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The Latest News

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.

Important Online Tools For Families

Please make a note of these important online tools that families can access and use throughout the school year.

  • ParentVUE - Parent access to student schedules and grades.
  • StudentVUE - Student access to student schedules and grades.
  • Online Payment Portal - Pay student fees and fines, make tax credit donations, print receipts, and view payment history.

Queen Creek Unified School District Is Growing

Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) now has a second high school. The new high school will be named Eastmark High School. Per district policy, a committee made up of district staff, students, parents, and community members provided name options to the governing board. Board members approved the name, Eastmark High School, during the August 7 school board meeting.

Eastmark High School has a master-planned campus of over 60 acres providing ample space to grow with the community. The school will feature technology-rich, collaborative learning spaces as well as comprehensive academics, athletics, and arts programs. There will be spaces dedicated to STEM, fine arts, health and human services, business and leadership, as well as athletics fields.

“The goal of the school is to allow students to take classes that will directly relate to their chosen career fields. While in these classes on campus, our hope is to provide students at this school and the current Queen Creek High School with the right exposure that they’ll see in college and their future career paths.” said Principal Paul Gagnon.

Eastmark High School is located in the Eastmark community near the northeast corner of Ellsworth and Ray in Mesa. Completion of the school is slated for July 2019 in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The initial opening of Eastmark High School will be for grades nine and ten. The addition of Eastmark High brings the total number of schools in QCUSD to ten (six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools).

Eastmark High School under construction
2018–2019 District Family Handbook

We have the new Queen Creek Unified School District Family Handbook. Within the handbook are guidelines that the district has established and designed to promote student success. The guidelines for student conduct are to ensure a safe learning environment for each and every student as well as to create a safe environment for the faculty and staff. In addition, you will find in the handbook information about health offices, special services, transportation, the strategic plan, registration and other pertinent information. For information specific to your school, you will want to access your school’s student handbook, when appropriate. We commit to doing our part to communicate more effectively with our families to benefit our students. We hope that you have a wonderful school year.

2018–2019 Before and After Care Registration Open

The Discovery Kids program is a before and after school program that offers structured activities and hands-on learning for school-aged children. The before and after care program is available at each Queen Creek Unified School District Elementary School and Queen Creek Middle School. Newell Barney Middle School students will take a bus to the QCMS location for care. Activities include homework help, science, arts and crafts, technology lab, active games, and more! Sibling and employee discounts are available. Our programs start at 6:30 a.m. to school start, and school end to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Queen Creek Discovery Kids website. We also invite you to check out our Discovery Kids parent handbook at your convenience.

Pearson's Environmental Science Supplementary Materials Adoption

Pearson's Environmental Science and accompanying workbook by Withgott is up for supplementary materials adoption. Per regulation IJJR, textbooks and supplementary books for common schools recommended by textbook selection committees will be 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. This book will be on display from Wednesday, June 20, 2018, through Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Important Dates

The 2018-2019 school year is underway! We hope that you are aware of these important dates!

  • August 22: All Schools Early Release
  • August 28: QCUSD Business Partner Breakfast
  • September 3 - Labor Day - No School
  • September 4 - QCSEF Teacher Grant Applications Due
  • September 4 - Board Meeting
  • September 12 - All Schools Early Release
  • September 28 - All Schools Early Release
  • September 28 - QC Education Foundation Golf Tournament