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Phone: 480-484-2400
Fax: 480-484-2401
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Laguna Elementary School
10475 E. Lakeview Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258     
Dr. Katie Root, Principal
Stephen Richie, Assistant Principal
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District Announcements
Centralized Enrollment Summer Hours

Centralized Enrollment Office summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri; and  9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday.

CEO is closed to the public June 30 – July 4.

IMPORTANT! 2014-2015 Elementary Updates

Elementary Specials
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:
  • 15 out of 19 elementary school principals prefer the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 a.m.- 3:10 p.m.) every day.
  • With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
  • Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.

This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE) in elementary schools due to the reduction of the M & O override.  Next year, the early release time will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Read Full Update

Home of the Eagles!
School Supply List 2014-2015
Amazing Stars!
Amazing Stars!
Cathy Cabezas and Justin Duran from the Via Linda Boys and Girls Club honored first grade teacher, Mrs. Debbie Hawkins, with a Teacher of the Year Award. Students were tasked to write about a teacher who positively impacted their learning and personal growth. Mrs. Hawkins was this year’s teacher to be honored for her role in helping children succeed in school. Thank you Mrs. Hawkins for all that you do for the children at Laguna.
Mr. Jason Clark from Horace Mann honored Mrs. Abbey Bobbett with the Crystal Apple Award. Each year a teacher is selected by their peers to receive this award, which recognizes excellence in the classroom and leadership at a school.
We are so proud to recognize both outstanding educators for their accomplishments and contributions to Laguna. Way to go!

Kids Club at Laguna
Kids Club at Laguna! 

Laguna is happy to be adding the Kids Club Afterschool program for the 2014-15 school year in addition to it's Early Bird program.  The Kids Club program will provide students with a structured learning environment that will give them the opportunity to complete homework, participate in art projects and science experiments, be active, and build new friendships.  Please visit for more information regarding registration and pricing. Miss Lisa will be our lead Kids Club Counselor. She started working for Scottsdale Unified School District in December 2012 at the Early Childhood Cholla Campus. In June 2013, she became a member of the Kids Club team during the summer program. Miss Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and plans on starting her Master’s Degree in Teaching Leadership this year. Miss Lisa and her husband have 4 beautiful children; Caleb, Shea, Hailey and Preston. With 4 children, it is hard to have time for hobbies, but when she does get some free time she loves to read, find new recipes to make, and enjoys walking. Miss Lisa love’s working with children and is very excited to be at Laguna this year!

Read on Scottsdale
Read on Scottsdale via Read on Arizona! —A digital library for every child in Arizona to keep children reading all summer long!
To help ensure that Read On Arizona is supporting reading all summer long, we're offering all Arizona students, ages three years and older, trial access to a library of thousands of enhanced digital books on computers, tablets and other devises, wherever they are over the summer. Books are available online anytime, anywhere a student has access to an internet connection, 24/7.


A+ School of ExcellenceTM 

We did it! Laguna is an A+ School of ExcellenceTM award recipient presented by the Arizona Educational Foundation. A+ School of Excellence is a trademark or service mark of Arizona Educational Foundation and is used by permission. Congratulations parents, students and teachers!

Band and Strings Announcement
Band and strings will be offered to 5th grade students at middle schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  Band and strings classes will be scheduled during the first hour of the day at all middle schools (the hour before school begins at elementary schools).  Students who enroll in band or strings will attend class at the middle school in their elementary school’s feeder pattern.  Parents will have the option of dropping their son or daughter off at the middle school or having them ride the middle school bus to school.  A bus will be provided to transport students from the middle school back to their elementary school.

2013 NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School
Laguna has been named as a 2013 NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School, advancing toward college and career readiness in one or more content areas tested by AIMS. 

Award Letter
Free All Day Kindergarten
Please see the attached letter for information regarding Laguna's FREE ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN!!!!
Parents of K-2 Students
Please read the attached letter about the changes coming in 2013-2014! SUSD K-2 Parent Letter10 12 12.pdf

Arizona Commission on the Arts Thank you
We would like to thank Cynthia Elek and the Arizona Commission on the Arts for contributing to the 2nd grade Fairy Tale Project. Students learned the elements of a fairy tale, created their own fairy tales, and then with the direction of artist Cynthia Elek transformed one fairytale from each class into a mini theatrical production. Students had a rich experience working together to develop plots and characters and performing on stage.
School Tours

Laguna is a fabulous A+++ school that offers unique programs with quality instruction. We offer tours of our school to prospective families so you may see first hand what we can offer your children. Tours can be scheduled by calling (480) 484-2400.
It’s time to act now! Each year tax credit donations provide students opportunities for enrichment that goes beyond the school day. Tutoring, clubs, activities, assemblies, field trips are all funded by tax credit. Without your contributions we cannot provide these to ALL children. Won’t you act now and make your tax credit contribution today? It’s a win-win for YOU and for CHILDREN! Contact the school office if you have any questions.

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