Cougar Connection

August 19, 2022

A few items of importance...

Car Tags - I am working to get all the car tags distributed. I have some additional tags being delivered so please be patient.

Lunch numbers - We want students to learn their lunch numbers in order to pay for their lunches. It's been two years since we've had to memorize them so we need a lot of refreshing and practice. We are currently a laminated card with a bar code but it's cumbersome and inefficient. Any help you can provide at home would be great!

Curriculum Night - August 23, 2022 from 5:00-6:30 PM (2 sessions - see flyer below)

United Parent Council - August 24, 2022 from 9-12PM.

School Spirit Day - Friday August 26, 2022

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Site Council Parent Representatives

I am currently looking for adults willing to participate in our Site Council. It takes place once a month on Mondays at 7:45AM and they are virtual.Your role as a representative will be:

Understand the vision and mission of the school

Understand the role of the principal

Participate - actively

Increase knowledge

Understand role in the process

Learn to work for consensus


Parents support decision

Staff support and enforce decision

It's a shared decision making process and we want your voice! We will also evaluate and approve tax credit expenditures such as Runner's Club, field trips, etc.

Please email me if you are interested in participating. I need two parent representatives.

NEW TO The Cove!!

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Matadors in Training


GRADES K-8 Welcome To Attend

Date of Clinic: Monday, August 29th, 2022

Where: Jerry Connor Gym- (West side of campus)

Time: Registration at 5:00 pm

Training: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Date of Football Game Halftime Performance: Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Check in: 5:30pm

Where: SMHS Dance Room #552 (SE Corner of Jerry Connor Gym)

Game Time 7:00pm

Pick up shirt & bow at the registration table. Matadors in Training will sit together in the

stands for the 1st half of the game for sideline cheers. MIT will perform on the field at

Halftime. Directly after the performance, students will be dismissed to their parents in the small dance room #552 (check in area) for the 2nd half of the game.


Link to full flyer with permission slip.

Communication with Teachers

If you need or want to speak to your child's teacher, please make an appointment. I try very hard to be respectful and protective of my staff's time and I request the same from the community. If you have a child in PAC or Mascot, please do not visit the classrooms looking for the teachers. They are professionals and require advanced notice of meetings. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.

Attendance/C.U.T.S. Program

Attendance is very important to your child's educational success. Please review our absenteeism program that the district has adopted.

The state law states that students have 180 days of school and they should not be absent more than 10% of the year. Essentially, you have 18 days of absences by law. The office staff will start reaching out to parents once your child reaches 10 absences in the system. Please communicate when your child will be absent and inform Nurse Stephanie of any chronic illnesses.

CUTS Program Parent Letters - English / Spanish
Share you first week pictures 22/23 - LINK

We will be intentional about collecting pictures for the yearbook this year. We would love to see your first day of school pictures! Please add them to this folder.

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Click to get to the PTO website.

Desert Cove's Mission

Mission statement: Desert Cove provides a collaborative culture that supports and celebrates student diversity, lifelong learning, and engagement in a global community.

Vision: To prepare and motivate students to achieve their personal best, to embrace learning, and build their emotional, social and physical well-being, enabling students to flourish as contributing and healthy citizens in a global community.

Beliefs: Safe, Seen, Celebrated
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