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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s our goal to make your life easier by keeping you as informed as possible. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions, so you can access important information quickly and efficiently. If you have additional questions, be sure to contact us with your concerns.

    General FAQ


    How much does lunch cost?

    For the most current meal prices, please view our Child Nutrition page where you can find prices, menus, nutritional information, and more.

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    What time does school dismiss on early release days?

    Our school dismisses at 12:20 p.m. on early release days.

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    What are the school colors and mascot?

    Our school mascot is the Coyote, and our school colors are purple, teal, and cream.

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    What should I do if my child is having trouble in class?

    We want school to be a fun, educational, and safe place for all students. If your child is having difficulty at school, whether with other students or with concepts we are teaching, please call your child’s teacher and let him or her know. We are always happy to schedule a meeting with you as well. Taking care of issues early helps ensure your child has a positive school experience.

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    Can I volunteer in my child’s classroom?

    We welcome parents and guardians to our school and encourage them to volunteer in our classrooms. Please check with your child’s teacher to decide on a helpful time to come in. When you do come to school to volunteer, please make sure to stop by our office, sign in, and get a visitor badge before heading to your child’s classroom.

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    Can I eat lunch with my child at school?

    You are welcome to eat lunch with your child at any time. Please check with your child’s teacher to find out what time he or she eats lunch. When you arrive at school, please sign in at the school office, and get a visitor’s badge before heading to the cafeteria.

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    Can my child bring friends or relatives to school as guests?

    We are sorry, but we do not allow guests at school with our students. We feel it is disruptive to the school environment and other students.

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    Desert Mountain Elementary
    22301 South Hawes Road
    Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    Phone: (480) 987.5912
    Fax: (480) 987.5914
    Inspire every student to care, think, achieve and learn!