Casa Blanca students

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to questions that most parents and family members have about CBCS’s rules and guidelines. If you need further information, please take time to review the Student Handbook (found on the Home page of this website). Or, if you would like to call the school office, we would love to hear from you.

What time can my child arrive at school in the morning?

Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. or remain on the school campus later than 3:15 p.m. unless they are participating in a supervised activity. CBCS will not supervise students who arrive before 7:30 a.m. or remain later than 3:15 p.m. We have developed this procedure for the safety and well-being of your children.

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What will happen if my child becomes ill while at school?

If a student becomes ill, we will attempt to notify a parent or guardian promptly, and we will care for the student in our nurse’s station until a parent or guardian arrives. Students may not leave school grounds without either a parent or another approved adult (as listed on the student’s information form). If the situation is a medical emergency, we will follow standard emergency procedures.

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May visitors visit the school?

Parents, guardians, and visitors are always welcome to visit classes while school is in session. Visitors must get a visitor’s pass from the office before going into classrooms. For the safety of our children, the school office must be aware of the identity and location of anyone on the school grounds when classes are in session.

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How can I become involved?

Parents, teachers, and community members can come together through our Parent Teacher Organization. We know that the more parents and community members are involved in the school and with our students, the more success our students will have. To encourage your participation, we have waived any membership fee. To learn more about the PTO and the meeting location and times, please contact the school office at (520) 315-3489.

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Are video cameras used on school buses?

Yes. Our school board supports the use of video cameras on school buses so we can maintain and ensure a safe environment for students and staff.

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How can I contact my child’s teacher?

If you want to talk to your child’s teacher, call the school office either before classes begin (8:00 a.m.) or after students are dismissed (4:00 p.m.). During instructional hours, you may leave a message for the teacher with the receptionist. The teacher will make every effort to return the call on the same day or within 24 hours.

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What should I know about field trips at Casa Blanca Community School?

At CBCS, we plan our field trips to enrich our students’ educational experience and to integrate with curricular areas of classroom study. At the beginning of the school year, parents/guardians must sign a Field Trip Permission slip and put it in the student’s folder. This authorizes students to participate in any school field trip. Parents/guardians will receive advance written notification of all scheduled field trips involving their child. Parents/guardians must contact the school if they do not wish their child to participate. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend field trips. However, to ensure everyone’s safety, we do not permit parents to bring younger children on field trips.

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When does the school send out report cards?

We want you to be well informed about your child’s progress, so we send progress reports home midway through each grading period. We send report cards home at the end of each nine week grading period.

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What is the grading scale for Casa Blanca Community School?

We base the grading scale for grades 1–4 on the following percentage scale:
90–100 A (outstanding)
80–89 B (very good)
70–79 C (satisfactory)
60–69 D (having difficulty)
Below 60 F (serious difficulty)

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When does the school hold Parent/Teacher conferences?

The school holds parent/teacher conferences three times each year. However, as the school year progresses, if you have any problems, concerns, or questions, we urge you to please contact your child's teacher and/or the principal for assistance. We are all interested and concerned with your child's progress and well-being. We pledge our support for your child's success in school, and our goal is open communication. If you have additional questions about how to contact your child’s teacher or how our school handles promotions and retentions, we invite you to read our student handbook, found on the Home page of this website.

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Does Casa Blanca Community School provide mental health services?

Yes. Our school offers both certified school guidance counselors and a licensed social worker to students and their families. School-based counseling serves students in prevention, intervention, and crisis services.

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Casa Blanca Community School • Phone: (520) 315.3489 or (480) 403.8582 • Fax: (520) 315.3505
Address: 3455 W. Casa Blanca Rd, Bapchule, AZ 85121 • Mailing Address: PO Box 10940, Bapchule, AZ 85121