First Day of School for AJUSD

District returns to 5-day schedule beginning 7/24

By Sally Marks

Apache Junction Unified School District wants to remind parents that the first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year is July 24. This is a change from the previous year.

The district returns to a five-day school week, but with a modified calendar that includes an earlier start date, longer breaks in October, December/January and March, plus a shorter summer vacation.

The calendar is posted online at A copy of the calendar is also available at the District Office, 1575 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, or at school sites.

There will be a Back to School Night for parents to meet their child’s teacher, as well as learn more about the district’s programs, activities and bus schedule.

Locations, times and dates for the Meet the Teacher Night include:

The Learning Center, 1575 W. Southern Ave., Apache Junction:
July 18, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Desert Vista Elementary School, 3701 E. Broadway Ave., Apache Junction:
July 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Four Peaks Elementary, 1785 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction:
July 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Peralta Trail Elementary School, 10965 E. Peralta Road, Gold Canyon:
July 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cactus Canyon Junior High, 801 W. Southern Ave., Apache Junction:
July 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction, will have a Freshmen/Freshmen Parent Boot Camp from 8 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18.

Letters for  parents/guardians of registered students were mailed out July 3. Student schedules will be posted online through Synergy on July 16. For more information, call the high school at 480-474-3980.

For those who are new to AJUSD or do not have their student’s registration packet, additional forms are available at the District Office, school sites or online at

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