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Desert Mountain School
35959 N. 7th Avenue
Desert Hills, AZ  85086
 
Principal
Ms. Sienna Shively
 
Assistant Principal
Mr. Tim Yates
 
Main Number
623.445.3500
 
Fax Number
623.445.3580
 
24 Hour Attendance Line
623.445.3590
 
Health Line
623.445.3510

Blackhawk News

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    Override Election in November

    The Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board unanimously approved to seek voter authorization of a 15% override. This election will take place on November 3, 2015 and will help preserve current fine arts and athletic programs such as art, general and instrumental music, and physical education, as well as maintain class sizes. The funds will also be used to attract and retain highly qualified teachers.

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  • DMS Sport News
     
     
    Cross Country will begin Tuesday September 1st. If any students or parents ask please tell them to have their physical ready to go on Tuesday. (Contact Mrs. Coughlin for more details.
     
    The meets will be as follows:
    All meets should begin around 4:30pm
     
    9/15/15 @ Sonoran Trails Middle School
     
    9/22/15 @ Sonoran Trails Middle School
     
    9/29/15 @ Sierra Verde
     
    10/8/15 @ Hillcrest Middle School
     
    10/13/15 Championships @ Sonoran Trails Middle School.
     
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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Cafeteria News

     

    Welcome Back Hawks!

     

    Here are a few items to keep in mind as we get back to school:

     

    Deer Valley USD has had a .10 cent price increase this year for student lunches and adult prices will increase by .25 cents. All other pricing remains the same.

     

    We have a new pizza vendor and pizza day! Sardella’s will be providing our pizza on Tuesdays this year!

     

    Free and Reduced applications must be renewed by September 22 for the 2015-16 school years to eliminate any gaps in your current status. This year we would like to strongly recommend the online version (ezmealapp.com.) for faster approval and convenience. You only need to fill out one application per family and can eliminate or reduce the 10 day waiting period by filling out the app online. Also, please be aware that participation in the Free and Reduced program also extends to breakfast so encourage your child to enjoy school breakfast before class every day! All students will receive paper applications in their “back to school” packets. They are also available from the front office, online at DVUSD.org or the cafeteria. Please be sure to completelyfill them out and sign them in order to expedite this process and return them to the cafeteria.

     

    Please let the cafeteria know if you would like to change your child’s a la carte options or to designate his or her optional spending limit. If you have already set a spending limit it will stay the same.

     

    Please remember when bringing food items on campus for special celebrations that they must be “Smart Snack” compliant and may only be handed out in the classrooms and not in the cafeteria. For more information, please feel free to call me.

     

    As always, if you have questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at

    623-376-3514 or 623-445-3514 or

    you can email me:

    jfoglesong@dvusd.org.

     

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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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  • 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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Welcome

  • What school supplies do I need?

     

    It is that time of year again. Kids get excited when they see the school supplies come out in stores. Check out what items may be useful for your childs class.

     

    School supplies for 2015/16

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  • August 10th starts the first day of this new year. 

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District

  • Override Election in November

    The Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board unanimously approved to seek voter authorization of a 15% override. This election will take place on November 3, 2015 and will help preserve current fine arts and athletic programs such as art, general and instrumental music, and physical education, as well as maintain class sizes. The funds will also be used to attract and retain highly qualified teachers.

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  • How to Help Children Be Better Learners

    DVUSD Gifted Services welcomes guest speaker Nathan Levy on September 10th

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  • Extraordinary Achievements

    We have compiled a list of Extraordinary Achievements from all over the district from the 2014-15 school year.
    #Extraordinary

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  • AzMERIT Update

    The Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS) for reading and math set higher expectations for students. This means that expectations for student achievement are higher than they used to be with the previous AIMS state assessment. As state officials have recently reported, it is likely that fewer students will score at the higher achievement levels on the AzMERIT assessment, especially the first few years.

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  • Angry Sun

    Heat Related Guidelines

    The Deer Valley Unified School District has developed heat advisory guidelines for students and staff during intense heat days.

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  • Welcome Back to School 2015-16

    Superintendent Dr. James Veitenheimer has a special video message to our families and community to start the new school year.

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    PowerSchool iPhone/Android App

    Need your kid's schedule. Want to check on their grades? There's an app for that!

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    DVUSD Mobile App

    DVUSD's Mobile App is available for iOS and Android devices.

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