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2017-18 School Year Begins Aug. 9
Palm Springs Unified School District opens the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 9. All students are expected to report to classes on that day. Enrollment information is below.
Bus schedules and bell schedules for each school are posted on the District’s website at www.psusd.us.
Parents are urged to fill out the application for free and reduced lunch when they receive it at the start of the school year. The district receives federal funds based upon the number of students who qualify for the program, regardless of whether students choose to use the services. Forms may also be filled out online at https://lunchapp.psusd.us. For more information or assistance in filling out form, call (760) 322-4117, ext. 0.
All Palm Springs Unified School District students entering the 7th grade this school year, and all new PSUSD students entering 7th through 12th grade, must show proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster (called “Tdap”) to attend school. District officials are asking that students be immunized as soon as possible and present proof of immunization at their school site immediately. Parents are also reminded that the state Legislature passed a law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, that all students, other than those with a medical waiver signed by a physician, are required to be fully immunized in order to attend school. Students who are not in compliance are required to enroll in an independent study or home schooling program in order to receive a public school education. For more information on immunization requirements, contact your individual school site or the District Office at (760) 416-6000.
As the new school year gets under way, the District is also preparing to launch new communications tools including a brand new website at psusd.us which will provide easier navigation and more information than the previous website. Within then next few weeks, parents and community members will also be able to download the PSUSD app through iTunes or the Google Play store and choose the types and sources of school site and District information they would like to receive alerts from on their mobile device. PSUSD will also launch a new parent notification system with the school year, giving parents the option to receive important information from the District or their home school site(s) via phone, text and/or e-mail. Parents should be sure that their emergency information and preferred method of contact are updated with their school site.