Principal's Message

Dear NUSD Parents and School Community,

Welcome to the 2020-20201 school year. Although things are different this year, we are excited to begin the year with new online programs. 

To help our students and families with the online instruction, NUSD will be checking out laptops to each student who needs a device. If your NUSD student needs a laptop please fill out the form below using the link below. Please note that families in need, who lack internet access, can also request a “MiFi” device. If you are unable to complete the form online, please feel free to contact your child’s school to assist you in completing the form.

We ask that you please read the form carefully as parents and guardians will be acknowledging district policies and regulations regarding the use of district electronics such as the laptops and devices. At the time you pick up the electronic devices, there is no need for you to sign any paperwork, as the request form submitted for the devices is the acknowledgment and acceptance of the expectations, policies, and procedures for the use of the devices.

The electronic devices are to be picked up by the student’s parent/legal guardian. The school principals will be sending out more information regarding the pick-up dates and times. Please refer to the district/school websites, Messenger emails, and Facebook pages for additional information. Each school will be sending out information regarding educational software systems and technical support.

As the CDC guidelines suggest, take care and please:

- Be safe and personally responsible.

- Wear a mask/face covering to protect yourself and others.

- Avoid large and public gatherings.

- Practice hand washing and good hygiene often and consistently.

- Stay home as much as possible.

Stay safe and healthy!

Fernando Parra


Estimados padres y comunidad escolar del NUSD:

Bienvenido al año escolar 2020-20201. Aunque las cosas son diferentes este año, estamos entusiasmados de comenzar el año con nuevos programas en línea.

Para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes y familias con la instrucción en línea, NUSD va prestar las computadoras portátiles para cada estudiante que necesite un dispositivo. Si su estudiante de NUSD necesita una computadora portátil, complete el formulario a continuación utilizando el siguiente enlace. Tenga en cuenta que las familias necesitadas, que carecen de acceso a Internet, también pueden solicitar un dispositivo "MiFi". Si no puede completar el formulario en línea, no dude en comunicarse con la escuela de su hijo para que lo ayude a completar el formulario.

Le pedimos que lea el formulario detenidamente, ya que los padres y tutores reconocerán las políticas y regulaciones del distrito con respecto al uso de productos electrónicos del distrito, como las computadoras portátiles y los dispositivos. En el momento de retirar los dispositivos electrónicos, no es necesario que firme ningún documento, ya que el formulario de solicitud presentado para los dispositivos es el reconocimiento y aceptación de las expectativas, políticas y procedimientos para el uso de los dispositivos.

Los dispositivos electrónicos deben ser recogidos por el padre / tutor legal del estudiante. Los directores de las escuelas enviarán más información sobre las fechas y horarios de recogida. Consulte los sitios web del distrito / escuela, los correos electrónicos de Messenger y las páginas de Facebook para obtener información adicional. Cada escuela enviará información sobre sistemas de software educativo y soporte técnico.

Como sugieren las pautas de los CDC, tenga cuidado y por favor:

- Sea seguro y personalmente responsable.

- Use una máscara / cubierta facial para protegerse y proteger a los demás.

- Evitar reuniones grandes y públicas.

- Practique el lavado de manos y una buena higiene a menudo y de manera constante.

- Quédese en casa tanto como sea posible.

¡Mantente seguro y saludable!

Fernando Parra


Good afternoon
As parents of NUSD students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year, you are invited to complete a survey. Please assist us in planning for school by completing this survey. Your feedback is important and will enable us to plan appropriately for your child's instruction.

Buenas tardes:
como padres de estudiantes de NUSD inscritos para el año escolar 2020-2021, están invitados a completar una encuesta.Ayúdenos a planificar el año escolar completando esta encuesta. Sus comentarios son importantes y nos permitirán planificar adecuadamente la instrucción de su hijo/a.  

Welcome to Challenger Elementary School Home of the Rockets!! We are located just north of the Mexico border in beautiful southern Arizona. Our school was named in honor of the Challenger space shuttle that carried Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space. The country was devastated and heartbroken when the space shuttle blew up within seconds after liftoff.  The space shuttle was the first reusable manned spacecraft.
Here at Challenger, we encourage our students to do everything with PRIDE!
P - Positive attitude 
R - Responsible 
I-  Important individual
D- Dignity
E- Excellence

Dear Challenger Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! The Challenger staff is very excited to see the bright smiles of your children back in school. We are all committed to providing the best educational experience possible for your child. Our goal is to capture the hearts of our students’ then capture their minds. We want our students to succeed academically and become responsible citizens in the rapidly changing world.

We cannot do the work we do without you, and each year we strive to strengthen our home-school partnership. What makes Challenger stand out is the wonderful parent community partnership that supports our school and students. 

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The family Meet n’ Greet will be on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at 377-0544 or email me at


Challenger Elementary School Expectations:

  • All students are required to wear their school uniforms every day of the school year unless otherwise noted. A copy of the uniform policy is enclosed. 

  • Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served for free. Breakfast will be served in the classroom EVERY day of the week from 7:30 am – 7:45 am. 

  • Students are required to be ON TIME! Student attendance is a MUST in reaching our academic goals. Classes begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. after breakfast in the classroom ends.  A copy of the attendance and tardy policy are enclosed.

  • Your child will receive homework daily. Challenger is dedicated to having our students achieve academically and homework to practice is an extension of the student’s learning.  

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