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 Achziger, Assistant Principal
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Upcoming Events
8/1/2014
Repeating Event - Class List Posting
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8/4/2014
Repeating Event - Class List Posting
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8/5/2014
Repeating Event - Class List Posting
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Meet the Teacher
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
- PTO Back to School Event
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
- Campus Tour
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
 
District Announcements
Centralized Enrollment Summer Hours


Centralized Enrollment Office summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri; and  9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday.

CEO is closed to the public June 30 – July 4.




IMPORTANT! 2014-2015 Elementary Updates

Elementary Specials
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:
  • 15 out of 19 elementary school principals prefer the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 a.m.- 3:10 p.m.) every day.
  • With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
  • Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.

This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE) in elementary schools due to the reduction of the M & O override.  Next year, the early release time will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Read Full Update


DCES CUB NEWS!
 

DCES Summer Office Hours!

July 28 – August 1, 9am-3pm

Regular office hours begin the week of August 4, 8am-3:3Opm


Enrolling NEW Students at DCES
SUSD will continue to offer exceptional, outstanding and FREE ALL DAY Kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year. If you or someone you know will be enrolling a NEW student (K-5) please visit the SUSD

Centralized Enrollment Office

Website for enrollment information. CEO's summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri; and  9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday. As well as:

Saturday, August 2 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

DCES Suggested School Supply List

Click on a grade level below for the 2014-2015 suggested school supply list.

Kindergarten      Grade 1      Grade 2      Grade 3

Grade 4     Grade 5      Special Areas

 


 

Who is my teacher this year?
Class lists will be posted on the east
windows of the DCES Cafeteria
August 1, 4 and 5
9am-3pm

Meet the teacher & PTO back to school is when?
August 5th
Meet your teacher - 9-9:45am
PTO back to school event – 9:30-11:30 am
PTO Campus Tour – 9:45 am

When is the 1st day of school?
Wednesday, August 6th
8:45am-3:15 pm (NO EARLY RELEASE TODAY)

When is Parent Orientation Night?
Tuesday, August 12th
Grades K-2 and PACT – 5:30-6:25pm
Grades 3-5 and PRE-K – 6:30-7:30pm

(PARENTS ONLY PLEASE)

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.


Attention Incoming Kindergarten Families
To ensure a successful start for all KINDERGARTEN students, the first three days of school will be “early release days”. Students will be released at 1pm on Aug. 6, 7 and 8 unless your child’s class is scheduled for assessment that day, dismissal will then be at 3:15pm :
Ms. Bauer’s Class:  Wed. Aug. 6
Mrs. Chapman’s Class:  Thurs. Aug 7
Ms. Harris’ Class:   Fri. Aug. 8

Click here for more detailed information

2014-15 Wednesday Early Release After School Options      
The following is a list of Early Release Wednesday after school options that are available at Desert Canyon Elementary School.
1. Kids Club–Child care provided by Community Education(fee based)
2. Enrichment Zone– Enrichment classes provided by Community Education  (fee based)
3. Parent Choice - Parents/Guardians take care of any after school day care needs. 

Click here for more detailed information

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