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    WASC Report


    WASC report

  • Desert Learning Academy values culture, relationships and social emotional health. We discover and celebrate individual differences as assets and seek to provide a culture that is welcoming and inclusive for all students. We provide strong interpersonal connections and mutually respectful relationships. As such, we take the act of bullying very seriously and investigate each report.


    Click on SPRIGEO to Report




  • Get Involved

    We need parents!

    Stakeholders have other opportunities to gain understanding:

    • A Back-To-School Night at the beginning of the school year to introduce administration, faculty, staff, and programs to students/parents.
    • The School Site Council oversees the Single Plan For Student Achievement & monitors the school’s financial expenditures.
    • A full-time guidance counselor is available on the DLA Campus to provide services to students and their immediate families.
    • The principal maintains and an open-door policy for students, teachers, and parents to bring concerns, suggestions, and questions to the table for discussion/resolution.
    • A full-time bilingual staff member supports inclusivity by providing translation services to support communications within the school community.
    • Second Semester orientations for all returning students and parents. 
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    THANK YOU for choosing to serve the students of Palm Springs Unified School District. Volunteers play a very important role in providing enrichment opportunities and extra attention that enhances the educational experience of our students. Your support is invaluable.


    To become a Volunteer, here’s what you will need to do:


    • Non-Supervisory – A volunteer that is never left alone with students; OR
    • Supervisory – A volunteer serving alone as a supervisor to students (i.e. driving students, field trips, tutoring, or any supervision away from the certificated teacher or approved supervisory employee.


    You will need the following in order to complete the volunteer process/online application. For:   

           Non-Supervisory Volunteer Application Process

    • Email Address is required
    • Copy of current U.S. Identification is required and uploaded on Application
    • Complete Mandated Reporter Training (Attach copy of Mandated Reporter Certificate of Completion to volunteer application)
    • (Early Childhood Education ONLY) - Provide copies of immunizations against Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Measles, and Influenza to Human Resources

          Supervisory Volunteer Application Process

    • Email address is required
    • Copy of current U.S. Identification and current CA Driver’s License are required and uploaded on Application
    • Live scan criminal background check clearance is required (using District LiveScan form provided by Human Resources) The cost of fingerprints are paid by the District.
    • Complete Mandated Reporter Training (Attach copy of Mandated Reporter Certificate of Completion to volunteer application) 

    To Complete Mandated Report Training: (CLICK HERE)


    Please allow up to 30 days for processing Supervisory Volunteer applications.

    • NON-Supervisory: School site principals / designees will receive initial application and if approved will then forward to Human Resources for final approval. 
    • SUPERVISORY: School site principals / designees will receive initial application and if approved will then forward to Human Resources. A notification/Live scan instructions will be emailed to volunteer. Once Live Scan results are received and are cleared, Human Resources will finalize approval and you will receive an email confirmation.  

    For questions, contact: volunteer@psusd.us or 760-883-2715

  • Menus


    Menus with Nutritionals  

    December Elementary Menu 2019.pdf

    January Elementary Menu 2020

    Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at our schools meet State and Federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

    Elementary school second lunch $2.25

    Secondary school second lunch $2.75



    Click this healthy face for a list of healthy food and beverage options.

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