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Welcome to Double Diamond

Welcome to Double Diamond Elementary School’s web page. Located in south Reno, we currently serve over 960 students, from over 20 countries, in grades Kindergarten-Fifth 

 
 

January 24, 2017

Dear DDES Families,

We have postponed the multi-track random draw event until February 1st, at 6:00pm.   This week, we will be sending home a card to your oldest child enrolled here at DDES.   On the card, you will find a household identification number.  This is the number that will be used to identify your family during the random draw event.  Meaning, when the results are displayed, you will need the household I.D. number to find your families track placement (all siblings will be placed on the same track color).  This is in an effort to keep all families information confidential.  If you are unable to attend the event next week, we will be mailing home your families track placement. 

Tomorrow, is the deadline for submitting the track preference form.  Please contact the office if you still need to do so. 

As always, please call the office with any questions at 850-6212.

Respectfully,

Mike Dixon

Principal 


Notes to Families:
 
If your student will be riding the bus, please have them go to the bus stop and the driver will provide you with the appropriate paperwork
  • If you are dropping off, or picking up your student by vehicle, please stay to the far right when entering the parking lot and remain in your vehicle.  The right lane will continually move as students are unloaded/loaded on the sidewalk area.  Kindergarten parents also use this process and do not enter the parking lot near the Kinder playground.   We appreciate your patience and kindness.



  • Spring Thaw Fundraiser March 14th @ 6:00

    Posted by Mike Dixon at 3/6/2017

    We will be having our annual Spring Thaw Art Exhibition & Silent Auction on March 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Double Diamond Elementary. This event is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization and all funds raised will be used to bring professional art teachers into your child’s classroom through a partnership with the local non-profit organization, VSA of Nevada – Arts for all Nevada.

    Mark your calendars now, so you don’t miss a minute of the FUNdraising event:

    The school will be open for an Art Exhibition of your child’s art work that they have created in their classroom this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the creative side that each of your children has!

    The Silent Auction will have over 40 themed baskets from each class, a private parking spot for 2017/2018, and a chance for your child to be Principal for the Day, Vice Principal for the Day, or Librarian for the Day!

    The Raffle will have a wide variety of amazing prizes to choose from including: Photography Packages, Spa Packages, Gym memberships, Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates for Clothing Items, Local Restaurants, and so much more!

    Bring your wallets and be ready to show your generosity to our school!

    Thank you for helping to enrich the education of all our students!

    Kindly,

    PTO

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  • School closed today, due to road conditions Feb. 10, 2017

    Posted by Mike Dixon at 2/10/2017
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  • Extended School Day Program

    Posted by Mike Dixon at 2/9/2017

    Hello,

    Several of our staff members will begin hosting before and after school support for students.  The purpose is to provide opportunities for students to receive extra support, or enrichment opportunities.  A notice will be coming home today with further details.  If you are interested in having your child attend, please send back the form.  Depending on the amount of interest we receive, a schedule will be created to accommodate as many students as possible.  Next Friday, February 17th, letters will be sent home to students that are able to attend with the specific schedule and teacher contact.  The program will then begin Tuesday, February 21st.

    If you have any further specific questions, please send an email to one of our staff:

    Kyle Kimber at kkimber@washoeschools.net

    Jim Frost at jfrost@washoeschools.net

    Summer Thorson at sthorson@washoeschools.net

    Thanks!

    Mr. D

     

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  • Online reading program

    Posted by Mike Dixon at 2/9/2017

    Hello,

    We have recently purchased an online reading program called, Reading Eggs.  Each student will have the opportunity to access this tool at home or at school.   A generic letter will be sent home introducing the program to families.  Students login's will be sent once they are set-up.  My favorite part of the program that I use with my son, is the library.  You can choose books at a specific reading level that includes questions at the end.  Check it out!

     

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  • Info for the MTYR random draw evening

    Posted by Mike Dixon at 1/24/2017

    January 25, 2017

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    We will be conducting the Multi-Track Year Round (MTYR) Random Draw on February 1st, at 6:00 pm.

    The MTYR Random Draw will use your family’s Household ID number to assign your child/children a track for the 2017-2018 school year.  Each family has a unique Household ID number that is not duplicated with any other family in the Washoe County School District.

    In an effort to make the MTYR Random Draw night a positive and efficient event for all families we are sending a computer generated card listing all children in your household along with your family’s Household ID number.  Your family’s Household ID number is how you will locate the track your child/children was/were assigned to at the end of the evening.  Due to FERPA and privacy laws, student names will not be used.  If you have a child/children in your household that is/are not listed on this card, please take a moment to contact our office staff in order to correct the problem in Infinite Campus.

    Please bring this card with you to our MTYR Random Draw.

    Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we transition our school from a traditional calendar to a MTYR calendar.

    Sincerely,

     

    Mike Dixon

    Principal

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  • Multi track, random draw event postponed

    Posted by Mike Dixon at 1/17/2017

    Good Evening,

    Due to the wild schedule we had last week from the weather, we will be postponing the random draw event to February 1st, at 6:00 pm.  Please be sure to complete the track preference form either online, or by paper in the office.

    Thanks!

    Mr. Dixon

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Contact Us

  • Office Hours 8:00-4:00

    Teacher Hours 8:45-3:45

    Student Hours 9:25-3:30

    Early release every Wednesday at 2:45

    Playground opens in the morning at 9:15

     

    Please contact the office with any questions:

    775-850-6212

    775-850-6215 (fax)

     
    Located at:
    1200 S. Meadows Pkwy
    Reno, NV 89521
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The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination page.

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