FAQ's

We know how important it is for you to stay informed. Here you'll find some of the typical questions that we hear from parents and members of our community. Of course, if you don't find what you need here, or if you would like to suggest an update to this site, please contact us at the Nadaburg District office.


How do I register my child at Nadaburg or Desert Oasis School?


To enroll your child at Nadaburg Elementary School, contact the office at (623) 388-2321; for Desert Oasis School, contact the office at (623) 556-5880. When you register your child, you will need to bring the following:

  • Birth Certificate or affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate
  • Proof of immunizations
  • Proof of residency in our district - utility bill, rental agreement, etc.
  • Name/Address of previous school and withdraw form if applicable
  • Proof of legal custody may also be required

For admission to kindergarten, children must be five (5) years of age prior to September 1st of the current school year. Children registering after the school day begins may be asked to start school the following morning.



How can I stay informed about Nadaburg Schools?


You can stay up to date by checking your child's school website often. You'll find it is an easy way to stay informed and excited about Nadaburg Schools. You will also receive notes, calls, and newsletters containing important information. Our Virtual Backpack program will have an area on each school website where electronic copies of important documents will be available in case your child has one of 'those' backpacks!  Should you have a question, we welcome your call to the Nadaburg School Office at (623) 388-2321 or the Desert Oasis School Office at (623) 556-5880.



Can I visit my child's school/classroom?


Absolutely, we welcome visiting parents. Please call the office to set up a convenient time for a visit. Involved parents truly make a difference, and we love to see you at school! Please report to the front office when you arrive at the building and you will be given a visitor's welcome badge and directions to your child's classroom if needed.



Can my child eat breakfast and/or lunch at school?


Yes, our schools participate in the Breakfast in the Classroom Program, and our cafeterias serve lunch daily. We serve delicious and nutritious meals for our students and our guests. Free and reduced breakfast and lunch is also available for our eligible students. For more information, visit our Food Service page.



What is the dress code at Nadaburg?


We care about what our students wear – appearance is part of inspiring our kids to be engaged, energized, and have fun at school. Nadaburg District students dress according to our dress code.. You will find the detailed dress code here.



What should I do if my child must be absent?


Please call the school office as soon as you know your child is going to be absent from, or late to school.  Voice mail for the attendance line is checked before the start of the school day and several times during the day. If a child does not arrive at school, we want to be sure he/she is safe with you.



What should we do if my child arrives late?


Your child will need to be checked in at the front office before going to their classroom if he or she arrives after the start of school - 7:45 at Desert Oasis, 8:45 at Nadaburg. If your child gets to school after the starting bell, we ask that the parent or guardian sign them in before they join their class.



Can my child go home with a friend after school?


Please inform the school in writing of any change in your child’s transportation before 1:00 p.m. – otherwise your child will need to go home as usual. A student may not ride or walk home with another student or get off at a different bus stop without a note from a parent or a timely call to the office.



When will I have a parent/teacher conference?


Check the school calendar to see designated Parent/Teacher conference days. As always, you are welcome to call or e-mail your child's teacher to arrange a time to speak with them should the need arise in between conference dates. the better the communication between school and home, the better our students do.

Where do I find my child's teacher and their homepage homepage?
 
For Desert Oasis click here. For Nadaburg, click here.  Each teacher's page may be located on the top of the school page, under a tab called 'Teachers'.  Over summer break, some of those pages may be temporarily removed for updating, or to accommodate staffing changes.



What if my child needs to take medicine at school?


The school nurse may administer medication only if she has a signed parent consent form allowing this. You may request this form in the school office. We ask that you list emergency contact numbers for use when parents cannot be reached. Please list at least two people to contact in the event of student illness or injury.  Review and update forms annually, or whenever changes need to be made, such as  new phone numbers, or changes to the family situation.  In case of an emergency, we need to be sure we can contact you.

Students may not have prescription or over-the-counter medications in their possession. All medicine should be given to the nurse for proper handling and dispensing. Prescription medication must be kept in the pharmacy container, labeled with your child's name and correct dosage instructions. We ask that you and your child handle over-the-counter medications in the same way. The nurse will call your child from the classroom or cafeteria for timely administration of prescription and other medications.

What services does the health office provide?

The school nurse monitors
immunizations, conducts health screenings, maintains medical records, and cares for students who are ill or have emergency medical needs at school. She works with parents and students and advises on preventive health care. She also calls parents to pick up children who are injured or ill. personnel in the health office are often the point of contact as the homeless liaison, and many times have information about low cost and free services available for families.


Does Nadaburg offer school insurance?


Arizona schools offer KidsCare, a free or low-cost health insurance for children who are not on ACCCHS. You can find out more information from the nurse or through the school office.