PVSchools’ newest elementary school, Sky Crossing, will open its doors just in time for the 2021-22 school year. This state-of-the-art and energy-efficient school will accommodate 750 preschool to sixth grade students.
If you reside in the attendance boundary of Sky Crossing Elementary School or wish to open enroll your child, online registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open at pvschools.net/scres. On this website, you can also see the school’s boundary map.
“I am so excited to open the doors of Sky Crossing Elementary. The excitement from the community members is felt in every conversation, and there is so much pride in their new school being built. Seeing the smiles on the faces of students, parents, and staff as we welcome them on day one will be the thrill of my career. With all of the hard work, we have set the foundation for a successful school, with the goal of being the best! It will definitely be a sense of accomplishment,” says Chad Caudle, principal of Sky Crossing Elementary School.
Online enrollment allows parents to complete the registration process when it’s convenient for them. When completing the online registration process, parents and/or guardians will need to scan and upload the following required documents:
• Birth certificate
• Proof of Arizona residency
After submitting the online registration, a confirmation will be emailed along with your application number and the next steps to complete enrollment.
The school’s signature programs provide students the ability to participate in cutting-edge programs and innovative learning experiences.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM):
With the emphasis being placed on providing a well-rounded academic program rich in science and technology, as well as the arts, more schools across the nation are incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education into the curriculum.
Principal Caudle is no stranger to this academic approach as he implemented a successful STEAM program at Desert Shadows Elementary School.
“We are very excited to bring a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics focus to Sky Crossing Elementary. STEAM programming helps students develop much-needed skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking that will help them succeed academically, personally, and professionally. The opportunities in this field are endless, and we believe that our students will benefit tremendously,” says Caudle.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS):
PBIS creates a more effective learning environment by making schools safe, positive, and equitable for all students, which leads to measurable increases in achievement and behavior. “This is a framework for teaching children appropriate behavior and providing the support necessary to sustain that behavior. PBIS identifies student needs, develops strategies, and evaluates practices. With our mascot being the Aviators, Sky Crossing students will show everyone how to ‘Earn your WINGS,’” adds Caudle.
Early Learning Programs
Early learning programs lay the foundation and building blocks needed to prepare young, eager learners for success in kindergarten and elementary school. There are many long-lasting benefits associated with structured early learning programs, such as: emotional and social growth, motor skills, and more.
Little Scholars Preschool:
Students in the Little Scholars Preschool program prepare for kindergarten in a developmentally appropriate, play-based program. This program is tuition-based.
Serving Unique Needs (SUN)
SUN Kids Preschool provides special education services for 3- to 5-year-old students with special or unique needs and who are not yet eligible for kindergarten. All students must be screened prior to placement in the program. Screening appointments are available year-round. The SUN Kids program only accepts preschoolers from inside the district boundary and is not eligible for open enrollment.
Before and After School
Sky Crossing Elementary School will offer a before and after school program to students. The Mascot program operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. when school is in session. Mascot Club students enjoy a rich variety of activities that aim to cultivate students’ talents and interests such as games, art, sports, and STEM-based projects.
About Sky Crossing Elementary School
As a result of population growth, PVSchools needed a new elementary school in the Sky Crossing area. Cave Butte Development Partners donated 11.49 acres of land in the Sky Crossing Development. Sky Crossing Elementary School is the 33rd elementary school in PVSchools’ 107 year history.
About the Principal
Chad Caudle was appointed the principal of Sky Crossing Elementary School in October 2020. He earned a bachelor’s degree of health science in physical education from the University of Wyoming and a master’s of administration and supervision degree from the University of Phoenix. Caudle has been an educator for 23 years. Caudle has been the principal at Desert Shadows Elementary School since the 2015-16 school year.