WELCOME TO THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
We are looking forward to the start of a new school year! The start of school can be a hectic time of the year and we aim to make sure everyone has the information they need to have a great start. No matter how much effort was made though, things can arise that may have been overlooked or new questions that were not anticipated. We want to share a couple of reminders about communication as we head into the first week of school. If you have any questions related to an administrative matter, please contact the office directly. Any other questions can first be directed to your child’s teacher. We are here to help and will do our best to promptly respond.
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE HOURS
The DMS directors are available via email and in the office during the following hours:
||Interim Management Consultant
||10am-2pm (M-Th) or by appointment
||Director of Curriculum & Instruction
||8am-3pm (F) or by appointment
||Director of Student Support Services
||Director of Business Operations
||Enrollment & Student Records
||8am-3:45pm (M,T,Th) and 9am-4pm (W)
COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS
Please remember that teachers are focused on the care of the children at pick up and drop off times. If you want to talk with your child’s teacher, please ask them for the best time to reach them and what is their preferred communication method, whether by the phone, email and/or the class website. For other helpful Parent Resources see: http://desertmarigold.org/community/parent-resources/ and High School Intranet: https://sites.google.com/a/desertmarigold.org/high-school/
FRONT OFFICE REMINDERS
Please help us welcome our new front office assistant, Shannon Rowe, to the DMS administrative team. Remember that all campus visitors (which include parent visitors) who arrive during school hours must first sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge.
School starts promptly at 8:10am (first bell). Students arriving late disrupt the important rhythm at the start of the day. Ms. Rowe will attend to any families (K-8) who arrive late at the new late pass window at the Front Office. Ms. Lee will attend to any students at the High School Office. If you arrive at school late (after 8:15 a.m.), students may not go directly to class. Please park your vehicle and walk with your child to the office for a late pass. A parent must sign the pass and state the reason for the tardy. Parents may accompany students in Pre-K – Grade 2 to the classroom, but only students may enter the classroom. Students in grades 3 – 8 will walk to class on their own. High school students receive late passes at the high school office.
MORNING DROP OFF
Enter the main parking lot from 28th Street and either proceed to the drop-off curb or go directly to park. If you park, ensure that all students stay on the pathways in the parking grove.
Do not park in the drop-off area and leave your car unattended.
Do not park or drop students off on 28th Street
or in the faculty parking lot.
When leaving the parking grove and exiting onto 28th Street, note that there are two lanes, one for traffic turning left only and one for traffic turning right only.
Please drive slowly—10 mph or slower on campus at all times!
7:50 – 8:10 Supervised play areas:
- Pre-K & KG: Early Childhood Play Yard
- Grade 1 & 2: Lower Grades Play Yard
- Grades 3-5: Front Covered Bench Area & Front Grassy Play Yard
- Grades 6-8: Middle School Play Yard (enter through garden path)
- Grades 9-12: High School Courtyard
DRESS for HOT WEATHER
The first weeks of school are hot ones. Please ensure your student wears cool, natural fiber, comfortable and loose fitting clothing during the hot school months. The student must bring a sun hat and water bottle to school.