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Welcome to Our School District

Welcome to the home of the Red Rock Raiders. We are a small, rural District located in Red Rock, Arizona, centered one hour from Phoenix and thirty minutes from Tucson, Arizona. You’ll find our town in the lower Santa Cruz River Valley, near Picacho Peak State Park. We serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our faculty and staff value each child as an individual, while helping students continually strive for their personal best.

We hope you like our website. It contains a lot of helpful information, such as the school calendar, news and events going on in our school, and how to get in touch with us. We hope this site will answer any questions you may have about our district. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please stop in and see us. We are here not only to provide a quality education for our students, but also to serve our community. We would love to see you.

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Message From Our District Administrator

Dear Red Rock Families,

I begin by offering thanks. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we are all adjusting to these drastic changes with our lives and daily routines. I cannot be more proud and appreciative of our parents, students, teachers, and staff. Everyone showed their flexibility and resilience. While certainly not without our bumps, frustrations, and tears - overall I am proud of the way all of us responded to this crisis.


Nothing is more important to us than providing a safe environment for our students to learn in. This will be a daunting task at best, but we feel compelled to undertake this task and create a meaningful and quality learning experience for our students while making sure our staff can execute a professional plan safely.

For academic, social-emotional, and economic reasons, we feel compelled to create a working in-person learning model. But we also cannot ignore that the threat of this virus remains, and we must take as many steps as necessary to keep our schools from becoming environments by which it spreads in our community. Which forces us to include into this plan an adaptive learning model, as well as a full-time distance learning plan. We must also anticipate that there will be outbreaks, creating cycles through which we move from in-person and remote learning for some time.

Our goal with this document is to provide you with the most current thinking. I know that seeing this plan may be a little unnerving, and that is okay. It is okay to feel overwhelmed by the complexity of what we are facing. We recognize that some of the concepts might create strong opinions, but we’re compelled to move forward and consider all options as we move forward.

Red Rock Elementary is planning to offer three meaningful and quality learning experiences in the 2020–2021 school year to provide choices for students and families. Please see the attached presentation that will detail our plan as we move forward.

Thank you for your support in these difficult times. It is important that as a community, we continue to work together.

Please stay safe and healthy,

Peter Dwyer

Peter Dwyer

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Red Rock Elementary School District is to provide comprehensive, success-oriented instruction for all students in our growing district. We design learning opportunities to maximize each student’s potential in the areas of academic ability, social and emotional development, physical well-being, cultural and aesthetic awareness, and community contribution and responsibility. Red Rock School District will continue to pursue and implement scientifically research-based educational methods, strategies, and technologies.

Our Vision

Red Rock Elementary School is a professional learning community that ensures each student learns and succeeds in all academic areas and realizes his/her full potential as a positive contributing member of society.

Our Top Priority

The top priority for every school and the district as a whole is to accelerate the continuous improvement of teaching and learning to enable all students to meet high standards.