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Save the date for Open House
Aug. 3, 2023
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(revised 7.18.23) 
Open House for Gr. K-3 & 6: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Open House for Gr. 4-5 & 7-8: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Save the date for the 1st Day of School 
Aug. 7, 2023  
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Welcome to DESA
Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!
We know you will LOVE DESA!
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Attention DESA Students Selected for the 2022-2023 School Year through School Choice
1. Families selected 3/30/22 have until April 15, 2022 to accept or decline your seat.

2. Families selected April 11, 2022 later or MUST accept or decline you seat within 5 business days or the software will automatically decline it. 
3. Registration: 
*  Selected students currently enrolled in DCSD will have their enrollment electronically transferred to our school.  
*  Selected students new to DCSD will need to complete the Online Registration process. You MUST begin the registration process within 10 business days from the date on their selection letter.   
4. To visit our school for an in-person tour/information meeting please complete this form. Tour/Info Mtg (click)
5. Review information under DESA Info (below).
Follow Us On Social Media
Instagram @desa_dreamsbig
YouTube DESA a K-8 Arts School (click the link)
Summer Reading
Avoid the Summer Slide by encouraging your child to read (click the links below)
Student passwords will change for students in grades K-6 on Tuesday, March 9th at 8:00 PM. New passwords will be distributed on Wednesday, March 10th by 12:00 PM. After 12:00 Noon sign in with the new password. Once you have logged in successfully, complete the confirmation survey that will be sent with the new password. Original passwords will no longer work after 8:00 PM on March 9th.
DESA Winter MAP Face-To-Face Testing Schedule
Grades 6-8
Feb. 10thBus Riders: Grades 6, 7, & 8
Car Riders: Grade 6 ONLY
ReadingAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 10th Car Riders: Grades 7 & 8 ONLYReading PM Session: 12:30-3:00
Feb. 11thBus Riders: Grades 6, 7, & 8 
Car Riders: Grade 6 ONLY
Math AM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 11thCar Riders: Grade 7 & 8 ONLYMath PM Session: 12:30-3:00
Grades K-5 Car Riders
Feb. 18thGrades: K, 1, 2ReadingAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 18thGrades: 3, 4, 5Reading PM Session: 12:30-3:00
Feb. 19thGrades: K, 1, 2MathAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 19thGrades: 3, 4, 5MathPM Session: 12:30-3:00

Grades K-5 Bus Riders
Feb. 19th K-5 ReadingAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 22nd K-5 MathAM Session: 8:30-11:00