Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  We look forward to another fantastic school year working with you and your child at Cholla Middle School.  We are honored that you chose Cholla to be your school of choice.  Our goal is to continue to work together to empower lifelong learners. We will continue to challenge and engage students, while involving you in that process.

Once again, Cholla will be participating in the Community Eligible Provision (CEP) for the 2019-2020 school year.  The CEP allows schools to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. What this means for families at Cholla is that all students will be able to receive both breakfast and lunch at no charge for this school year without having to fill out a meal application.  If your child just wants a beverage instead of a full meal he or she can purchase milk or juice for 35 cents or a bottle of water for 50 cents. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you take advantage of it.  

The afternoon dismissal bell rings at 3:15 p.m.  For safety reasons, we typically do not dismiss students at 3:15 p.m. unless the majority of our buses have arrived. We appreciate your patience the first few weeks of school as we continue to provide a safe environment for your child.

Again, thank you for choosing Cholla and for your continued support of our programs!



Phil Garitson


Cholla Middle School