Hawk's Eye View - Parent Edition

January 6, 2021

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

All Things E.Q. Motto for January 4-8, 2021

I bring effort to everything I do.

Welcome Back! Important Virtual Learning Reminders

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break. As we begin the next two weeks of virtual learning, here are some important reminders:

Please contact Desert Mountain at 623-445-3500 If you need assistance with broken devices or inconsistent internet connection help.

DVUSD is committed to resume in-person learning on January 19, 2021. Once we return, we will continue to enforce strict compliance of washing hands, wearing masks at all times, and social distancing whenever possible.

Meal service continues for all students

Don’t forget that DVUSD offers free meals for all children – Breakfast and Lunch. Desert Mountain offers curbside pick-up on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m. DVUSD also offers grab-n-go at some bus stops. For more information see the linked flyer. Grab-N-Go Bus Stop Meal Flyer

Important Technology Updates

Wifi for Short Term Virtual Learning

Open Enrollment

We are currently accepting applications for open enrollment (for students who live outside our school boundaries). Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested. The following link will direct you to the open enrollment form.

Open Enrollment Form

Tuesday at 5 - A Zoom Series on Mental Health

See flyer attached.

Substitutes and Developmental Pre-school Para Needed

We are recruiting for substitute teachers and a full-time paraprofessional for our developmental preschool classroom. If you are interested, or you know anyone who is interested, please call Patti Atchley at 623-445-3504.

Reporting Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Please use the process below for reporting your student's positive COVID test or a close contact:

If a student tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, or if a student has come into close contact (within 6 feet for 10 or more minutes), the parent should do the following:

  • Keep child at home.
  • If child tests positive or has COVID-19 like symptoms and has had close contact with siblings who attend DVUSD schools, then other siblings should stay home as well.
  • Complete the Student COVID-19 Information Form at https://url.dvusd.org/COVID19ReportingForm.
  • Email the campus nurse and a designated campus administrator informing them of the situation. Specify in the email if the situation involves a positive test, suspected positive test or close contact with someone who has had a positive test or suspected positive test. Include in the email: Name, student ID number, date of test and date that symptoms began.
  • Complete regular student absence procedures for notifying school of student absence.
  • If a parent has any questions, the parent can email COVID19concerns@dvusd.org and/or the campus nurse.
  • A district or campus based representative will follow up with the parent regarding the received report and continue contact tracing data collection.