Grade Banding Parent Information 2018-2019

Grade Banding Parent Information 2018-2019
Posted on 04/02/2018
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The District and site staffs have been working in collaboration to prepare for the 2018-19 school year in order to create Start and End Times, Student and Parent Orientation meeting dates, staffing changes, and improved academic and extracurricular programs. In an effort to create equity in education for all students and to become more efficient, the Board of Education grade banded the 5th and 6th grades and the 7th and 8th grade students. Beginning next year, fifth and sixth grade students will attend the Middle School which is currently Bullhead City Junior High. The 7th and 8th grade students will attend Fox Creek Junior High. Students in Grades K thru 4th grade will attend either Desert Valley, Diamondback, or Sunrise Elementary.

The 2018-19 start and end times for:
Desert Valley, Diamondback, and Sunrise - 8:15am to 3:35pm.
the Middle School - 7:30am to 2:50pm.
Fox Creek Junior High - 7:20am to 2:40pm.

The elementary sites will be sending out information regarding the redistricting lines for the K-4 sites and will be holding Kindergarten Round-up at Desert Valley, Diamondback, and Sunrise on Thursday, April 5, 2018 starting at 5:30pm. 

Parent orientation meetings will be held at the elementary sites (Desert Valley, Diamondback, and Sunrise) Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 5:30pm. The Open House at Fox Creek will be May 3, 2018 and the Parent Orientation for Bullhead City Middle School will be May 8, 2018 at 5:30pm.

Student orientations will be during the school day the last week of school:

           May 21, 2018:    All current 5th grade students at Bullhead City Middle School

                                       All current 6th grade students at Fox Creek Junior High

           May 22, 2018:    All current 4th grade students at Bullhead City Middle School

                                       All current 7th grade students at Fox Creek Junior High School


Beginning next year, students currently on bus routes D, L, and H that have attended Coyote Canyon and Desert Valley will be assigned to the Sunrise site. Students currently on bus routes E and I that have attended Coyote Canyon and Desert Valley will be assigned to the Diamondback site. Students currently on bus route S and T that have attended Diamondback will be assigned to Sunrise.

Parents who wish to open enroll their child to a different site other than where they will be assigned may do so before April 27, 2018. Otherwise the child will be placed on a waiting list.