Dear Mustang Families,
I am very excited to be starting a new year here at Desert View Elementary. We had a great summer enjoying learning in a different way with many of our students as they participated in our summer reading, math, and STEM programs. We have received results from our Spring PAWS testing and are very pleased to report that our students showed positive growth on almost every assessment. We are particularly proud to report that our fourth grade students performed above the state average in Mathematics (over a 35 point gain from 2015). It has been the combined efforts of our staff, students, and families that make these achievements possible. We are committed to continued growth in our students and ask our families to support us in providing our students the best educational opportunities possible.
We ask that you work beside us to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1). Attends school all day, everyday ready for the day’s learning experience
2). Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3). Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4). Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
In addition, we ask that you become an active part of our school community. You can start by attending our “Back to School” program on August 18th from 5-6 pm. Here you will have the opportunity to drop off your child’s school supplies, join the PTO, meet the teachers (assignments to be posted by late Thursday morning), obtain car rider numbers and learn about some of the great things your child will be learning this year. Also bookmark our web site (http://dv.sweetwater1.org/home_page), like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DesertViewRockSpringsWyoming/), and join School Way( http://myschoolway.com/sweetwater )for important event reminders and school safety notices .
The first day of school will be Augus22. Hours for students in grades 1-4 are 8:40 am to 3:33 pm. Our kindergarten students attend from 9:30 am to 3:33 pm. Bus times may vary (call the bus barn for information-307-350-3494). We are looking forward to meeting our new families and seeing our students again as we begin an amazing year of learning!
Principal, Desert View Elementary