Welcome to the Ruth Powell School Homepage

  • Thank you for visiting our homepage. We will do our very best to keep you informed on the most current happenings at Ruth Powell School.


  • Contact Information for Instructions & Educational Services
    During the School Closure

    If you have not heard from your student's teacher, it might be that Powerschool has the wrong contact information, we have no email for you, or your mailbox is full to leave a message.  

    through your teacher's email.



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  • COVID-19

    Currently, Safford Schools will remain open.  We receive constant communication from the Arizona Department of Education (www.azed.gov), which is working with State and County health agencies.  

    Safford Schools will continue to be proactive during this time of concern, we will continue to keep school in session and continue cleaning and sanitizing classrooms, restrooms, and buses.  We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed through our District Home Website.  


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  • All transportation changes need to be called in by 12:00pm for regular release days and 10:30am for early release days.


     PowerSchool Mobile App PowerSchool Parent Portal

     Parents are encouraged to use the Powerschool Parent Portal to access your child's grades, lunch balances and attendance records. If you have any questions or would like directions on using this wonderful tool, please call the office at 928-348-7030 and we would be happy to help.

    This is also available as a mobile app for Apple and Android phones. Just search for PowerSchool Mobile. You can set it up to get notifications for absences etc.

Start and Dismissal Times for 2019-2020

  • Arrival and Dismissal

    This year our start time will change to the following:
    First bell will ring at 8:10
    Tardy bell will ring at 8:15
    The Cafeteria will be open at 7:45 for students to eat breakfast
    Dismissal will be at 2:15 pm

    Lafe Nelson will begin at 8:10
    Dorothy Stinson will begin at 8:00

Grade A

  • Letter A         "A" SCHOOL

    Ruth Powell Elementary School has achieved a letter grade "A" from the Department of Education.  Grades are earned by each school based on their performance on the AZMERIT state mandated test that takes place in the Spring of each year.  An "A" grade means a high number of students at Ruth Powell School in the proficient and highly proficient categories on the test. 

    Our teachers work hard each year to get the students to perform well on the test.

    Congratulations to our students, out teachers, you parents, and our school for achieving an "A" letter grade.

Latest News

  • Transportation Changes

    ALL parents/guardians of Safford Unified School District students there are changes to the Transportation Policies that will be put into effect at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

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Arizona Tax Credit Donations

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    Arizona tax law allows married couples filing jointly to take up to $400 in tax credit or $200 for singles if they donate to extracurricular activities. This tax credit is available to all taxpayers, even if they don’t have children in school. Contributions are donated directly to the school, not to the state or even to the district. Though contributions to public schools have always been tax deductible, a tax credit is subtracted from the amount of taxes you owe. A tax credit is a full refund of your money. You can choose what school/teacher or  an extracurricular program you would like it to go to. Teachers use this money to pay for class field trips.