Frequently Asked Questions 

1.           When does school start for the 17-18 school year?

2.           What time does my child go to lunch?

3.           Am I able to have lunch with my child?

4.           Am I able to observe my child’s class during the day?

5.           How do I get my Parent Activation Key?

6.           When is the next Extra Early Release?

7.           When does my child have PE, Music any special?

8.           What is my child’s room number and phone number?

9.           What is your Birthday Celebration policy?  

10.         Am I able to volunteer in the classroom?

11.         What supplies does my child need for school?

12.         Do the students wear uniforms?

13.         Will my children be able to ride the bus?

14.         What are Porter's boundaries?

15.         Do you accept open enrollment?

16.         When is the last day of school?

17.         Do you have Honor Roll at Porter?

18.         When is Parent Teacher Conferences?

19.         School Map

Answers

1. When does school start for the 17-18 school year?

Students report to school on August 9th, 2017.  You may view the entire year’s calendar by clicking on District Calendar link.


 2. What time does my child go to lunch?

Grade Room start time end time
Kindergarten 1, 2, 5 11:30 12:10
1st Grade 10, 11 11:05 11:45
2nd Grade 6, 7, 8 11:25 12:05
3rd Grade 22, 23, 24 11:15 11:55
4th Grade, 4/5 Combo 24, 25 11:00 11:40
5th Grade, SLLD 15, 16, 28 11:10 11:50
6th Grade 30, 31, 32 11:35 12:15

Sp Ed

SID 

33, 34

3, 4

11:20

10:55

12:00

11:35

 

3.  Am I able to have lunch with my child?

Yes, you may have lunch with your children.  All visitors to our campus MUST check in first at the front office and receive a visitor’s pass.

 

4. Am I able to observe my child’s class during the day?

Yes, you may observe in your child’s classroom.  We ask that you make arrangements with your child’s teacher in advance of your visit.  

 

5. How do I get my Parent Activation Key

Review and monitor your child's grades, attendance and other education-related information from your home or work computer. To begin your My MPS account, please visit the school office to pick up your activation key. If you have children at more than one school in the district, you will need to visit only one of the schools - one activation key will give you access to all children in your family.   Learn more at the MY MPS.

 

6. When is the next Extra Early Release?  

Throughout the school year the District has set aside extra early release days (11:45 a.m.) for teachers to participate in professional development.  These days are in addition to our normal Wednesday early release at 1:15 p.m.  Those days are as follows.

   September 13, 2017       February 14, 2018

   October 6, 2017              March 9, 2018

   November 1, 2017          April 11, 2018

   December 22, 2017

You may also go to the calendar tab to view Porter’s Early Release Schedule or click Calendar.

 

7. When does my child have PE, Music any special?

Click specials to view schedules for 17-16 school year.  This schedule may change throughout the year, please verify with the teacher for up to date changes in their schedule. 

 

8. What is my child’s room number and phone number?

Click on the Staff tab for more information on your child’s class or click Staff.

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9. What is your Birthday Celebration policy?  

Birthday celebrations should be done off campus.  Parents who would like to do something special for the class in honor of a student birthday should discuss this with the teacher.  He/She will be able to give you their thoughts on home baked goods, when to celebrate, etc.

 

10. Am I able to volunteer in the classroom?

YES, we love volunteers.  Please speak with the office staff if you would like to volunteer.

 

11. What supplies does my child need for school?

Currently, we do not require any family to provide their child’s own supplies.  However, we are very grateful for donations.  If you are able to help, you may call or e-mail your child’s teacher.  The following is a suggested list of items the classrooms seem to run out of the most.  For a more detailed list by teacher, check out the grade level webpages by grade level under Academics.

Kleenix/Tissues Pencils Crayons
Elmer's Glue Glue Sticks Index Cards
Pencil Eraser Tops Colored Pencils Folders
Spiral Notebooks 2" 3 Ring Binders White Board Markers

 

12. Do the students wear uniforms?
No, Porter does not currently require students to wear uniforms.  We do have a dress code that students must follow.  Click Student Handbook to be linked to the District dress code.

 

bus13. Will my children be able to ride the bus? 

Students that live between Lindsay and Val Vista, Southern and the I-60 will be bused to Porter.  Students that live between Lindsay and Gilbert, Southern and the I-60 are considered close enough to walk to school.  Porter has crossing guards at Hampton and 24th Street; Hampton and Yale.  Click District Transportation to access Bus Rules of Conduct and Bus Discipline.

 

14.  What are Porter's boundaries?

Click here to view the boundaries of all Mesa Public Schools.

 

15.  Does Porter accept open enrollment?

Yes we welcome open enrollment after taking into consideration our current enrollment and class size.  

 

16.  When is the last day of school?

May 24, 2018.

 

17.  Do you have Honor Roll at Porter?
In grades 4-6 we recognize various levels of student achievement through three types of honor roll each quarter.  Students who earn straight A’s become a member of the LION’S DEN and receive a certificate.  First time Lion’s Den members receive a Pride Paw Pin.  Any student with straight A’s all four quarters will be recognized at the end of the year awards assembly and receive an honor certificate with a gold seal and Lion’s Head Pin.  Students who earn all A’s and one B become a PORTER PRIDE member and receive a certificate.  Our Special Education Students who demonstrate outstanding effort in all academic and citizenship areas shall become a CUB’S CLUB member and receive a certificate.

 

18.  Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 16 - 20, 2017 and January 16 - 19, 2018.  Click the link below for the fall conference letter.  
Fall Parent Teacher Conference Letter

 

19.  School Map

 

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