School Liaison Parent Newsletter
Spring 2016

Summer Hours for School District Offices

•    Yuma School District One:
Elementary Office will close June 3rd and re-open July 25th 
Middle School Offices will close June 10th and re-open July 18th 
•    Crane School District:  Office hours vary for each school.  Please call respective school offices for summer hours.
•    Yuma Union High School District: Beginning June 2nd, all high school campuses will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Offices will be closed on Fridays.  Normal office hours Monday through Friday will begin July 20th.  
•    Private & Charter Schools: Please contact these school offices directly to inquire about their summer office hours.

Free USDA Summer Food Program

Beginning June 1st and ending July 29th  Yuma Union High School District will sponsor free breakfast and lunch to all children ages 18 years and younger at various locations throughout town.  For more information on the times and locations, please contact Student Nutrition Services at 928-502-4773. 

Summer Super Sitter Training

The MCAS Yuma Child & Youth Programs will be hosting an America Red Cross Certified 3 Day Babysitters Training Course from June 14 through 16, 2016.  Children must be 12 years of age to participate, and must attend all three classes to receive their American Red Cross Certificate.  A $35.00 non-refundable registration fee is required.  Please call the Resource & Referral office for more information at 928-269-3234/3251.

MCAS Library Summer Reading Program

“READ FOR THE WIN!” iREAD program will be held at the station library building #633 each Tuesday from July 5th through July 26th for children ages 6-12 years old.  The summer reading program is free of charge for military-connected families and will include crafts, games, music, prizes and much more.  Registration begins June 1st.  For more information please call 928-269-2785.

Vacation Bible School at MCAS Chapel

Vacation Bible School will be held June 13th through 17th at the base chapel from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. daily.  This program is for children ages Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Registration is required.  For more information please call 928-269-2371. 

MCAS Yuma Oasis Pool Summer Swim Activities

There will be two sessions of swimming lessons throughout the summer (June 7-17 & July 19-29). A Junior Lifeguarding class will take place June 27-July 1 for ages 9-14 years old, and Splash Camp will take place from August 1 – September 10th.  Please call the Oasis Pool office for more details at 928-269-2926/2914.

EFMP Family Pool Time

The Oasis pool has been reserved exclusively for enrolled EFMP members and their families each Monday afternoon beginning June 6th through July 8th from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Parents must accompany children.  For more information, please call 928-269-2949.

2016 MCAS Yuma Back to School Resource Fair

Save the date for the annual Family Care Branch “Back to School Resource Fair” on Tuesday, August 2nd at the Youth Center from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to ACTIVE DUTY families only.  Start the school year off right by visiting the various educational resource tables and picking up a free bag of school supplies for your children. Please contact the School Liaison for further information: 928-269-5373

AZMerit Standardized Test Scores

Children in 3rd grade and above who took the AZMerit standardized test at a public/charter school this past spring will not receive their test scores until the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Parents, please be on the look-out for these test scores when school resumes in August as they are important indicators of how your children mastered the required grade level state standards in Reading/Language Arts, Math and Science.

First Day of School (2016-17)

Crane School District: August 1st
Yuma School District One: August 8th
Yuma Union High School District: August 4th
Somerton School District: August 1st 
Desert View Academy: August 3rd for Kinder & August 4th for 1st – 5th 
Desert View Middle/High School: August 1st 
Amerischools (North & South): August 8th (tentative)
St. Francis of Assisi: August 11th 
Immaculate Conception: August 11th (orientation)
Yuma Lutheran School: August 10th 
Southwest Christian School:  August 4th 
Yuma Catholic High School: August 8th 
Harvest Preparatory:  August 10th 



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