Coyote Connection

Desert Sage Elementary - March 12, 2021

Mrs. Kelly's Class Studies the Human Body

Mrs. Kelly asked to share this awesome project her students worked hard on. Each human body model has functioning arms and fingers attached to their brain and eye models with pompoms showing the signal transfers in the nervous system! They also built hearts that work when squeezed. Keep up the awesome work 4th graders!

You Are Invited to Cody the Coyote's Birthday Party! Thursday, March 18th!

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Last Call for our Virtual Book Fair!

Support our school library with the purchase of books for your family. All shopping will be completed online this year.

The last day to place orders will be March 14th.

Last Call for Yearbook Sales

We are excited to announce the opportunity to purchase yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year.

This year families are also provided an opportunity to submit photos for the yearbook.

You may purchase a yearbook or upload photos using the following link

Yearbook Cost $18 each.

Last day to order is March 18.

Cody the Coyote

Congratulations to Mrs. Eldridge's 2nd grade VSH class for earning the Cody Coyote award this week. This award is presented to a classroom who does a great job using our Learner Powers throughout the week.

  • Reflect
  • Self-Manage
  • Collaborate
  • Curious
  • Persevere


This month we are focusing on our Learner Power Curious!

To Be Curious: not knowing and wondering about the world around us.

Young children can explore safe household items to see how they work or go on a walk and ask questions as they explore. Older children can experiment with recipes, and search out and tinker with the ways safe household items can work in different ways.

Be sure to ask your student about our Learner Powers.

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Mr. McCashland wants to remind families that the SoleKIDs running program starts next week. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:05-5:15, and the season is March 16- May 15. Registration is online at Mr. McCashland is available for questions at

Parent Survey

Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

One of the pieces of Idaho’s school accountability system is a parent survey. This survey asks for your input on several topics to help measure how our schools are doing in meeting your student’s needs. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. You can submit your survey until March 31, 2021.

We will use these survey responses to identify opportunities for improvement. Additionally, the state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s new school report card (

Please log in to this anonymous survey at the link below, select your school from the drop-down list and complete the survey. If you have students attending more than one school and do not want to take the survey multiple times, please select the school attended by your oldest student. If you do not mind filling out the survey for each of the schools your students attend, please feel free to do so.

Take the survey: Parent survey link

If you would like to preview the survey it can be found at the link below. To take the survey you must log in to the link above. Copies of the surveys are under the “Files” tab on this page.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey.