• Reading & Writing

    Behavioral Expectations

    • I ask that students choose to be the best humans they can be in our classroom environment. When it comes to discipline, students receive a warning for negative behavior first, receive an in class isolation second, and if things escalate, they will be relocated to a buddy room and receive contact home.  


    • Mirage Website, the Mirage Facebook Page, or ClassDojo for updates and be on the lookout for frequent email updates.

    • Important forms and flyers will go home every Tuesday, so keep an eye out for the Tuesday Folder!

    • We use Class Dojo to update families, post information and keep you informed.

      • Contact: The best way to reach me is through Class Dojo or, by email: jessica.desch@dvusd.org

      • I respond promptly within 24 hours. 

      • My email/ office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am- 3:30, although there may be times when I reach out to a parent after 3:30 due to my attendance in meetings or facilitating after school clubs.

    Homework/ Grades:

    • I do not assign homework aside from a daily reading log, as students will be doing plenty in the classroom during the day. However, there may be occasions where students are required to complete work at home to make up for an absence, or finish work they were not able to complete in class by a certain due date. 

    • PowerSchool is a great tool for communication regarding grades, it is a resource for our students and parents to check progress, missing work, and what is being taught/learned regularly. Please ensure that you and your child have access and even sign up for the app and push notifications or weekly email updates as an option in PowerSchool. 

    How to help our classroom:

    • I am so appreciative of any donations of things like clorox wipes, tissues, dry erase markers, and hand sanitizer and I am not picky at all about brand or type.


    It’s going to be a wonderful year, and I look forward to teaching your kiddo(s) this year!


    Daily Schedule- M-Th

    7:45-8:00 Breakfast-Home Room

    8:00-8:15 Morning Meeting-Home Room

    8:15-9:45 Block 2

    9:45-10:00 Recess

    10:00-11:30   Block 3

    11:30-12:15   Lunch/Recess

    12:15-1:15 Block 1

    1:15-2:00 Specials

    2:00-2:30 Block 1

    2:15-2:45 Pack Up/Recess


    Daily Schedule/Friday-90min Release

    7:45-8:00 Breakfast

    8:00-8:15 Morning Meeting

    8:15-9:15 Block 2

    9:15-10:15 Block 3

    10:15-10:30   Recess

    10:30-11:30   Block 1

    11:30-12:15   Lunch/Recess

    12:15-12:45   Specials

    12:45-1:15 Intervention


    Half Day Release at 11:20

    7:45-8:00 Breakfast

    8:00-8:15 Morning Meeting

    8:15-8:45 Block 2 (switch before specials)

    8:50-9:25 Specials

    9:25-9:55 Block 3

    10:00-10:30 Block 1

    10:30-10:45 Recess

    10:45-11:00 Lunch Pick Up

    11:00-11:15 Pack Up/Dismissal