School and District Updates

  • Monitor this page for up-to-date information regarding Alhambra district and school news. To the left, you will find links for specific communication geared toward parents and staff.

Teacher Walkout/School Closure Updates

  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Below you'll find Frequently Asked Questions for parents, regarding the reopening of all Alhambra schools. The document is available in both English and Spanish.

    Frequently Asked Questions - English

    Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 – PARENTS

    Great news … the Legislature passed the education budget bill and the Governor signed it this morning that provides increased funding for education.  We are thrilled that Alhambra teachers are returning to our classrooms and all Alhambra schools will reopen on Friday, May 4. Tomorrow, we will send information home with students providing answers on students making up lost instructional time and other important questions you may have.  You can also check our website, at www.alhambraesd.org, late in the day on Friday for a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

    We want to thank our parents and community for your patience and cooperation over the last week while educators across the state participated in rallies at the state capitol.  These rallies brought awareness about the need for additional state funding for education.  Their efforts were successful, and now we are ready to get back to learning in our classrooms.  We look forward to welcoming our students and staff back to a positive learning environment on Friday, May 4!

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – PARENTS (Revised 2:50 PM)

    Earlier today, Alhambra communicated with parents that our schools would reopen tomorrow, Thursday, May 3.  We have since learned that there has been a lack of progress at the Legislature which has put teachers in a situation where they feel they need to continue the walkout.  Our Superintendent, Mr. Yslas, apologizes for communicating inaccurate information.  It is our responsibility to communicate in a timely manner with accurate information.  Because of the lack of progress at the Legislature, all Alhambra schools will remain closed until further notice.  We will continue serving meals in most of our cafeterias for our students who depend on us for breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast will be served from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.; and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 12 noon at the same locations.  Our top priority is the safety of your student and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

    Please check our website at www.alhambraesd.org each day for the most current information on when schools will reopen.  We will also send a telephone call using our notification system.  We remain committed to keeping you informed as this situation changes.

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    Previamente el día de hoy, Alhambra les comunicó a los padres de familia que nuestras escuelas volverían a abrir mañana, el jueves 3 de mayo. Desde entonces, se nos ha informado que ha habido una falta de progreso en la Legislatura, lo cual ha puesto a los maestros en una situación en la que ellos sienten la necesidad de continuar con la huelga. Nuestro Superintendente, el Sr. Yslas, se disculpa por haber comunicado la información inexacta. Es nuestra responsabilidad comunicarnos de manera oportuna con información precisa. Debido a la falta de progreso en la Legislatura, todas las escuelas de Alhambra permanecerán cerradas hasta nuevo aviso. Continuaremos sirviendo alimentos en la mayoría de nuestras cafeterías a nuestros estudiantes, quienes dependen de nosotros para el desayuno y el almuerzo. El desayuno se servirá de 7:30 a 8:30 a.m.; y el almuerzo se servirá de 11:00 a.m. a las 12:00 del mediodía en las mismas ubicaciones. Nuestra prioridad principal es la seguridad de sus estudiantes y apreciamos su entendimiento durante estos tiempos difíciles.

    Por favor visiten nuestro sitio web www.alhambraesd.org cada día, para la información más actualizada con respecto a cuándo volverán a abrir las escuelas. Nosotros también les llamaremos por teléfono usando nuestro sistema de notificación. Continuamos estando dedicados a mantenerles informados mientras esta situación vaya cambiando.

     

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – EMPLOYEES (Revised 2:50 PM)

    Earlier today, Alhambra communicated with employees that our schools would reopen tomorrow, Thursday, May 3.  We have since learned that there has been a lack of progress at the Legislature which has put teachers in a situation where they feel they need to continue the walkout.  Mr. Yslas, apologizes for communicating inaccurate information.  It is our responsibility to communicate in a timely manner with accurate information.  Because of the lack of progress at the Legislature, all Alhambra schools will remain closed until further notice.  All classified staff will continue reporting to work at your regular time.  Our top priority is the safety of our students and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

    Please check our website at www.alhambraesd.org each day for the most current information on when schools will reopen.  We will also send a telephone call using our notification system.  We remain committed to keeping you informed as this situation changes.

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    Previamente el día de hoy, Alhambra les comunicó a los empleados que nuestras escuelas volverían a abrir mañana, el jueves 3 de mayo. Desde entonces, se nos ha informado que ha habido una falta de progreso en la Legislatura, lo cual ha puesto a los maestros en una situación en la que ellos sienten la necesidad de continuar con la huelga. El Sr. Yslas se disculpa por haber comunicado la información inexacta. Es nuestra responsabilidad comunicarnos de manera oportuna con información precisa. Debido a la falta de progreso en la Legislatura, todas las escuelas de Alhambra permanecerán cerradas hasta nuevo aviso. Nuestra prioridad principal es la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y apreciamos su entendimiento durante estos tiempos difíciles.

     

    Por favor visiten nuestro sitio web www.alhambraesd.org cada día, para la información más actualizada con respecto a cuándo volverán a abrir las escuelas. Nosotros también les llamaremos por teléfono usando nuestro sistema de notificación. Continuamos estando dedicados a mantenerles informados mientras esta situación vaya cambiando.

