Frequently Asked Questions

1.  How will I be informed of important dates and events in the school year?

2.  How early can I drop off my child at school?

3.  What time does my child go to lunch?

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

5.  How do I get my Parent Activation Key?

6.  What is your birthday celebration policy?

7.  Am I able to volunteer in the classroom?

8.  Do the students wear uniforms?

9.  Will the school bus my student?

10.  What are Irving's boundaries?

11.  Do you accept Open Enrollment?

12.  Who do I inform of my child's medications?

13.  What are the behavior expectations at Irving?

14.  What are your office hours?

15.  Can my child get free or reduced meals?

16.  What makes Irving a great school choice?

17.  How does Irving communicate with its parents?

18.  Is Irving a Title I school?

19.  Who do I call to report an absence?

20.  Can I donate to Irving Elementary?



1.  We keep our calendar webpage as updated as possible.  For important holiday reminders and upcoming events, an electronic email flyer (Peachjar) will be sent out, often times with a recorded or text message to your phone number of choice.  Our goal is to keep our parents as informed as possible and save paper at the same time.

2.  We allow children on campus as early as 7:15, Monday through Friday.  

3.  Please see our 19-20 lunch schedule below:



Daily Lunch Schedule for 2019 – 2020



*          Kindergarten                          Lunch              To                                            Teacher Pick-up outside           

                                                            Line                 Recess                                         11:25 all classes

            Skabelund                                10:40               11:05              

            Thomas                                    10:43               11:05

            Saul                                         10:45               11:05

            K GUS - Chopra                       10:50  

           1st GUS – Ruddy                      10:55



            1st Grade                     To Recess        Bathroom        Final                Lunch             Teacher Pick-up

                                                                        Whistle            Whistle            Line                 in MPR

            Inge                             10:40               10:50               10:55               11:00               11:20 all classes

    Gonzalez                     10:40               10:50               10:55                                     

            Nichols                        10:40               10:50               10:55              



*          4th Grade                     Lunch Line                              Recess                            Teacher Pick-up outside

            Associate Teachers       11:07

    Nelson                         11:10                                       11:30                                       11:50 all classes

    Harkey                         11:12                                                                                                                                                                                      


            2nd Grade                   To Recess        Bathroom        Final                Lunch              Teacher Pick up in

                                                                        Whistle            Whistle            Line                 MPR

            Heath                           10:55               11:05               11:10               11:15               11:35 all classes

            Lopez                          10:55               11:05               11:10  

            Gibson                         10:55               11:05               11:10

            2nd GUS – Diersen                                                                              11:20              



*          5th Grade                                 Lunch Line                  Recess                                 Teacher Pick-up outside

            Kolton                                     11:25                           11:40                                       12:05 all classes

            Best                                         11:26                                                              

            Driscoll                                    11:27                                                              



            3rd Grade                     To Recess        Bathroom        Final                Lunch          Teacher Pick-up                                                                                      Whistle            Whistle            Line              in MPR

            3/4 GUS-Silvestre                                                                                11:35

            Ruiz                             11:20               11:30               11:35               11:40               12:00 all classes

            Payne                           11:20               11:30               11:35                                                                                      



*          6th  Grade                               Lunch Line                  Recess                                Teacher Pick-up outside

            Associate Teachers                   11:45                           12:00                                       12:25 all classes

            Scharich                                   11:47                                      

            Rapisura                                  11:49                                                  



* Please note - these grade levels will eat first and then go out to recess


4.  Absolutely!  Check in at our Front Office first to receive a guest pass and you're good to go!

5.  Review 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. 

6.  We encourage you to celebrate your child's special day in the classroom, however, there are a few rules to follow:  balloons are not allowed in the classroom; if you choose to bring a treat for the class to share, it needs to be store-bought and you must bring enough for the whole class; in addition, please make sure it's something easy for the teacher to pass around, like cupcakes or cookies.  If you would like your child to pass around birthday party invitations, it will have to be done outside the classroom, before or after school.  The teacher will only help send invitations home if there is one for every child in the class.

7.  There is always opportunities to volunteer at Irving Elementary. Contact your child's teacher or the front office to find out more.

8.  Irving is a no-uniform school.

9.  Due to our small school boundaries, we don't have buses.

10.  Lindsay to Val Vista and Broadway to Southern (1-square mile).  Not sure what your neighborhood school is?  Click here for our school locator.

11.  We welcome open enrollment applications after taking into consideration our current enrollment and class sizes. 

12.  Contact our Health Office for any medication concerns and changes.   

13.  All Irving students promise to abide by our STAR behavior rubric.  Find out what it says here.

14. 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

15.  The Food and Nutrition Department encourages families to fill out an application.  You can do it online by clicking here, or come to the Office to use one of our computers.  Paper applications are also available.

16.  Click here to see our Brag Sheet!  We have so much to be proud of!

17.  For upcoming events and reminders, we will send out a Peachjar flyer to your email address and/or a recorded message to your primary phone number.  Please make sure our flyers don't end up in your junk box and that you pick up our calls.  All recorded messages will be sent out around 5 pm.

18.  Yes we are!  Title I status provides our students with many opportunities and advantages.  Click here for more information.

19.  Call 480-472-1700 option 1.

20.  We encourage everyone to donate to our school.  Every little bit benefits our students directly.  You can donate money by mail, in person, or online.  Click here to find out how.  We are also currently accepting binders and Expo markers in our Front Office.