Home page

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child at Tonopah Valley High School?

We'll help you complete the paperwork in our school office. Please don't forget to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency (i.e. utility bill, rental agreement, or settlement statement), and records from their previous school. For more information and to access the registration forms, please see our registration page.

Back to Top

How can I stay informed on what's going on at Tonopah Valley?

You can stay updated by checking this website often. You'll find it is an easy way to stay informed and energized about Tonopah Valley High School. Here you will find our school calendar and news page, as well as have access to other information about our school. We schedule regular parent/teacher conferences, and we encourage you to contact us anytime you have a question. We're here to support you and your family.

Back to Top

When will I have a parent/teacher conference with my child’s teacher?

Please see our school calendar to see scheduled days for parent/teacher conferences. Also, we are most willing to schedule a conference any time during the year. Please feel free to call and arrange a time at your convenience. Communication between school and home allows us to support each other, so please contact your child's teacher as soon as you feel a need.

Back to Top

Can I visit my child’s school/classroom during school hours?

Absolutely! We welcome visiting parents. You may call the office to set up a convenient time for a visit. Involved parents really make a difference, and we love to see you at Tonopah Valley High. We ask that you please report to the office when you arrive at the building. We will give you a visitor's welcome badge and help you with the layout of our school.

Back to Top

What should I do if my child must be absent from school?

We cannot emphasize enough, the importance of regular school attendance. Your child should be in school every day that he or she is physically able. Your child will fall behind in class work and academic learning if he or she misses school often.

Parents, please call the school office by 9:30 a.m. if a child is going to be absent from, or late to school. If a child does not arrive at school, we want to be sure he or she is safe with you. When your child has been absent for at least 2 days from school, you may call the school office in the morning so that we can notify the teacher and he or she can have time to gather your child’s work by the end of the day. We will send appropriate books when necessary. You may pick up assignments in the office at the end of the school day.

Back to Top

What happens if my child has an appointment during school hours?

Please send a note to school with your child on the morning of the early dismissal. Include the time and reason for the appointment. Tonopah Valley parents sign out their children in the school office before leaving school early. Your child's teacher will send your child to the office when you arrive at the office; not before. Please call the school office or send a note with your child if you authorize someone else to pick your child up or if you have arranged for your child to go home with another student.

Back to Top

Can my child eat breakfast and/or lunch at school?

Yes, the cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily. We serve delicious and nutritious meals for our students and guests. Parents, we ask that you check in at the school office before joining your child for lunch. For more information please call the food service office at (623) 474-5234.

Breakfast prices:

All students: Free
All guests: $1.50

Lunch prices:

Regular student: $2.25
Reduced student: $0.40
Adult: $3.00

Back to Top

What is the dress code at Tonopah Valley?

We care about what our students wear – appearance is part of inspiring our students to succeed at school. Your child should avoid wearing anything that could distract or harm others. Help your child avoid any clothing displaying objectionable or gang-related symbols. Your child's pants and shorts should fit at the waist and cover all undergarments. We ask that your child wear caps outdoors only and not backwards or sideways. Help your child avoid wearing potentially harmful accessories like spiked jewelry or oversize earrings.

Back to Top

What time should I drop off/pick up my child?

Your child should not arrive earlier than 30 minutes before the first bell, when supervision begins. Please pick up your child promptly at dismissal time.

Back to Top

What are the rules on the bus?

Tonopah Valley students realize that bus service is a privilege. Obeying the following guidelines will ensure that all our students arrive to and from school safely. You may view the complete bus rules and consequences here. Students follow directions the first time. The driver is in charge.

  • Students arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus arrives.
  • Students take their seats quickly and orderly, and stay in their seats, facing forward.
  • Students remain silent at railroad tracks and while crossing the tracks.
  • Students keep head, hands, and arms inside the bus at all times.
  • Students do not fight, yell, or push while on the bus or waiting for the bus.
Back to Top

What textbooks and supplies does my child need?

Please help your child prepare for class each day. We ask that your child have pens, pencils, paper, and other necessary tools for learning. We will provide any needed textbooks and/or workbooks.

Back to Top

What are the guidelines for cell phones, electronics, and other valuables?

We understand that your child may carry a cell phone. We ask that your child keep his or her cell phone off during the school day. We recommend that your child not bring music players, electronic devices, expensive jewelry, or large sums of money to school.

Back to Top

What if my child needs to take medicine at school?

We may administer medication only if we have a signed parent consent allowing this. You may request this form in the school office. We ask that you provide at least two persons to contact in the event of student illness or injury.

We do not allow students to have prescription or over-the-counter medicines in their possession. Please give all medicines to the nurse for proper handling and dispensing.  We ask you and your child to keep prescription medication in the current pharmacy container, labeled with your child's name and correct dosage instructions. We ask that you handle over-the-counter medicines in the same way.

Back to Top