Archived News 2021-22

Meet DRA's new PTO Board for 2022-23
06/15/2022
Congratulations to our new DRA PTO Board Members!
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Change in summer school calendar
06/13/2022
Hello DRA Summer School Parents/Hola padres de la escuela de verano de DRA, We would like to inform you that there will be a change in our Summer School calendar. There will be NO Summer School on Friday June 17th due to the fact that the District will be closed. In an effort to give continuity to our lesson plans, we will have Summer School on June 24th in alignment with the HS' Summer School Programs. See calendar below. We are sorry about the inconvenience this change might cause, feel free to reach out to our office at 7603935500 should you have any questions.
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Summer school session is June 7- June 24
06/06/2022
Time: 8:30 AM-1:30 PM Students need their own transportation to and from summer school. Breakfast, lunch, summer school t-shirt, and ID lanyard will be provided. Monday through Friday (Except: June 20th-Holiday).
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Summer school 2022 flyer
05/20/2022
Summer School will be June 7-23, 2022 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..Students need their own transportation to and from summer school. Breakfast, lunch, summer school t-shirt, and ID lanyard will be provided. Monday through Friday (Except: June 20th-Holiday). Read more..
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Summer School Application 2022/Solicitud Para Escuela de verano de Desert Ridge Academy 2022
05/15/2022
Desert Ridge Academy is offering a Summer Academic enrichment Program FOR ALL STUDENTS. This program is an opportunity for your student to enhance his/her language arts, math, science, critical thinking skills, and to experience curriculum as it applies to real life situations.
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School site council public comments
04/14/2022
Desert Ridge Academy's School Site Council will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, April 26th at 4:00pm. Public comments are to be submitted by Tuesday, April 26th by 12:00pm
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Parent/Guardian involvement at DRA
04/13/2022
Do you want to know how to get involved at DRA? Please fill out the interest form and we will contact you.
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School Site Council April 26, 2022
04/13/2022
Invitation to School Site Council April 26, 2022 - Discover what’s happening in our school Come and make a difference Our purpose is to improve academic achievement for all students! If you would like to attend, please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.
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Spring carnival and 3rd quarter rally are postponed
03/28/2022
Spring carnival and 3rd quarter rally are postponed until further notice.
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DRA's CAASPP Bell Schedule 2022
03/24/2022
Math CAASPP is April 12-13. Please review bell schedule.
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Looking through windows
03/16/2022
DSUSD art show case - March 17, 2022
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School Site Council March 22, 2022
03/16/2022
School Site Council will meet on March 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please use the following link to submit public comments:
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Order your 8th grade panoramic picture today/¡ordene su foto panorámico hoy!
03/14/2022
The 8th grade panoramic photo will take place on 3/11/2022 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at SHHS football field bleachers. All students must wear BLUE polo. Photos are $15.00.
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SSC Feb. 22, 2022
02/15/2022
School Site Council meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contact [email protected] for Zoom link
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First Track Practice is Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022
02/11/2022
February 17th 02/17/2022 Contact: Coach Wilson RM 601 or Coach Disney AKA Mr Rojo RM 411 Pick up sign-up packets - MUST be turned in BEFORE practice starts!
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Tour de Palm Springs
01/16/2022
Register for Tour de Palm Springs
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See's Candies DRA Storefront
01/11/2022
Thank you for supporting the DRA ASB See's Store! We’ll receive all profits from any items you purchase from our online store. Order more to help us reach our fundraising goal!
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Important letter to parents
01/07/2022
We received one COVID-19 test for each of our students. If your child attended school today, Friday January 7, he/she will take a test with them today. Please test your child before returning to school on Monday January 10. We recommend you wait until Sunday evening. If your child did not attend school today and you need a test, please come by the office before 4:30 today or come to the library window on Monday January 10.
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DRA dining night at Old Spaghetti Factory is January 6, 2022
12/15/2021
Due to the rapidly increasing COVID cases in Riverside County, we have asked for our dining night to be apeither CARRY OUT or DINE IN. The manager has approved that change - and requests that you do the following to have your order count towards our fundraiser: 1) Call the restaurant at 760-341-5600, place your order for CARRY-OUT and give them ONE of the attached flyers when you pick up your order. 2) Go to the restaurant at 71-743 Hwy 111 in Rancho Mirage and dine-in. Give your server one of the attached flyers when you order. 3) If you use the Old Spaghetti Factory APP to place your order it will NOT count towards our fundraiser 4) The restaurant will actually honor our fundraiser flyer from 11:30am-9pm Thank you for your willingness to participate in our student-planned fundraiser and for staying safe during this time.
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DRA Dining Night at Chipotle
11/28/2021
December 1, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Honor roll celebration Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021
11/01/2021
Desert Ridge Academy's First Quarter Honor Roll ceremony on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Students are not required to wear uniforms.
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Important parent letter - November 1
11/01/2021
Once again, I am reaching out to you in an effort to keep our lines of communication open and transparent. I would like to inform you ...
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School Site Council Agenda for Nov. 9, 2021
11/01/2021
Purpose: To evaluate the school’s progress toward meeting goals to raise student achievement and develop a needs assessment based on this evaluation.
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Parent letter October 22, 2021
10/22/2021
Red Ribbon Week - Awards Night- Renaissance Rally - New skateboard policy and more..
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Letter to Parents/Guardians - Oct.8
10/08/2021
...Once again, I am reaching out to you in an effort to keep our lines of communication open and transparent. There was a situation that happened Wednesday October 6 during the passing period from Lunch to 5th period...
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Important letter to parents regarding TikTok
09/19/2021
Dear Desert Sands Unified School District Parents & Families: There has been a disturbing trend of vandalism and theft in schools across the nation fueled by social media challenges that encourage students to engage in destructive behaviors within schools, especially restrooms.
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MESA Program at DRA
09/16/2021
MESA is a program that promotes Math, Science, and Engineering in collaboration with the local University of California at Riverside.
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New Bell Schedule
New start time: 9:00 a.m. (M, T, W, F) Gates open at 8:30 a.m.
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