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  • Show Off Your School Spirit!

    Ruth Powell School will join in the FUN of High School Dress Up Week
    January 31st  to February 4th for Turnabout!

    If you would like to participate, 
    Dress Up Days are as Follows:

    Monday:          Pajama Day 
    Tuesday:         Favorite Character Day
    Wednesday:   Wacky Wednesday
    Thursday:       Favorite Sports Team/Hat Day
    Friday:             Blue & White Day 


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  • Kids Heart Challenge   KIDS HEART CHALLENGE

    Dear Families – We are excited to continue our partnership with the American Heart Association through the Kids Heart Challenge program this year! The fun is kicking off January 31st with a heart pumping assembly hosted by the AHA. We will be talking about keeping our hearts healthy and happy and raising life-saving donations. Please help us hit our goal of having 100 students registered online to complete their heart healthy challenge (Be Kind or Be Active). It is free and easy to register by going to our Kids Heart Challenge site or by downloading the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android. If you have multiple children at our school, you can register them with the same email by using different usernames per child. Please register today to help us spread the word that WE are saving lives with the American Heart Association!

    Link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/ruthpowell

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  • Picture of AZM2 Students Awarded for Perfect Scores
    Students recognized at the School Board meeting for their perfect scores for the
    2000-2021 AZM2 tests.


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  • Smily face  




    Individual portraits will be taken on Tuesday, February 8th. Put on your best outfit and get ready to SMILE!
    Be sure to look for the picture packet in your child's backpack a couple of days before.  

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  • Veterans Day:  Honoring All Who Served  VETERANS DAY PROGRAM
    The 4th Grade Music Classes and Bulldog Express will be having their Veterans Day But Closer to Presidents' Day Patriotic Concert on Thursday, February 10th at the David M. Player Center For the Arts. The daytime program will start at 12:45 for the student body and the evening program will be at 6:30 pm for families and friends.  There is a $3.00 charge for the 6:30 pm program (excluding students who are performing and children 5 and under).  We will be honoring veterans for this concert, so we would like to invite any veterans who would like to attend to come to both or either show.  Admission is free for all veterans and one guest. Just bring your military ID to the box office.  

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  • Red, White, & Blue Hat

     Presidents' Day

    There will be No School Monday, February 21st, in honor of Presidents’ Day.  School will resume Tuesday, February 22nd. Enjoy your weekend. 

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  • Pool


    Spring Break will be March 14th-18th.

    School will resume Monday, March 21st. 

    Have a fun and safe week.

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    Every Friday this school year will be early release days, students will be dismissed at 12:35 pm.

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Start & Dismissal Times

  • School Time

    Start and Dismissal Time for 2021/2022

    First bell will ring at 8:10
    Tardy bell will ring at 8:15
    The Cafeteria will be open at 7:45 for students to eat breakfast
    Dismissal will be at 2:15 pm
    Every Friday will be early release at 12:35 pm.

    Lafe Nelson will begin at 8:10
    Dorothy Stinson will begin at 8:00



  • Parent Picking Up Student

    All transportation changes need to be called in by 1:00pm for regular release days and 11:00am for early release days.  This will insure your child gets the message.  


     PowerSchool Mobile App PowerSchool Parent Portal

     Parents are encouraged to use the Powerschool Parent Portal to access your child's grades, lunch balances and attendance records. If you have any questions or would like directions on using this wonderful tool, please call the office at 928-348-7030 and we would be happy to help.

    This is also available as a mobile app for Apple and Android phones. Just search for PowerSchool Mobile. You can set it up to get notifications for absences etc.

Grade A

  • Letter A         "A" SCHOOL
    Ruth Powell Elementary School has achieved a letter grade "A" from the Department of Education.  Grades are earned by each school based on their performance on the AZMERIT state mandated test that takes place in the Spring of each year.  An "A" grade means a high number of students at Ruth Powell School in the proficient and highly proficient categories on the test. 
    Our teachers work hard each year to get the students to perform well on the test.
    Congratulations to our students, out teachers, you parents, and our school for achieving an "A" letter grade.


  • BULLDOG    
    To all our RPS families, and those who are new, we say Welcome! We are excited to start a new year here at Ruth Powell School! 

    Here are a few reminders for our parents.

    • All students will enter the school through the south gate. Parents will be allowed to walk their students to their classrooms, but must sign in at the gate. The office will be open if you need to see the secretaries, but students will still need to enter through the south gate.
    • In the event that your child's class plans a field trip, we must have a birth certificate, up to date immunizations, proof of residency and an enrollment form on file in order for your child to participate.
    • We continue to ask that you walk your child from the parking lot to the side walk for safety reasons. As you drop off in the morning we ask that parents pull up to the flagpole in front of the school so students can walk along the sidewalk. Please DO NOT allow your child to exit your vehicle until you have reached the fence opening. Also, please know, students are NOT allowed to walk across the parking lot without an adult. We would also ask that if you are parking on the northside of 10th Street, that you also walk your child to and from the school sidewalk.  Again, this is for the safety of all students and the flow of traffic.
    • If your child will be absent, you must contact the school. If we do not receive parent contact within 48 hours, the absence will remain unexcused. To report an absence, please call our attendance line at 348-7030 and press #1.
    • All transportation changes must be made by 1:00 Mon-Thurs, and 11:00 on Fridays. This will help ensure that your child gets the message.
    • If you have a phone number or address change during the school year, please contact the school to update your new information. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new school year!

    Stay up to date on school information through our website, www.saffordusd.com!   

Arizona Tax Credit Donations

  • field trip  Arizona tax law allows married couples filing jointly to take up to $400 in tax credit or $200 for singles   if they donate to extracurricular activities. This tax credit is available to all taxpayers, even if they don’t have   children in school. Contributions are donated directly to the school, not to the state or even to the district.   Though contributions to public schools have always been tax deductible, a tax credit is subtracted from the   amount of taxes you owe. A tax credit is a full refund of your money. You can choose what school/teacher or  an extracurricular program you would like it to go to. Teachers use this money to pay for class field trip.

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