Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed answers to the most common questions parents ask. If you have additional questions, you are welcome to contact us. You may also wish to read our family handbook.

What are the school hours?

School hours are 8:50 a.m.–3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. On early release days, school dismisses at 1:10 p.m.

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What do I do if my child is absent?

Parents and students are responsible for school attendance. If your child must be absent, we ask you to call our school at (480) 474-6700 to report it. Please let us know why your child is missing school, so we can determine whether it will be an excused or unexcused absence.

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How much do meals cost?

For the most current meal prices, please view our Child Nutrition page where you can find prices, menus, nutritional information, and more. The meals offer a healthy and nutritionally sound variety of food selections to choose from daily. Parents can go online to add money to their child’s lunch account.

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What should I do if my child is having trouble in class?

We want school to be a fun, educational, and safe place for all students. If your child is having difficulty at school, whether with other students or with concepts we are teaching, please contact your child’s teacher and let him or her know. We are always happy to schedule a meeting with you as well. Taking care of an issue early helps ensure your child has a positive school experience.

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My child’s lunch card is out of money. What do I do?

No problem. Visit the district's Child Nutrition page for complete instructions on how to add money to your child’s account. You are also welcome to send a check or cash in to school with your son or daughter.

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Can my child bring a cell phone to school?

Here at Newell Barney, we do not allow electronic devices. We consider an electronic device to be any device that is capable of emitting an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise summons, or delivers a communication to the possessor. We ask that students turn these items off and place them out of sight from the time the first bell rings at 8:50 a.m. until school dismisses at 3:45 p.m.

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