must be white only. Tops must be size appropriate.
  2. Bottoms - All navy blue or khaki, no denim, and no logos. The bottoms may be pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, or skorts. All shorts (for boys and girls), skirts, jumpers, or skorts must be no shorter than two inches above the knee. No sweatpants, athletic type pants, jeans, or overalls may be worn. All bottoms must be size appropriate. Pants may not touch the ground or flare wider than a shoe length at the bottom.
  3. Belts - Belts may be one solid color; navy, brown, red, white, or black. No initials on belts or belt buckles. Belts may not be more than one size larger than the waist.
  4. Shoes - For safety reasons, closed-toed and closed-heeled or athletic shoes are allowed. No platform shoes, open-toed sandals, or slippers shall be worn. Shoelaces must be correctly laced, securely tied, and standard size. White or navy socks or tights may be worn.
  5. Winter Wear/Outer Wear - Must be size appropriate with no logos other than the school mascot. Solid white, navy, or red sweatshirts may be worn over a uniform shirt with the collar showing. Flannel or plaid shirts are not allowed. Undershirts worn beneath tops must be white only. Jackets may not be worn in the classroom.
  6. Other - Pierced jewelry is only acceptable in the ear. NO pierced jewelry may be worn by boys. Girls may wear only one earring per ear. No sunglasses, hats, caps, or bandanas (including hair bandanas) may be worn. Any exceptions must have a medical excuse on file. Wallet chains or oversized neck chains are not allowed. Excessive jewelry, tattoos, buttons, or other accessories, which promote the use of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and those that make reference to or identify gangs are not allowed.

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Is there a nurse on campus?

The school has a full-time licensed practical nurse on duty to administer the health program. The health office is an emergency station, but is not equipped to take care of any serious illness. If your child becomes seriously ill or injured at school, he should report to the nearest adult, health office, or other office personnel immediately. He/she must not leave school without permission from the licensed practical nurse or office personnel under any circumstances. Every student must have a hall pass from his/her teacher before entering the health office. Students will not be allowed to go to the health office between classes except in an extreme emergency. Please make sure that each child has an updated medical and drug release form submitted to the nurse.


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My child must take medication during school hours. What is your policy?

We place full responsibility for the supply, appropriate transportation, and maintenance of prescription medication on the child’s parents. The medication must be in the original container from the pharmacy.  Parents must complete and sign the consent form for giving medication at school. The prescribing physician must also sign the consent form.  Medication must come to the health assistant in a prescription container stating the name of the student, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the time to be given. For more information on this subject, please see the Student Handbook which is linked under Quick Links on our Home page.


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If my child is injured on campus while at school, will the school’s insurance cover his/her medical costs?

Kings Ridge School does not provide medical insurance coverage for school accidents. You are responsible for any medical bills if your child gets hurt during school activities. If your child does not have other health coverage, student insurance may also be used to help pay those charges not covered by other insurance. If your child qualifies for Medicare, please pick up a copy of the “Important Notice to Persons on Medicare” from our front office.


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Is there a school library where my child can do research and check out books?

The school library is open from 7:30 a.m. until the end of the school day. With a hall pass, students may go to the library during a class period to do reference work. Students may check out all materials in the media center; some on an overnight loan, others for periods up to two weeks. Be sure you do not take any books or materials from the library without checking them out at the desk. Students will need a student I.D  to check out all library materials.


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Is there a school Lost and Found?

We will place clothing and other articles found at school in an area in the office. We encourage you to label all clothing, musical instruments, and other personal items, including notebooks. Use a permanent black marker or something that will not easily come off. We will donate all inventory is to charity periodically throughout the year.


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Does KRS offer lunch, and how should I pay for that?

Students may purchase full lunches from the cafeteria. We also have snack bar services available during the lunch period. Click here for a free/reduced lunch application. Lunch accounts may be established in the cafeteria. You may establish the accounts by cash or by check. Please make these deposits in the cafeteria before school. Students can access their account by entering their account number onto the keypad and/or swiping their I.D.


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Does Kings Ridge School have a Physical Education uniform?

No, we do not have a Physical Education uniform. Students wear shorts, shirts, tennis shoes, and socks during physical education classes. Their clothing must be neat, clean, and marked with the owner's name.  We require them to be of the school and/or uniform colors.
 
We believe that physical exercise is important and helps students to think, study, and learn. If a student must be excused for medical reasons, we ask that he/she present a signed note from parents or guardian to the physical education instructor. This note may excuse the student from physical activities for a period of no more than three days. Any excuse for periods longer than three days will require verification by a medical doctor.


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My child’s class is having a party. Can I make homemade goodies to share in his/her classroom?

The County and District has strict regulations about food being prepared in residential kitchens and served at classroom parties. It is not allowed. All food brought onto campuses for classroom parties must originate from certified kitchens, commercial institutions or commercial food service stores. These guidelines are established to ensure safety and compliance with the Maricopa County Health Department. Please refer to the Student Handbook, which is linked under Quick Links on our Home page, for more specific guidelines.


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What is your policy regarding publicity?

Occasionally we might use a student’s photograph/image is for official school publicity. Publicity may include the school’s website, newsletter, or local newspapers. Parents may request that we not include their student in publicity by filling out page two of the Student Handbook which is linked under Quick Links on our Home page.


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What is the school’s discipline policy?

Nearly every student respects the rights of others and is not negatively affected by a discipline plan. Misbehavior is costly because it takes valuable learning time away from the other students who accept their responsibilities as students. We will deal with all forms of misbehavior swiftly with a minimum of disruption of the class or school. For our specific disciplinary guidelines, please see the Student Handbook which is linked under Quick Links on our Home page. We have provided them for your information so that those who choose to break the rules will know what consequences they will receive for their misbehavior.


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