Welcome to our K – 12 school. Situated in the lovely village of Ashcroft, Desert Sands Community School serves the families of several communities in our district, from Spences Bridge to Cache Creek to Pavilion. Each morning, we welcome 287 students, 40% of whom declare Indigenous ancestry. Our Strong Start program continues to operate, but this year during the pandemic by appointment instead of drop-in. In addition, we are pleased to offer before and after school care as well as Early Learning experiences with Shauna Laskey and team.
Working with our families and community partners, we focus intently on the academic, social, physical and emotional development of our children. Our goal is that students who graduate from our school feel that we have cared for them, made them feel valued and helped them be prepared for the next level of training or learning that they choose to pursue. Our school's Action Plan is currently being updated and will be posted to provided an opportunity for a more thorough understanding of who we are and what we are working on as a learning community.
While we have somewhat limited access to the physical building for visits this year, our hard-working students and staff continue to seek ways to share accomplishments and special events with families. Learning conversations and report cards are some of the ways we reach out in the fall to connect with families. Finally, to stay updated, check out our school's facebook page. We share updates about what is happening with our students while at school as well as any pertinent information (such as lunch menus, theme days etc.).