     

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – PARENTS

    It appears the Legislature is finalizing a budget that supports increased funding for education.  We are thrilled that Alhambra teachers are returning to our classrooms and all Alhambra schools will reopen on Thursday, May 3.

    We want to thank our parents and community for your patience and cooperation over the last week while educators across the state participated in rallies at the state capitol.  These rallies brought awareness about the need for additional state funding for education.  Their efforts were successful, and now we are ready to get back to learning in our classrooms.  We look forward to welcoming our students and staff back to a positive learning environment on Thursday, May 3!

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    Parece que la Legislatura está finalizando un presupuesto que respalda un mayor financiamiento para la educación. Estamos encantados que los maestros de Alhambra regresen a nuestros salones y que todas las escuelas de Alhambra volverán a abrir el jueves 3 de mayo.  Todos los empleados deben regresar al trabajo a su horario regular.

     Como siempre, esperamos que la familia de Alhambra se unen para darles la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes. ¡Esperamos verte el jueves!

     

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – EMPLOYEES

    It appears the Legislature is finalizing a budget that supports increased funding for education!  We are thrilled that Alhambra teachers are returning to our classrooms and all Alhambra schools will reopen on Thursday, May 3.  All employees should return to work at their regular times.

     As always, we hope you join the entire Alhambra team in welcoming our students back.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

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    Parece que la Legislatura está finalizando un presupuesto que respalda un mayor financiamiento para la educación. Estamos encantados que los maestros de Alhambra regresen a nuestros salones y que todas las escuelas de Alhambra volverán a abrir el jueves 3 de mayo.  Todos los empleados deben regresar al trabajo a su horario regular.

    Como siempre, esperamos que la familia de Alhambra se unen para darles la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes. ¡Esperamos verte el jueves!

     

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - PARENTS

    All Alhambra Elementary School District schools will remain closed until further notice due to the statewide walkout. The district is closely monitoring conversations and possible legislative action.  Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2, we will begin serving meals in most of our cafeterias for our students who depend on us for breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast will be served from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.; and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 12 noon at the same locations that served the to-go pack meals.  As always, siblings and parents are welcome to join your students for breakfast and lunch. An additional child’s breakfast is $1.00, and an adult breakfast costs $1.60.  An additional child’s lunch is $2.20, and an adult lunch costs $3.35.  Families may eat at the site that is most convenient.  Meals will be served at the following locations: 

    • Alhambra Traditional School – 3736 W. Osborn Road
    • Barcelona Middle School – 6530 N. 44th Avenue
    • Carol G. Peck School – 5810 N. 49th Avenue
    • Catalina Ventura School – 6331 N. 39th Avenue
    • Cordova Elementary School – 5631 N. 35th Avenue
    • Granada Primary School – 3232 W. Campbell Avenue
    • James W. Rice Primary School – 4530 W. Campbell Avenue
    • Montebello School – 5725 N. 27th Avenue
    • Sevilla Primary School – 3801 W. Missouri Avenue
    • E. Simpson School - 5330 N. 23rd Avenue
    • Westwood Primary School – 4711 N. 23rd Avenue

    Please check our website at www.alhambraesd.org each day for the most current information on when schools will reopen.  We will also send a telephone call using our notification system.  Thank you for your continued patience and support.

    Todas las escuelas de Alhambra Elementary School District permanecerán cerradas hasta nuevo aviso debido a la huelga estatal. El distrito está monitoreando de cerca las conversaciones y la posible acción legislativa. A partir de mañana, miércoles 2 de mayo, comenzaremos a servir comidas en la mayoría de nuestras cafeterías para nuestros estudiantes que dependen de nosotros para el desayuno y el almuerzo. El desayuno se servirá de 7:30 hasta las 8:30 de la mañana; y el almuerzo se servirá desde las 11 a.m. hasta las 12 del mediodía en los mismos lugares donde se sirvieron las comidas para llevar. Como siempre, los hermanos y padres pueden unirse a sus alumnos para el desayuno y el almuerzo. Un desayuno adicional para niños cuesta $1.00 dolar, y un desayuno para adultos cuesta $1.60. Un almuerzo adicional para un niño cuesta $2.20, y un almuerzo para adultos cuesta $ 3.35. Las familias pueden comer en el sitio que sea más conveniente. Las comidas serán servidas en los siguientes lugares: 

    • Alhambra Traditional School – 3736 W. Osborn Road
    • Barcelona Middle School – 6530 N. 44th Avenue
    • Carol G. Peck School – 5810 N. 49th Avenue
    • Catalina Ventura School – 6331 N. 39th Avenue
    • Cordova Elementary School – 5631 N. 35th Avenue
    • Granada Primary School – 3232 W. Campbell Avenue
    • James W. Rice Primary School – 4530 W. Campbell Avenue
    • Montebello School – 5725 N. 27th Avenue
    • Sevilla Primary School – 3801 W. Missouri Avenue
    • E. Simpson School - 5330 N. 23rd Avenue
    • Westwood Primary School – 4711 N. 23rd Avenue

    Visite nuestro sitio web en www.alhambraesd.org cada día para obtener la información más actualizada sobre cuándo volverán a abrir las escuelas y una lista de las escuelas que sirven desayunos y almuerzos. También enviaremos una llamada telefónica usando nuestro sistema de notificación.  Gracias por su continua paciencia y apoyo.

