DV Freshman & New Student Orientation

  • Thunder Day!

    Please check back for the 2024 – 2025 school year information for new and incoming students.

    DV Freshmen & New Student Orientation takes place on July TBD, 2024, from TBD AM – TBD PM

    Thunder Day is an opportunity for students to get to know each other and the Desert Vista campus prior to the first day of school. Desert Vista utilizes a program called, “Link Crew.” Links is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and assists them in feeling comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, juniors and seniors are trained to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

    More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience in their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically. Link Crew provides the structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and they understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming. We look forward to the excitement that this day will bring for all. 
    For freshmen, our Link Crew leaders will be contacting their assigned freshman on July TBD with detailed information on where to go and what to expect on Thunder Day. The program will start promptly at TBD AM. Wear comfortable clothes and only bring water.

    • Transportation will be running regular bus routes - webpage, on the morning of July TBD and at the end of the event for those freshmen/new students who are bus riders. Students will be released to buses at TBD PM.
    • Link Crew leaders will meet up with their group where they will facilitate the activities for the day, which includes a tour of the campus.
    • For new students who will be 10th, 11th, or 12th graders; an orientation/tour from Student Council representatives will begin at TBD AM in the library.
    • Parents are encouraged to join in starting at TBD AM or TBD PM for a Freshman Success Informational presentation. 
    • Freshmen families will be given an opportunity to walk their class schedule on the evening of July TBD from TBD PM. Administration and Student Council will be available to assist students in finding their classrooms. 
    • The following link contains a special Welcome from the DV Counseling Department - Google Doc which includes the valuable beginning of the school year New Student Information - Google Doc.

    It is going to be a fun-filled year, packed with lots of learning and new adventures. I am so happy to welcome your family to the new school year where we are going to continue to Be GREAT in 2024-2025 with Excellence Through Performance. I look forward to meeting you on July TBD. Go Thunder!

    Principal White