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Sky Crossing Elementary School Overview

The newest school in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, Sky Crossing Elementary resides in north Phoenix's Sky Crossing community and constitutes approximately 88,500 square feet of land for about 750 students. This energy efficient and environmentally friendly school opened its doors to students in August 2021.

Sky Crossing Elementary School (SCRES) feeds into:

  • Explorer Middle School
  • Mountain Trail Middle School
  • Pinnacle High School
Sky Crossing Principal Chad Caudle With PVSchools Superintendent Troy Bales And Maricopa County Superintendent Steve Watson

Sky Crossing Principal Chad Caudle (pointing) is pictured with PVSchools Superintendent Troy Bales and Maricopa County Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Watson (taken in August 2021 during the district's facemask requirement).

What Time Does the School Day Begin?

The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. at Sky Crossing ES. Students are welcome to arrive anytime after 8:20 a.m. and head to the playground area assigned to their grade level. The first bell rings at 8:40 a.m., when students line up and teachers come out to greet them and bring them to the classroom. The students are to be in their seats and ready to learn by 8:45 a.m.

What Are the Hours of the Before- and After-School Mascot Program?

Students registered in the Mascot Program can arrive as early as 6:30 a.m., with the staff releasing those students to the playground by 8:30 a.m. After school, the program runs as late as 6:30 p.m.

Mascot Club students enjoy a rich variety of activities that aim to cultivate students' talents and interests such as games, art projects, sports, and STEM-based projects.

Learn more about Mascot Club

Are After-School Clubs Being Offered During the Fall Semester?

As of now, the following will be offered in the first semester at Sky Crossing via the Community Education Department:

  • BEST Sports Soccer
  • Science Matters
  • Young Rembrandts
  • Golf
  • Chess
  • Pop Dance
  • Robotics

Stay tuned for more!

Sky Crossing Construction Timeline

Following a competitive formal bid process, DLR Group, LLC, was selected as the architectural firm, and CORE Construction Inc. was selected for construction management services. Both organizations worked closely with PVSchools during the entire process, including design, construction, engineering, costs, scheduling, and timeline.

The approximate timeline for the construction of Sky Crossing Elementary went as follows:

  • Fall 2019: Architect and Builder Selected

  • January to March 2020: Boundaries Committee

  • Spring 2020: Break Ground

  • Fall 2020: Hire Principal

  • Fall 2020: Principal Selects Cadre

  • Fall 2020: Develop School Council and PTO

  • Winter/Spring 2021: School Name and Mascot Selected

  • Winter/Spring 2021: School Programming (Electives/Specials and Behavior/Citizenship)

  • May 2021: Office Open for Registration

  • August 2021: Opening Day

Initial Sketches

The initial artist's renderings of Sky Crossing Elementary School were the following two images:

Ground Level View - Rendering Of Proposed Elementary School 33
Birds Eye View Rendering - Proposed Elementary School 33

Sky Crossing Construction Prior to Opening Day

Center Courtyard
Library Bridge above Courtyard
Main Staircase outside Library

Inaugural Day

Sky Crossing was one of two schools featured in the following video of the first day of the 2021-22 school year in the PVSchools district: