Please be sure to write your child's name in their jackets, on lunch boxes, etc.

Desert Willow

To provide students with an educational foundation for life-long success

Principal's Message

 Parents and Family Members:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the DW families for respecting and following the drop-off and pick-up procedures. Having worked at a number of elementary schools, I can attest to the chaos that can occur when procedures are not followed. Due to your cooperation, our AM and PM procedures go very smoothly. Thank you.

Kevin Curran


News and Announcements

Parent Handbooks for Benchmark 3
Click on the link to see the handbook
Information on Breakfast and the 7:35 Bell
The gym doors open at 7:15 am or a little earlier depending on the bus arrivals. School begins at 7:35 AM. Therefore, the cut-off time for breakfast is 7:30. However, if a school bus is late, the breakfast time is extended. Parents, if you drop off your child for school and would like them to eat breakfast, please have them here before 7:30 AM.
Thank. you.
Tardy Procedures
For security, the gym doors are locked after the bell (7:35 AM). If your child arrives after the bell, they will need to come through the front doors in order to get a tardy slip.
This year's theme:
"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs"
Secure Pick-Up Procedures
The last PE class ends at 2:05 pm. After the students are picked up, the tables are set down for secure pick up. The purpose of the tables is to control the proper release of students to adults. Without a barrier, children may run to an adult they recognize- defeating the purpose of secure pick up.
It is our goal to open the gym doors at 2:10 pm daily. Thank you.
2014-2015 Desert Willow school hours will be 7:35 am to 2:20 pm. The campus opens at 7:15 am.
Late- Start Wednesdays will continue for the 2014-15 school year. School begins at 8:35 am.
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