Frequently Asked Questions

1. What information do I need to register my child?
2. What time does school start and end?
3. When is kindergarten registration?
4. Who do I notify if my child is absent from school?
5. What do I do if my child is late for school or I need to pick them up early?
6. How do I contact my child's teacher?
7. Can I volunteer at Sousa?
8. If I can't volunteer in my child's class, are there other ways I can contribute?
9. My child has lost something, is there lost and found at Sousa?


 Register a student  top

Please bring the following information with you when you register your child.

1.Proof of address: Driver's license, a bill (SRP, Qwest, Water, etc.), lease or rental agreement or a bank statement.

2. Birth Certificate

3. Immunization Records (Official records or copies)

4. Complete name and address of last school attended.

5. Visit the MPS Website for more information 

 School Hours top

 Office Hours 7:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

School Hours 7:45a.m.-2:15p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Early release every Wednesday 7:45a.m.-1:15p.m.

Students are not to be on campus before 7:20 as there is no supervision.

Kindergarten Registration top

Registration for Kindergarten begins the last week in January. Please check the marquee, the weekly newsletter, or the calendar on our website for updates. Also check the MPS Website for more information.

Child absent from school top

Please notify the Sousa office at 472-8890 as soon as possible, providing the student's name, teacher's name and the reason for the absence.  If your child's absence will be extended, please notify the office.

Late to school/ Pick up early top

In case of an emergency, we need to know who is on campus at all times. Therefore, if you are bringing a student in late, sign them in at the office. The student will be given a late slip to take to class. If you are picking a student up before the end of the day, come to the office to sign him/her out, and we will call for your student. Please do not go to your child's classroom.

To Contact Your Child's Teacher top

At the beginning of the school year you will receive the phone number for your child's teacher. The teacher will be available for phone calls before and after school hours; during school hours you may leave a message and the teacher will return your call as soon as possible.

Volunteer at Sousa top

Sousa LOVES volunteers!  We boast that we have the best volunteers in the district!  Below are just a few of the many ways you can volunteer.

  • in your child's classroom
  • from home, many teachers will send things for you to do
  • through the Sousa Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • become a member of the Sousa Student Advisory Council

Contact Laurie Baugh 472-8936 if you would like to learn more about the Sousa volunteer program.  

 Other Ways to Contribute top

Have you heard about the Arizona School Tax Credit?  Basically you can redirect $200 for a single person or up to $400 for married couples of your Arizona taxes to Sousa.  You can even select which extracurricular activities you would like your money to support, things such as the computer lab, 5th grade science camp, field trips, band, orchestra and the after-school programs.  The office can provide you with the form for the tax credit donation or visit the MPS website for more information.

You could let us know if you have any special talents or interests that you'd be willing to share with us.

You could support your child's teacher by offering to bring in special materials when needed.

Most importantly, you can support your child by insuring that they arrive to school on time, have a good breakfast, have time to study after school and get a good night's rest.

Lost and Found top

If your child loses an article of clothing, school materials, a lunch box or other possessions, please check the lost and found box located in the Multi-Purpose room. We request that personal possessions be labeled with a child's name so that we may easily locate the owner. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities.

Children should not bring expensive or treasured personal possessions to school. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.