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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.

New Payment Portal Coming Soon!

Parents and guardians, the Queen Creek Unified School District is rolling out a new payment portal for Queen Creek High School students. We will be sharing information soon about our new system and how to use it. Please check back for more information. Thank you for continuing to support QCUSD!

Queen Creek Unified School District Honored for Adult Education Program

The Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning (AALL), the state’s adult literacy association, is pleased to announce that Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) and one of its Adult Education Program ambassadors have been selected as 2018 AALL Award winners.

QCUSD is the AALL 2018 Champion of the Year. The AALL gives out this award to the person or entity outside of adult education who/which has championed adult learners and adult programs in Arizona. Queen Creek Unified is receiving this award because of its long commitment to adult education in large and small ways. The QCUSD Governing Board and administration have always made certain the program had a home in QCUSD, even in challenging times. Board members and administrators continue to support the program and students in a myriad of ways, including consistently attending events and visiting classes.

Additionally, for the second year in a row, they have selected one of the program’s student ambassadors as the 2018 AALL Student of the Year. Maria Alvidrez, who has represented Arizona adult education students in Washington, D.C., is being recognized as the Arizona student “who has demonstrated leadership and has contributed to the field of lifelong learning.”

Both the district and Ms. Alvidrez will be recognized on March 27, 2018, at a luncheon sponsored by AALL and the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association at the Phoenix Sheraton. The luncheon coincides with the 15,000 member 2018 Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) National Conference co-sponsored by AALL. They are anticipating that 2000 adult educators and administrators will attend the conference.

Spring Break District Office Hours

QCUSD Spring Break is March 12-23. School resumes March 26. See below for the district office hours over break.

  • March 9 - 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • March 12-15 -  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • March 16 - District Office Closed
  • March 19-22 - 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • March 23 - District Office Closed

Queen Creek Schools Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Queen Creek Schools Educational Foundation awards several scholarships each year. Please take a moment to visit the Queen Creek Educational Foundation Scholarships page to learn more about the exciting scholarship opportunities available!

Upcoming Events

There are many things exciting things happening within our district. Please be sure to update your calendars:

  • March 12-23: Spring Break – No School
  • March 26: School Resumes
  • March 30: March Break - No School
  • April 4: All Schools Early Release
  • April 24: QCUSD Business Partner Breakfast
  • May 9: All Schools Early Release
Lockdown Procedures - ALICE

On January 25, QCUSD hosted a parent night to discuss a new pro-active strategy for lockdown procedures known as ALICE: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The ALICE plan offers a different philosophy in response to school violence. 

ALICE encourages the use of technology and information so that staff and students can make life-saving decisions during a time of crisis. The ALICE strategy includes ways for those involved in a crisis to remove themselves as much as possible from the danger zone. Additionally, ALICE provides realistic ongoing training so that students and staff have a better chance of surviving. Prior to ALICE, lockdown procedures involved the staff locking their doors, moving the students to a part of the room where they could not be seen, and quietly remaining there until an “all clear” announcement was given. The ALICE philosophy encourages students and staff to proactively participate in their own safety and survival; and adds options for students and staff during a lockdown situation. 

School site representatives and principals have already been through ALICE training. The first training for teachers is currently taking place. Additional practice and drills will follow after staff and students are all trained. Parent and guardian input is vital for this program to be successful. 

Here is the information shared by QCUSD administration during the ALICE parent meeting.

Open Enrollment

If you wish to send your students to a QCUSD school outside your home boundaries, please complete an open enrollment application. The application deadline for 2018-2019 open enrollment is April 15, 2018.

ParentVUE and StudentVUE

Please use the ParentVUE and StudentVUE portal to stay up-to-date on your child's grades, assignments, and teacher messages. Students can also monitor their own progress and view all of their classroom information!