Welcome to Justine Spitalny

Welcome to Justine Spitalny Elementary School: Home of the Spitalny Tigers!

Justine Spitalny Elementary School is a Kindergarten-5th grade campus with approximately 650 students. Our campus also houses four self-contained Learning for Independence (LFI) classrooms. Spitalny’s staff is committed to providing our students with a world-class education through the Professional Learning Community (PLC) Framework and creating a belief system of all children being capable of success, no exceptions.

Letter from Our Principal
Janet Hecht

Dear Parents, Staff and Students,

Welcome to another great year at Justine Spitalny Elementary School! I am looking forward to continue building meaningful partnerships with you to ensure all children achieve their highest potential. As we quickly approach the 2016-2017 school year I wanted to inform you of some Spitalny procedures and upcoming events.

  • Uniforms: khaki and navy bottoms (pants, shorts, capris, skirts, etc.) white, navy, light blue and gold polo shirts. Students may also wear Spitalny spirit shirts.
  • Arrival Time: Please drop your children off no earlier than 7:30 am. Teachers are not required to be on campus until 7:40 am and it is a safety issue when we have students who are unsupervised.
  • Breakfast in the Classroom: We will continue with the Breakfast in the Classroom Program. 7:40-7:55
  • Healthy Snacks in the Classroom: We will continue with the Healthy Snack Program.

Upcoming Events:

  • August 7th: Meet the Teacher Night at 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • August 8th: First Day of School
  • September 14th: Parent Coffee Talk

I feel very honored and privileged to being a part of the Spitalny community. I thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you soon.

Janet Hecht

All Children are capable of success, no exceptions!

A Message from the Superintendent's Office about Prop 206

The Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, also known as Proposition 206, was approved on November 8, 2016.

Proposition 206 is designed to increase the minimum wage to $10 in 2017, $10.50 in 2018, $11.00 in 2019, and $12 in 2020. Starting in 2021, the measure will increase the minimum wage based on the cost of living index for Arizona. Effective July 1st, the initiative also guarantees 40 hours of annual paid sick time to employees of businesses with 15 or more employees and 24 hours to those of businesses with less than 15 employees. The measure entitles employees to accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. The measure permits earned paid sick time to be utilized for an employee's medical care, an employee's need to care for a family member, a public health emergency or addressing domestic violence.

For Cartwright School District, more than 700 employees will be impacted, with a recurring annual cost in excess of $650,000.