Cougar Connection

October 21, 2021

***Students need socks tomorrow! ***

DC's Day of Awesomeness

This Friday, October 22 is our day of awesomeness for reaching our goal from the fundraiser. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped send out emails and donated. Every penny is appreciated and put to good use for the betterment of our school and community.

For tomorrow's event the students should wear sneakers (they will be required to have socks) and a bottle of water marked with their name on it.

This is a fun day for the kids. Unfortunately, we are keeping this event a "student only" event and visitors will not be permitted. Thank you for understanding.

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Important for Desert Cove's Title I funding!

Desert Cove is a Targeted Title School, which means we receive Federal money that is used to support our students. This money is spent on training and material to increase student achievement as well as resources to provide our students social and emotional support. The money we receive is based on the number of families that qualify to receive free and reduced lunch at Desert Cove. Due to the strain covid has put on families, all students are currently receiving free lunch. This has caused our application numbers to drop BELOW what is required to receive the Federal money we use to support our students. We need EVERYONE’s help to increase our number so we can continue to receive the funding.

Thank you! To those that have already submitted an application either on-line or by hard copy. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!

We are asking ALL Desert Cove families to submit an application. Only one application is needed per household. Applications are being sent home with students who have not yet submitted one (please check your student’s yellow folder this week). Applications can also be completed online at:

Thank you for your help in this important effort!

Mask Woes

Some students are being quarantined because they are not wearing a well-fitted mask or have difficulty keeping their masks on during the day. Please help us help you, and have a conversation about keeping their masks on. It's also helpful if they have an extra mask in their backpacks. Students who ride the bus MUST wear a mask or they will not be able to take the bus home. Thank you for your help!

The North Valley Arts Academy Presents

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Desert Cove's Mission

Mission statement: Desert Cove provides a collaborative culture that supports and celebrates student diversity, lifelong learning, and engagement in a global community.

Vision: To prepare and motivate students to achieve their personal best, to embrace learning, and build their emotional, social and physical well-being, enabling students to flourish as contributing and healthy citizens in our community.

Beliefs: Safe, Seen, Celebrated
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Conferences will be held the week of October 25th. They will be virtual. Teachers have sent out the invitation so please look for it in your email.

For Parent Teacher Conferences, the specials teachers will be available by appointment only. If you would like to meet with one of the specials teachers, please email them with the days/times you are available to meet. Thank you!

Art (Mr. Cartwright)-

PE (Mr. Phillips)-

Music (Ms. Isely)-