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Desert Mountain School
35959 N. 7th Avenue
Desert Hills, AZ  85086
Ms. Sienna Shively
Assistant Principal
Mr. Tim Yates
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  • Message from our Principal 

    Dear Desert Mountain Families and Community Members,

    We are looking forward to the start of the 2015-2016 school year! We are appreciative of your ongoing support and are excited for another successful year. As we prepare for the year we are working diligently to ensure that we foster an environment conducive to the highest level of learning.

    Our focus this year is simple, collaboration. Through collaboration, we will continue to build on a culture of trust and excellence. Desert Mountain is a great environment, and we believe the goal of a truly collaborative culture will support all parts of the school, including staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.

    In order to assist our families with transition, please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 6th for Twilight Tours. The event will take place on campus from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please begin in the gym. During this time students and families will meet their teachers and receive information for the upcoming school year.

    We recognize the value and importance of parent/guardian participation in a child’s education and welcome your involvement. Please ensure we have your updated email and phone numbers so we can keep you personally updated with upcoming school events. Our talented web master will update our website regularly to keep our community members informed of upcoming school and district events. We thank you for your interest in our school and for supporting your child(ren), as we work together to educate and prepare our most precious assets.

    Again I want to thank all of you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you during “Twilight Tours”.





    Sienna Shively





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  • back to school   School is starting soon
      First day of school is coming soon.  August 10, 2015 is the first day for the 2015/16 school year. See you soon.
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  • Twilight Tours

    Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 6th for Twilight Tours. The event will take place on campus from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please begin in the gym. During this time students and families will meet their teachers and receive information for the upcoming school year.

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  • New Pick-up and Drop-off procedures


    To ensure the safety for all of our students and to prevent parking lot accidents Desert Mountain has implemented some new student drop-off and pick-up procedures. 

    Morning Drop-off procedures:

    •          Please drop your student off north to the cross walk. This process ensures that the flow of traffic runs smoothly and does not create traffic backup. This process also ensures that we do not have any accidents with vehicles passing on the left side of the flow of traffic. 


    Afternoon Pick-up procedures:

    •          Students will use student waiting area. Students will now be waiting at the colored seating area inside of the school gates located under the shade trees. Students will exit the gate north of the crosswalk to access their rides. Students will only be permitted to use the cross walk gate if their parent/guardians are waiting in the parking lot.
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  • Athletic Fee:

    Students will be charged an athletic fee of $60.00 per sport (Once student makes the team). The fee is not to exceed a total of $120.00 per student or $300.00 per family district wide. This fee does not guarantee playing time for the student.

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  • Parking Lot Safety
    *The small parking lot by the administration building is for parking and walking students on to campus. No Dropping Off.
    This parking lot is for parking and walking student on to campus. Please note: the Handicapped Parking spaces are to be used only by vehicles with the proper handicapped disabled sign-age or plate.
    *Student Drop off and Pick up is in the large parking lot to the north. Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe.
    *Parents you will be required to sign in at the office and show ID when coming onto campus.
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  • New Communication Policy
    *In order to have the best use of all educational time in the classroom, we will be calling into the classrooms only two times a day for messages or interruptions. Unless it is an emergency, we will call at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. We will not be able to contact a student after 2:45 p.m. Parents, please plan accordingly.


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  • hours   Office Hour Reminder
    Desert Mountain's front office opens at 8:00 am. For the safety of our students, please do not drop off students before 8:00 am. Parents may enter campus after checking in and getting a visitor's badge, but students must remain with their parents until the 8:00 am bell rings. We thank you for your cooperation!


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  • Open Enrollment                            Open Enrollment Information
    Any student that wants to be considered for Open Enrollment at our school for the next school year must review the information found on the Open Enrollment section of the district website and complete the Electronic Open Enrollment application.  Applications are available only online.  The link will be available at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 11/3/2014.  For parents to have the best opportunity to be accepted to the school of their choice, they will want to complete the application on or before December 17, 2014.

    For those of you beginning your journey with DVUSD, Free full day Kindergarten registration opens November 17. Stay tuned to DVUSD for more details. If you have any questions regarding open enrollment or full day Kindergarten, please contact our school registrar.

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  • Newsletter

    Please look for our Blackhawk Newsletter and any other important information every Thursday!
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  • preschool Developmental Preschool Is Seeking Peers!


    *Children who are 4 years old are eligible for tuition-based enrollment in the Desert Mountain Developmental Preschool Classroom as a peer role model. We are seeking peers who display excellent language and behavior skills to attend our classes.
    *Peers are included in our preschool program to provide role models for the students who have special needs. Our hope is that each group of children will learn from the other.
    *The parents of preschool peers pay tuition. Tuition is $145 per month. It is due the first school day of each month.
    *Peers attend preschool four days per week, Monday through Thursdays. Morning session runs from 8:45-11:15 and the afternoon session runs 12:30-3:00. If you are interested in your child attending as a peer please contact the teachers by email.
    *Ellen.foreman@dvusd.org or Nancie.schauder@dvusd.org
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  • August 10th starts the first day of this new year. 

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