School Information

Desert Vista Elementary School (DVES) is the home of the Mustangs. Our school colors are Red and Blue. Every Friday is Mustang Spirit Day. DVES serves grades Kindergarten through Fifth. Children who have turned 5 years old by September 1 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten at AJUSD elementary schools. Testing for early entry is held by appointment during the summer.

Tardies: School starts promptly at 8:25am. ALL students arriving late to school must be accompanied by a parent and signed in at the Front Office.

Student Absences: Parents/Legal Guardians must contact the Front Office within 24hrs of their child's absence. Voicemail is available to leave a message regarding absences if calling after office hours or no answer. Please leave your name, child's name, date, reason for absence and teacher. Absences may also be entered through ParentVUE.

Picking Up Students: Please have your I.D. ready when picking up your child(ren). Only parents and legal guardians can pick up students. In cases of emergency, please contact the school to notify of any other arrangements. Emergency contacts are for school staff use and will be contacted in case of emergency if we are unable to reach a parent/guardian.

End of Day Dismissal: Instructional time is bell to bell- 8:25am - 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 8:25am - 1:00pm on Wednesdays. We do not allow early pick up during the last hour of the school day unless it is an emergency or proof of doctor/dentist appointment.

Transportation Changes: Any changes to transportation must be communicated to the front office by calling 480-677-7510 by 2:00pm on regular school days or 1:00pm on Wednesdays.

Special Days: As a school, we recognize student birthdays through daily announcements. Please check with your child's teacher prior to their birthday if you would like to request to bring something special in to share with the class. All food/beverage items must be pre-packaged from a store. We cannot accept deliveries for students from outside vendors. If the food/beverage items have been scheduled with your child's teacher, we will email the teacher when the items are brought in.