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Virtual Open House 2020-2021

posted Aug 19, 2020, 9:49 AM by Sonya Titus   [ updated Aug 19, 2020, 9:52 AM ]

These videos include a welcome message from the DF Administration Team, Principal Susie Smith and Assistant Principal Steve Whynott.  Each of the amazing staff members supporting your child are introduced for you to put a face with the name of your child’s DF teachers and staff. 

Visit your child’s DF Team Google Site for more information about the awesome teachers and their contact information.  Go, Scorpions!

Wolves - https://youtu.be/rlhETduq7c0

Phoenix - https://youtu.be/uXDQOEDODxc

Eclipse - https://youtu.be/Joj-Ic1ocDw

Venom - https://youtu.be/6Mzuy5aYh5U

Champions - https://youtu.be/QOf_IZThD-0

Social Worker

posted Aug 10, 2020, 3:04 PM by Stephen Whynott

We want you to know that our Social Worker is here to help. Please click the link below to reach out to Mrs. Montelongo for support or resources.

School Begins August 10 with ONLINE Learning

posted Jul 14, 2020, 4:51 PM by Pam Horton   [ updated Jul 14, 2020, 8:32 PM ]

School will begin ONLINE Monday, August 10. To stay-up-to date about the WESD’s reopening plan including weekly updates from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton, forthcoming information about Chromebook distribution, logistics related to student learning, student schedules, meals, etc., please go to the WESD’s Return to Learn Page. Frequently Asked Questions will be located here and updated frequently. If you’d like more information about the start of the school year, please email wesdcommserv@wesdschools.org or call 602-347-2600. Thank you.

School Information

posted May 23, 2019, 1:21 PM by Chuck Raynak   [ updated Aug 27, 2020, 11:50 AM by Sonya Titus ]

Desert Foothills Junior High School

3333 W. Banff Lane • Phoenix • Arizona • 85053-4723

http://desertfoothills.wesdschools.org Office: 602-896-5500 Fax: 602-896-5520

Health Office: 602-896-5510 • Attendance Line: 602-896-5521

 Campus Hours                                                                                                                                 

Office Hours       8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Close on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

School Hours    Grades: 7 – 8  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Early Release: 2:30  p.m.

Early Release days: every Wednesday, Parent/Teacher Conferences and the last day of school. Before School Open Gym: 7:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. (no charge) | School gates open at 8:45 a.m. | No Pickup during the last 15 minutes of the school day.


Responsibility to Report

The legal custodial parent or legal guardian of the child must notify the school of the student's absence prior to the absence or when the absence occurs.

Excused Absences

Absences shall be excused for reasons such as: illness, doctor appointment, bereavement, family emergencies, or observance of major religious holidays of the family's faith. All absences incurred while registered in WESD schools that exceed a total of 18 for the school year will be reported as unexcused despite the reason. Refer to Arizona Dept. of Education http://www.azed.gov/finance/school-finance-external-guidelines/ for details.

 Dress Code                                                                                         

No school uniforms

WESD dress code guidelines can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook and at http://wesdschools.schoolwires.net/page/124.

  Girls' shoulders must be covered no tank tops or low cut tops.     • No hats allowed.     • Purses must be small enough that a textbook won't fit in them.

  Desert Foothills PE uniforms can be purchased at Walk-through Orientation or at the office after school starts.

School ID required

All students are required to wear an ID while on school campus and on buses. To replace a defaced or lost ID the cost is $2. Replacement lanyards, clips and pouches are 50¢ each.


Walk or bus transportation may be provided based on address

Students walk or ride the bus to and from school, based on their home address. Students should never cross major streets such as 35th Ave., Greenway, or Thunderbird.


Bicycles must be secured by a lock inside the bike rack area. The school is not responsible for any loss or damage.


Breakfast and lunch are provided

There is no cost for school meals. Breakfast is served in the classrooms (8:52 - 9:33 a.m.)

 School Supplies                                                                                 

No backpacks permitted

WESD provides all required supplies. Teachers may offer a "wish list" of optional items. Textbooks are provided in each classroom. Teachers will provide more information through a class syllabus. Zippered notebooks are encouraged. Bicyclists may have a backpack to school but must leave it in the bike rack area.

 Additional Information                                                                    

Extracurricular Activities

Sports: Basketball, volleyball, soccer, girls softball, wrestling (co-ed), track and cross country (all students), cheer (co-ed); Clubs: Friends of Rachel Club, Best Buddies Club; Academic: 21st Century After-school Academy (before and after school)

Desert Foothills Junior High School

3333 W. Banff Lane • Phoenix • Arizona • 85053-4723

http://desertfoothills.wesdschools.org Oficina: 602-896-5500 Fax: 602-896-5520

Oficina de Salud: 602-896-5510 • Línea de Asistencia: 602-896-5521

 Horario de la Propiedad Escolar                                                                                                                              

Horario de Oficina       8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Cerrado los miércoles a las 4:00 p.m.

Horario Escolar    Grados: 7 – 8  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Despido Temprano: 2:30  p.m.

Días de Despido Temprano: cada miércoles, Conferencias de Padres y Maestros, último día de clases. Gimnasio Abierto Antes de las Clases: 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (sin costo) | Los portones escolares abren a las 8:45 a.m. | No pueden recoger a un estudiante los últimos 15 minutos del día escolar.


Responsabilidad para Reportar

El padre legal custodio o tutor legal del niño(a) debe notificar a la escuela de la ausencia del estudiante antes de la ausencia o cuando la ausencia ocurra.

Ausencias Justificadas

Las ausencias serán justificadas por razones tales como: enfermedad, cita médica, período de duelo u observancia de celebraciones religiosas importantes de la fe de la familia. Todas las ausencias ocurridas que exceden un total de 18 para el año escolar mientras el estudiante esté inscrito en las escuelas del WESD serán reportadas como injustificadas sin importar la razón. Consulte el Departamento de Educación de Arizona http://www.azed.gov/finance/school-finance-external-guidelines/ para más detalles.

 Código de Vestir                                                                                 

No uniformes escolares

Las guías del código de vestir del WESD se pueden encontrar en el Manual de Padres y Estudiante y en http://wesdschools.schoolwires.net/page/124. Los hombros de las niñas deben estar cubiertos - no blusas tipo tank o blusas cortas.                                                                                               • No se permiten sombreros.

  Los bolsas de las niñas deben ser lo suficientemente pequeñas que no les quepa un libro de texto.

  Se requiere que los estudiantes vistan un uniforme de educación física como parte de su calificación. Los uniformes de educación física de la Escuela Desert Foothills se pueden comprar durante el Proceso de Orientación o en la oficina después que comiencen las clases.

Se requiere identificación escolar

Todos los estudiantes están obligados a usar una ID mientras se encuentran en la escuela y en los autobuses. Para reemplazar una ID desfigurada o perdida el costo es de $2. Cordones, sujetadores y bolsitas de reemplazó cuestan 50¢ cada uno.


Basado en la dirección pudiesen caminar o se les pudiese ofrecer transportación

Los estudiantes caminan o viajan en autobús a y de la escuela, basado en la dirección de su casa. Los estudiantes nunca deberán cruzar calles principales tales como la 35, Greenway o Thunderbird.


Se deben asegurar las bicicletas con un candado dentro del portabicicletas. La escuela no es responsable por niguna pérdida o daños.


Se proveen desayuno y almuerzo

No hay costo alguno para los alimentos escolares. El desayuno es servido en el salón de clases (8:52 - 9:33 a.m.)

 Abastecimientos Escolares                                                               

No se permiten mochilas

WESD provee todas los abastecimientos requeridos. Los maestros pudiesen ofrecer una "lista de deseo" de artículos opcionales. Los libros de texto son provistos en cada salón de clase. Los maestros proveerán más información a través de un plan de estudio de la clase. Se anima usar cuadernos con cierre. Los ciclistas pueden tener una mochila y mantenerla en la rejilla para bicicletas.

 Información Adicional                                                                     

Actividades Extracurriculares

Deportes: baloncesto, voleibol, fútbol, Softbol de niñas, lucha libre (Co-Ed), carreras de pista y de larga distancia (para todos los estudiantes), porristas (Co-Ed); Clubes: Friends of Rachel Club, Best Buddies Club; Académico: Academia del siglo 21 (antes y después de la escuela)

School Budget 101 in 5 Minutes!

posted Aug 10, 2016, 2:06 PM by Pam Horton

WESD Budget 101

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