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Absences - Please call the school at (623) 376-3700 to let them know if your child will be absent.  If you would like to pickup the missed work at the end of the school day, please email me at km.peterson@dvusd.org before noon so that I can get the work together. 
Arrivals & Departures - School starts at 8:45 a.m. and dismisses at 3:30 p.m.  On early release days, dismissal is at 12:05 p.m.
Birthdays -Treats are allowed to celebrate your child's birthday.  They can be dropped off in the classroom between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.   After that, please leave them in the office so instructional time is not interrupted.  We will share them in the afternoon.  Students will not be allowed to disrupt other classrooms by passing out extra treats.  Please keep the treats simple and easy to eat in a 15 minute time frame.  Napkins or paper towels would be greatly appreciated when you send in the treats. 

Clothing
- Make certain your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  Hats are not to be worn inside the building, except for during Student Council Spirit Weeks.  
Grades - Grades can be checked online at the Power Schools site. Please check this site regularly to keep up-to-date on your child's progress. Mid-term progress reportswill be sent home for students receiving a D or F in any subject.
 PTSA - Your involvement in our parent/teacher organization helps our school and students tremendously.  Please consider attending meetings or helping out by adding your name to their list of volunteers.
Tardies - If you child is late for school, please sign him/her in at the office before dropping them off.  Our learning starts as soon as the bell rings, and tardies are disruptive to the class.  Please avoid bringing your child to school late if at all possible.
Toys - Toys should not be brought to school.  They might be lost, and I will not be responsible for them.
Visitors - Anthem's school policy is that ALL GUESTS must sign in at the office. 
Volunteers - Volunteers will be needed throughout the year to chaperone field trips, run copies, help with parties, send in treats or prizes, prepare materials at  home, assist with special projects or small groups, and more.  Please let me know if you are interested in helping in any of these ways! All volunteers must have completed the district class. You can visit the office for more information on the class.

Water Bottles
- A water bottle is absolutely essential in our hot, desert climate!  Our brain cells, neurons, make connections through a liquid medium in the brain.  Studies have shown that within 7 seconds of taking a drink, brain function increases!