Today, 7/29/2016
High: 98 Low: 73
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/30/2016
High: 96 Low: 72
Isolated thunderstorms
11% chance of precipitation.
Principal: Sonia Barajas 
Assistant Principal: Richard Nunez 

310 E. Lisa Drive
Chaparral, NM 88081
Phone: (575) 824-6500
Fax: (575) 824-3390


As the new principal, I am excited to welcome you to the 2016-2017 School Year!  I look forward in working with you, the wonderful staff and students at DTE to help your child make great academic gains.  
With your collaboration and support I am sure we can instill positive character traits in our students helping them develop a passion to be life-long readers and learners.

Soy la nueva directora, y  con gran emoción les doy la bienvenida al nuevo año escolar, 2016-2017. Deseo trabajar con usted, el maravilloso personal escolar y con los estudiantes para ayudarles a lograr grandes ganancias académicas.

Con su colaboración y apoyo estoy segura que podremos inculcar rasgos positivos de carácter en nuestros estudiantes ayudándolos a desarrollar una pasión por la lectura y el aprendizaje. 


Uniform Policy
: Desert Trail is a uniform school, please ensure your child is properly dressed and arrives on time ready to learn.

Locked Doors:  All doors will remain locked, as per district policy, to ensure student safety. 

  Please ring the doorbell at the front office.

Homework: Students in K-6th grades are assigned homework Monday-Thursday, please ensure they complete it.

Drop Off/Pick Up:  Please follow the staff requests to drive slow and wait patiently as students cross to enter the building.  Students with NO bus assignment cannot be allowed to ride a school bus.

Bus Riders: A written note must be sent to school with a parent/guardian signature to make a bus change.  Change over the phone will NOT be accepted due to student safety.

Free Dress Friday!

Every Friday, Desert Trail will be having uniform free days.  On these days, your child can pay $1.00 to wear something other than his/her uniform.  The money generated will be used for our Honors Activities.
Gadsden Student Dress Code must be followed (pages 9 and 10).

La escuela primaria de Desert Trail tendrá cada viernes un día de descanso del uniforme.  Los viernes, su hijo /a puede pagar un  dólar y puede usar otro tipo de vestuario que no sea el uniforme.  Los fondos recaudados serán utilizados para las actividades de Honor.
Deben Seguir el reglamento de vestimenta para estudiantes de Gadsden (paginas 9 y 10).

Upcoming Events

Thu, Jul 28 - Fri, Jul 29
Prof Dev/Prep Day
Teachers ONLY
Monday, August 1
Welcome Back Students!
Upon arrival to school, students report to their classrooms!
2:50 Students are Dismissed
Thursday, August 4
Open House 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Title I Parent Involvement Policy
  • Learn about the teacher expectations
  • Know your child's classroom schedule
Thursday, August 11
Board Meeting
GAC @ 5pm
Thursday, August 25
Board Meeting
Desert View Elem @ 5pm