Interim Principal -Mr. Erasmo Garcia

Interim Assistant Principal - Ms. Meredith Greenwood 


Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gates Open at 8:30 a.m.


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News & Announcements

Message from DSUSD regarding Avenue 39
Please be advised that Coachella Water District has been working near your schools throughout the summer and expect that the work will continue through the end of August. The work is taking place along Avenue 39 between Adams and Jefferson Streets. Unfortunately this work required the closing of Avenue 39. Please see the map below.
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Meet Mr. Garcia, interim principal
My name is Erasmo Garcia, Desert Ridge Academy’s Interim Principal.
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Principal's Newsletter August 2022
We hope you are having an exciting and safe summer. I am sorry I will not be here with you this school year as I have accepted a position at CVUSD. It has been a pleasure to serve this wonderful school community.
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Dress Code Policy for 2022-23
Please review dress code policy for 2022-23. Dress code will be strictly enforced.
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Recommended General Supplies 2022-23
Students are expected to come to class prepared for learning. Teachers will provide additional information regarding supplies for specific classes. The following general supplies are recommended:
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Expanded Learning Morning Program
Hello parents. Thank you for your interest in having your child in DRA's ELOP Morning program for the 2022 -23 school year. Our goal is to provide before school academic support as well as enrichment opportunities for your child. All students are welcome, transportation is NOT provided for this program. Please answer all questions below by Friday, August 12, 2022.
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Upcoming Events

School uniforms - purchase online through Caliber!

Caliber online store closes tonight at  11:59 PM PDT

ASES 2022-23

Please fill out this interest list for the after school ASES program by Friday, August 12, 2022.   Parents will be notified by email on Saturday, August 13, 2022 if your child has been accepted into the ASES program.  If you do not receive an email, your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Physical applications will be provided to the students the first day of school during ASES.                                                                                                


  Report an Absence - 3 ways to report: 

  1. Use Google form to report an absence: Report Absence Form 

2. Call: 760-393-5500 (press 1 for attendance)

3. Email: Joshua Edwards, Office Specialist  - please include student's full name, ID number and reason for absence. 



Desert Ridge Academy fosters high expectations in social, emotional, and academic development, provides a safe and rigorous 21st century learning environment and leads the way with Accountability, Integrity, and Respect.


The Desert Ridge Academy community will be responsible global citizens and effective problem solvers who embrace a growth mindset.

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