Cougar Connection

January 4, 2022

Dates to Remember

Jan. 11 - Early Release (dismissal at 12PM)

Jan. 13 - Kindergarten Round Up 6-7PM in the library

Jan. 17 - MLK - No School

Jan. 25 - 100th Day of School!!

Jan. 24-28 - Student Led Conferences

Jan. 27th - 28th - Early Release (dismissal at 12PM)

Desert Cove Christmas Donation

New year...new supplies.

Some of the student folders and materials are ripped, worn, broken, etc. Please assess your child's folders and supplies. By January, many of our students need to replenish. Also, it would be helpful for your child to have a working pair of headphones or earbuds to use in class if they don't already.

Update/changes to PV Prepared

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status;

  • Should isolate for 5 days.

  • Once asymptomatic or as symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), wear a mask when around others to minimize the risk of spread for 5 additional days.


If a student is a close contact and remains asymptomatic with current vaccination or a positive COVID-19 case within the last 90 days;

  • May continue to attend school.

  • Wearing a mask is recommended for 10 days.

  • COVID-19 test recommended after 5 days.


If a student is a close contact and remains asymptomatic without current vaccination or a positive COVID-19 case within the last 90 days;

  • Encouraged to quarantine for 5 days. May return to school after quarantine, wearing a mask for the next 5 days.

  • If quarantine is not feasible, students can return if they wear a mask for 10 days.

  • COVID-19 test recommended after 5 days.


If a student is a close contact and is symptomatic;

  • It’s imperative that students and staff stay home if they are exhibiting any COVID-like symptoms.

  • COVID-19 test recommended. If positive see, “If a student tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status” above.

  • Once asymptomatic or as symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), wear a mask when around others to minimize the risk of spread for 5 additional days.

Vaccine Clinic

Free Vaccine Clinics being offered by PVSchools. January 8th.


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      If you are in need of a place to get a free COVID test, here’s the map to the District sight.

      Spread the word! It's time for Kindergarten Round Up!

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      Field Day Volunteers

      Our 4th, 5th. and 6th graders will be participating in Desert Cove's Field Day on Feb. 24th from 9-12PM. Coach needs volunteers to help run the stations. Please email him at fphillips@pvlearners.net if you are interested. Also, you will need to sign the volunteer form to participate. It's short and sweet....promise.


      Link to volunteer form is HERE or you can pick up one in the front office.

      Tax Credit Information

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      What is it?

      Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities or character education. You can help Paradise School students and possibly lower your tax bill by making a donation. The state tax credit is available to all qualifying individual

      Arizona state taxpayers.


      This is a FULL refund not a deduction. This money is donated directly to the school, not the state or the district. You write the check to DCES!


      Who can donate?

      ANYONE who pays Arizona state taxes! Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and FRIENDS. What does it cost me? Upfront you will pay UP TO either $200 or $400, however you receive that ALL back! Married Couple $400 Married Filing Separately $200 EACH Single $200


      Where does the money go?

      DIRECTLY into the teachers or schools hands to be spent in the school! This money will be spent on YOUR child. Some teachers use it for field trips, DC Reads (a program helping students with reading), character education, etc.

      When you file your STATE taxes, if you owe (lets say) $800, you fill in line xx and deduct the amount you donated,(if single $200) you then owe $600! This needs to be filled in correctly – what line etc.


      Last year we had $1800 donated to a Kindergarten class and we were able to pay an additional DC Reads program for all of Kindergarten.


      Anyone who pays Arizona state taxes can donate. This should be the easiest decision you make – this money directly benefits your child at the school and enables your teachers to make the classroom and school better?!


      All TC expenditures are reviewed by our School Council and approved in advance.

      Seeking Yearbook Photos

      Please help us create an awesome yearbook for our students. We are asking that you submit photos you've taken from any events that your child has participated in so far this year. Anything helps!


      TO SUBMIT PHOTOS TO THE YEARBOOK VISIT:


      BuyTheYearbook.com

      Find your school: 703993


      Create an Account - Verify Email & Login - Click to Share your Photos - Choose a Folder - Click to Upload Be sure to TAG everyone in your pictures!

      Checks are preferable to cash when purchasing a yearbook.

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      Join us for the PV 5K in Feb. 2022!

      If you'd like to access the link to sign up for the 5K, please click HERE for the flyers in English and Spanish.

      PV 5K Flyers

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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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