Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question about our school, our FAQ page is the best place to find the answer. We've provided answers to the questions we are asked most frequently. If you don't find what you need here, we're always happy to answer your questions personally. Just give us a call!
How do I enroll my child at Kayenta Elementary?
We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our Enrollment page for information about enrolling your child at our school. You may also download and print a copy of the appropriate forms and bring the completed forms, together with the required documentation, to the main office of our school.
Does your school offer breakfast and lunch?
We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus in the Kayenta Unified School District. Our cafeterias serve breakfast and lunch every school day for a reasonable price. We also participate in the National School Lunch Program for those who qualify. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our district Food Services page.
What if my child requires medication during the school day?
We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication authorization form and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office.
Do you provide transportation services?
We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page.
What is ParentVue and how do I get a username and password to use it?
ParentVue is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To receive your log-in information, please call the front office.
What are the school hours?
Breakfast 7:15 a.m.
Instruction Begins 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal 3:10 p.m.
What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?
If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.
Do you enforce a dress code at Kayenta?
We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or a safety hazard; violate municipal, county, or state law; or present a potential disruption of the educational process. Generally, we do not allow:
Spandex, side-split shorts, stretch cotton shorts, skirts, or dresses that measure more than three inches above the top of the kneecap when in a kneeling position.
Torn, frayed, see through, or mesh clothing—even if worn over appropriate clothing
Spaghetti-straps or shirts and dresses with less than three inches of a sleeve
Clothing that exposes any part of the wearer's midsection, even if covered with or by appropriate clothing
Clothing with any logo, writing, symbols, or numbers that reflect violence, malicious behavior, offensive language, sexual innuendo, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or anything otherwise considered disruptive or gang related
Excessively baggy or large coats and sagging pants (i.e. gang-related, trench, or “goth” styles)
We define "excessively baggy" as pants being bunched at the waist under a belt, pants with a low-hanging crotch, pants that cover the feet of the wearer, pants that do not cover undergarments, or drag on the floor.
Bare feet, high-heeled shoes, slippers, or flip flops
Non-prescription dark glasses worn on the face or head, hats, caps, or other headgear unless designated for a specific purpose
Students on school property or at any school activity to wear, possess, use, distribute, display, or sell any clothing, jewelry, bandana, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, or other item perceived as evidence of membership in or affiliation with a gang.
Students on school property or at any school activity to wear, possess, use, distribute, display, or sell any clothing, jewelry, bandana, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, or other item perceived as evidence of membership in or affiliation with a gang
How can I get more involved?
We strongly encourage your involvement. Please take the time to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher and let him or her know that you’re interested in getting involved. We also invite you to join our various accountability committees and let your voice be heard. For more specific information, visit our Parent Involvement page. You can also support your child’s education in some basic ways, including:
Encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep
Offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria)
Helping your child get up in plenty of time for school
Providing neat, clean, comfortable clothes
How do I donate my tax credit money to the school?
All you need to do is download and print the form located on the Tax Credit page; fill it out, and get it to us. You can make your contribution in person at any of our schools, or you may mail a check with the form to us. We’ll mail you a receipt for tax reporting purposes.