Desert Ridge HS

September 10 Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Desert Ridge Families,

It is hard to believe that we are 6 weeks into school and have only 3 weeks left until the end of the first quarter. Make sure that you are checking your Parent Portal to stay updated on your student's grades. Sports and activities are happening daily and our students are doing great things. Visit our website to view our calendar for upcoming events.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you and your student to provide the best learning experience that we can. Please reach out to your teachers or Desert Ridge administration with any questions or concerns.

DJ Spetz


Friday, Sept. 17 2A/2B Schedule

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Calling All Alumni

Jag Alumni join our Halftime Alumni Parade at our Homecoming Game, Friday, September 17. Game starts at 7pm and is against Dobson. Tickets for the game are $5.

Health Services Update

This school year we continue to work hard to keep our campuses safe and our students as healthy as possible. If one of our Nurses or Health Assistants calls to inform you that your student is ill or that they have been identified as needing to quarantine please understand that we are following the guidance of the Maricopa County Department of Health and the CDC, and that this is required by the Arizona Department of Health. We understand that having your child home from school for an extended period of time can cause undue stress and we appreciate your support in following these required guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and support of our nurses, health assistants, and front office staff during this challenging time. They are doing their very best for our families and it is important that we all work together.

Should you have questions or concerns please call the District Health Office at 480-545-2117

October PSAT

Gilbert Public Schools is offering the PSAT to all sophomores free of charge. The test is October 26th from 7:30-11:15. All other grades will have a late start.
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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.

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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