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There's a lot happening in our vibrant and growing school district! From events taking place at school, to public information notices we may send out to families, we’ve included all the latest events here on one page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of what is going on.

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Back to School Information for 2019–2020

A collage of photos with students involved in various activitiesQueen Creek Unified School District has many events for families to connect with teachers and staff ahead of the upcoming school year. The first day of school is on Wednesday, July 24!

  • Newell Barney Middle School 6th-Grade Orientation - July 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • Wildcat Days for Queen Creek Middle School - July 16
  • Buccaneer Days for Newell Barney Middle School - July 17
  • EHS 7th and 8th-Grade Student Orientation - July 17 from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m.
  • EHS 9th and 10th-Grade Student Orientation - July 17 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
  • QCHS Freshmen Orientation - July 17 from 8:00 a.m. until noon
  • QCMS 6th Grade WEB Orientation - July 18 from 8:00 a.m. until noon
  • Meet the Teacher for Elementary and Middle School - July 22
  • Meet the Teacher for High School - July 23
  • First Day of School - July 24

Elementary school supply lists are available on the news page of the individual school websites. Please visit the Our Schools page for access to the school websites.

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Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Queen Creek Unified School District No. 95 with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The school district earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended in 2018. 

“The COE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in financial reporting, specifically through a district’s CAFR,” ASBO International Director of Recognition Programs Molly Barrie says. “The CAFR informs parents and other stakeholders about the financial and economic state of the district, making it an important communications tool for building trust and engaging with the school community.”

By participating in the COE program, school districts demonstrate their commitment to financial transparency. Applicants submit their CAFR for review by a team of professional auditors, who provide feedback to improve future documents. If the CAFR meets the requirements of the program, the document may receive the Certificate of Excellence. A district’s participation in the COE program can facilitate bond rating and continuing bond disclosure processes.

The COE is proudly sponsored by ASBO International Strategic Partner American Fidelity.

Supplementary Materials Adoption - Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition

Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition, by Dave Ramsey, is up for supplementary materials adoption. Per regulation IJJR, we place textbooks and supplementary books for common schools recommended by textbook selection committees on display in the district office for a period of at least sixty (60) days prior to the meeting at which the board will consider its adoption.

Foundations in Personal Finances: High School Edition goes beyond practical money basics, equipping educators with resources to help students create new financial habits and transform the way they approach money altogether. Foundations resources empower students to save, budget, avoid debt, spend wisely, and invest. Students learn to build confidence in their own financial decision-making. Foundations students get inspiration from real-life examples, and can apply the concepts taught to form good money habits early in life, changing their lives forever. 

This book will be on display from Thursday, May 16 through Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Please contact Erika Copeland with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Important Dates

The 2019–2020 school year will be here soon! We hope that you are aware of these important dates!

  • July 22 - Elementary and Middle School Meet the Teacher
  • July 23 - High School Meet the Teacher
  • July 24 - First Day of School
  • August 6 - Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • August 7 - All Schools Early Release
  • August 8 - Curriculum Night at 4:00 p.m. 
  • August 21 - All Schools Early Release
Queen Creek Unified School District
20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
Queen Creek, AZ  85142
Phone:  (480) 987-5935
Fax:  (480) 987-9714