Skip Navigation

Reopening of School Plan 2020-2021

Current status of our reopening of School Plan 2020-2021   Updated September 27, 2020



Hello Parents and students, we opened school on August 24, 2020 ONLINE for 7-8th grade, and TENTATIVELY ONLINE for K-6th Grade.  This is a tentative plan because Desert Adventist Academy is in the process of applying for a Return to School waiver from Riverside County. Our K-6 classes are the only grades that are eligible to return to school under the County's Waiver program. We are in the process of applying for a waiver to open K-6th grade for in-person instruction. We will let you know of the exact date as the re-opening plan develops.  We are currently surveying our parents of ALL grades and will post those results in the coming days. We want you as parents, students and community members to be as informed as possible with our re-opening plan. Additionally, we want you to feel comfortable with the safety protocols we plan to put in place.  We are also surveying the staff at Desert Adventist Academy and will be taking those results to the school board for final approval before submission of the waiver application to the county public health department. We want to be able to hear your concerns both for returning to school and to see which families would prefer to take advantage of new technology we are acquiring to allow for a hybrid teaching model. Once we know the wishes of the students, parents, teachers, staff and our school board, we will better know which path would indeed provide the best opportunity for students to learn. God is indeed leading us. Desert Adventist is putting its full support behind re-opening, and is working hard to implement measures for student, and staff safety. Please find listed below the links to procedures and protocols Desert Adventist Academy is implementing for in-person education for students and staff on our campus. 


Anthony Ross, 

School Board Chairman


Covid-19 School Guidance for returning to In-School Instruction

California Department of Public Health Schools Guidance FAQs



Quick Links at Desert Adventist Academy

Student Life
Desert Adventist Academy School Happenings
Lunch Menu

Desert Adventist Academy Lions Calendar

View Calendar >>

Connect With Us!

Welcome to Desert Adventist Academy!

A private Christian school located in Palm Desert, CA

Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network.  The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary and high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe.