Frequently Asked Questions
What if my son/daughter must be absent?
What is the school's tardy policy?
What is the policy for Student Identification cards?
Students must wear their school-issued ID card during the school day to present to any staff member, check out library books, attend school activities, and obtain a yearbook or for any other identification purpose. The ID card is to be visible at all times on the upper torso of the body by a school-approved lanyard. On registration, we will issue students an ID card free of charge. Replacement cards will cost $3.00; lanyards/clips will cost $2.00. Students must have their ID cards to ride the bus. To avoid suspension, students must wear their ID cards during school hours.
What is the policy concerning automobiles?
If a student wants to park his or her vehicle on school grounds, we require they register it at the school office. Proof of driver's license, insurance, and registration will be required. Students should use automobiles only for transportation to and from school and cars should be parked as soon as the student arrives at school in the morning and should not be used until school is dismissed at the end of the school day. If a student is to work on his car in auto class, he must obtain a permit to drive the car to the shop. No sitting in parked cars or hanging out in the parking areas. Any automobile violations may result in the loss of parking privileges.
Does the school allow visitors on campus?
While parents and legal guardians are always encouraged to visit, we cannot give students passes for their peers or other family members to attend classes with them. The administration must approve and issue visitor passes.
Does the school allow guests at school-sponsored activities?
Does River Valley High School have a dress code?
What are the eligibility requirements for my son/daughter to participate in A.I.A. sponsored activities?
How do I register my student?
Registration is open during the two weeks before school begins in the fall. All students will receive their registration cards, student ID cards, assigned lockers. We will keep schedule changes to a minimum and will notify parents and students by mail concerning the registration schedule. New enrollees must either be sixteen years of age, have a certificate of completion of the 8th grade, or a transcript from another accredited high school, as well as documentation for the appropriate immunizations and a birth certificate or other proof of identity. Parents and students can find more information on registration on our district site.
What are the immunization requirements?
Arizona State Law requires that students be immunized against tetanus, rubella, poliomyelitis, and diphtheria, pertussis, measles, and mumps. Incoming 9th graders must also have hepatitis B (3 doses) and MMR (2 doses). Our district site also has more information on immunization requirements.
What are the guidelines for student schedule changes?
What are the graduation requirements for River Valley High School students?
What are non-academic classes?
Non-academic classes include teacher's assistant, library assistant, laboratory assistant, and office assistant. Only juniors and seniors with a 2.5 grade average may apply. No student is to be a T.A. for more than 1 period without administrative approval. Students may drop/add their TA position only during the first ten days of each semester.