Our Principal - Mr. Toby Haugen
I hope all of our Bulldog families had a great summer break. Our teachers are ready to begin the school year, and they are eagerly anticipating meeting their new students. This year, as we anticipate continued growth, we have increased our teaching staff. More teachers mean smaller classes. Although class size is not the greatest contributing factor to the success of your child, it is significant and will helps reduce classroom stress. At Skyline Ranch K-8 we believe in educating the whole child. That means we focus on students being healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Last year we partnered with the Lions Club to do vision screenings. 54 kids in grades K-4 were referred to an optometrist because of the need for glasses. When kids can’t see clearly they can’t read. This year we will continue to partner with organizations to help our kids be healthy. Simply put, if a child doesn’t feel good, they will not learn as well. We will continue to focus on safety, making sure our facilities and grounds are the best they can be. Additionally, our BARK expectations (Be Prepared, Act Responsibly, Respect Yourself and Others, and Keep on Learning) help students manage their own behavior, and reinforce expectations, rules, and routines. Students will be engaged in the classroom by participating in the learning. Gone are the days of sitting only in straight rows and listening to the teacher lecture. Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults. Our teachers use a range of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment tasks to monitor student progress, provide timely feedback, and adjust teaching activities to maximize student progress. We ensure ALL kids get the extra time and support needed to achieve at a high level. Finally, we are working to ensure all students are challenged academically and prepared for success in high school and college. Our curriculum and instruction provide opportunities for students to develop critical-thinking and reasoning skills, problem solving competencies, and technology proficiency.
This has been the focus of our school for the past three years. We are diligently working to be the best school we can be, and make sure our students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. We teach the whole child!
It’s GREAT to be a BULLDOG!
Welcome to the Home of the Bulldogs
2016-2017 Important Information
2016 - 2017 Parent Planner
All visitors must present a picture identification card (Driver’s License, State Identification Card, etc.) to the front office.
The office will present our visitors with a sticker indicating their visitor status.
Identification cards will be held in the office for all visitors until their time of departure.
Once a visitor has signed-out, their identification card will be returned to them.
These procedures assist the school with identifying visitors on campus in the event of an emergency by ensuring visitors remember to sign-out upon leaving the school. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
**ATTENTION PARENTS OF ATHLETES**
Banner Ironwood Medical Center will be providing FREE Sports Physicals and other health services to uninsured students. This will take place every Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 3700 N. Gantzel Rd., San Tan Valley. For more information just click on the link below to view their flyer.Mobile SBHC card.pdf
2016-2017 School Hours:
*Due to K-3 elective schedules and school wide end of the day procedures, we are not able to call students to the office for early pickup after 3:00 pm. On Early Release days, this time will be 12:30 pm. Thank you for understanding.
There have been some really great things going on at Skyline Ranch K-8 this year. Many of you have left messages for me or have expressed your excitement to teachers and parent leaders. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us. I would like to ask you to take a moment and rate our school on GreatSchools.com. GreatSchools.com is a resource that many people moving to our area use when choosing a school district and a specific school. I believe there has been a noticeable shift in the culture of Skyline Ranch K-8. Please share your thoughts and rate our school!
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What Skyline Ranch K-8 Has To Offer
*Interscholastic sports program
* Before and After school tutoring
*Special Education services
*Free/Reduced lunch and breakfast
*Title 1 services
Every classroom is outfitted with the latest technology:
*40 Tablets or Google Chromebooks in Each Grade