Hawk's Eye View - Parent Edition
November 5, 2021
Vision, Mission, Core Values, Collective Committments
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.
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
Enjoy some pictures from Spirit Week!
Recently approved Covid-19 Vaccine for students aged 5-11 - Vaccine Opportunities
Parent Pick-up and Drop off Reminders
Additionally, you may not use the bus land access off Cloud Road for drop off. That is for buses only.
Please Help Support our HAWK Store and Cart!
Our second quarter is off to a great start! We are continuing to work on supporting students with positive behavior through our PBIS and All Things EQ. Our “kindness campaign” is very successful and we at Desert Mountain would like to see it continue. Students are able to earn HAWK (Honorable, Accountable, Willing, Kind) bucks for positive behavior. We are asking for donations for our HAWK store. Desert Mountain students love being able to earn HAWK bucks and spend it at the store. Many of our item purchases are from Amazon, Oriental Trading, Dollar store or something similar. If you would like to donate items or money, please contact Patti Atchley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-445-3504. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
DVUSD 90 Minute Early Release Friday's for Teacher Collaboration
We are currently in the 3rd year of our Early Release Friday calendar at DVUSD. The reason behind this early release schedule is to allow job embedded time for our teachers to collaborate, analyze data, and identify standards, skills, and students who are in need of reteaching, enrichment, or an adjustment in pacing. Our Kindergarten through 4th grade teams meet together and our 5th through 8th grade teams work collaboratively with teachers from Anthem, Gavilan Peak, Paseo Hills, New River, and Sunset Ridge.
This relapse time is critical for our teachers to plan, adjust, and prepare for upcoming lessons in order to meet the needs of all our students. DVUSD was recently named one of only a very select few Model PLC Districts in the nation, and we continue to use this time for student growth.
For your quick reference, the 90 minute early release days, with a release time of 1:30 pm, for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:
Desert Mountain PTO Fundraiser!
Important COVID-19 District Communication
Please be aware of the following district procedures, information, and updates regarding COVID-19.