Sewell Elementary Mission Statement
We are here to promote a nurturing and enriching environment where every student
develops the skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to achieve academic
success and social responsibility.
Students entering Sewell at any grade level shall provide the following at time
* Original Birth Certificate
* Immunization record
* Proof of residency within our attendance/school boundaries
* Parent/Legal Guardian picture identification
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:25a.m. to 2:35p.m.
Wednesday 8:25a.m. to 1:35p.m.
Sewell students should not arrive at school before 8:00 a.m. Playground
supervision is provided from 8:00a.m. to 8:25a.m. Breakfast is served from
8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
A warning bell will ring at 8:25 a.m. each morning.
***It is extremely important that all Sewell students be picked up
on time (2:35 p.m.) after dismissal daily.
staff is not responsible for students not picked up on time. If for any
reason you are not able to pick up your child on time, please notify the front
office before 2:00 p.m.
If you drive your child to school or need to pick up your child after school,
please use the drop off areas on Sahuara or the south side of the parking lot
Please do not drop off your child on the front walk way. Please use the
designated student drop off area only. Do not drop children off at the
entrance to the parking area. Please pull around to the side pass the
Studentís daily attendance is vitally important. Excessive absences often
result in poor academic achievement. Students are expected to be in school daily
except in cases of emergency or personal illness.
These are the steps to follow when a student is absent from school:
1. Call the office the morning of the absence 584-7200 before 10:00 a.m.
2. Send a note when the student returns to school stating the reason for the
Parents are urged to leave their children in school during school hours. Doctor
and or other appointments should be scheduled after school hours or on days when
school is not in session. If a student needs to be dismissed early from school a
parent must come to the front office to sign them out. The front office staff
will call the student out of class.
Our school day begins at 8:25 a.m. If your child is late he or she is missing
valuable instruction. Any students arriving at school after 8:25 a.m. must report
to the office
for a late pass.
Studentís excessive absences (more than 3 unexcused absences) and excessive
tardies (3 tardies in a week) will be dealt in a student by student basis.
Sewell students are recognized for their commitment to daily school attendance.
Students are recognized for perfect attendance at the end of the quarter, at the
end of the semester and for the entire school year.
There will be a crossing guard at East Fifth St. and Chantilly Dr. Please
instruct your child to always use the crosswalk when crossing Fifth St.
Emergency Green Card
The office should be notified immediately of any changes regarding address and
phone number. Please be sure that the office has all of your current emergency
contact numbers on the student green card.
Open Enrollment Information
Open Enrollment requests must be made starting in November of each school year. Priority will be given to students who are currently
attending Sewell. Priority will also be given to students whose siblings
currently attend Sewell. Open Enrollment requests must be made each school year
to the office of School Community Relations.
Students attending Sewell on Open Enrollment are our guests. The following
criteria must be followed in order to continue as Open Enrollment students at
1. Attendance: Be on time on a daily basis. (8:25 a.m.) No unexcused absences or tardies.
2. Academics: All school work/homework should be completed and shall meet or
exceed grade level standards.
3. Discipline: Any referral for rules infraction will jeopardize continuing as
an Open Enrollment student at Sewell.
Refer to TUSD website for more
Sewell Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone number 584-7200
Fax number 584-7201
Safety is always a priority at Sewell. Please remember that all doors to
the school except the front doors will be locked during school hours. All
visitors to Sewell must come to the front office to sign in and get a
All visitors to Sewell must wear their visitorís pass while on campus.
ask that parents do not wait in the halls before dismissal.
Teachers will designate a meeting place for you and your child.
In many cases, divorced parents continue to have equal rights to information
about their children. If you have a court order that limits the rights of one
parent in matters such a custody, visitation, or access to school information,
please bring in a copy of the court order to the school office for your
childís records. Unless the court order is on file with us, we must provide
equal access of information to both parents.
Important School Lunch Information
. Free or reduced lunches are available to
families meeting the needed qualifications. Please fill out a lunch application
to see if your family qualifies.
FOOD SERVICES WILL NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO CHARGE SCHOOL LUNCHES. IN THE EVENT
THAT A STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE MONEY FOR LUNCH, WE WILL ALLOW HIM/HER TO CALL HOME
FOR LUNCH MONEY OR LUNCH.
Every Monday you may pay in advance for your childís weekly meal card (debit
system). You may also pay for more than one week at a time. Please see Cafeteria
personnel for more information.
Sewell Lunch Times
Kinder & 1st grades - 11:15 to 11:50
2nd & 3rd grades - 11:50 to 12:25
4th, & 5th grades - 12:25 to 1:00
Sewellís 4 School Rules
1. Safe Hands.
2. Safe Feet.
3. Kind Words.
4. Smart Choices.
Health Office Procedures
The health office is staffed by a Health Assistant Monday through Friday and a
registered nurse one day a week.
When your child will be taking medication while he/she is at school the
following procedures must be followed:
1.Medication must be prescribed by the childís physician.
2.Prescription drugs must be in the original container labeled with the name,
date, medication dosage and the time of day it should be taken.
3.Non-prescription medication is not to be given unless a physician has
indicated a need.
4.The parent/guardian must leave all medication in the health office and
complete a medication form.
5.Medication must be given in the presence of the school nurse, health
assistant, principal, or other designated person.
At Sewell elementary we believe that homework can assist students in the
development of responsibility and study skills. It also promotes communication
between parents, teachers and students.
Your childís teacher will contact you regarding his/her homework policy.
Contacting Your Childís Teacher
If you wish to speak to your childís teacher we ask that you call 584-7200. If
the teacher is available (non-instructional time) he/she will speak to you. If
the teacher is not available the office staff will be happy to take a message
and forward it to the teacher.
Student Dress Code
We take pride in the way we look and dress at school. All students are expected
to dress in clothes that are suitable for school activities. If students are not
dressed appropriately, they will be required to change clothes.
Shirts which advertise tobacco, alcohol or drugs are not permitted nor are those
with obscene language, gang-related logos, symbols, or any other identifying
Children are not allowed to wear any
clothing items which show any part of their shoulders. This includes shirts with
spaghetti straps and tank tops which show the shoulder area.
It is required that all students wear
shoes to school. Flip flops are not recommended to be worn to school.
Please read Tucson Unified School District guidelines for
student rights and responsibilities.