The first day of school for students is Monday, August 9, 2021. Be sure that you are registered on Infinite Campus.



    Through an equity lens, all teachers intentionally and collectively plan for and reflect on instruction and teach grade level standards to provide all students opportunities to succeed.



    We have a moral obligation to assist students in developing their skills and talents as they learn about themselves and the world around them, and work toward reaching their highest potential.

Featured News

  • Updated Mask Mandate- 7/30/21

    All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks inside WCSD schools and buildings regardless of vaccination status, following Governor’s Directive 047.

    Face coverings may be removed for outdoor activities or while eating or drinking.

    The District is actively working with state officials to seek more guidance on this directive and will be sending out additional information to families, staff, and the community in the coming days.

    As always, thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to adapt to the pandemic and COVID-19 mitigation protocols.

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  • Drop-off/Pickup Locations

    Please visit the following page for more information about where to drop off/pick up your child.


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  • Grade Level Classroom Supplies

    The Washoe County School District provides the necessary supplies for all students to meet their educational needs. However, we know that sometimes parents choose to purchase school supplies for their child(ren), which significantly benefits our school. Should you decide to do this, the following items are much needed for your child(ren).

    2021-2022 School Supply lists can be found here.



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  • School Uniform Policy (2021-2022)

    You can purchase online at Kate's Logos

    Based on prior school community survey and vote, Desert Heights Elementary is a uniform school.  The following policy will be enforced this coming school year:



    • The approved uniform shirt is a navy blue or black with the approved Desert Heights Elementary School logo or may be plain.  


    • Blue, black, or khaki jeans or slacks, shorts, leggings/jeggings that must be 85% black or khaki (light tan or brown). No other colors shall be allowed.


    • Must be 85% black or khaki (tan or brown). No other colors shall be allowed.


    • Sweatshirts and sweaters are considered outerwear and shall comply with the approved dress code.       


    • Permitted over the uniform in accordance with the school’s dress code. Jackets, coats, and zippered sweatshirts are considered outerwear.   

    Please visit the Desert Heights Policy for more information on where to purchase school uniforms.      

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The Coyote Pride (Newsletter)

Early Child Application for Typical Peers

  •  NAEYC

    Our early childhood preschool programs are now taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in applying for a spot in our preschool classroom, please click here for the application. Please return the application to Ms. Daniels at

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Contact Us

  • Desert Heights ES Principal
    Desert Heights ES Assistant Principal
    Desert Heights Office Staff
    (Please email with questions about Infinite Campus and Registration)

    13948 Mount Bismark Street Reno, NV. 89506

    Phone Number
    Fax Number
    Office Hours
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    School Hours
    9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    9:30 AM - 2:45 PM
    Wednesday (Early Release)
    School Hours for Delayed School Starts (Inclement Weather)
    11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Wednesday (Early Release)


From the District...

  • 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 and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.