Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
Q: What subdivisions are within the boundaries for Butterfield?
A: The following subdivisions are included within the boundaries of Butterfield Elementary
- Acacia Crossings
- Anglin Dairy
- The Heritage District
- Senita 1 & 2
- The Villages @ RED
Q: Does Butterfield have a preschool and how do I enroll my child for preschool?
A: No, Butterfield does not have a preschool, but preschool students in our boundaries may qualify for preschool at other schools within our school district. Please contact the District Office at 520-568-5100 x1061 to schedule an appointment for our Child Find Screening. The screenings are held monthly, see available dates in the " Exceptional Student Services" section on the left side of our website under Programs/Services. All potential students for our Preschool Program must complete the screening before enrolling.
Q: What do I need in order to register my child?
A: In addition to an enrollment packet, you will need the child's birth certificate, immunization records, proof of current residence (utility bill, mortgage statement or rental agreement) and enrolling parents photo ID. Enrollment packets can be picked up in the front office or online in the " Forms" section on the left side of our website.
Q: What are the school hours?
A: The school day begins at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. Every Wednesday and the last day of the quarter, the school day ends at 1:35 p.m. The office opens at 8:05 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m.
Q: What if my student is tardy?
A: We encourage promptness since tardies affect everyone and disrupt classroom time. Late students must report to the office. There we will issue students a "Tardy Slip" before they go to class. Students should be on campus by 8:30 a.m. to make sure they are in class by 8:35 a.m.
Q: What should I do if my student is absent?
A: When at all possible, please notify us when your child is absent by calling the Attendance Clerk in the front office at 520-568-6100 x2301. If we don't hear from you by early morning, you're likely to get a phone call and/or text from us. Students that have been absent must return with a note explaining the reason they were gone. An absence note is a must! Otherwise, we record your student's absence as "unexcused."
Q: Does Butterfield provide busing?
A: Yes, we provide busing for students west of John Wayne Parkway. This includes Acacia Crossings and the area of Anglin Dairy. Please arrive at your designated bus stop on time. Those students living in the Villages @ RED, Heritage District east of John Wayne Parkway, Senita 1 &2 and those outside of our boundaries, busing is not provided.
Q: Do you allow students to bike/scooter to school?
A: Yes, but only if they live within one mile of campus. We are concerned for the safety of all students and ask all bike riders to be aware of their surroundings and WEAR HELMETS. Butterfield Elementary School is not responsible for lost or damaged bikes.
Q: Does the school provide breakfast or lunch?
A: Yes, we provide both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is free for everyone. Lunch is $2.75 for students. Students may choose to bring their own lunch to school if they wish. Lunch applications are available at any school cafeteria, school office and district office. There is also a link here to get the application online in English. Spanish is available by clicking here. Foster students need to apply as well - call 520.568.5100 x 1034 for more information.
Q: What methods can my child use to pay for meals?
A: We welcome students to pay for meals with cash or check, but we prefer that each student have a prepaid lunch account. You can register for an account and monitor your balance at https://www.myschoolbucks.com. To register you will need to know your students School ID number.
Q: Can my child bring treats to class to celebrate a birthday or other occasion?
A: Our district policy does not allow you to bring food from home for classroom parties and events. All food brought onto campus must come from the cafeteria or be store bought. Please contact your students teacher at least a week before to arrange a time. Students cannot receive deliveries of flowers, balloons, stuffed animals or gifts while on campus.
Q: Does Butterfield allow visitors in the classrooms?
A: Yes. Visitors must call ahead and make an appointment to visit classrooms. Student learning is the top priority and providing uninterrupted instruction is critical for students. When you arrive at school, please check in with the front office with your Photo ID to receive your "Visitor Pass."
Q: Do you require uniforms for the students?
A: We do not require uniforms but do have a district policy regarding a Dress Code.
Q: My child needs to take medication daily. How will you make sure he/she will receive it?
A: Please label all prescription medications and keep them in the school health office. Prescription medicines must be prescribed by a doctor and have documentation telling how much and how often the student must take the medicine. Please be sure to contact the health office ahead of time if you want your child taking over-the-counter medicines, too.
Q: When do report cards come out?
A: We have parent-teacher & student led conferences after the end of the 1st and 3rd quarters, during which report cards will be handed out. We send report cards home after the end of the 2nd quarter and on the last day of school for the 4th quarter.
Q: Where is the lost and found?
A: The lost and found can be found in our MPR/Cafeteria. Check there first for any missing items. We encourage students to write their name on their possessions.