• Family Literacy Night

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 9/13/2021

    Family Literacy Night

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  • Parent Empowerment in Glendale Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 9/13/2021

    Hi Discovery Families, 

    Here is your Parent Empowerment in Glendale September Newsletter. 

    Parent Empowerment in Glendale Newsletter - Spanish

    Parent Empowerment in Glendale Newsletter- English

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  • Last Minute Reminders

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 9/3/2021

    Hi Discovery Families,

    This is a reminder that there is no school for students today, September 3rd, or Monday, September 6th.  We look forward to seeing our students back on Tuesday!  We hope you enjoy the time with your family.

    • Friday, September 3rd – Teacher Professional Development, No School for students
    • Monday, September 6th – Labor Day, No School
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  • Upcoming Dates and Reminders

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 8/31/2021

    Hi Discovery Families!

    Please review a few upcoming dates & reminders:

    Start With Hello Week - 8/30-9/3

    Discovery School will be taking part in Start With Hello Week this week.  We will be raising awareness and teaching students how to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation. It’s a simple act of kindness that involves students to be mindful of others. When they see a student alone, they reach out to help by starting with saying hello.

    Join us by participating in our Spirit Days this week:

    • Tuesday: “Be an Upstander”......Be the hero, say hello to someone who you see is alone! Wear your favorite superhero shirt!
    • Wednesday: “Empathy”….Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Wear mismatched socks and/or shoes. What might it feel like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes? Think before you act!
    • Thursday: “Kindness, Courage & Confidence”......Just like the sun, shine bright with kindness, courage and confidence….wear your favorite cool pair of sunglasses. 
    • Friday: “Community”......Discovery is a special School Community…..wear your school shirt or colors teal, black, purple.


    No School Friday, 9/3 & Monday, 9/6

    Teachers will be participating in full day professional development on Friday, September 3rd.  There will be no school for students.  

    There is no school on Monday, September 6th for the Labor Day holiday.


    American Rescue Plan COVID-19 Funding Survey:  Parent Input Needed!

    This week, we are asking for your help to provide your valuable input. GESD is eligible to receive one-time federal funds through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund. Grant funding is designated to support K-12 schools to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your voice and perspective are critical to include in our final plan. We created a survey for all staff, parents and community members. Please watch this information on the key areas of the plan and take the survey today. The video and survey links are below.

    COVID Relief Funding Video English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKEzgRdrUPU

    Video Sobre Los Fondos Para Recuperacion Por COVID:  https://youtu.be/674N1n6Mp2I

    COVID Relief Funding Survey:  https://www.research.net/r/GESD_COVID_Relief_Funding_Survey

    Encuesta Sobre Los Fondos Para La Recuperacion Por COVID:  https://es.research.net/r/ENCUEST_SOBRE_RECUPERACION_COVID

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  • August Newsletter

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 8/20/2021

    Hi Discovery Families,

    Please take a look at our:  August Newsletter

    Have a relaxing weekend! 

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  • Upcoming Dates

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 7/30/2021

    Hi Discovery Families,

    We hope you and your families had a restful, enjoyable and safe summer break!  We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school very soon!

    Upcoming Dates:

    -Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, August 5th from 5:00pm-6:30pm.  We hope you will join us in celebrating the start to a new exciting year!

    -Our first day of school is Monday, August 9th

    Please note that our start time has changed this year.  School starts at 7:30am and students are dismissed at 2:30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).  The Wednesday school day is 7:30am-11:30am.

    More information will be sent out as we get closer to the start of school.  We can’t wait to have our kids back with us at Discovery!

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  • A Few Reminders and Our First Spirit Week!

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 4/18/2021

    Dear Discovery Parents,

    We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.  Thank you for helping our students succeed through another great week back with in-person instruction.


    • Our 3rd-8th grade students completed their state achievement test, AzM2 and we are so very proud of their hard work!  Thank you to all parents for supporting and encouraging your children to show what they know!
    • Congratulations to all who contributed to our Virtual Talent Show!  Discovery’s Virtual Talent Show will premier Wednesday, April 28th at 5:30!  You will receive more information closer to the event date.
    • Join us in celebrating Ms. Jenna Light, our Discovery Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Light currently teaches ELA to our 7th and 8th graders and coaches and leads many of our sports and clubs.  Congratulations Ms. Light!  We thank you for your contributions to our school and students!


