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Skull Valley School District
3150 Old Skull Valley Road
Skull Valley AZ 86338

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 127
Skull Valley, AZ • 86338

Phone & Email

Phone (928) 442.3322
Fax (928) 442.9198


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the school hours?
Students should arrive to school no later than 7:50 am for the Pledge of Allegiance and morning announcements.  The class begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:35 pm.  We offer a 20-minute lunch, followed by 20 minutes of recess.  Additional recess breaks are given in the morning and afternoon according to grade-level requirements.  All students K-5 by law are given a total of 50 minutes per day of time for social interaction and physical activity.  Pre-K students follow a separate schedule.
Are there any charges for my child to attend Skull Valley School?
No. Skull Valley is a free school.  There are no charges to attend, and we do not require parents to provide school supplies for their children.  However, there may be a small charge for outside activities, such as field trips.  On a voluntary basis, we do ask that parents consider giving a $10 donation per child each quarter for morning snacks.
Do you provide transportation to and from school?

Yes, Due to the rural nature of our area, and the nearby highway, all students who reside within our district boundaries are eligible for transportation.  Eligible students include preschool through 8th grade who attend on a full-day schedule.  Preschool students who attend our half-day program are eligible to ride only in the morning.  We also offer transportation to and from Prescott both morning and afternoon. 

Do you offer school meals?

Yes.  Skull Valley School has always been well known for the quality of its lunch program.  Hot lunches are offered each day to students for just $1.00 ($.40 for students who qualify for reduced rates).  All meals are homemade by our cook, using as much organic and fresh produce as possible.  We do not bring in prepackaged meals.

Unfortunately, we do not offer breakfast at this time, but we do provide a healthy, mid-morning snack.

How long is your school year?

Our school year typically begins the first week of August and ends by the third week in May.  A copy of our current calendar is available on this site. We take one week off for spring break, one week off for fall break, and two weeks for winter break.  Other various single-day holidays are observed throughout the year.

More Information

Please call the school office if your child will be late or absent.  Absences must be reported before the end of the school day in order for them to be excused.  Please avoid scheduling appointments that conflict with our schedule whenever possible.
Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures
School staff arrives at 7:30 am.  Please do not drop your child off prior to this time, as there will be no one on campus to ensure their safety.   If your child is running late, or needs to be picked up early, a parent or authorized emergency contact will be required to sign them in/out.  Students will not be released to anyone who is not on the contact list that is on file.
School Closures
Skull Valley School will typically follow Prescott Unified School District’s late starts and closures; however, to ensure clear communication, we will contact each family directly in cases of delay or closure.

Skull Valley School will welcome parents to visit anytime, with or without advanced notice.  Currently, enrolled parents wishing to visit are asked to coordinate visits with the classroom teacher.  Visitors not known to the staff at the school must report to the Administration office and sign in. They will then be accompanied during the visit.

Parent Conferences

The administration at Skull Valley School encourages regular communication between teachers and parents.  Two formal conferences will be held each school year at the end of the first and third quarters.  Parents or instructional staff may call off a conference at any other times as the need arises.  Conferences must be held before or after school so as not to interrupt instruction.

Standardized Testing

The AASA or MSAA tests for ELA and Math are given to all students in grades 3-8 each spring.  The AzSCI test for science is given to students in grades 5 and 8 only each spring.