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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 930 students, from over 25 countries, in grades Kindergarten-Fifth 


    August 1, 2017

    Dear Families of DDES,

    Welcome to a new school year and I am looking forward to many of our families returning August 7th. We will open the playground gates at 8:30, and look for teachers to be near their line up areas at 8:45. Teachers will be holding large signs with their names to help families identify their child’s line. The parking lot is always full on the first day, and I suggest walking or riding a bike if you live nearby. Please review some of the notes below, and be sure to stop by or call the office with any further questions.

    • Purple, blue and yellow tracks begin August 7th for 1st-5th grades.
    • Kindergarten will be meeting with teachers during the first week, please contact the office if you need to schedule an appointment. Kindergarten class begins Monday, August 14th.
    • Green track students will begin September 5th, with Kindergarten classes beginning September 11th.
    • School hours this year have adjusted to the following:
      • 8:25-8:55             breakfast
      • 8:40                      playground opens with teacher supervision
      • 8:55                      bell rings
      • 9:00                      tardy bell rings
      • 3:30                      dismissal
    • For the morning drop off, please stay to the far right and drive around the parking lot to the drop off area. Please do not park in this lane.
    • During the afternoon pick-up, please either park, or stay to the far right lane and continue moving forward until you are able to arrive at the same curb area as drop off. Please do not park or leave your car in this continually moving lane.

    See you soon!

    Mike Dixon


Mr. Dixon's Updates

  • Updates

    Posted by Mike Dixon on 2/20/2018 11:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon:

    Below are several updates for DDES, please contact the office with any questions.

    • Please join us tonight for our first family Reading Night at 6:00.  The evening is designed to share ideas with families on how to support reading learning at home.
    • This Friday, please join 5th grade as they host bingo night to raise funds for their camp trip
      • Next Wednesday the 28th is PJ or hat day for $1
    • Online registration for the upcoming school year is now open
      • Kindergarten students need to bring to the office: proof of residency, original birth certificate and immunization records
    • March 13th, kindergarten students new to DDES (do not currently have a sibling enrolled) will be placed on a track at 6:00.  Please join us if you are interested in the process
    • March 15th, we will be hosting a zoning meeting to discuss zoning changes for the new elementary school being built.  Watch our website for a final time.
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  • Literacy Night

    Posted by Mike Dixon on 2/7/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Please join us on February 20th for an evening discussion on how to support literacy at home.  Staff will be presenting information for parents as well as hosting some family activities.  Child care will be available. Hope to see you there. 

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  • Registration for next year, now open

    Posted by Mike Dixon on 2/7/2018 1:40:00 PM

    Registration for the upcoming 18-19 school year is now open.  All families need to compelte the online process through the parent portal, located on the district website at www.washoeschools.net.  Please contact the office with any questions.

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  • Kinder registration for 18-19

    Posted by Mike Dixon on 2/7/2018 1:30:00 PM

    Parents: Kindergarten registration is now open for the upcoming school year.  Please be sure to register online at www.washoeschools.net and also visit the office with the following items for your child: original birth certificate, proof of residence (lease, power bill, etc), and shot records.  If your kindergarten student has an older sibling already enrolled at DDES, then they will be placed on the same track schedule.  If you are new to DDES, then we will host a lottery on March 19th at 6:00 to place your child.  Please be sure to complete the track preference form when registering.  

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  • Reminder: no school January 26th for teacher work day

    Posted by Mike Dixon on 1/25/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Reminder, that tomorrow is a work day for teachers and therefore no school for students.  We will welcome the yellow track back on Monday and hope that the purple track has a wonderful break during February. 

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  • Updates

    Posted by Mike Dixon on 12/21/2017 11:00:00 AM

    Good Morning,

    Reminder that tomorrow the blue and purple track students have a regular school day.  We then have two weeks off, and will welcome the blue, purple and green tracks back to school on Monday, January 8th.  Have an awesome break!

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Contact Us

  • Office Hours 8:00-4:00

    Teacher Hours 8:45-3:45

    Student Hours 8:55-3:30

    Playground opens in the morning at 8:40


    Please contact the office with any questions:


    775-850-6215 (fax)

    Located at:
    1200 S. Meadows Pkwy
    Reno, NV 89521
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