Desert Canyon Elementary School Home Page
Phone: 480-484-1700
Absent Line: Press 1,3
Fax: 480-484-4601
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Desert Canyon Elementary
10203 E. McDowell Mtn. Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255   
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Dale Link, Principal
Gary Achtziger, Assistant Principal
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Achievement Profile
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District Announcements
SUSD Offers Afterschool Enrichment Classes
Scottsdale Unified School District’s (SUSD) Community Education department is offering afterschool Enrichment Zone classes at the elementary and K-8 schools. Classes are offered five days a week on days when schools are in session and are adjusted to accommodate early release Wednesday.See Enrichment Zone
ADE Releases New Achievement Profiles

ADE Label
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
 
DCES CUB NEWS!
WELCOME
5th Grade
Band & Strings Students
What you need to know for the
FIRST DAY OF BAND/STRINGS CLASS:
MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH
It’s not too late to sign up for Band and Strings
Be on campus at 7:40am and in your seat by 7:45am.  Mr. Allende or Mrs. Wevursky will be there to guide you to class. You do not need an instrument for the first day of class. Click here to continue reading the newsletter. Please email Dr. Karen Wevursky – Band kwevursky@susd.org or Mr. Albert Allende – Strings aallende@susd.org
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SUSD’s Nutrition Service website provides information on school breakfast and lunch menus, nutritional content and links to the mylunchmoney program. Click here for more information.
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Bus Stop Signs are Not
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Where’s the bus?
 WebQuery helps you determine the available bus stops in your neighborhood. You’ll find a helpful street map, detailed route and time information.....start by clicking here
 
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The Transportation Department assumes no responsibility for lost items, but every effort will be made to locate such lost items and return them to their rightful owner. Please contact our Dispatch Office at 480-484-8556 for lost items.

DCES Family Handbook

Continuing our efforts to GO GREEN, the 2014-15 DCES Family Handbook is available on line by clicking HERE. If you would like to receive a printed copy of this handbook please call the office at 480 484-1700 and we will send a copy home with your student.

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SUSD’s Community Education –Enroll Now!
Community Education’s Enrichment Zone engages students in fun activities that create a desire to learn. Classes are offered throughout the year giving students an opportunity to explore activities of particular interest to them and their families outside of the regular school program. Please visit Community Education’s website

www.susdcommunityed.org

to register for classes offered at DCES this Fall.  Please call  Community Education should you have questions about the Fall Enrichment Zone at 480.484.7900. **All Programs are contingent upon enrollment.

SUSD’s Community Education –Kids Club!
Kids Club is a licensed before- and after-school program that offers enrichment learning in a fun environment at DCES. Students will be engaged throughout the program in various age appropriate activities. Please visit Community Education’s website www.susdcommunityed.org to register for Kids Club or call 480.484.7900.

 



SUSD Gifted Services Testing Information
Testing for gifted programs will occur
Grades 3-8: September 8th through October 3rd
Registration Deadline: August 25, 2014
Grades K-8: January 12th through February 6th
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2014
Unfortunately, late registration cannot be accepted.
To register your child for testing go to www.susd.org and click on Parents, Gifted Services and complete the online Gifted Testing Request Form.
All 2nd grade students
will be tested between March 17th and April 2nd, 2015. Informed consent documents will be sent to each family prior to testing. Please contact the Gifted Services office at (480) 484-5014 if you have any questions.

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