Frequently Asked Questions

Being a parent is not an easy task. We understand how busy daily life is, and we want to make it a little easier on you. We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions our staff receive. If you cannot find your answer below, please check our student handbook, which is located on the Home page under our “Quick Links” section.

What are regular school hours?

Regular school hours are from 7:55 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. We do not allow students to arrive on campus more than 30 minutes before the tardy bell for the beginning of school. Students who do not eat breakfast in the school cafeteria and who do not ride a school bus should not arrive at school any earlier than 7:30 a.m. It is imperative that students arrive each morning prior to the tardy bell at 7:55 a.m.

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What school supplies will my student need?

The school provides all necessary school supplies to each student. We provide textbooks at no cost to the student, provided that the student returns the books in good condition. During the school year, a teacher may ask parents/guardians to supply certain materials for various class projects, such as arts and crafts. This is a voluntary donation and will in no way affect the student’s participation in the project should the parent/guardian choose or be unable to supply the requested materials. Parents/guardians should contact the teacher if they have any questions concerning such requests.

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Do you have a lost and found?

Yes. Please be sure to clearly mark your child’s clothing and other items he/she takes to school with his/her name. We will donate items that have been unclaimed for three months to charitable organizations. Please stop by the front office to see if your child’s missing item is in our lost and found.

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How will the school notify parents of school cancellations?

Occasionally, it is necessary to close school because of excessive illness, extreme weather conditions, etc. When such events occur, we will disseminate the information as quickly as possible through the following media stations:

  • Z92.1 Holbrook - 92.1 FM
  • KMGN Flagstaff - 93.9 FM
  • KAFF Flagstaff - 93 FM
  • KRFM Show Low - 96.5 FM
  • KDJI Holbrook - 1270 AM
  • TV Channel 13
  • KVWM Show Low - 960 AM
  • KVSL Show Low - 1450 AM

On late start or snow days, Mr. Merrell will notify parents via text, phone call, and or email. We will also post information on our Taylor Elementary PTSO Facebook page.

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Can my child ride the bus to school?

Yes. We provide bus transportation for all students who live beyond walking distance from the school; however, please remind your child that riding the bus is a privilege. Students must conduct themselves in such a manner so they don't lose the privilege.

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May I bring a treat in for my child’s class on his/her birthday?

Yes. We welcome parents/guardians to bring in birthday treats as long as they bring them to the school during the last 15 minutes of the day.

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How old must my child be to begin kindergarten?

For admission to kindergarten, children must be five years of age prior to September 1 of the current school year. Please visit our Registration page for more information.

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