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Temporary Traffic Pattern Change: March 9th-TBD
There will be a temporary traffic pattern change affecting Desert Junior-Senior High School and Irving L. Branch Elementary School. This change will last the duration of the construction project for the intersection at Love Blvd. Please see the attached map for information. Security Forces will be assisting with the traffic pattern changes. Pull your vehicle completely forward on the curb before unloading your students. Please do not leave gaps in the cars as this can hold up traffic on the street. Branch students should enter on the Community Drive entrance and DJSHS students should enter on the second Payne entrance for the least amount of walking. Branch Handicap parking is also available on the second entrance with the DJSHS flow of dropoff traffic. Thank you for practicing safe travel behaviors and your patience during this period.
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Book Fair 4/3-4/7
Parents - We will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair at Branch April 3rd-7th. Our librarian, Ms. Erin, would love to have some parent volunteers to help her throughout the event. If you are a district approved volunteer that would like to help, please reach out to her at [email protected] to let her know. If you are not yet an approved volunteer, it's not too late to become one. For more information and to begin the process, visit and select the Muroc Volunteer Program link.
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School phone numbers and reporting absences
Each school has their own phone number. The 661 numbers are no longer valid. Branch Elementary 760-306-4966, Bailey Elementary 760-306-4911, Desert Jr/Sr High School 760-306-4964.
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Lost and Found will be donated at Spring Break
Please check the Lost and Found in the office for any items your student may have brought to school and did not bring back home. Our Lost and Found is housing many jackets and water bottles at this time. The Lost and Found is donated at the beginning of every Holiday break, please come claim your items before they are donated.
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5th GRADE ANNUAL VISION SCREENING, Wednesday, April 19th. As per California Department of Education, California public schools are required to conduct Annual Vision Screenings. Your 5th grader will be screened for Near and Far Visual Acuity.
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Spring Pictures 2/28
Spring Pictures will be taken Tuesday, Feb 28th. Online orders can be prepaid with code EVTSH4RZT or ordered after you receive your proof with your unique code.
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Chaperones and Volunteers
All volunteers, including chaperones, must be board approved before they can visit our campus or attend field trips. New this school year, you must completed the Muroc Volunteers Program before you can be board approved. Please visit our district website at for requirements and to start the online application.
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Please update and check your contact information
Every year we ask that parents update their contact information with the front office. This year we would like you to utilize the Aeries Parent Portal system to do this. Please log into your parent portal account and follow the prompts. Print and sign the Emergency Contact Sheet and return it to the school. Please also complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application, available on the Food Services link. Read below for more information:
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Click below to view our "From the Nurse's Office" Newsletter. Tips on Cough and Cold Season, Immunization changes, and CDPH guidelines for Holidays and Winter Break.
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Enrollment Information
Enrollment for 2022-2023 is now open. If your student is already enrolled, they do not need to re-enroll. Read more below for online enrollment information.
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Welcome Back
Reminder that every Friday will be early release at 12:50. School starts everyday, Monday - Friday, at 7:50. Student drop off is no earlier than 7:30, there is no student supervision available until 7:30. Pick up is 2:15 Monday-Thursday and 12:50 every Friday. Click below for more information:
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Branch Spirit Wear Shop
Back to School Sale. Check out the Spirit Wear Shop for 30% off and free shipping for orders over $60 before the sale is over.
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Parent Portal
Parent Portal is an extremely useful tool for communication between Parents and Teachers. If you do not have a parent portal account please register now and add your students. Once logged in you will be given access to a number of tabbed choices including Student Info, Attendance, and Grades. The page will time out in
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