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    Monday, April 30, 2018 - PARENTS

    All Alhambra Elementary School District schools are closed until further notice due to the statewide walkout. The district is closely monitoring conversations and possible legislative action.  We will continue providing to-go pack meals every day that schools are closed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  Please check our website at www.alhambraesd.org each day for the most current information on when schools will reopen.  We will also send a telephone call using our notification system.  Thank you for your continued patience and support.

    Todas las escuelas de Alhambra Elementary School District están cerradas hasta nuevo aviso debido a la huelga estatal. El distrito está monitoreando de cerca las conversaciones y la posible acción legislativa. Continuaremos brindando paquetes para llevar todos los días que las escuelas estan cerradas entre las 8 a.m. hasta las 10 a.m.  Visite nuestro sitio web en www.alhambraesd.org cada día para obtener la información más actualizada sobre cuándo volverán a abrir las escuelas. También enviaremos una llamada telefónica usando nuestro sistema de notificación.  Gracias por su continua paciencia y apoyo.

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    Friday, April 27, 2018 – PARENTS

    The district was just notified that the staff walkouts will continue into next week.  All Alhambra Schools will be closed on Monday, April 30.  We will continue providing to-go pack meals every day that schools are closed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  Please check our website at www.alhambraesd.org each day for the most current information on when schools will reopen.  Thank you for your cooperation.

    Se acaba de notificar al distrito que la huelga del personal continuará la próxima semana. Todas las escuelas del distrito escolar Alhambra permanecerán cerradas el lunes 30 de abril. Nosotros continuaremos proporcionando paquetes de alimentos para llevar cada día que las escuelas estén cerradas, de las 8 a.m. hasta las 10 a.m.  Por favor visite nuestro sitio web www.alhambraesd.org cada día para la información más actualizada con respecto a cuándo volverán a abrir las escuelas.  Muchas gracias por su cooperación.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 – EMPLOYEES

    The district was just notified that the staff walkouts will continue into next week.  All Alhambra Schools will be closed on Monday, April 30. In an effort to support the #RedforEd movement, classified staff can return to work beginning Monday, April 30.  If classified staff want to continue to support the movement, they may do so by using their PTO time; however, beginning Monday, flexing time will not be an option.  For those classified staff returning on Monday, they should report at their regularly scheduled time.  Please check our website each day for the most current information on when schools will reopen.  The district will also send a message using our notification system. 

    El distrito acaba de ser notificado que las huelgas del personal continuarán la próxima semana. Todas las escuelas de Alhambra estarán cerradas el lunes 30 de abril. En un esfuerzo por apoyar el movimiento #RedforEd, el personal clasificado puede regresar al trabajo a partir del lunes 30 de abril. Si el personal clasificado desea continuar apoyando el movimiento, puede hacerlo utilizando su tiempo de PTO; sin embargo, a partir del lunes, la oportunidad de flexionar sus horas no será una opción. Para aquellos empleados clasificados que regresan el lunes, deben reportarse a su trabajo a su mismo horario.  Visite nuestro sitio web en www.alhambraesd.org cada día para obtener la información más actualizada sobre cuándo volverán a abrir las escuelas. El distrito también enviará un mensaje usando nuestro sistema de notificación.

     

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    This is just a reminder that Alhambra Elementary School District schools will be closed on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, and may possibly remain closed into next week and through the duration of the staff walkout.   See the parent letter below, in English and Spanish, for more details, including information regarding food distribution to students who depend on Alhambra for breakfast and lunch.  For information about alternative childcare please refer to the documents below that were shared by the City of Phoenix and Children's Action Alliance. 

    Parent Letter - April 25, 2018 - ENGLISH

    Parent Letter - April 25, 2018 - SPANISH

    City of Phoenix - Temporary Drop-In Childcare

    Children's Action Alliance - Childcare Resources

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    Monday, April 23, 2018

    It has come to our attention that the walkout beginning Thursday, April 26 will continue through Friday, April 27 and possibly into the week of April 30. Alhambra Elementary School District will be closed on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 and remain closed through the duration of the staff walkout. See the letter below, in English and Spanish, for more details, including information regarding food distribution to students who depend on Alhambra for breakfast and lunch.

    Parent Letter - April 23 - ENGLISH

    Parent Letter - April 23 - SPANISH

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Alhambra parents, please see an important letter below regarding the teacher walkout, and a list of frequently asked questions. This information will also be sent home with students today in backpacks.

    Parent Letter - Teacher Walkout - ENGLISH

    Parent Letter - Teacher Walkout - SPANISH

    FAQs - ENGLISH

    FAQs - SPANISH

    Specific Information for Parents/Guardians of AESD Students Attending the Following Schools (English/Spanish):

    • ACCEL
    • ACES
    • Desert Heights
    • Foundation for Blind Children (FBC)
    • HiStar
    • Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD)
    • Upward Foundation