Desert Ridge HS

End of 3rd Quarter

Desert Ridge High School

Spring Break and Start of 4th Quarter

Friday, March 5 is a half-day early release and it marks the end of the 3rd quarter and the start of Spring Break. I want to thank our students and staff for a great 3rd quarter. Congratulations to our Golden Scholars who were recognized for their academic achievement of a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. Our performing arts had outstanding concerts and we had lots of students who earned All-Region honors. Winter sports are finishing their regular seasons strong and start playoffs next week. Spring sports are finishing tryouts and will start their competitions at the end of spring break.


I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing spring break. We look forward to our students returning from break on Tuesday, March 16.



DJ Spetz

Principal

Bell Schedule

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Re-Accreditation Parent Survey

In May, Desert Ridge will be going through the re-accreditation process. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/158949/13193

April 6 is ACT Test for all Juniors

This will be a late start for all other classes and busses will run. More information to come.


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No Place for Hate

Hey JAGS, this year our school will be participating in No Place For Hate; a movement that believes, no matter if you are a student, educator, staff, or family member you have a role to play in combating bullying and bias as a means to stop the escalation of hate. On behalf of our JAG Ambassadors, students please join us by checking your email and signing the No Place For Hate pledge.

Upcoming Testing Dates

AZSCI Field Test (SCIENCE) COMPUTER BASED

March 22-26 Grade 11-during Science class


HS District Benchmark COMPUTER BASED

April 26-May 21class period

ELA and MATH-in class


AzMERIT COMPUTER BASED

Sophomores only

April 9, 12 or 13 (based on English class) ELA Writing-in English class-Block periods

April 19 ELA Reading, Part 1-in English class

April 20 ELA Reading, Part 2-in English class

April 22 Mathematics, Part 1-in Math class

April 23 Mathematics, Part 2-in Math class

Graduation

Please visit our homepage https://www.gilbertschools.net/desertridgehigh for information about graduation.

Painting of Campus

Desert Ridge has started to be re-painted. Currently the Field House and the Central Plant building are being completed before they start on the main campus buildings. To not disrupt classroom instruction, painting is occurring after school and on the weekends. Here is a picture or our field house, the rest of campus will be painted with the same color scheme.
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Student Expectations

  • Everyday complete the Daily Health Assessment before coming to campus
  • Masks must be worn in classrooms and indoor spaces. Masks are not required while students are eating.
  • Social Distance when possible
  • Follow the signs and walk on the right when in halls, stairs, and entering/exiting buildings
  • Use hand sanitizer in classrooms when needed

Frequently Asked Questions

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