Sunrise
Elementary School
9943 28th Street, Yuma, AZ 85367

News and Events

Read all about it! There's a lot going on here at Sunrise. Please visit this page often to stay informed.

Dance Club Begins

Beginning on Tuesday, October 10, Sunrise students in first through fifth grades will be able to participate in a dance club. This activity will be in the mornings from 8:20-8:40 a.m. Students will learn a variety of dances, work on choreographing their own dances, as well as being physically active and engaged. If you’d like to know more about the dance club, please see Mrs. Veraldi, our P.E. teacher.

Seeking PTA Officers

Our Sunrise PTA is currently looking to fill both the vice president and secretary positions. Please contact our school office if you are interested or would like more information.

Illuminate Parent Portal

The Illuminate parent portal is a wonderful tool to monitor your child’s education. It will provide you with the latest information about your child’s attendance, assignments, and grades. It is a web-based program, so you can log on at any time and at any place that you have Internet access and an e-mail account. To ensure consistency and provide the most current information as possible, every Tuesday of each week, parents can expect updated information on their child’s assignments/grades. In order to take advantage of this valuable tool, you will need an activation key (password). If you need to obtain an activation key or additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

School Safety

In an effort to be more proactive, and with the goal of ensuring a safer school community for all, the Sunrise staff regularly re-evaluates, and revises if needed, our school safety policies and procedures. This process includes some noticeable, obvious changes as well as some not so obvious changes. As a reminder, please keep the following procedures in mind when visiting our campus.

  • All exit gates are to remain closed during school hours. Please exit through the front office whenever they are shut – this seems to be the most noticeable when the school day starts and visitors are leaving campus.
  • During the instructional day, all visitors must check in at the office, sign in and out, and wear the visitors badge at all times. Visitors must get prior approval from the teacher to visit the classroom. We recommend that you give a request to the classroom teacher at least 24 hours in advance. 
  • Classrooms and classroom pods are closed to visitors and students before school. Please see the office staff if you need assistance. 
  • When dropping off items for your child such as lunch or homework, it is not necessary to visit the classroom. The office staff will see that those items make it to the classroom. 
  • Per district policy, personal pets/animals are not allowed on campus or on facility grounds.
  • We conduct “lockdown”/“shelter in place” classroom drills monthly.

We know that some of these (and future) changes may come as an inconvenience to you and differ from past practices and routines, but we ask for your support and appreciate your flexibility during these implementation periods. Updates and additional safety information will be in future newsletters.

PTA News

The PTA meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3:55 p.m. in the school library. Please stop by!