Please be sure to have an ID with you when picking up your child.

Desert Willow

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

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Families-
On behalf of the the faculty and staff of Desert Willow, we would like to wish you a safe and happy summer break. 

Thank you

Yours in Education,
Kevin Curran, Principal

News and Announcements

Red Nose Day is May 26th

Desert Willow is supporting Walgreen's charities by participating in Red Nose Day. Students may buy a red nose May 16-18 for $1.00. The entire school wears them on May 26th. For more information, visit

School Hours for 2016-17

Monday-Thursday 8:45 am to 4:13 pm. Campus opens at 8:20 for student drop-offs. No late start Wednesdays for 2016-17.
For more information on the bell schedules for all schools, visit the main page

DW has Joined

If you join, you will receive text messages from DW regarding changes to bus schedules. If a bus is late, breaks down, or children have to be moved to different routes, you will be notified via text. The service is free, but texting rates may apply depending upon the phone service you subscribe to. Join here at or follow the instructions below:

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.

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.

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