Saguaro Services

Code of Conduct

Important Notice:

The purpose of this form is twofold: 
(1) To give the parent or guardian an opportunity to opt out of any of the items listed below and 
(2) To affirm acknowledgement of the Code of Conduct If SUSD does not receive this form (or printed copy) within fourteen (14) calendar days from your receipt of this form, SUSD will assume consent to the release of the categories of information contained in this form.

2017-2018 Uniform Code of Conduct (English)
2017-2018 Uniform Code of Conduct
Student Release Form

English Language Development

Click here to Expand English Language Development Information

Philosophy Statement for the ELD Department

The Scottsdale Unified School District’s English Language Development (ELD) Department’s philosophy is to provide specialized, academic English instruction to students who are not yet proficient in English and empower their families to achieve success and personal growth.

  • Uphold high academic expectations for all students through highly effective teaching and data analysis
  • Seek active partnerships with families and provide access to resources
  • Ensure that administrators, teachers and staff are in compliance with the state and district initiatives through collaboration and professional development 
C O N T A C T  L O C A T I O N P H O N E
Donny Dalton ANLC, Kiva 480-484-7548
Sonia Otero-Hanley Arcadia, Hopi 480-484-6308
Maria Shipley Mohave, Pueblo, Saguaro


480-229-0012 (cell)

Rebecca Rivera Coronado 480-484-6822
Mariela Duarte

Anasazi, Chaparral HS, Cheyenne, Cherokee, Cocopah, Copper Ridge School, Desert Canyon Elementary/Middle, Desert Mountain HS, Laguna, Mountainside MS, Redfield, Sequoya


480-389-8115 (cell)

Angelica Amaya Pima 480-484-2803
Fabiola Ordonez Cochise, Navajo 480-484-2619
Gloria Vargas Tonalea K-8 480-484-5803
Sandra Padilla Tavan 480-484-3522
Maria Padilla Yavapai 480-484-3800 x3851
Lily Saldana Hohokam 480-484-1806
Chayito Hernandez Ingleside 480-484-4914

Health Center

Contact information:
Nancy Tillinghast
Phone: 480-484-7111

Click here to Expand Health Center Information

Student Illness:

  • Fever:  Please keep your child home from school with a fever 100* or greater.  Students may return to school with a temperature less than 100* (without the use of Ibuprofen or Tylenol)--only if the child is fever-free for 24 hours.
  • Rash:  All rashes should be identified by your medical provider.  A note should be sent to school identifying the rash as not contagious. 
  • Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis:  Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” is highly contagious. Symptoms include: watering, irritation, itching, and redness to the white part of the eye and/or the lining of the eyelids. Swelling of the eyelids, sensitivity to light and a pus-like yellow discharge may occur.  Students may not return to school while the eye is still red and draining, or for 24 hours after the initiation of treatment.  
  • Vomiting:  Students should not return to school for 24 hours after last episode of vomiting.  Episodes of vomiting without fever can be due to virus and may still contagious to classmates.

Additional Illness Info:

  • Please indicate on the attendance line if your child is home sick with a fever.  Also, state specific diagnosed illness if known.
  • If your child is sent home from school during the school day with a fever and vomiting, to adhere to 24 hours fever or vomiting-free, teachers should not expect to see that student back in class the next school day.
  • ***Please contact Nurse Renee with questions:  (480) 484-7311 or
  • Teach your child to: Cover their cough with the inside of their elbow, wash hands frequently and do not come to school sick!

Medication During the School Day:

  • If your child needs to take any medication during the school day, parents/guardians must complete and sign a Medication Administration Record permission form (Medication Permission Form). All medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle with the dosage and instructions clearly written on the prescription label.
  • The Scottsdale Unified School District has guidelines regarding over-the-counter medication that is given out in the nurse's office. Please keep this in mind if you would like your child to have over-the counter medications (like Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, Tums, antibacterial ointment, Calydryl etc.) available during the school day. You will need to complete a Medication Administration Record permission form (Medication Permission Form). Also, you must provide  age-appropriate medication (as listed on the medication label) and it must be in an original, sealed container. Please call or stop by the nurse's office with any questions. 
  • Current Immunization Information for school year can be found at the Arizona Department of Health Services website or link below. Click on the immunization link below to find clinic options for you to keep your child current on these State of Arizona guidelines. Please scan/email immunization records to or fax  to the Nurse's Office at 480-484-7301.

Downloadable Medical Information:

  • Medication Policy
  • Drugs and Alcohol 
  • Emergency Cards
  • Head Injuries 
  • Head Lice 
  • Immunizations
  • Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye
  • Sending an Injured Student Home
  • Sore Throat
  • Concussion
  • Head Lice (policy)
  • Immunization Clinics
  • Immunization Requirements


Lunch Information

Click here for Lunch Menus


Click here to Expand PBIS Information

What is PBIS?

School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing evidence-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions. 

Shannon Cronn
Clinical Services Coordinator

Matthew Lins
Safe and Supportive Schools Specialist

Special Education

Special Education is defined by the specially designed instruction developed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability.

Click here to Expand Special Education Information

Parent involvement in program development, support services and school and home collaboration is very important to us.

We hope you find information on the web site helpful.  For student records please contact Ana Hulbert at 480-484-5074 or email her at

Destruction of Records

Special Education records are destroyed five (5) years after a student has withdrawn, transferred, graduated or been exited from special education services at Scottsdale Unified School District.  This year we will be destroying the records of students who left the district or exited services in the 2012-2013 school year.  If you are a parent or student and need a copy of your student’s special education records for any reason, e.g., social security benefits, please contact Ana Hulbert in the Special Education department at 480-484-5074 or email prior to November 1, 2016.

Special Education is defined by the specially designed instruction developed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability.  Students with disabilities are those students evaluated and found eligible as having;

Development Delay (until age 10) 
Emotional Disability 
Hearing Impairment 
Mild/Moderate Intellectual Disability 
Multiple Disabilities 
Multiple Disabilities with Severe Sensory Impairment 
Orthopedic Impairment 
Other Health Impairments 
Preschool Severe Delay 
Specific Learning Disability 
Speech/Language Impairment (including preschool age) 
Severe Intellectual Disability 
Traumatic Brain Injury 
Visual Impairment

Adapted Physical Education
Behavior Management
High School Transition Specialists
Hearing Impaired
PreSchool Program PANDA
Speech-Language Therapy

Testing Information

Accountability & Assessments Page