Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that parents often ask us. We hope they are helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information if you don’t find answers to any questions that we address here.

What do I need to do to register my child at Price Elementary School?

You may download the registration form or fill out the paperwork in the school office when you come to register your child. Don’t forget to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security number, and the address of the last school he or she attended.

When do grades come out?

We divide the school year into four grading periods and send out grades on the Thursday following the end of each period. Parent-teacher conferences occur twice per year; once in the fall and again in the spring.

Is bussing available for my child?

Price directly serves the YPG community, which makes us a neighborhood school. For our families that live close to the YPG installation, please call our office at 928-502-7730 to discuss transportation options, if applicable.

What do you do to keep my child safe at school?

Keeping your child safe at school is a priority. All outside doors and gates are closed and locked during school hours, including the front office. All visitors are required to check in at the office with no exceptions. No child may leave the campus without an approved person 18 years or older. This is a Yuma School District One policy that is enforced at all 18 schools. We deal with student behavior fairly and consistently. Our students and staff also practice safety drills monthly to be prepared in case of an emergency. Additionally, we work closely with YPG command and emergency services for installation appropriate responses.

My child needs to take medication daily. How will you make sure he/she will receive it?

All medications will be kept in the school health office for safety of all students. Only the school nurse, health paraprofessional, or other staff member as directed will deliver medications to a student.

Prescription Medication

Must be prescribed by a health care provider who is licensed in the state of Arizona and/or California. According to Arizona Law, no medication from Mexico will be permitted to be administered at school. All prescribed medication must be in the original container from the pharmacy.

Over-the-Counter Medication

Written permission by parent must be provided on the OTC-consent form. Any over-the-counter medication sent by parent must be in the original packaging with all directions clearly marked. Medication that is not properly labeled, expired, and/or without a signed consent by parent/guardian and healthcare provider will not be administered to any student!

What should I do if my child must be absent?

The Arizona State Department of Education now requires that you send a written note excusing your child’s absence. We put these notes into your child’s permanent record for a period of four years. No child can receive an excused absence without a written note signed by the parent or a doctor.

How can my child make up work missed due to absences?

The daily interchange of ideas and information in the classroom is a vital part of your child’s education. We understand, however, that sometimes children must be absent. Teachers gladly work with students by providing make-up work.

What if my child needs to leave school early?

Please come into the school office and sign your child out. Price School does not dismiss children to walk alone to appointments or home.

What if my child is late to school?

If your child is going to be tardy, please call 928-502-7730. Your child must then get a late pass from the office upon arrival. We encourage all students to be on time. If your child has a doctor’s appointment, we will consider the tardy excused. A child with an unexcused tardy will miss recess. Tardy children aren’t eligible for perfect attendance awards.

May my child ride their bicycle to school?

Yes. When your child arrives at school, they should place the bicycle in the bike rack. Youth Service children park inside the playground to allow for easy dismissal. We encourage our students to use their bicycle locks during the day. Your children should take their helmets with them to the classroom.

What are the lunch options at Price Elementary?

Another school in town will deliver the lunches. In order to have an accurate count on the amount of lunches needed, lunch counts will take place each morning by 8:15 a.m. Lunch is available to all students for $1.50 every day. If your child is not at school in time for the lunch count but will be at school for lunch, please contact our office prior to 8:15 a.m. if they would like to order a lunch for that day.

Please complete the free and reduced lunch application at any time during the school year if you think your family may qualify. Please pay all lunch fees electronically. You can manage your child’s meal account or make a payment online. You will need your child’s eight-digit student ID number. We look forward to serving you.

Students may also bring their own lunch, which will be stored in our refrigerators located in the cafeteria. We highly encourage the use of a thermos for warm lunches, as we will not be able to heat up your child’s food in any way. For safety concerns, please do not send glass containers. If students bring a sack lunch from home, they may still purchase milk for 25 cents. Due to USDA guidelines, milk is 25 cents, regardless if your student qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals.

Does Price have a dress code?

We expect students to dress appropriately for the school environment. Students must wear shoes. We expect students to use good judgment in choosing clothing that will not disrupt learning. In addition to the current Yuma School District dress code policies, any other clothing that a teacher or staff member feels is a distraction to the school environment and learning will fall under this policy, to include:

  • Shorts and skirts must be at or below fingertips
  • Caps may be worn outdoors only, and bill must face forward
  • Apparel/accessories (including chains, jewelry, and bandanas) that can damage school property, be considered gang-related, or be used as a potential weapon, are not acceptable school attire
  • Dress that communicates the promotion of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, violence, vulgarity, profanity, or that is disparaging to gender, or that has a sexual connotation is not acceptable school attire
  • Midriffs must be covered and tank tops must have at least 2-inch straps
  • Revealing clothing is not acceptable school attire
  • Underwear shall not be visible
  • Sagging pants are not acceptable school attire
  • Long belts must be tucked into belt loops
What happens if my child wears something that the school considers inappropriate?

We understand that sometimes children get out of the house in inappropriate attire. When this happens, we have the children change their clothing.

Is there a limit on how many books my child may check out of the library?

Each class visits the library weekly. Your child may check out two books at a time. After your child has returned all books, she may check out additional books. Please take care of any fees for lost or damaged books promptly so your child may keep borrowing books.

May my child bring personal items to school?

Students must bring some personal items to school, such as coats, sweaters, lunch pails, and notebooks. Please clearly mark your child’s name on these items. This helps us return lost items to their owners. Students may not bring radios, electronic games, tape recorders or other music players, expensive jewelry, or large sums of money to school.

What personal items should my child not bring to school?

Please do not bring the following items to school: radios, tape recorders, expensive jewelry, large sums of money or toys. and electronics of any kind. If a student has a cell phone or smart watch for the purpose of contacting parents before and after school, the device must be turned off and placed in the student’s backpack for the duration of the school day.