Defiance City Schools

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Press Release: District Refunding saves taxpayers $3,839,490
Press Release: District Refunding saves taxpayers $3,839,490.
Defiance City Schools Virtual Academy Information
As part of the Defiance City Schools Responsible Opening Plan we are offering a Virtual Learning option for familes. For more information please visit our Virtual Learning Page.
Pay your child's school fees online for Defiance Elementary and Middle School (HS Chromebook can be paid o...

Dear Elementary and MS Parents,

Great News! Dealing with your children’s lunch money and school fee payments just got a lot easier. You can now add money to your child’s meal account and pay for school related fees all securely online from your computer, tablet or smartphone!

You may have previously been using K12PaymentCenter to access your child’s meal account and view their cafeteria purchase history. You now can also pay for school related school fees at the same time.  This further reduces the chances of lunch money and school fee payments getting lost or stolen. Plus, it saves you time from bringing payments into the school! You can schedule recurring payments, set up notifications, transfer meal funds, and make meal payments and fee payments at the same time.  It will also save your payment history so you can refer back at any time.  You will have access to your child’s account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

How Do You Get Started? It’s simple!

=        Go to in your web browser

=        First time users click “Sign Up” then select your state and district from the drop-down lists

=        Fill in your information to set up the account

o   Defiance City Schools assigns a unique 5 or 6-digit number to each student.  This number can be found on your student's schedule.  If you are unable to obtain this number, please contact Deanna Hull at the Child Nutrition Dept. at 419-782-6382.  Please do not call your student's school directly.

=        Click “Manage Students” to add your student(s) with their last name and student ID number

=        Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check

Once you create your account and add your students, you will have access to your student’s meal account balance and cafeteria purchase history for FREE! When making meal account or school fee payment there is a small convenience fee per transaction (not per child) to cover payment processing. normal'> normal'>For more information or questions about using K12PaymentCenter please go to or email
Click here to learn more about managing your child’s account online today! 
Defiance City Schools - Responsible Reopening Plan

July 24, 2020

Dear DCS Families, 

Defiance City Schools has been working diligently to prepare plans that will allow our students and staff to return to learning environments in a safe manner.  

Included in this plan are procedures, protocols and information that will allow you and your student to gain an understanding of what school will look like upon return.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this plan.  Please understand that this plan could/will likely change and we will communicate any changes in a prompt manner.  

Thank you for your support, cooperation and patience as we move forward in this unprecedented time.  


Robert Morton, Superintendent

School Activities
All school activities are cancelled until August 1st due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county.  Defiance County is now at Level 3 (RED) on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.  Please stay safe and thank you for your understanding.  
Community Partner
Thank you to our community partner Lowe's! The Defiance Lowe's store donated hand sanitizer and masks to Defiance City Schools.Pictured (L-R) Ryan Urbaniak, Manager, Keith Westrick DCS, Brian Grant DCS, and Tony Keehn, DHS Graduate and Lowe's employee.
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