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Desert Mountain School
35959 N. 7th Avenue
Desert Hills, AZ  85086
Ms. Sienna Shively
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Mr. Tim Yates
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  • Desert Mountain’s AzMERIT testing schedule 2016


    Dear Desert Mountain Families,

    AzMERIT is quickly approaching. We are providing our families 3rd-8th grade Desert Mountain’s schedule for AzMERIT. Due to AzMERIT being an online test, we will be testing only one grade level at a time. Please refer to the provided chart for your child / children’s testing schedule. We will also add the schedule to our grade level and school websites. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.


    3rd Grade

    4th Grade

    5th Grade

    6th Grade

    7th Grade

    8th Grade


    March 29th

    March 30th

    March 31st

    April 5th

    April 6th

    April 7th


    Part One

    April 13th

    April 11th

    April 18th

    April 20th

    April 28th

    April 26th


    Part Two

    April 14th

    April 12th

    April 19th

    April 21st

    April 29th

    April 27th


    AIMS Science

    Not Required

    April 14th

    Not Required

    Not Required

    Not Required

    April 14th


    Thank you for your continued support,

    Sienna Shively


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  • AZ Merit Information.

    Click the picture for more information about the AZ Merit test results

    AZ Merit





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  • Newsletter

    Please look for our Blackhawk Newsletter and any other important information every Thursday!
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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