DCCS School Opening Update

Dear DCCS families,


I am pleased to announce today the date for the reopening of Desert Chapel Christian School. This decision was made with careful consideration for the health and well-being of all of our students, families, faculty, and staff. 


The DCCS leadership team has spent hours monitoring the guidelines and restrictions imposed upon schools by the federal government. In accordance with those guidelines we have drafted our Health and Safety Plan, which is attached to this email. Upon the completion of these protocols, and through the clear guidance of the Lord, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and fervent prayer, we believe that we are in complete accordance with God’s will for the Desert Chapel Christian School 2020-2021 academic year.


Also included in the email is the COVID-19 Liability Waiver that all parents will be required to complete before the school year launches. Further, on Monday, August 10th, you will receive a revised school year calendar, reflecting all of the changes. 


More information regarding the waiver and student/parent orientation meeting will follow this communication.


DCCS school will be reopening as follows:


Elementary School (Grades K - 6) will begin school on Tuesday, September 8th on campus with in-class instruction.


Middle/High School (Grades 7-12) will begin school on Tuesday, September 8th through home-based virtual learning. Instruction will be done by our teachers from their classrooms, teaching all subjects, including Bible.  This will be done live via Google Meet or Zoom. This home-based instruction will only continue until mandates are removed. Upon removal, all students will return to in-class instruction on campus.


The above information is still contingent on the pandemic orders by the Governor, and the State Health Department. Should the governor choose to close schools because of health-related issues, the school start date of September 8th will not change, but all students will be moved to home-based instruction. Correspondingly, when all restrictions are removed, before or after September 8th, all instruction will be on the DCCS campus.


Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via phone 760-327-2772 or email dparshall@dceagles.org




Pastor Don