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IMPORTANT DATES

  • Anton Uniforms: July 7 through August 29
  • School Office is Closed: reopens July 27
  • Barnes and Noble Book Fair: Aug 6- 9
  • NPX Sneak Peek: August 8 or 9, 1pm to 4pm
  • Volunteer Fingerprinting: August 8 from 1 to 3 pm.  All volunteers must have a fingerprint card on file with the school office.
  • First Day of School:  Thursday, August 10 – 8:10 am to 3:20 pm

NEW CAMPUS SNEAK PEEK

New location starting August 2017: 14100 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

Join us on for a sneak peek of the new campus!  Parents and students may visit the new campus on Tuesday August 8 or Wednesday August 9 anytime between 1pm and 4pm.  This is not a programmed event.  Rather, it is an open opportunity for families to get a sneak peek at our campus.  Our faculty and staff will be actively preparing for the start of school, but all are welcome to locate lockers, find classrooms, and gaze in admiration at our brand new facilities!  Please note that student’s schedules and locker numbers will be sent electronically in the beginning of August prior to the start of school.  We will also distribute materials to the students on the first day of school, i.e.  no “orientation day” and no waiting in lines.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The school day begins at 8:10am and will end at 3:20pm. Full uniform is required for the first day. Parents and students, please be aware that students should be in their classrooms at 8:05am, so instruction can begin promptly at 8:10am.

FIRST DAY TRAFFIC

Please take some time to review our pickup and drop-off pattern.  This new pattern will take some time for our community to learn & practice.  It will be a far more vehicular experience than what we’re used to. Thanks in advance to everyone for your patience & diligence in learning the new procedures well ahead of time.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

View and/or print the 2017-2018 School Calendar, please keep in mind this is subject to change. If any corrections or revisions are made prior the start of school, you will be notified immediately by email and the most up-to-date calendar will be posted on the website. Throughout the school year, the most up-to-date information is available on the events calendar on our website. We suggest you synchronize this with your calendar by subscribing to this calendar:  ical | Google Calendar

SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS

We rarely send papers home. Please keep abreast of all school events and news by checking the website and calendar regularly.

Because we are moving our campus, email is the best method of contact.  We are planning on being in boxes from June 9th until July 31st.  If we receive our certificate of occupancy early & can open the campus sooner, then we will be sure to send a communication to that effect.

The Gladiator Press is our news blog. You can view it anytime at gladiatorpress.blogspot.com. A summary of news will be emailed to all subscribers every Monday morning. You subscribe at any time. If you unsubscribe, you must subscribe yourself.

Occasionally the school sends out emails, text messages and phone calls from SchoolMessenger. Messages sent through this service can end up in some spam-boxes. Text messaging is opt-in only. It is very important to OPT-IN so you receive emergency messages.

FAMILY HANDBOOK

The Family Handbook is under review and subject to change for 2017-2018. Families are encouraged to refer to the 2016-2017 version over the summer for general guidelines.

When available, the updated version will be posted on our website. Students and parents must read the The 2017-2018 Family Handbook, sign and date the form on the last page to bring into the office by the first day of school.

ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

Please take a moment to read the Honor Code with your student. It is extremely important for each of you to understand the Great Hearts North Phoenix Prep code of conduct.

LUNCHES, USED UNIFORMS, VOLUNTEERS

Please contact the PSO or visit npxparents.org for information about ordering lunches, used uniforms, and volunteer opportunities.

CLASSICS TO KEEP

Your child’s class will utilize classic works of literature during the upcoming school year.  These books are required in some of our classes.  At Great Hearts Academies, it has always been the tradition for students to develop a personal library of books that they mark in, keep and return to during their time at Great Hearts, and treasure for years to come. We call these books “Classics to Keep.” Your child’s class will utilize these classics during the upcoming school year. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to purchase these books for their own personal collections, so that they can mark them and keep them, allowing students to develop their own impressive personal library of classics over the course of their academic career with Great Hearts. For families who do not purchase the texts, their student will be given access to a copy of these books as part of their curriculum. Students should not mark in Great Hearts provided books and will be asked to return the books in good condition once their class has finished with the book.

Please make sure you acquire the exact ISBN on the list. This is most important when the students are reading texts translated from another language into English.

View and print the Classics to Keep Book Listplease note additional titles for foreign languages might be added within the first weeks of school.

CONSUMABLES & SUPPLIES

North Phoenix Prep faculty create supplemental materials for certain courses. These Student Workbooks & Curriculum Manuals are distributed to students at the beginning of the school year.  As with our Classics to Keep books, we strongly encourage families to purchase these workbooks, which are required for some of our classes.  Once purchased, these materials will then be distributed to the students at school.

Likewise, students who need consumable items such as recorders for music class, paintbrushes for art class, or student planners may purchase these items online or from the school office.

More information about how to purchase these items is coming soon!

View and print the Supply Listplease note additional items might be added by teachers during the first weeks of school.

LOCKS

The school provides locks for student use. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE A LOCK FOR YOUR CHILD. HE/SHE WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO USE THE LOCKS PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL.

TEXTBOOKS

Students will receive their textbooks the first day of school. Textbooks must be covered – no exceptions. Book covers may be cloth or paper.

UNIFORMS

Please read the Uniform Dress Code for 2017-2018.

All shirts, polos, skirts and outerwear must be purchased from one of our vendors:

Anton Uniforms  

Temporary Location July 7 – August 19
3539 W. Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Phone: (602) 254-6484
Store Hours
Monday – Friday: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 12:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Email: orders@antonuniforms.com
Website: www.antonuniforms.com

OR

Dennis Uniforms (please note this vendor does NOT stock NPX skirts)

www.dennisuniform.com Use school code: QNR
3645 E. Indian School Road Suite #1
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 220-0302
REGULAR STORE HOURS:
Tuesday-Thursday 10am -5pm Friday 10am-3pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm Closed Labor Day
EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS:
July 24-August 19
Monday-Friday 10am -6pm Saturday 10am – 5pm

If the cost of books, supplies or uniforms presents a financial hardship for your family, please contact the school office.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer Fingerprinting will be held on August 8th from 1 to 3 pm. All volunteers must have a fingerprint card on file with the school office. Great Hearts performs a fingerprint screening free of charge to all volunteers. Please make sure to stop in.

ATHLETICS

Per AIA stipulations, your child must have a yearly physical in order to play a sport at NPX.  The physical must be dated after March 2017. Please complete and return the AIA Physical Form to our Athletic Director, Joe Page.

SCHOOL NURSE

Please remember to get new prescriptions for any expired medications such as EpiPens and inhalers for the upcoming school year.  Summer is a great time to schedule annual visits with pediatricians to go over immunizations, refill prescriptions, and even have the AIA physical forms completed as it is required for all sports participation.