Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve created this page specifically with you and your busy life in mind; we want to help you find the answers you’re looking for as conveniently and as quickly as possible. Of course, if you don’t find the answer here, you are always welcome to give us a call at (928) 536.4156. Our friendly and helpful staff is always happy to speak with you.

What do I need to take with me to register my child to attend school in your district?

Please come to our office to fill out some specific forms. Be sure to also bring along:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Immunizations
  • Proof of Residency (utility bill)
  • Records from previous school (if transferring)
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Do you serve lunch in your schools, and if so, what is the cost?

Breakfast - All
Reduced: $0.30
Paid: $1.80
Adult: $2.00
Milk: $0.50

Lunch K-6
Reduced: $0.40
Paid: $2.85
Adult: $3.50
Milk: $0.50

Lunch 7-12
Reduced: $0.40
Paid: $2.85
Adult: $3.50
Milk: $0.50

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Does Snowflake USD provide bus service to its students?

Yes, we contract with an excellent transportation service to make sure our students arrive safely and on time to school every single day. Please visit our Transportation page for more information about this service.

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If my child must be absent from school, what should I do?

State law requires the regular school attendance of a child of school age.  Regular school attendance is essential for success in school; therefore, we shall excuse the absence only for necessary and important reasons. Such reasons include illness, bereavement, other family emergencies, and observance of major religious holidays of the family's faith.

In the event of a necessary absence known in advance, please call the school to inform the staff well in advance. If the student is absent because of an emergency, such as illness, please telephone the school office. When a student returns to school following any absence, we require that the student bring a note of explanation from the parent.

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What is the district dress policy?

Our governing board recognizes that appropriate clothing worn by students and grooming practices contribute to the accomplishment of curriculum goals and the district's education program. It also recognizes that student dress and grooming practices can affect the health, safety, and general welfare of the students. At the same time, the board recognizes that the mode of dress and grooming practices by an individual are a manifestation of personal style and preference. Therefore, the board shall endeavor not to interfere with the right of the students and parents or guardians to make decisions regarding personal dress and grooming practices except when the choices affect the curriculum goals, the educational program of the district, or the health, safety, or general welfare of the students and others.

The board authorizes the superintendent to promulgate and enforce school regulations prohibiting student dress or grooming practices that:

  • Present a hazard to the health, safety, or general welfare of the student or others in the school
  • Materially interfere with school work or create disorder
  • Are counterproductive to or disruptive to the learning process
  • Exhibit inappropriate or immodest slogans or pictures (pertaining to subjects such as alcohol, tobacco, cigarettes, illegal substances, profanity, vulgarity, or indecency)
  • Immodestly expose the chest, abdomen, genital areas, upper leg, and buttocks
  • Represent membership in a gang

We expressly prohibit obscene language or symbols, or symbols of sex, drugs, or alcohol on clothing.

The following is a nonexclusive list of items that are not acceptable:

  • Shorts that are shorter than mid-thigh
  • Any tight or spandex-type shorts—unless worn under other acceptable clothing, which must be mid-thigh or longer
  • Clothing with slits, holes, tears, and/or unfinished edges.
  • Swimsuits
  • Tank tops worn alone (refer to the item above regarding immodest exposure)
  • Skirts that are shorter than two (2) inches above the top of the kneecap
  • Hats in the classroom, cafeteria, auditorium, or office areas
  • Underwear—i.e., long johns or boxer shorts—that extend below or beyond the outer clothing

The governing board's position is to foster high standards of personal appearance. We will evaluate extreme styles not addressed in the policy in terms of their effect upon the student body, faculty, and/or educational process. Student appearance should be neat, clean, and modest, and must encourage a good, wholesome self-image.

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May my child attend religion classes near the school campus during the school day?

Our district may grant students released time to attend religion classes near the school campus under the following conditions and guidelines:

  • The person who has custody of the student has given written consent
  • Any religious instruction or exercise takes place at a suitable place away from school property designated by a church or religious denomination or group
  • Released time shall not interfere with the student's normal schedule
  • Any tardiness related to religious instruction will be unexcused
  • The student may not drop religion classes prior to the end of the semester without approval by the superintendent
  • The student will not receive school credit for religion classes, nor will the course title be placed on the permanent record of the student
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What is the district’s open-enrollment policy?

The district has an open-enrollment program as set forth in A.R.S. 15-816 et seq. You are welcome to view the open-enrollment policy.

Our district shall not charge tuition for open enrollment except as authorized by applicable provisions.

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What are the current graduation requirements?

Our students graduate with a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of credit. Listed below are the units students must complete before he/she may receive a high school diploma. Each student shall demonstrate accomplishment of the standards in reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics adopted by the State Board of Education and pass each of the sections of the required competency test. A student not successfully passing the competency test shall graduate with a recognized diploma if the student meets the alternative graduation requirements established by A.R.S. 15-701.02.

  • English: 4.0
  • Social Studies:
    • Sophomore year – World History/ Geography: 1.0
    • Junior year - American/Arizona History: 1.0
    • Senior year - Am./AZ Govt./Constitutions: 0.5
    • Senior year - Economics: 0.5
  • Science: 3.0
  • Math: 4.0
  • Health/Physical Education: 1.0
  • Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education (Vocational Education): 1.0
  • Electives: 8.0
  • Total: 24.0 credits
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