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Desert Mountain School
35959 N. 7th Avenue
Desert Hills, AZ  85086
Mrs. JoAnn Schwarting, Ed.D
Assistant Principal
Mr. Tim Yates
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    Dear 8th Grade Families,


    It is hard to believe we are in our 4th quarter. Where did the year go? Our 8th graders are beginning to look forward to the next chapter in their life, high school.  Staff and students are eagerly planning our evening promotion ceremony.  This is a special night for you and your child. We hope to plan a memorable experience for all.  For your planning purposes please refer to the information below.


    Promotion Date: 5/25/2016   

    Time:  6:00 pm

    Location: Desert Mountain’s Gym


    In order to maintain the gym floor, we ask that food and beverages are not brought in. We are looking forward to the evening and seeing everyone there. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.




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  • Remember -- Last day of school is a half day


    We came, we learned, we did our best

    Studied hard and pasted our tests

    Last day is here and school is done 

    Now it's time for summer fun.


    Last day is May 26, 2016

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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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