Principal's Newsletter

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Read the latest monthly newsletter from Dr. Mendoza.

Weekly parent letter April 24, 2022
04/25/2022
Dear Desert Ridge Academy Families, I hope you had a wonderful and restful Spring Break! It is hard to believe we only have 6 weeks left of this school year, yet lots to do, learn and look forward to. Let’s finish this year strong and together! Summer School Interest has been extended until the end of this week, Friday April 29th. Summer school will be held from June 7-24 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday (Except: June 20th-Holiday). Lunch and transportation will be provided...
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04/10/2022
... Once again, I would like to request your support regarding a recent “trend” we have been experiencing- “ Egging.”Students are bringing easter eggs full of confetti and breaking them all throughout campus with and without consent of students and even adults. Please speak with your child regarding the inappropriateness of that behavior. It does not follow our AIR values, particularly Respect. Please know easter eggs are not allowed, will be confiscated and if caught breaking them will result in lunch detention and possibly suspension.
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Weekly letter to parents March 27, 2022
03/28/2022
Dear Desert Ridge Academy Families, Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during Friday's evacuation of students and staff due to a gas leak at Shadow Hills High School. District crew worked over the weekend to safely correct the situation and school will resume tomorrow morning, Monday, March 28, as normal.
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Letter to parents March 11, 2022
03/11/2022
Hello DRA Parents and Guardians, We have an exciting and eventful month for our students and community! Today’s visit to Shadow Hills High School (SHHS) was an enormous success. Our 8th graders demonstrated their maturity and high school readiness by showing Accountability, Integrity and Respect. All students were ready with their correct clothing, wore their school lanyard and ID, followed directions, respected each other, staff and property. I am extremely proud of them, DRA leads the way! Friendly reminder, if your child is attending a HS other than SHHS, please visit their website for all transition information.
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Principal's Newsletter March 2022
03/03/2022
It is hard to believe March is here and the end of the school year is practically on us. It is exciting to see most of our students and all of our staff return after such difficult times due to the pandemic. We are still working on supporting our students socially and emotionally as well as academically. Please continue to reach out for support.
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Weekly parent letter February 18, 2022
02/20/2022
Friday February 18, 2022 Hello DRA Parents and Guardians, I hope this letter finds you and yours well. It is with optimism that I celebrate with you the steep decline in COVID-19 cases for our students, staff and community. The future is uncertain, but I encourage you to celebrate the resilience, perseverance and commitment our students, our families, our staff and ourselves have demonstrated throughout this arduous school year. Below are some important updates and celebrations I would like to share with you.
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Principal's Newsletter February/febrero 2022
02/02/2022
Welcome to February DRA Families! Lots of things to celebrate this month. Again, so proud of all of our students who were honored for their great character and/or academic accomplishments. Despite all the turbulence of this school year, our students are achieving success. We are also celebrating that our attendance has improved significantly since the start of this calendar year, we are now at minimum absences for students and staff alike.
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Parent Letter January 28, 2022
01/28/2022
Hello DRA Parents and Guardians, I hope this letter finds you physically and emotionally healthy. This calendar year started a bit rough, certainly rougher than anticipated. Omicron presented additional challenges for a good portion of our community; please know we care for you and our children and we wish nothing but great health for all. Below, you will find some important updates and reminders:
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