Copper Basin Mission
Our Mission as a learning community is to positively impact students by providing a path to success, as measured by State Standards, while instilling respect, perseverance, integrity, and mindfully meeting the needs to the whole child.




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This Week at Copper Basin

Happening this Week:

Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3, 2017: Writing Benchmarks for grades 2-8

Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Early Release Day - please pick up your child(ren) by 1:00 pm

Thursday, March 2, 2017: Wresting interest meeting for students at 3:30 pm in Mr. Navarro's room; Cheer championship at 6:00 pm at San Tan Foothills High School

Friday, March 3, 2017: Student VS Staff Volleyball games beginning at 1:30 pm; Basketball and Cheer Tryouts at 3:30 pm; PTO's Mother/Son Dance at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria

Parents/Guardians:

The American Heart Association wants to say thank you for those who have donated to their fund.  In celebration, Copper Basin will hold a school-wide JUMP DAY on Friday, February 24th.  If you still have plans to donate, there is still time! Informational packets were sent home last week, these are also due on this date! 

*Due to 1st grade having a field trip, we will have their jump day celebration on Monday, February 27th.

*Hearts will also be sold for $1.  All funds go to AHA.

Location and Times

Address: 28682 N Main Street
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

Office Line: 480-888-7500

Fax Line: 480-888-2134

Attendance Line: 480-888-7508

School Office Hours
: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

 Student Hours: 8:10 am to 3:20 pm
Early Release Days: 8:10 am to 1:00 pm
OCS: 3:20 pm to 5:00 pm

*ALL payments are to be made with cash, debit/credit cards, and money orders ONLY.*


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Message from the Principal

There are a lot of exciting things happening at Copper Basin. We are in the process of developing a school Facebook and Twitter page. The pages will be used to update parents and the community on upcoming events, activities in classes, and positive things happening at the school. In today’s day and age of technology it is very important that we stay up to date with current trends.

Collin Vaughan, an 8th grade student at Copper Basin, won the district spelling bee in exciting fashion. The bee became very exciting as the participants entered the final round. Word after word the final three participants continued to answer very difficult words. Finally, in outstanding fashion, Collin answered the final word to lock in his victory. He will now represent Florence Unified School District at the Pinal County Spelling Bee.   

PLC’s have undergone a small, but exciting, change as we now have our departmentalized Science and Social Studies teachers in their own PLC’s so we can address learning essentials at each grade level, using available data.  Our goal is to create a comprehensive learning plan across our K-8 in these subject areas utilizing available resources and doing the crucial work of backwards design from the 4th and 8th Grade AIMS Science assessments and the 8th Grade Social Studies McESA exam. 

We are beginning the preparations for upcoming AzMerit testing by building procedures and processes to ensure that CBT goes smoothly and is as stress free as possible for our students, families and teachers. 

We continue to review and revise our PBIS program. On January 20, 2017 we had 2 special guests on campus to evaluate our PBIS program. We received some exciting news after they completed their visit. We received a score of 98% on our evaluation. These results will be used to assess the features of PBIS we have in place, determine annual goals, and evaluate ongoing efforts towards our school wide implementation.

Our discipline program is a work in progress. In December we logged 31 discipline referrals and in January we have logged 4. Teachers are doing a great job communicating our schoolwide expectations; we are safe, we are respectful, we are responsible, and we are empathetic.

Athletics is off to a great start here in the third quarter.  We had a lot of student athletes show interest in each of the sports this quarter.  Volleyball had 25 girls at tryouts, cheer had 26, and our football roster currently has 32 players.  It’s always a tough decision to make cuts, but our coaches were sure to make the correct selections based off of academics and effort both in the classroom and on the court/field. 

We had a great parent/coaches meeting to start off our seasons.  It was the biggest turn out in the past five years here at Copper Basin.  Parents showed a lot of interest in athletics which we hope translates into huge crowds at our sporting events.  We are looking forward to a great rest of the year in sports here at Copper Basin! It’s a Great time to be a Dust Devil!!!

Best Regards,

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson, Principal



The Florence Unified School District is committed to developing future leaders with the character and academic excellence necessary to meet the challenges of life.
            Kids First
            Inspiring students and staff
            Doing our best, striving for excellence
            Setting high expectations for all

            Finding creative solutions for problems
            If educationally sound, it is achievable
            Respect: modeled, earned, and given
            Sharing a rigorous, relevant curriculum
            Trust: earned, to form a true partnership between staff, students, parents, and             community


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