    Safety Reminders

    • All students and staff must wear a mask while at school.  Please help remind your child to wear one each day. 
    • Students should bring a water bottle with them each day, as the drinking fountains are not currently available. 


    Dress Code Reminders

    Please help us ensure students are dressed appropriately for school for the safety and privacy of all.

    • Students’ shorts/bottoms should pass the “fingertip test” and be at least as long as the length of student fingertips when their arms are down at their sides.
    • Students may wear t-shirts, button down or polo style shirts.  Tube tops, strapless, spaghetti straps, midriff, see through material and razorback style shirts are not appropriate for school dress.
    • Shirts should not contain:
      • Obscene/profane statements or pictures
      • Drug/alcohol/tobacco related statements or pictures
      • Hate messages or slogans
    • Students should wear closed toed shoes that secure to the foot.


    Breakfast for All Students

    Breakfast is served for students daily from 7:20am-7:40am.  Students who eat a school breakfast should arrive to school with enough time to eat before instruction begins at 7:45am.  Breakfast is free for our students. 

    Spirit Week

    Our Student Council is hosting a Spirit Week next week.  Join in the fun!

    • Monday:  Pajama Day – Wear your favorite pajamas
    • Tuesday:  Twin Day – Dress the same as one of your friends
    • Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday  –  Show off your favorite wacky outfit
    • Thursday:  Favorite Teacher Day -  Dress like one of your favorite Discovery teachers!
    • Friday:  Fantasy Friday – Dress like your favorite character (TV show, movie or book)

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  • Picture Day!

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 4/16/2021

    Hi Discovery Families,

    Today, is picture day for students.  Order forms have been sent home with students.  You can also order online at: mylifetouch.com   Picture Day ID:  EVTH7MC9T

    We can't wait to see our students' smiles!

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  • Welcome Back Scorpions! A Few Reminders

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 3/23/2021

    Hi Everyone,

    We want to thank you all for a great first day of In-Person learning!  It was wonderful having our students back on campus today, as we have missed being together very much!  

    Please help us keep our students, staff and families safe by following the procedures for student drop-off and pick-up.  We have created procedures for students to enter and exit campus safely while maintaining social distancing.  When we have a large number of parents park their vehicle and walk to the gate, it creates congestion and makes it difficult for students to follow the procedures we have in place.  Please remain in your vehicle during this time for the safety of everyone.  If you must walk, please wait on a teal dot outside the gate for your child(ren), as this is the procedure they follow on campus.  

    Attached are the documents that have been sent out regarding Arrival and Dismissal.  If you have not reviewed these, please do so before tomorrow so we can maximize our safety procedures.

    Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 

    Campus Map 

    Thank you!  We look forward to another wonderful day today!  

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  • Return to In-Person Learning March 22, 2021

    Posted by Sarah Saints on 3/11/2021

    Dear Discovery Families,

    As you know, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order last week requiring schools to resume In-Person learning and also provide virtual instruction options for families of students who are at risk for severe illness if exposed to COVID-19, or who live with people at increased risk.

    Our Discovery Team is excited and eager to welcome our students back to school for in-person learning after Spring Break on Monday, March 22, 2021!  

    We have been working hard to prepare our classrooms and campus for the safe return of our students and staff.   Please review Discovery’s Return to School Campus Setup  for detailed information on some of the safety protocols that will be implemented for students’ return.  Additional details on the Healthy Return Back to School Plan can be found on our GESD website.

    All students enrolled in In-Person Learning (Distance Learning while we were virtual) will attend school in-person five days a week.  We will be back to our full-day instructional schedule. 

             Discovery school hours: 

                      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45am-2:45pm

                      Wednesday:  7:45am-11:45am

    For students that are not returning to In-Person and will remain virtual, 100% of their learning will be asynchronous, meaning they will be completing all of their work independently, in their Google Classroom.  Teachers will provide written feedback to students each week.

    In order to be prepared for the return of our students, we need to get an accurate idea of which students will be returning In-Person and which students will remain virtual.  Teachers are asking parents to provide this information during their Parent-Teacher Conferences this week.  If you have not yet had your conference, or your conference is scheduled after Spring Break, please complete the Return to In-Person Learning Survey so that we can be as prepared as possible for March 22nd.  Find the survey here:  https://forms.gle/esM1vZ6ggk2CFKJy5

    Thank you for your continued support!

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