when a student is absent, it is necessary for the parent to call the school (602-347-2011) on or before the day of absence in order to advise the school as to the reason for the absence. All absences not verified by parental or administrative authorization will remain unexcused. If a parent does not have access to a phone, either at home or at work, a note will be accepted for verification purposes. For absences greater than one day in length, the school should be notified each day of the absence. If a child is absent and a message has not been received by 9:00, a dial-out will be sent to the parent/guardian stating that his or her child is not at school
Before/After School Care
KidSpace, WESD extended-day child care program, is available for students at our school. Please contact our KidSpace staff at 602-347-2015 for more information about fees, hours and requirements.
Alta Vista Elementary School provides both a daily lunch and breakfast program free for all students. Breakfast is served within each homeroom class beginning at 8:00 a.m. Students can also choose to bring their own lunch or supplement the school lunch with a single serving snack to enjoy in the cafeteria.
WESD provides all required supplies. Alta Vista is a no backpack campus. Grade level teams will provide go-home folders as needed and communicate their policies with families.
Alta Vista is a walking school and does not provide transportation to regular education students. Therefore, families are responsible for the transportation of their student to and from school. All students who ride bikes to school must put their bicycle in the designated bike rack and lock it individually. Alta Vista is not responsible for lost or stolen bicycles.