Late Start - Date Change:
December 1, 2016
Dear Diamondback Families,
Desert Sands Unified School District has already begun instituting a weekly teacher training and planning time for the 2016-2017 school year, referred to as Structured Academic Support Time (SAST).
Throughout the district administrators and teachers at each school meet either before the start of school, or after the end of the school day, on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, for common planning and collaboration.
In order to bring our school into alignment with all other schools in the district our weekly Late Start day will be changing. Under our current schedule, on Mondays, students arrive at 9:46 a.m., and leave at 3:16 p.m. The last Late Start day on the current schedule will be Monday, December 12, 2016.
Starting the week of, January 3, 2017 our Late Start day is changing to Thursday, and this will continue for the remainder of the year. On this day, school will start at 9:46 a.m.
This change is necessary to allow for improved teacher training and collaboration across the district.
If you have questions, you can call the school office at 760.393.5500
Principal, Desert Ridge Academy
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