School Communication Options
Communication is the key to a successful relationship. We believe that, through thoughtful conversation, most issues can be addressed to the benefit of our first priority, your children.
There are at least three ways for you to communicate easily with anyone at the School: phone, email and conference. The PCDS website is a valuable resource that can answer many of your questions without any further effort.
With respect to matters relating to your particular child’s education, we ask that you always communicate first with your child’s teacher. While the administration is always available to parents, we were all once teachers, and we understand the importance of the teacher’s hearing from you first.
The website can be your first resource for information on a variety of topics. The school calendar, sporting event directions, and Middle School homework assignments are among the informational items available to you on our ever-evolving website. Visit Contact Us (available at the top of any page) to obtain contact information for specific offices and individuals.
Please feel free to call us at school anytime during business hours and ask for the person to whom you wish to speak. After hours, or at your preference, you may bypass the switchboard and go directly to an extension. Call 602-956-0253; you will either reach your party or that person’s voicemail. PCDS employees are expected to return calls within a 24-hour period.
Feel free to contact teachers and administrators by e-mail. The addresses are published and are consistent in format throughout the school: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, you will receive a weekly (or more often) email titled The Latest from PCDS, which we use to communicate timely information electronically to all families who access the internet from home.
Feel free to set up a conference. A face-to-face meeting is often the only way to communicate about complicated or heavily nuanced issues, and it is always a way to build a stronger relationship. Appointments can always be made by calling the divisional offices or the teachers directly. For pre-calendared conference days, follow the procedures set out by the specific division.