CAASP Mathematics & 8th grade science testing this week: April 25-29. . Students in 6th and 7th grade will take the test in their math classes.   Our eighth graders will take the Science section of the CST on the 27th and 28th.Students should get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and be on time for school.  Students need to bring earbuds/headsets for testing. 

Mr. C's Blog - Week 32-April 25-29

Adios April!!!

* All 6th and 7th students will continue taking the CAASPP assessment.  Students will focus on math 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.

* Our eighth graders will take the Science section of the CST on the 27th and 28th.  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 2015/2016 Teachers of the Year for DRA...  Mrs. Lund and Mrs. Burrows!!!!  Congratulations on your deserved recognition!!!

* see Dr. Meadows in room 606 or 612 for permission slips for the 8th grade end-of-year trip to Disneyland! Spaces are limited so do not wait!!!  The trip is $125.  Cash or checks (payable to ASB).

* Time is running out to purchase a Yearbook!  Don’t wait until it is too late!!!  See Mrs. Amidei in room 401 to order your book.  Books are $45.00.

* There is no school on Monday, May 30th 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.

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

* Any type of physical horseplay is not allowed.  Too many times horseplay gets taken too far and turns into a fight.  Students will be suspended for fighting and might also receive a citation from Indio Police.  THIS INCLUDES BODY SHOTS and TABLE-TOPPING!!!

* 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!

* 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! 

Have a terrific final week of April!

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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.

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