Hawk's Eye View - Parent Edition

September 11, 2020

Vision, Mission, Core Values, Collective Committments

Vision: Advancing future-ready students: Adaptive/Motivated/Engaged

Mission: As a community, we will ensure all students achieve academic success and develop social skills needed to care, connect, and collaborate throughout their lives.

Core Values:
Teamwork: We achieve more collectively than individually

Integrity: We are honest and ethical

Growth: We believe that everyone can grow academically and socially through perseverance and focus

Immediate Action Required

Please complete this critical Return to In-Person School Selection Form to help us identify our instruction and safety needs.


We need to know parent decisions about students returning to in-person learning, and as such, we ask that you complete a parent/guardian selection form. The selection you indicate for your child on the form link below will be in effect through the end of the first semester.


If you have multiple children, you will complete the selection form for each child. You will be asked to input your student's DVUSD student ID. The student ID is your student's lunch number and/or Canvas password.


You will be able to select a different learning option for the second semester before the winter break in December. Completing the selection form is critical and essential information to appropriately prepare our schools for instruction and safety. For further detail on the Return to Learning options when we return on campus, click here.

We're Back!!

DVUSD will begin implementing the Return to Learning Phase-In Opening on September 24, 2020 with regular schedules for students and staff as follows.(The board presentation can be seen here.)


September 24th - Developmental preshool* and Heasd Start preschool*; Kindergarten, high school seniors and Vista Peak students

*there will be an online option for the two preschool programs should parents need an online environment


September 29th - 1st-3rd grades, true middle school 7th grade at Hillcrest, Desert Sky Middle and Deer Valley Middle only, and high school juniors


October 5th - 4th - 6th grades, true middle school 8th grade at Hillcrest, Desert Sky Middle and Deer Valley Middle only, and high school sophomores


October 14th - K-8 middle school grades (7-8), high school freshmen


The complete phase-in plan can be seen here.

All Things E.Q.

Our All Things E.Q. motto for the Week of September 14th through the 18th is, "I am willing to introduce myself and get to know new people".

Virtual Book Fair - October 19th - November 1st

Look for more information to follow!

Tips for Return to School In-Person

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Free Meals Return!

Due to recent changes in meal program regulations, Deer Valley Unified School District will once again be able to offer free breakfast and lunch meals to ALL children ages 18 and under, at numerous locations.

  • This is effective immediately, and anticipated to continue thru December 2020.
  • No pre-certification is necessary to receive meals for free.
  • Meals are available for ALL children ages 18 and under, not limited to enrolled DVUSD students.
  • Parents/Guardians may pick up meals for children. Verbal verification of child name(s) and date(s) of birth is required to assure meals are going to children.
  • Free meals will continue to be available under all instructional options, including in-person and distance learning.
  • Continue to monitor www.dvusd.org/food for more information regarding meal service hours and locations.


Curbside Meal Service Schedule