Mission Statement

“At Shadow Hills High School, all students will be prepared for a dynamic future via a rigorous standards-based curriculum, will be dedicated to relevant learning pathways and will be supported through literacy based instructional practices, and mentored through skilled professional relationships.”  


"We Teach Success"

School Site Council



What is the School Site Council?

The School Site Council is a team comprised of the site principal, teachers, other personnel, students, and parents. They are charged with the following responsibilities:

·        Advise the needs of the school program related to the needs of the students;

·        Development a comprehensive plan designed to ensure the effectiveness of school programs;

·        Design a system to evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of the program;

·        Annually review the effectiveness of categorical programs and develop appropriate revisions in the plan of activities;

·        Carry out all other duties assigned to the school site council by the district governing board and by state law;

·        The School Site Council usually meets at least five times a year.

How Can a PARENT Become a School Site Council Member?

Interested candidates need to complete an application available at the school, or you can email your inquiry to gabriel.fajardo@desertsands.us

Please provide your name, address, phone number, name and grade of your child, and a brief, one paragraph autobiographical sketch. Many candidates include prior experience and involvement with school service. Experience is not a requirement; your desire and commitment is what is desired. This sketch will be published on the ballot to assist all the parent voters in making their choices.

Elections will be held at Back to School NightWednesday, September 16, 2015. The voting will take place throughout the evening. Parents will be electing two members and one alternate to complete the team who will be serving a three-year term.


If you have any questions regarding the SSC or the election, please contact Mr. Gabriel Fajardo, Assistant Principal (760) 393-5400 ext. 44122 or via email at: gabriel.fajardo@desertsands.us

New Bell Schedule 2015-2016

Greetings SHHS Knights!

2015-16 Registration/Schedule Distribution First Day of School
Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Shadow Hills High School Parents/Guardians, for those who have not picked up registration packets, it is important that you visit the front office during the office hours of 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday-Friday to pick up the packet. 

We would like to begin your student's first day of school with registration fully completed. You will need to register on the first day of school if you have not completed the registration for the 2015-16 school year. The Online Health & Emergency "C" form must also be submitted prior to completing registration. Directions on how to complete the "C" card form via Home Access Center (HAC) are provided below for your reference. 

Parents, please also remind your student to wear their student identification badge. Students without a school ID will proceed directly to the gymnasium.

Class Schedules

Class schedules will be distributed to students the first day of school outside the west area of the gymnasium. We will have support staff available assisting students to locate their classrooms. Click here for a school map. 

Any students arriving after the beginning of 1st Period will proceed to the gymnasium to pick up their class schedules. 

New Enrollees

Should a student need to be enrolled at Shadow Hills High School, parents/guardians will be directed to the Counseling Office ("A" Building - 2nd Floor). Please click here for registration & enrollment requirements. 

Student Drop Off

We anticipate heavy traffic the first days of school. We encourage you to arrive early. If you are dropping off your student, please see this updated map with alternate routes to and from SHHS. Please use an alternate pick-up and drop off route so that we can alleviate the traffic congestion at the high school.

Student/Parent/Visitor Parking
Please be sure to observe recent changes to curbs in our campus parking lots.  The yellow curb is for student pick- up and drop-off.  The red curb is designated as the fire lane.  Unattended cars, drop-offs, or waiting for students in a fire lane (or red curb) is not permitted and is subject to citation from Indio Police Department per California Vehicle Code 22500.1. Additional parking continues to be available in the visitor/staff lot in front of the administration building.

Dress Code
It is important you take the time to read through our dress code policy at Shadow Hills High School. We promote our standard of excellence with our motto, "A Knight does it...Respect, Integrity Greatness, Honor, Teamwork (R.I.G.H.T.)"

Our academic dress code promotes self-respect. It helps maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all. We expect to have it R.I.G.H.T. on the first day and beyond! 

🆕 Shadow Hills High School is now using the Home Access Center (HAC) to update your student's contact and emergency information (Online "C" Card). Instructions and your login/password are included with your registration packet. The two following links are helpful in completing the registration online:

Click here for the HAC Online Registration Instructions (English) (Spanish  

Click here to log into the Home Access Center Parent Portal 

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Great News!  Starting September 7, 2015 the SunBus will be able to provide transportation for SHHS students. Click for route details.


We are excited that you are interested in playing a sport at Shadow Hills High School. In order to participate in any sport at Shadow Hills, you must gain athletic clearance. Incoming freshman (2015-16 school year) can begin this process now but are not allowed to participate or practice with any team prior to your 8th grade promotion. 

We are excited to announce that we are now using an electronic athletic clearance system. 

Click here for more information on completing
your 2015-16 athletic clearance

Want to know when 2015-16 ATHLETIC AND CHEER TRYOUTS are? Click Here

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