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Lined paper with doodles, the DWES logo and the words back to school night written on it

Join us for Back to School Night! Thursday, August 1st from 4-5:30pm drop off school supplies, meet your teachers and get information about bus routes, lunch accounts, PTO and more!

In order to reduce the number of people in any given space and help ensure a successful event, we will be holding two sessions and will be asking everyone to attend their specific session. If you have siblings in different classes, you may attend both sessions. Please note that our time is limited and we really must adhere to the strict schedule.

SESSION 1 (Last names A-L) 

  • 4:00-4:40pm Find your homeroom classroom, drop off materials, meet your teachers,  (3rd-6th) receive your daily schedule, then follow your daily schedule to visit your other classroom(s). If you do not have another child and are not attending the second session, we appreciate your help in keeping our numbers low and freeing up parking spaces by exiting the school grounds. 

SESSION 2 (Last names M-Z) 

  • 4:50-5:30pm Find your homeroom classroom, drop off materials, meet your teachers, (3rd-6th) receive your daily schedule, then follow your daily schedule to visit your other classroom(s). 

  • At 5:30 Sharp - Time for EVERYONE to go home and rest up for tomorrow!

If you are unable to attend the Back to School night, rest assured that on Friday (8/2), teachers will be emailing the same presentation shown to parents during the event.  

In addition, our incredible Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) will be there to welcome our Roadrunners back with spirit wear and treats available for purchase. This is a great chance for you to stop by and find opportunities to get involved in your child's school and contribute to our wonderful community. 

Also, several CCUSD departments will have tables set up in the MPR (Cafeteria) to help with any questions you might have. You can visit CCUSD Transportation, CCUSD Food Services, and Education & Community Services for Roadrunner Club (before/after school program) during our Back to School Night.

Parents will be notified of class placement on July 31st, the night before the Back to School night. The first day of school is Monday, August 5th!

School Supply Lists

Congratulations to our 2024 Teachers of the Year, Teachers are shining stars.

Congratulations to our 2024 Inspire Excellence Award Honorees!  

CCUSD held our annual "Inspire Excellence" Awards Ceremony April 24th at the Fine Arts Center. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and to all our amazing employees and volunteers who make CCUSD such a wonderful community!

Honorees and attendees enjoyed a performance by the combined Cactus Shadows and Sonoran Trails choirs before receiving their awards. Awards were given to this year's retirees and rookies of the year, those with 35, 25 and 20 years of service, employees from each department, and employees and community members from each school site. Kiwanis of Carefree was honored as this year's Community Sponsor of the Year. There was also a dessert reception for award recipients and their guests following the ceremony. 

Congratulations to all the honorees, you truly exemplify what it means to "Inspire Excellence!"

For a full list of winners, click here!

Congratulations to our 2024 Teachers of the Year, Teachers are shining stars.

Congratulations to our 2024 Teachers of the Year!  

We had the great honor of hosting the Teacher of the Year award dinner 3/27/24! The theme was "Teachers are Shining Stars," and the seven winners each shine brightly at their schools. They go above and beyond for their students and are integral parts of their school community. They exemplify what it means to Inspire Excellence, and we are so lucky to have them!

Honorees, along with family, friends and colleagues, enjoyed a performance by the Cactus Shadows Vivace Honors Choir, heartfelt words from Superintendent Dolezal, a catered dinner, and a short video featuring some of their current and former students before receiving their awards.

Thank you to event sponsors: CORE Construction, Chasse Building Team, Kiwanis of Carefree, Ms.Sharon Fox, the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation, Cactus Shadows PTO & Mathnasium of Cave Creek.

Make your Tax Credit Donation Today!

Donate up to $400 today, and receive up to $400 dollars off your taxes on tax day! Uses for donations include: Before/After school sports or clubs, standardized testing fees, and many more!

Learn more and make your tax credit donation online today!

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Feed It Forward

Did you know? The "Feed it Forward" program allows families to add an additional amount to their meal account payment to help provide meals to children at your school or pay off negative balances!

Please log in to your Linq account and add money to your account, then click the Feed it Forward button! Thank you to everyone who has already participated in this program!

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