Name: Butterfield Elementary STEAM Academy
Academic Focus: Building STEAM with our
Community Partnerships...A focus on Science, Technology,
Engineering, Arts & Math to prepare students for college &
Mascot: Buzz, the bobcat
Motto: Believe Excel Succeed
Vision: A community dedicated to inspiring life-long
learners with positive character traits.
Welcome to Butterfield Elementary STEAM Academy's website. You
will find a lot of useful and updated information. As you visit the
various pages of our website, you will get an idea of what makes
our school a special place for students, teachers, staff and
community members. We are proud of who we are and believe that
every child can learn to SUCCEED; thus our school's motto: Believe
Our school's vision is a community dedicated to inspiring
life-long learners with positive character traits. We celebrate
learning each day not only through lessons based on Science and
Math incorporating "The Arts" and Technology, but through the
social interactions your child has with others. We promote positive
character by recognizing staff, students and parents/guardians for
their "exceptionally CARING" deeds.
If you are ever in the area, please feel free to stop by and
visit our beautiful school. We are proud Butterfield Bobcats!
Butterfield Overland Trail Did you
know? Part of our school's name honors the name of the
stagecoach route, the Butterfield Overland Mail Line, which
delivered mail to the Arizona Territory from 1857-1861. This mail
line was one of the earlier routes of Wells Fargo and American
Express, names you might recognize!
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
Q: What subdivisions are within the boundaries for
A: The following subdivisions are included within the boundaries
of Butterfield Elementary
• Acacia Crossings
• Anglin Dairy
• The Heritage District
• Senita 1 & 2
• The Villages @ RED
Q: Does Butterfield have a preschool and how do I enroll
my child for preschool?
A: No, Butterfield does not have a preschool, but preschool
students in our boundaries may qualify for preschool at other
schools within our school district. Please contact the District
Office at 520-568-5100 x1061 to schedule an appointment for our
Child Find Screening. The screenings are held monthly, see
available dates in the "
Exceptional Student Services" section on the left side of our
website under Programs/Services. All potential students for our
Preschool Program must complete the screening before enrolling.
Q: What do I need in order to register my
A: In addition to an enrollment packet, you will need the child's
birth certificate, immunization records, proof of current residence
(utility bill, mortgage statement or rental agreement) and
enrolling parents photo ID. Enrollment packets can be picked up in
the front office or online in the "
Forms" section on the left side of our website.
Q: What are the school hours?
A: The school day begins at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. Every
Wednesday and the last day of the quarter, the school day ends at
1:35 p.m. The office opens at 8:05 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m.
Q: What if my student is tardy?A: We encourage
promptness since tardies affect everyone and disrupt classroom
time. Late students must report to the office. There we will issue
students a "Tardy Slip" before they go to class. Students should be
on campus by 8:30 a.m. to make sure they are in class by 8:35
Q: What should I do if my student is
A: When at all possible, please notify us when your child is
absent by calling the Attendance Clerk in the front office at
520-568-6100 x2301. If we don't hear from you by early morning,
you're likely to get a phone call and/or text from us. Students
that have been absent must return with a note explaining the reason
they were gone. An absence note is a must! Otherwise, we record
your student's absence as "unexcused."
Q: Does Butterfield provide busing?
A: Yes, we provide busing for students west of John Wayne Parkway.
This includes Acacia Crossings and the area of Anglin Dairy. Please
arrive at your designated bus stop on time. Those students living
in the Villages @ RED, Heritage District east of John Wayne
Parkway, Senita 1 &2 and those outside of our boundaries,
busing is not provided.
Q: Do you allow students to bike/scooter to
A: Yes, but only if they live within one mile of campus. We are
concerned for the safety of all students and ask all bike riders to
be aware of their surroundings. Butterfield Elementary School is
not responsible for lost or damaged bikes.
Q: Does the school provide breakfast or
A: Yes, we provide both breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is free for
everyone. Lunch is $2.75 for students. Students may choose to bring
their own lunch to school if they wish. Lunch applications are
available at any school cafeteria, school office and district
office. There is also a link
here to get the application online in English. Spanish is
available by clicking
here. Foster students need to apply as well - call
520.568.5100 x 1034 for more information.
Q: What methods can my child use to pay for
A: We welcome students to pay for meals with cash or check, but we
prefer that each student have a prepaid lunch account. You can
register for an account and monitor your balance at
https://www.myschoolbucks.com. To register you will need to
know your students School ID number.
Q: Can my child bring treats to class to celebrate a
birthday or other occasion?
A: Our district policy does not allow you to bring food from home
for classroom parties and events. All food brought onto campus must
come from the cafeteria or be store bought. Please contact your
students teacher at least a week before to arrange a time. Students
cannot receive deliveries of flowers, stuffed animals or gifts
while on campus.
Q: Does Butterfield allow visitors in the
A: Yes. Visitors must call ahead and make an appointment to visit
classrooms. Student learning is the top priority and providing
uninterrupted instruction is critical for students. When you arrive
at school, please check in with the front office with your Photo ID
to receive your "Visitor Pass."
Q: Do you require uniforms for the
A: We do not require uniforms but do have a district policy
regarding a Dress Code. To view our Dress Code Policy, see the "Student
Dress Code" link on the left side of our website.
Q: My child needs to take medication daily. How will you
make sure he/she will receive it?
A: Please label all prescription medications and keep them in the
school health office. Prescription medicines must be prescribed by
a doctor and have documentation telling how much and how often the
student must take the medicine. Please be sure to contact the
health office ahead of time if you want your child taking
over-the-counter medicines, too.
Q: When do report cards come out?
A: We have student led conferences after the end of the 1st and
3rd quarters, during which report cards will be handed out. We send
report cards home after the end of the 2nd quarter and on the last
day of school for the 4th quarter.
Q: Where is the lost and found?
A: The lost and found can be found in our MPR/Cafeteria. Check
there first for any missing items. We encourage students to write
their name on their possessions.