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PVHS Attendance General Information

Show your PRIDE! It is important that you respect yourself, your friends, and your teachers by showing up for school on time, every day! Tardies and absences prevent you from excelling in school because you miss instructional time in class, as well as social opportunities with your friends! The following information provides clarification regarding PVHS attendance terms, policies and consequences.

Arizona Law

The state of Arizona requires that all students attend school 90 percent of the school year. PVSchools students attend school 180 days per year, which means that a PVHS student has nine (9) allowable absences per semester. When a student reaches nine absences in a semester, a doctor’s note may be required to excuse any further absences. A student who is absent more than 10 percent (18 days) of the required number of school days per year is considered to have “excessive absences,” whether the absences are excused or unexcused. An absence is defined as a minimum of one missed class period per day.


A student arriving late to class (15 minutes or fewer) is considered tardy. Tardies can only be excused with a medical, dental, or legal note. We also understand that extenuating circumstances (traffic, car problems, etc.) may result in students being tardy/late to 1st block.

Students will be allowed 4 tardies (1st block only) per semester before receiving detention.


A student who arrives late to class (more than 15 minutes) or a student who does not attend class is considered absent, or truant.

Absences can be excused with a medical, dental, or legal note or with a phone call from your parent/guardian.

Paradise Valley High School Attendance Line

Paradise Valley High School Attendance Line: (602) 449-7001

Parents/guardians must report all absences within 24 hours.

Attendance Violations and Consequences

Unexcused Tardy/Late (Block 1)

Offenses #1-4 (Block 1 only): Student reports to the Attendance Office. Student receives a pass to class and a warning.

Unexcused Tardy/Late

Offense #5 and higher (Block 1) / All Offenses (Blocks 2-5): Student reports to the Attendance Office. Student receives a pass to class and consequence: After-School Detention (ASD).

Unexcused Absence

Truancy: Automated phone call is placed to home/parents. Consequence is an after-school detention and/or suspension.

Closed Campus

Students cannot leave campus during the school day without permission.


For the safety and security of our students, we ask all visitors to sign in at the front office when they arrive on campus. All guest speakers and classroom presenters need to be pre-approved by administration.

Bell Schedules:

Regular Schedule

Block Time
(Block 0) 6:40 am - 7:20 am
Block 1 7:30 am - 8:56 am
Block 2 9:02 an - 10:34 am
Lunch 1 10:34 am - 11:06 am
Block 3 10:40 am - 12:06 pm
Block 4 11:12 am - 12:38 pm
Lunch 2 12:06 pm - 12:38 pm
Block 5 12:44 pm - 2:10 pm
(Block 6) 2:20 pm - 3:00 pm


Early Release Schedule

Block Time
(Block 0) 6:54 am - 7:24 am
Block 1 7:30 am - 8:24 am
Block 2 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Blocks 3 & 4 9:36 am - 10:30 am
Block 5 10:36 am - 11:30 am
(Block 6) 11:36 am - 12:06 am