Student Services

At Young Public School, our goal is to provide you with the information and resources necessary to help make your child’s educational experience a positive one. If you ever have any questions about the services your child receives, or if you feel your child should be receiving services, please give us a call. We are always happy to help.

Health Services

We are fully committed to the health of our students. Our school nurse looks after each student’s physical and mental well-being while on our campus.

Administration of Medication
Certain health problems require that students take medication during school hours. Parents must present the student’s medication to the health office, where we will keep it, in its original, properly labeled container at all times. A signed consent form giving specific directions for use must accompany all medications. 

Students with Severe Allergies
With parent permission, students with severe allergies may carry and self-administer an inhaler or EpiPen that has the proper labeling. Please check with the school office to obtain the appropriate form. We encourage students to report to an adult or to the office after using an EpiPen.

Immunization Updates
If continuing children need additional immunizations before the school year starts, we will notify parents by mail. State law requires students to complete all required immunizations before school starts. We cannot allow students who cannot provide proof of required immunizations to attend school or ride the bus on the first day of classes. Please submit immunization updates to the school office.

Homeless and Migrant Students

Young Public School treats all students with dignity and respect. Every homeless or migrant student has access to the same free and appropriate educational opportunities as other students. 

Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless children (those youth presently living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; on the street; in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; or doubled up with friends or relatives because their family cannot find or afford housing) have the right to:

  • go to public school, including preschool, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there; 
  • continue in the school they attended before becoming homeless (Parents, if a school sends your child to a school other than the one you request, the school must provide you with a written explanation and offer you the right to appeal that decision.);
  • receive transportation to and from school and school programs upon request;
  • participate in school programs with children who are not homeless;
  • enroll in school without providing a permanent address;
  • enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of academic and immunization records;
  • receive the same special programs and services, as provided to all other children served in that school;
  • ask the local liaison of homeless education, the shelter provider, or a social worker for assistance enrolling or with appropriate clothing and school supplies;
  • contact the school and provide any information you think will assist the teachers in helping your child adjust to new circumstances; and
  • file enrollment, transportation, and/or fair treatment complaints with the school district.

Our district’s homeless liaison, Jan Vander Heuvel, will assist you in filling out dispute forms and walk you through the appeals process. You may contact her at (928) 462-3244.

You may also contact the state coordinator for homeless students, Frank Migali at the Arizona Department of Education. His number is (602) 542-4963.

Special Education

We believe all kids can succeed! As part of our commitment to helping all students reach their potential, we offer a top-notch special education program in all grades to identify, diagnose, and serve those students with special educational needs or disabilities.

Child Find
Children with special needs may access free educational and occupational services at school and/or in partnership with your public school. At Young, we screen all enrolled students (ages three to 21) within 45 days of enrollment. Our classroom teachers look at a child’s academic ability, social/emotional development, motor skills, communication skills, and current hearing/vision abilities. We then refer students whose developmental markers show outside the norm for additional evaluation and/or services. Children under the age of three receive evaluation and services from Arizona’s Early Intervention program.

Parents and caregivers may request evaluation of their children at any time.


At YPS, your child’s safety is our top priority. Our transportation team is licensed and certified for bus operation according to the laws of the state of Arizona. We follow all state regulations regarding school bus operation and traffic laws and are proud of our safety record.

Bus Rules
To ensure that students are transported safely, we expect all YPS students to follow bus safety rules. Any behavior that interferes with a driver’s ability to operate his/her bus safely or that jeopardizes the safety or property of one’s self or peers is inappropriate. Students should:

  • be at their scheduled stop five minutes early;
  • stay off the road until the bus comes to a complete stop;
  • be seated and remain seated while the bus is moving;
  • not throw objects of any kind on the bus;
  • not use profane, indecent, or lewd language;
  • not eat or drink on the bus;
  • when leaving the bus, follow the driver’s signals; and
  • always cross the road 10 feet in front of the bus.