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Welcome to the Home of the Cowkids

Willcox Elementary School (WES) is located in Willcox, Arizona, in the southeast corner of the state, and we are part of the greater Willcox Unified School District.

We have developed this website to keep our teachers, students, parents, and community informed about everything going on at WES. Please take time to browse the site and learn more about all WES has to offer. You will find that we are a special school with a great staff and students.

A Message from our Principal

Dear W.E.S. Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

Return to School Information

Please note that our plans may change in response to COVID-19 conditions in our community, and direction and guidance from state and local government. These are challenging times and we appreciate your support as we work to provide a successful learning experience for our students.

Important Dates

  • Student Registration from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the following days at the WES Office:
    • Monday, July 20 - Fourth Grade
    • Tuesday, July 21 - Third Grade
    • Wednesday, July 22 - Second Grade
    • Thursday, July 23 - First Grade
  • Chromebook checkout from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the WES Office:
    • Week of July 27-July 30
    • Week of August 3-August 6

School will begin Monday, August 10. Our first week of school will be completed using distance learning with an online format. 

When we are allowed to bring students on campus, we will begin with a staggered schedule with half of our students on campus each day. Students will be divided into two groups: Students with last names beginning with A-L (Group A) will attend school on Mondays and Wednesdays, and students with last names beginning with M-Z (Group B) will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Families with students who have different last names will be placed in the same group, but parents must notify the school so that arrangements can be made.

The front gate near the office will open at 7:30 a.m. for students who do not ride the school bus. All students will be checked for symptoms and temperature checks done before students enter. Parents will be called for any student displaying symptoms and they will need to go home. Students will proceed directly to their classrooms, where they will eat breakfast if they choose. School begins at 8:00 a.m.

For more information, see the document WES Return to School Plan COVID-19.

    Sincerely,

    Valerie Simon

    Valerie Simon
    Principal