Van Buskirk Elementary School

Upcoming Events
Our Calendar & District Calendar
Site Council Q2 Makeup Meeting
Last Day for Students
Last Day for Teachers
Memorial Day
Language Learning Symposium
Juneteenth (Observed)
Independence Day Holiday
New Teacher and Principal Induction
Announcements Template
Volunteer at your school
Please complete the online application for the new school year!
School Schedule

School Hours:

  • 8:25 am - 2:40 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
  • 8:25 am - 1:40 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)

Earliest Arrival Time:

  • 7:45 am

If absent, please call 520-225-3702 to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences.

Fax: 520-225-3701

School Information
Home of the Bears!
Soy Un Oso Poderso!
Mission & Vision
Why We Are Special
The staff at Van Buskirk Elementary School, in partnership with families and the community, is dedicated to student mastery of the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards, as well as the development of life skills and social responsibility. We measure academic progress through regular curriculum-aligned classroom assessments and district benchmark tests each quarter. Van Buskirk provides effective interventions and enrichment opportunities to support the individual needs of each student in an atmosphere of mutual respect that celebrates diversity.
Opportunities Our School Provides:
  • Full-time counselor, Ms. Jennifer Carey
  • Operation School Bell
  • Clothing/Food Banks
  • OMA Arts Integration Specialist and OMA Artists
  • PAWS 21st Century Community Learning Afterschool Program
  • Positive Behavior Support: PBIS program to encourage responsibility, kindness and safety!
  • Curriculum/Instructional Coach to support ongoing professional development for teachers
  • Full-time Health Clerk
  • Part-time Library Assistant