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Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

School begins at 8:45 a.m. and all students should not be dropped off before 8:30 a.m.

Attendance phone number is (602) 449-6601. Please use this line to call in absences before 9:00 a.m.


If your child is ill or missing school for some other reason, please be sure to call our 24-hour attendance line at (602) 449-6601 any time before 9:00 a.m. the morning of the absence. Notifying the teacher of the absences does not excuse the absence.

When calling in an absence, please state the student's name, teacher, grade and reason for the absence (for an illness, please be specific as to type and whether or not the student has a fever). 

If your child has a fever, he or she must be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school. For the health and safety of all students, there are no exceptions to this rule.

School Day Schedule

  • Regular School Day: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Early Release Day: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Playgrounds are closed at this time. Students may be dropped off starting at 8:40 a.m. but no earlier. Car drop-off is located in the back bus lane behind the school. Each Grade Level has its own entrance. The gates open up at 8:40 a.m. and close at 9:00 a.m.

Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. must be signed in at the office. If your student will be late due to an appointment, please call the attendance line at (602) 449-6601 to report their tardiness in advance.

Students are to be picked up promptly at the end of the school day.

Please discuss with your child before they arrive at school how they will be going home at the end of the day. This helps avoid a call into the classroom that disrupts valuable teaching time. We understand that emergencies happen and will do our best to get a message to your child if necessary.

Lunch/Recess Schedule

Grade To Lunchroom To Recess Return to Classroom
Kindergarten 11:00 A.M. 11:20 P.M. 11:40 A.M.
1st 12:20 P.M. 12:40 P.M. 1:00 P.M.
2nd 11:50 A.M. 12:10 P.M. 12:30 P.M.
3rd 11:40 A.M. 12:00 P.M. 12:20 P.M.
4th 11:25 A.M. 11:45 A.M. 12:05 P.M.
5th 11:15 A.M. 11:35 A.M. 11:55 A.M.
6th 12:05 P.M. 12:25 P.M. 12:45 P.M.

Special Area Schedule

Grade Regular School Day
Kindergarten 12:20 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
1st 9:00 A.M. - 9:40 A.M.
2nd 9:40 A.M. - 10:20 A.M.
3rd 10:20 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
4th 1:40 P.M. - 2:20 P.M.
5th 1:00 P.M. - 1:40 P.M.
6th 2:20 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Homework and Attendance Policy

Homework, if requested on the attendance line before 9:00 a.m., may be picked up in the school office after 3:15 p.m. on the same day. Students will be given time to make up work when they return from their absence and this will be coordinated by the teacher and student.

Under district attendance and excuse policy, it is the parent/guardian's responsibility to notify the school of an absence. We urge you to call the school absence line as soon as you are aware of any absences and all absences must be reported prior to 9:00 a.m. the day of the absence. Grayhawk Elementary has a 24-hour voice mail absence line for reporting absences. The number is (602) 449-6601.

Please remember that any student whose absences (excused OR unexcused) totals more than 10 percent or 18 days of the school year and whose absences have affected academic progress may be retained due to the negative effect on the grade and may be cited and reported to the courts (A.R.S. 15-802; A.R.S. 15-803)