Cougar Connection

October 22, 2020

Thank you!

I really appreciate (again) all of your patience as we get new procedures into place. I think we are all getting the hang of things! Pick up is back to its normal timeframe of completion! Yay!

Return by October 23, 2020 (tomorrow)

Please do what you can to return the following "beginning of the school year" documents to school by Friday, October 23, 2020.

Nurse's Emergency Card

Release and Consent Form

COVID Form, Computer Contracts

Harassment Policy Contract

Traffic Safety Contract

Parent/Student Handbook form

Also, if you are an open enrolled family, you must fill out the new paperwork each year. If you haven't done that already, please do so asap.

Parent Teacher Conference Week

Sign Up Genius has been sent out by the teachers. Please make sure to sign up for a conference. Your attendance is very important to us and the school-home connection makes a big difference in student performance.

Next Wednesday and Thursday are half days and we release at 12pm. Friday is a fall recess day so there is not school.

Specials Parent-Teacher Conferences

Listed below are the links to Parent-Teacher Conferences for Specials (Music, Art, PE). If you would like to conference with multiple Specials teachers, please make sure to allot enough time for multiple appointments, since they each will be holding separate conferences. Music will be by appointment only, and Art and PE will be “walk-ins welcome”. The links for each special are listed below.




We need your help!

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Behavior of adults?

Drop off and pick up are notorious for for having their issues. Parents make YouTube and TikTok videos about this kind of thing. Please, please, remember that our goal is to keep your children safe. Do not drop your child off in the middle of the crosswalk or let them out of the car in the middle of the road in the morning. This is a huge safety concern for us, not to mention communicating to the children that the rules aren't valid. We have processes in place for a reason.

Also, many of us try and model what we expect the best we can. The quote, "Do as I say, not as I do" was one that my own mother used often. Guess what? It didn't work. Please refrain from fighting, cussing at others, and yelling because you're frustrated in front of our students. It's just not OK. We consistently teach character traits and hope your children leave Desert Cove better than when they came to us. Help us model good citizenship.

And PLEASE, make sure you are appropriate with dress and language if your child is a PVConnect student.

Desert Cove Re-Opening Playbook PDF

Included is information regarding students returning to school and policies and procedures that will be implemented.

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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