Announcements

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DESERT HILLS DRESS CODE :

 As the weather warms, please remember that a student's dress or appearance cannot cause a disruption at school. Clothing must be modest and without unnecessary exposure. For example:

•      Undergarments must be completely covered.

•      Shirt necklines must dip no lower in the front than even with the underarm.

•      Tank tops must have straps that are at least as wide as two fingers and arm holes no lower than mid-bicep.

•      Dresses, shorts, and skirts must be modest. (Modesty is determined by administrators and teachers - the standard we expect is that when students have their hands at their sides, the dresses, shorts, and skirts should be at least fingertip length or lower.

•      Ripped jeans should have no holes higher than fingertips.

Students will be required to fix their clothing "malfunctions", which might include having parents come with other clothing.

SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE
HOMEWORK ROOM

After school homework room available

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday 

Mrs.McPeak room  #210

2:35 - 3:30

Morning Student Drop Off
The building does not open to students until 7:30 a.m. Do not drop off students before this time.
Principal's Note - Student Safety and End-of the Year Dates

Spring sports will begin on March 13th and some students will be having late practices.  Students who have a late practice must go off campus to a safe and supervised place, (home, friend’s home with parent permission, etc.) and then return for their practice no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of practice.

Some students choose to leave campus to walk to the store. We highly discourage this! Students who choose to walk down to the Circle K should have obtained permission from their parents/guardians. Please know the road to the store has no sidewalk in the lower area and the speed limit is 40 mph, making it hard for cars to see as they round the corner.  Drivers have reported that they often see kids in the road instead of off to the side where the sidewalk should be. A number of students have almost been hit by cars as they round the corner on Ridgeline Drive!

Drivers are also reporting that students are walking in the streets between campus and the Hansen Park area. There is still a lot of construction going on and drivers have a hard time seeing students who are walking in the streets. Please have your children take the bus to school whenever possible or give them a ride to school. Until the construction around the school has been completed by the City of Kennewick, walking is very dangerous.

We will have over 200 students involved in spring sports, so when we have games and track meets, our parking lots will be very full.  For fall and spring sporting events, please utilize the lower parking lot (north of the track along 15th Avenue) whenever possible.  The west parking lot by the Library Courtyard will also be available to the public.  The Bus Loop is reserved for athletic busses and will be gated off so cars will not have access to that parking area. 

This winter set all kinds of records for the Kennewick School District!  We had a total of 10 snow days and 7 two-hour delays!  Because of that, we will not have early release Wednesdays for the remainder of the school year.  Also, it's sounding like the last day of school will be June 16th.  The School Board has yet to make final decisions, so we’re not sure if the 16th will be a full day or a half day.  I will let you know as soon as I know.

Have a warm and happy spring!

Steve Jones, Principal

SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO SNOW DAYS

In an effort recover lost instructional time from snow days, there will be no early releases on Wednesdays or for report card prep for the remainder of the school year.

Please visit the district website for more information.


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