Diamond Canyon Coyote Chronicle
Volume 1: Communication for our wonderful Coyote Families
NO SCHOOL Sept 6th or 7th, Labor Day Break
Professional Learning Communities (PLC's):
Most Fridays, students will be released early so that our teachers are able to participate in PLC work. This work is directly related to the planning, instruction and interventions we implement in classrooms to ensure that students master grade level standards.
Role of PLC
A professional learning community is a group of educators that meet regularly and work collaboratively to improve teaching practices and the achievement of students. The questions that drive the work of PLC’s are:
● What do we want all students to know and be able to do?
● How will we know if they learn it?
● How will we respond if some students do not learn?
● How will we extend the learning for students who are already proficient?
PLC Teams are responsible for collaborating to establish general consistency among the following:
● Assignments, presentations, products, observations and assessments used to determine a student's level of performance in relation to grade-level standards.
● The method and schedule for additional learning opportunities.
● Due dates, deadlines, and procedures for reassessment.
● Create opportunities for common scoring of assessments.
1st Semester PLC dates, Early Release 2:00pm
September 3 September 17
September 24 October 1
October 8 October 29
November 5 November 19
December 3 December 10
Constitution Day Celebration
In addition to free meals being provided for the 21-22 school year, students may purchase snacks, drinks and/or a second entrée. We have baked chips, whole grain assorted cookies and crackers, fruit snacks, milk, water bottles, juice boxes and more. The prices range from $.40 to $2.50. We accept cash or check in the cafeteria or you can pay in advance online @ www.EZSchoolPay.com. They offer a useful feature to advise you when your child’s balance is low and there is no charge to sign up. There is however a $2.00 fee when adding money to your child’s account.
Parents you now have the option of ordering a Birthday Party Bucket from the cafeteria!
In an effort to make celebrating your child's birthday at school easier, our cafeteria now offers a Birthday Party Bucket. The Birthday Party Bucket provides healthier snacks for students and simplifies the process of birthdays!
The box will be delivered to your student's class at a designated time making it super convenient for your child's teacher and you.
All items are Smart Snack compliant. No substitutions at this time.
Birthday Buckets do require at least two weeks lead time.
Forgotten Item Policy
In an effort to reduce interruptions to instructional time, as well as promote responsibility and accountability, Diamond Canyon will only allow glasses, medically required items, water bottles and lunches to be dropped off for students.
Forgotten homework assignments, backpacks, PE uniforms, projects, and musical instruments will not be accepted or held for students.
Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
K-6 5-Day Specials Schedule
Middle School Athletics
Volleyball HOME games:
Tuesday, Aug 24- NC @DC
Tuesday, Aug 31- GP @ DC
Tuesday, Sept 14- SR @ DC
Thursday, Sept 16- WW @ DC
Thursday, Sept 30- SH @ DC
Tuesday, Oct 5- SF @ DC
Volleyball AWAY games:
Thursday, Sept 2- @ Stetson Hills
Thursday, Sept 9- @ Sonoran Foothills
Tuesday, Sept 21- @ Norterra Canyon
Tuesday, Sept 28- @ Gavilan Peak
Thursday, Oct 7- @ Sunset Ridge
Thursday, Oct 14- @ West Wing
Cross Country 5-8 grades
Wednesday, Sept 15- @ Anthem Park
Wednesday, Sept 22- @ Gavilan Peak
Wednesday, Sept 29- @ Stetson Hills
Wednesday, Oct 6 @ Diamond Canyon
Saturday, Oct 30- Championships @BCHS
Good Luck To Our Athletes
All Things EQ
"All Things EQ teaches practical ways to create a learning community where everyone is actively engaged in respecting and supporting one another, so that as human beings, everyone feels valued."
Weekly Mottos for quarter 1:
Week 1: Motto - My day depends on me!
Week 2: Motto - Are my thoughts helping or hurting me?
Week 3: Motto - I am always communicating through my body language!
Week 4: Motto - I show up positively for myself and the people around me.
Week 5: Motto – I’m kind to the people I’m with right now!
Week 6: Motto - I am willing to introduce myself and get to know new people.
Week 7: Motto – I don’t trade what I want most for what I want now.
Week 8: Motto - I am a productive team member.
Week 9: Motto – I don’t brag because I am happy with myself.
Device Protection Plan
DVUSD will be offering an Optional Device Protection Plan for families of 4th-8th graders utilizing take-home devices. Enrollment in the plan is optional with the understanding that if students/parents do not enroll in the protection plan they may carry full liability for the student device (iPad or Chromebook) in the same way they do for other damaged or lost school property, such as textbooks.
The fee for this protection is $25 per child/per school year.
For students who damage or lose their district technology device, the deductible can be debited to the student's account in In-Touch and the parent can pay the fee online.