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Back to School 2019-2020

Welcome to Desert Academy’s Back to School information center. Here you can find all the forms and information you need. We use email communication but you can find the latest here any time as well.


Dear Families, 

Desert Academy’s 2019-2020 Back to School Forms must be fully filled out, signed and returned to school before the start of the school year.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The first day of school is on August 22. Forms can be delivered to Front Desk or emailed to


CONTACT AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORMThis form must be filled out in its entirety each year in order that we many ensure your information is current. If your child has any medical issues we need to be aware of, please bring this to our attention and supply the Front Desk with medication and information.


STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOKStudents and parents are both responsible for reading the Student/Parent Handbook, located here on the DA website, and to fully understand the rules and consequences.


STUDENT AUTO REGISTRATION FORMUpon completion of this form and receipt of the listed documents, your student will be allowed to park on campus.


STUDENT PERMISSIONS FORMSigning this form gives your student permission to attend official school sponsored activities, any off campus school programs, photo release permission, and for 11th and 12th grades parent release of off-campus liability.


SPORTS PHYSICAL FORMIf you think your child will pursue a sport or multiple sports, or even if your child is undecided, Desert Academy encourages all students to obtain a sports physical. Form must be completed and returned to the school, before your child can take part in any sports at Desert. 

ATHLETICS DRIVING PERMISSIONS — To authorize your child to be a passenger with another student driver to and/or from Desert Academy athletic events in accordance with New Mexico’s teen driving laws.


– The New Mexico State Health Department requires that students receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccination upon entering the 7th grade. Please make sure your child has received this vaccination. In order for Desert to be compliant with these state requirements and for your child to continue attending school, we will need an updated record from your child's doctor showing receipt of this vaccine and that your child is current on the rest of their vaccines according to immunization requirements.

*****Please upload to Open Apply a copy of your child’s immunization record with the most recent immunization data. Please use Open Apply link:


Log in and refer to your dashboard indicating items missing. Items will appear as a checklist item that needs to be completed, and once clicked on provides a link to upload the forms.

If you choose not to have your child vaccinated, you are required to obtain a notarized Certificate of Exemption from the Health Department that must be renewed every school year. This certificate and more information about exemptions from immunization requirements are available at:

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Desert is subject to audit by the New Mexico State Health Department. We need these documents in order for your student to attend.

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTSThe supply lists will be updated here on a ongoing basis.

LAPTOP POLICYThe school policy and recommendations can be found here.

SCHOOL CALENDARThe school calendar is constantly updated and has all the important dates and events to know around the start of the school and all year long.

GET INVOLVEDYou can make a BIG difference at the school with small things. There are all kinds of ways that you can help your Desert family.