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School Safety

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Our first priority must be the safety of our Grayhawk students and families. Thank you for helping us keep your children safe.

Important Arrival/Dismissal Reminders:

All Kindergarten through 6th-grade students being dropped off curbside will be using the designated drive-thru lane located in the front of the building. Please refrain from using your cell phone during this time.

  1. Enter from the West on Grayhawk Dr. and pull all the way through to the end of the lane so that we can get as many cars in as possible.

  2. Students should be ready to be unloaded on the passenger side of the car and will exit curbside only. Do not unload your child on the driver’s side of the car as this is unsafe for both your child and campus assistant.

  3. Please stay in your car to make this procedure safe and efficient. Campus assistants will be available to help students get out of their cars, if needed.

  4. The back parking lot is NOT a drop-off and go area. If you use the back parking lot you must park and walk your child to the back gate.

Walkers:

If your child walks to school he/she will go to the back of the building to drop off their backpack. There is a designated spot for your child’s backpack. Look for the cone with your teacher’s name on it and place it in line behind the cone. Walkers will either walk through the perimeter gates on the East, South, or West side of the building. Students only pass through these gates. Back parking lot is for parents choosing to park and walk their students(s) to the South gate. For your child’s safety this is not a drop-off area. Make sure to use designated crosswalks and be safe walking to and from school.

Bikers:

Students who ride a bike to school may use the bike rack located on the Northwest corner of the school. Also use designated crosswalks to get across streets. Walk your bike when using the crosswalk.

Kindergarten Parents:

Kindergarten parents that wish to park and walk their child to the kindergarten playground may use the parking lot on the East side of the building at the corner of 76th and Grayhawk Drive and walk their child along the front of the building to the playground. Reminder: you will have to say goodbye outside of the gate.


The safety and security of all PVSchools students and staff is our highest priority. All district staff receive training in a variety of emergency scenarios.

In ​accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS), 15-341 (A​​) (31), PVSchools' emergency response plans have been developed by school and district teams to ensure that all schools meet emergency response preparedness guidelines established by the Arizona Department of Education, and the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.

PVSchools Emergency Preparedness

Parents are encouraged to review the resources provided on this page.

Emergency Planning Info for Parents   Emergency Preparedness Summary

Información de preparación en caso de emergencia  Resumen de preparación en caso de emergencia

Emergency Notifications

PVSchools uses mass messaging to contact families with information about school related items as well as emergency situations. This messaging includes email, phone calls, and SMS text messaging.

If you are a parent or guardian, sign up to receive high-priority and emergency messages to include text messages.

  • Make sure your mobile number is on file with your school via your student's emergency card. Student emergency cards are typically filled out online; however, upon request, the cards can be sent home at the beginning of each school year. If you have phone numbers (either home or mobile) that change during the year, reach out to your school and provide updated phone number information.
  • Once your mobile number is entered into the student information system or anytime your mobile number is updated in the student information system, you will receive an automated text message from our emergency broadcast system asking you to opt-in to the text messaging feature. Please note that you can opt-out at any time, by simply texting the word STOP to 67587.
  • If your mobile number is already on file with the district, you can opt-in at any time by texting the word YES to 67587.
  • Please note, you must opt in each mobile number for your household in order to receive emergency broadcast alerts from your school or the district.

Due to FCC regulations, any time you change or add a mobile number, you will automatically get a new opt-in message from the district.

Please note: The district’s mass messaging system, does not charge any text message fees; however, wireless carriers typically do. Please contact your wireless carrier for more information about text messaging fees.