Harold Steele Elementary School

700 S. Sarnoff Dr.   |   Tucson, AZ 85710   |    Office: (520) 731-6800   |    Fax: (520) 731-6801   |   Email Steele

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What Makes Us Special

Steele is a neighborhood and community school that is dedicated to student success and continually monitors academic progress. The staff works collaboratively to solve challenges and ensure that children are thriving.

Steele embraces engaging, collaborative learning. Steele also puts a special emphasis on writing with a dedicated, sequential program that helps children learn to communicate through the written word.

We offer after-school programs throughout the year including Cross Country. Our garden and mosaics offer beauty throughout the school environment.

Upcoming Events
Pony Play
Family Engagement Team Meeting
Arby's Dinner Night
Site Council Meeting
Gingerbread Family Night
Horse Play
Coffee With The Community
Grading Day
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Tardies and School Breakfast
We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide free breakfast to all students on our campus. We start serving breakfast at 7:20am.  We encourage you to drop your children off at 7:20am if they will be eating breakfast with us. We have experienced an increase in students arriving close to the second bell ringing and/or late to school, then needing to eat breakfast which results in them arriving to class late. We will no longer be serving tardy students’ breakfast to take to their classroom. Tardy student may still be served breakfast only if they are supervised by the adult bringing them to school.

HOW DOES BEING LATE TO CLASS EFFECT THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY?
  • We do not have extra adult supervision for student who are still eating in the cafeteria once the first bell rings. That has put us in the position to have students who need breakfast and arrive late to eat in their classroom.
  • Walking in late requires the teacher to catch the students up from the information they have already missed.
  • Being late impacts many children social-emotionally, starting the day off in a challenging way for them and their classroom learning community.
  • Tardies and absences have a direct impact on the overall school letter grade assigned to each school by the Arizona Department of Education. In addition, it impacts school funding.

We are asking each family to do the following to support their children and our school community:
  1. If your child is eating school breakfast drop them off at 7:20am. This allows them enough time to get their food, eat and line up when the first bell rings at 7:40am.
  1. If your child is not eating breakfast, ensure they are walking in the door no later than 7:40am. This allows them time to line up and make it to class on time. Final bell rings at 7:45am.
  1. If your child is running late and you would like them to eat breakfast at school, students will be served breakfast if the adult who is bringing them to school accompanies them into the cafeteria, supervising them while they eat, signing them in at the front office to receive a tardy pass and walk them to class.

Mr. Bill Kipling our MTSS (Multi Tiered Systems of Support) Facilitator will be reaching out to families who need support with breakfast and arriving to class by the final bell at 7:45am.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Kipling 520-731-6860
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Important Reminders
  • For the safety of our students, please do not drop off any students before 7:15 A.M. 
  • Student drop off is ONLY permitted along the Sarnoff side of the school by the flag pole.
  •  No parking in the student drop off and pick up area. 
  • Parents are welcome to park and walk your students in using the south parking lot off of Kenyon. 
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 Parents, when your child arrives to school after 7:45 AM you must escort them into the office to sign them in. 

*** If you know your child will be absent, please call our attendance line at 731-6802 as soon as possible and let us know why your child will be out.  This line has a voicemail that accepts messages 24 hours a day.***

*In order to minimize disruption to classrooms we are asking our  families to adhere to the following guidelines: 
  • Any changes in student’s going home method to be called in no later than 11:30am.
  • No signing students out after 1:45pm or 12:45pm on Wednesday.
    • We ask that you allow them to release with their classes.
    • Check out  within 10 minutes of release creates a chaotic release environment and we appreciate your help in minimizing end of the day checkouts . 
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