Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8th grade SHHS AVID Recruitment Night
  5:30- 7:00 pm in our MPR.  This night will be an opportunity for our students to hear about the high school program, talk to high school students enrolled in AVID and meet the SHHS AVID staff, including Mr. Wood and Ms. Frazer.

TESTING Schedule - 
6th and 7th Grades:
  1. All 6th graders will begin testing on Monday April 20thTesting will be administered through ELA classes.
  2. ELA "Class Actiivty" will be administered on Wednesday April 22nd via ELA classes. 
  3. Math "Class Activity" will be administered on Monday April 27th through all Math classes.
8th Grade:
  1. All 8th graders will begin testing on Tuesday May 5th for CST/CMA (Science).
  2. All 8th graders will begin the CAASPP on May 11th
  3. ELA "Class Actiivty" will be administered on Wednesday May 13th via ELA classes. 
  4. Math "Class Activity" will be administered on Monday May 18th through Math classes.
  5. 8th graders will begin testing May 5th (CST/CMA) followed by CAASPP the week of May 11th. 

For more information about Club Live trip to Hurricane Harbor contact Suzanne Thomas - suzanne.thomas2@desertsands.us. 

Attention Parents of Current 6th Graders: If your child is in need of the Tdap immunization, please contact your private physician or the Riverside County Public Health Department Immunization Clinic (760-863-8283). Please do not delay the start of your child’s 2015-16 school year.

Mr. C's Blog - Week 31- April 28-May 1

My, my, my... May has merged!

* All 6th and 7th students will continue taking the CAASPP assessment this week.  We are asking all 6th and 7th grade students to bring their earbuds/headphones to school to use during the internet-based assessment.  It is very important for our students to arrive to school on time and remain at school throughout the school day.

* In a couple weeks, our eighth graders will take the Science section of the CST.  This assessment is scored and will follow our students into high school.  Our eighth graders must take this test seriously.  It is not a practice test!

* I would like to congratulate our 2014/2015 Teachers of the Year for DRA...  Coach Brock and Mr. Lethlean!!!!  Congratulations on your deserved recognition!!!

The 8th grade eating area and wall ball courts are officially CLOSED until further notice due to the on-going problems with garbage and students throwing food over the walls and at one another.  

* We are only a few weeks away from returning school textbooks and library books.  Please start searching under those beds and in closets now so you are not charged for missing books.  Textbooks can range from $80.00 to $125.00!!!  These fines carry through high school!

* There is no school on Monday, May 25th in recognition of Memorial Day!!!

* Please talk with your child about bus behaviors.  Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right.  Students will lose bus privileges for inappropriate behaviors.

* Please remember that sandals are not allowed on campus for safety purposes.

* Please check your HAC account and help monitor your child's grades and attendance. Many students are receiving unexcused tardy citations for unnecessary reasons.

* Do you know what your child is bringing to school?  Are you sure?!?  If not, please make random backpack checks.  It is your right as the parent/guardian to know what your child has in his/her possession.  I know we want to give our children some freedom, but we also have to maintain our parental responsibilities!

* Celebrating birthdays and other holidays is not allowed at school. Students are not allowed to bring balloons, cupcakes, cake, gift bags, etc to share at school. These items will be checked into the office until the school day is over. Remember, our focus is on education!

* Students are expected to come to school prepared for learning! We expect our students to come to school with their notebooks, paper, pencils/pens and other items necessary for academic excellence.

* Sharpies, permanent markers, and White Out are not allowed on campus! 

* Please do not allow your child to bring electronic devices to school.  There is no need to have iPods, Nintendo DS's, or any other music or game device at school.  Students cannot use these devices so there is no need to have them!  DRA is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen electronic devices.  This includes cell phones too.

* I have seen the Yearbook!!!  It looks amazing!  Please see Mrs. Amidei in room 503 to purchase a Yearbook.  I believe they are $45.00.  We run out very fast.  Please don’t wait too long.

Have a terrific final week of April and first week of May!

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Office Hours:  8:20 - 3:40 - Monday - Friday

Dress Code:  School Uniform: Polo tops in school colors only. Bottoms any color, no gym shorts allowed. Students wear lanyard/ID at all times while at DRA or on school bus.

SCHOOL COLORS: Royal Blue, Gold, Orange

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