Desert Ridge HS

School Starts August 4

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Welcome Back

Dear Desert Ridge Families,

August 4, is the start of the 21-22 school year for Desert Ridge. August 4th will be a 2:20 dismissal and we will be following the regular bell schedule. Desert Ridge will start the 1:20 release PLC Weds. schedule on August 11. August 6th will be a 2A/2B schedule. Desert Ridge has a great tradition of providing excellent education and extracurricular activities for all students and we will continue to do this to the best of our abilities.

We are excited to welcome our students back to campus and look forward to seeing them tomorrow.

DJ Spetz


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Please check your schedule before coming to school. We have been working on balancing classes and some schedules had to be adjusted.

If you need a schedule change, come to counseling during the period with the issue. Please note that we are unable to make lunch or elective changes.

Annual Update

It is extremely important that your student’s contact information is up-to-date in Infinite Campus to ensure that the district and Desert Ridge can reach you by email and telephone. If you have not done so already, please log in to the parent portal for Infinite Campus and complete this year’s Annual Update as soon as possible.

Desert Ridge Back to School Information

Click Here for Back to School Guide. Link contains information about Infinite Campus, class fees, parking, athletics, release time forms, as well as other information.

August 12, 6-7:30pm- Curriculum Night

Flyer for Curriculum Night Students will be completing this form.

Information for Free and Reduced Lunch

Dear Parents and Families,

Gilbert Public Schools receives important additional Federal funds based on income guidelines directly related to student free & reduced lunch eligibility. Taking the time to complete a GPS Free & Reduced Lunch Application means our schools can continue providing important additional academic support and services for students (even if your child decides not to participate in the lunch program). Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application and to help ensure our school and receives its fair share of Federal funds.

You can complete the application online at

Gilbert Public Schools

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