Frequently Asked Questions
When you’ve got questions about your child’s education, you want answers quickly. We compiled a list of the questions most commonly asked of our office staff and teachers so you can find what you need any time of the day or night. If you still have questions, please contact us during our regular school hours. Our student handbook, found in the quick links section of our Home page, is also a valuable resource.
- What is the dress code for Ganado High School?
- What types of standardized tests will my child have to take at Ganado High School?
- My child is struggling in class. What can you do to help?
- What security measures does the school take to ensure the safety of the students?
- Can my child bring his/her cell phone to school?
- How will the school notify parents if school is cancelled due to weather?
What is the dress code for Ganado High School?
The governing board recognizes that each student’s mode of dress and grooming is a matter of personal style and individual preference. The district encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students must follow the general guidelines outlined below. Review the student handbook for more detailed information.
- We prohibit clothing displaying racial or ethnic slurs, skulls, Satanic symbols, or Insane Clown Posse (ICP) logos.
Students may not wear clothing that represents or is associated with gang membership or affiliation, including:
- Bandanas, insignias, chains, head coverings (“do-rags,” hair nets, beanies, knit caps), hanging belts that are not worn in belt loops, and gang colors
- Any colors specific to a gang (red and blue)
- Students must wear footwear at all times and must follow standards of dress requirements for specific classes.
- We prohibit jewelry that presents a safety hazard to self or others, including multiple facial piercings.
- Students may wear sunglasses outside only.
- Students must tuck in shirts with long tails.
- We do not permit spaghetti strap tops as an outer garment, half shirts that show the stomach/waist area, or low-cut shirts that expose the bust line.
- Skirts and shorts must measure no more than five inches above the knee.
What types of standardized tests will my child have to take at Ganado High School?
All students in public schools in the state of Arizona must pass three tests—in reading, mathematics, and writing—to qualify for high school graduation. We’ve designed our curriculum to help students meet this requirement.
Tenth grade students take the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) assessment in the spring. Students in eleventh and twelfth grade who have not yet “met the standard” on the AIMS test must retake the test. Students who would like to improve their scores may retake the test. We encourage students to retake the test to “exceed the standard.”Back to Top
My child is struggling in class. What can you do to help?
We offer after-school tutoring across all curriculum areas, Monday through Thursday, for all students by teacher referral. If your child needs tutoring, please talk to his or her teacher. We hold tutoring in the library and other designated classrooms. Students must sign in with the tutoring teacher and remain with that teacher until the evening activity bus. We will communicate tutoring schedules and locations weekly.Back to Top
What security measures does the school take to ensure the safety of the students?
We understand parents’ concern for the safety of their children. We take our responsibility as a school very seriously. We have a no-tolerance policy on weapons and require students to carry mesh bags or backpacks made of see-through (clear) material. We have a school resource officer on campus during school hours, and our campus is closed, meaning that students must remain on campus from the time they arrive in the morning until the end of the school day, unless they receive official permission to leave.Back to Top
Can my child bring his/her cell phone to school?
We allow students to use cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, cameras, and other electronic devices before and after school only. Staff members will confiscate these devices any other time. We require a parent or guardian to sign for the confiscated item in the security office. We will keep any item confiscated more than once for the remainder of the school year. The school district, school, and faculty/staff members are not liable for the loss, damage, or theft of any confiscated items.Back to Top
How will the school notify parents if school is cancelled due to weather?
In case of severe weather conditions, call (928) 755-1005, or listen to KTNN radio in Window Rock. You may also sign up for Alert Now messaging with the school registrar. We will announce school closures and delays as early as possible.Back to Top