Parents

1. Question: What is the best way for a parent to find out what is going on in the classroom?

Answers:
a. Attend Back to School Night in the fall
b. Attend Parent/Teacher conferences that occur in the fall, and Student-Led Conferences in the spring.
c. Email individual teachers
d.Contact Annette Kaare-Rasmussen, IB Coordinator at akaaras@desertacademy or your child’s Advisor.
e. Consult our online progress reporting system, ManageBac (if you need help understanding how to use this tool, please contact Chris Zappe (czappe@desertacademy.org), Technical Director

2. Question: How does the Parent Association support the school?

Answer: Organizing community building events such as grade level pot luck dinners for parents, awarding grants to teachers for needed classroom items, coordinating parent involvement on volunteer committees, communicating with parents by grade level on grade-specific events, supporting our tuition assistance program by serving on event committees.

3. Question:  How do parents learn about what’s happening at the school in general?

Answer: We send out a weekly eNews letter to all families. If, for some reason, you are not receiving this, please contact our Front Desk at 505-992-8284. We also send a quarterly online newsletter, and periodically mail a printed newsletter. You may also consult our multiple calendars by clicking here.

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