Cougar Connection

July 26, 2021

Hello Cougar Community!

I hope you are enjoying your summer break. I spent mine driving to football camp for my newest freshman at PV High School. It looks like I am going to be a football mom this year. I will also have two in high school! YIKES. I was able to get one family snapshot over the 4th of July of both of them. We were all fortunate enough to spend the time up north in cooler weather and it was nice being able to move at my own pace for a while.

We have some new staff members this year! Please help us welcome them to Desert Cove.

Nicole Londot - 6th Grade

Tyler Hair - 6th Grade

Michael Linn - 5th Grade

Ramona Gutierrez - Accounting Clerk

Seanelle Pack - CD Classroom Para

Odalis Gutierrez - Duty Aide

Fred Phillips - PE

Gregg Cartwright - Art

Desert Cove will continue to follow our own mitigation practices which include one grade level at a time in the cafeteria, organized pick-up after school, and limiting the number of people who enter the buildings and classrooms. We will be distancing students as much as possible and will create seating charts to contact trace potential COVID cases. Here is the PV District's most current Mitigation Plan.

School starts August 10th, 2021. The main gates will open at 8AM and the first bell rings at 8:10AM. The school day ends at 2:45PM for 1st - 6th grades. Kindergarten will release at 2:30PM at the 27th Street gate.

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Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher will be held on August 9th from 8:15AM-9:15AM. In order to practice social distancing we request the following:

If your last name starts with A-M please plan to come from 8:15AM-8:45AM.

If your last name starts with N-Z please plan to come from 8:45AM-9:15AM.

The event will occur for most grade levels in the cafeteria. We will provide signage to direct you to where you need to go when you arrive.

Pick-Up and Drop Off for 1st through 6th grades

Students will be allowed on the playground at 8AM this year. Since we are still required to follow some mitigation practices, the students will follow the same routine as last year and line up with their class on the playground or basketball courts. We will have plenty of supervision to help the students get to their perspective area.

Students are dismissed in three ways: they are picked-up via vehicle, they walk home, or they ride the bus.

All car riders, with the exception of Kindergarten, will be picked up in the main parking lot.

Students who are picked up by car will receive a number tag to hang on our review mirror. Parents are asked to stay in their cars and your child(ren) will be brought to you.

**Kindergarten Parents**

Welcome to Desert Cove!! We are so excited to have you join the Desert Cove family. You will receive a email regarding back to school information along with procedures that differ sightly from our 1st through 6th grade students. (For example, pick up and drop off procedures will be different for Kindergarten than the rest of the grade levels.) We will make sure you have all pertinent information for a smooth start to the school year.

1st - 6th Grade Class Lists

Class lists will be available in Infinite Campus on August 8th. Please use the directions below to make sure you have access to your Parent Portal.

Kindergarten class lists will be finalized on Thursday, August 12th. Our team will spend the first few days getting to know the students so we can create classes that support their needs.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Instructions

This is a very important step in supporting your child through their academic journey. I highly recommend that all guardians and parents have access to their child's records.

In order to access your child's student records including attendance, grades, class assignments, etc., you will need to create an Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

You must have an email address on record with the school. You also can not have duplicate emails in the system. Each parent listed must have their own separate email account on file to have separate portals.

An example of what NOT to do.

Mom -

Dad -

Please provide separate emails for each parent/guardian.

Step 1. Infinite Campus Login Retrieval

Once you click “Step 1. Infinite Campus Login Retrieval”, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email address on file. You will be sent your log in information. Once you have that, click on Step 2 below to access your account. Plan on completing this process in one sitting or your information will expire for security reasons.

Step 2. Parent/Guardian Login

If you do not already have an Infinite Campus portal account, or if you have forgotten your username or password, please visit the Infinite Campus information page on our PVUSD website. There are several helpful links to help you: Parent Sign Up, Forgot Your Password, Parent Login, and FAQs.

Please note - PVUSD does not use an ACTIVATION Key. Any reference to an activation key is a generic reference from Infinite Campus and should be ignored. Just click on the Infinite Campus Information Page link above for guidance.

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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