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October @theRidge
Posted 10/5/21

Dear Desert Ridge Families, 


We are extremely fortunate at DRMS to have a dedicated staff and an extremely supportive parent community. Unfortunately, I do have to report that we have seen a negative turn in student behavior over the last two weeks. We are seeing instances of disrespectful behavior during passing periods and other unstructured times.

Additionally, the trend of  “TikTok” challenges are irresponsible, destructive and, in some instances, can merit a police report. I ask that each of you please talk to your children about good decision making, monitor their social media activity and help support us in emphasizing the importance of respect and responsibility. Desert Ridge students are better than this and I know that our students will rise above these “fads” and do the right thing!


Fall Break 

No school Thursday October 7 and Friday October 8, 2021. Have a safe and restful break!


Direct Donation

Our “Direct Donation” fundraiser asks for a suggested one time and tax deductible donation of an amount you see fit. All the funds go directly to Desert Ridge Middle School and, in turn, directly to the students.

We are very proud to say that 100% of your donation will go towards helping our students. We cannot thank you enough for your participation! 

There are two ways to make a contribution: 

Please log into your ParentVUE account and click on “fees” to make your direct donation through SchoolPay.

You can also make a contribution through physical monies, please come by the school to drop those off.

Use the QR code below to donate:


SPSO Meeting

Hello Diamondback families! Because of Fall Break, October's monthly SPSO meeting will be held this WEDNESDAY, Oct 14th at 8:20am. We will continue to meet online for this month. I look forward to seeing everyone on our Google Meet. The link is:

In addition, you can review the minutes from September and the agenda for the meeting at our website on our website. October Agenda and minutes Thank you! Jamie Jones


Basketball Tryout Information

Please click this link for more information, or contact Coach Pokorski at


APS Clothing Bank Information

Families Connected is excited to announce the release of our newest video, Does Your Child Need Clothes or School Supplies?. Video Link: Does Your Child Need Clothes or School Supplies?


Again, thank you for your support!

With Diamondback Pride,

Leslie Saucedo