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Desert Mountain High School
12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 480-484-7000 • Fax 480-484-7001

Dear International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program families,
We hope you are safe and healthy during these difficult and uncertain times. We wanted to offer some
further clarification for IB MYP families for important decisions you will have to make in the coming
days.
If you select Model A: Enhanced Distance Learning to Full Return, no changes will need to be made to
student schedules. Students will begin on August 10 in an Enhanced Distance Learning Environment,
until it is deemed safe to return to the building. That date is tentatively set for Tuesday, September 8. In
addition, the district has decided to allow IB MYP students who are NOT comfortable with an in person
return to remain in an Enhanced Distance Learning Environment. Students/families with vulnerabilities
will not need to return in person and will remain in an Enhanced Distance Learning Environment for
semester 1, 2020-2021 school year. We are very thankful the district is providing this accommodation
for this specialty program. Please be patient, as we work through what those Enhanced Distance
Learning accommodations will look like for students who remain remote after other students have
returned in person. Those decisions are yet to be made.
If you select the Scottsdale Online Learning (SOL) option, which also begins August 10, you will select a
new schedule of SOL classes only. SOL does not necessarily offer classes that support the IB MYP
curriculum. However, we will allow you to return to the IB MYP program semester 2 or the following
year, depending on what year you are in the program. We ask that you reach out to Janet Emond
(jemond@susd.org) or Laura Kamka (lkamka@susd.org) to help you select classes to best support a
return to the IB MYP program down the line.
These are uniquely challenging times. We apologize for any confusion with communication. You may
reach out to Janet Emond at Desert Mountain High School with any further questions.
Sincerely,
Janet Emond
IB Middle Years Program Coordinator
Dr. Lisa Hirsch
Principal

IBPA Virtual coffee

IBPA Virtual coffee

Mark your calendars and join us on Wednesday December 16 @ 6pm for an informal and informative coffee. Dr Hirsch will join us and address the latest in the DMHS IB community. If you have questions for Dr. Hirsch, kindly send them to dmibpa@gmail.com. Topic: Dec 16th IBPA Parent CoffeeTime: Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM […]

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Calling new MYP students

Calling new MYP students

DMHS is now accepting registrations for our newly authorized IB MYP Program. Use this link to learn more about the IB DP and IB MYP Programs offered at DMHS, as well as for registration information.https://www.susd.org/Page/555 To jump straight to the registration forms; click here https://www.susd.org/Page/572

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IBPA congratulates the DMHS IB teachers, administrators and students on this great achievement!

IBPA congratulates the DMHS IB teachers, administrators and students on this great achievement!

Desert Mountain High School is proud to inform the community that the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) has formally approved the school for authorization to offer the Middle Years Programme. The announcement was made on Friday, October 30, 2020, moving the school from a candidate school to a fully authorized program. Congratulations to the teachers, students […]

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Come join us!

Come join us!

The IBPA wants you! When our kids graduate, so do the parent volunteers! Join us now and see how you can be a part of the IBPA next semester, next year and onwards. Email us on dmibpa@gmail.org.

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IBPA fundraiser!

IBPA fundraiser!

Wednesday, November 18th, from 11am until closing, dine-in our take out. Come support our kids and the IB program all the while not having to cook lunch or dinner. Spread the word, bring friends, post it on your FB or Insta or why not Next Door. Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers, 116th and Shea location.

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