Desert Sands Unified School District Accepting Dual Immersion Kindergarten
New dual immersion language program registration now open.
La Quinta CA – Desert Sands Unified School District, serving the communities of Indian Wells, Indio, Palm Desert, and La Quinta, is now accepting kindergarten registrations for students in the new dual immersion language program. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible to be a part of this program. For the first time in Desert Sands Unified School District, dual language immersion kindergarten is being offered at both Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Indio and Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Palm Desert. This English/Spanish program will take these students from kindergarten through fifth grade. No prior familiarity with either language is required. For more information on the dual language immersion program visit www.dsusd.us/DLI-program. To register your child at either of these schools call the school directly: Andrew Jackson Elementary 760-775-3830 or Ronald Reagan Elementary 760-772-0456.
Regular kindergarten registration opens on April 22 and is available for children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019. Transitional kindergarten registration also opens on April 22 for children who will have their 5th birthday between September 2 and December 2 of that school year. Registration takes place at the school to be attended. Parents and guardians of eligible kindergarteners should call the neighborhood school for times of registration. A list of school phone numbers is provided at the end of this article or can be found at www.dsusd.us. Kindergarten in Desert Sands Unified School District is a full day program at most of these schools. Two Desert Sands Unified School district elementary schools are offering both standard kindergarten programs and,
* To find the school that is geographically assigned to your student, please visit www.dsusd.us. For information on middle schools and high schools, please contact the school directly. Phone numbers are available at www.dsusd.us. Adams Early Childhood Education Center is also accepting applications and can be reached at 760-777-4260.
Desert Sands Unified School District serves seven communities in the central Coachella Valley: Bermuda Dunes, Coachella, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage. Close to 30,000 students in 34 schools are provided with challenging educational choices. DSUSD offers the highest level of opportunity for excellence in the preparation for entry to college as well as a number of career technical education programs (CTE). Academically rigorous programs such as AP (advanced placement), IB (International Baccalaureate Program), and AVID (advancement via individual determination) are offered in both secondary and elementary grades. Information on the district is available at www.dsusd.com.