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Kindergarten Registration & Screening is OPEN
Our Kindergarten Registration window is now open!  Please call the school office at 419-785-2260 and select the K-2 side.  We will take your child's name, address and birthdate and assign you a screening appointment during the week of April 10.
Our screenings take place Monday-Thursday, offering evening appointments on Tuesday, April 11.  Please begin collecting the following documents for your April appointment:
Social Secuirty Card (or know the number)
Birth Certificate (must be the official document, not the hospital footprint record)
Immunization Record (most students still need their kindergarten boosters)
Custody Papers (if applicable)
Proof of Residency (i.e. driver's license, utility bill, rental agreement) 
Defiance Elementary offers two kindergarten-aged programs to children turning five by September 30, 2017.  We have our early-five program, KinderStart; and our regular kindergarten program.  KinderStart is geared toward students with late spring or summer birthdays. 
We look forward to meeting our new Defiance Elementary students!
Upcoming Events at DES

March 1-31 - Kindergarten Registration 

March 2 - Night of the Arts 
March 11 - PTO Mother/Son Event (Movie Night)

March 14 - Kindergarten Music Program

March 18 - Puttin' On The Hits 

March 21 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay


March 27-31 - Spring Break

April 10-13 - Kindergarten Screening
April 14 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday 
April 19 - Grades 1 and 2 to Ft. Wayne TinCap Game 
April 20 - Dawg Pound Graduation 
April 25 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay -CANCELLED (WE WILL HAVE SCHOOL)
April 26 - 2nd Grade Teach Kids to Save Day @ State Bank
May 13 - PTO Magic Show @ Auditorium 
May 15-19 - Right to Read Week
May 16 - Family Literacy Night
May 23 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay 
May 25 - Kindergarten to Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo
May 25 - Grade 1 to Toledo Zoo
May 25-26 - Grade 2 to Camp Lakota 
May 29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day 
May 30 - Last Day of School 

Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child for the 2016-17 school year, please visit our central office located on Arabella St. inside the middle school.  You will need the following information to enroll your child:
Birth Certificate
Social Security Number
Immunization Record
Custody Papers (if applicable) 
Proof of Residency (driver's license, utility bill) 
We look forward to meeting our new Bulldogs!
Hours of Operation and Book Fees
The Defiance Elementary School day runs from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Our doors unlock at 8:30 a.m. for arrival.
Book fees for elementary students are $52.00.
Defiance City Schools will have scheduled two-hour delays this school year.  These will be on the following Tuesdays:
September 27, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 29, 2016
January 24, 2017
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 25, 2017
May 23, 2017 
School will begin at 11:00 a.m. on these scheduled delay days.  Doors will unlock at 10:30 a.m.
K-3 Learning Standards
If you have questions about the detail contained under each category on your child's standards based grade card, please click on this link.  It will direct you to the Ohio Department of Education's website.  You can then select the subject and grade you are interested in viewing:
Grades K-3 do not assign letter grades to students.  All report cards are based on skills listed under each standard.  
Phone Numbers
Elementary  419-785-2260
K-2 Fax         419-785-2261
3-5 Fax          419-785-2262
End of Third Grading Period
Fri Mar 24 2017
NO SCHOOL-Spring Break
Mon Mar 27 2017
to Fri Mar 31 2017
Kindergarten Screening
Mon Apr 10 2017
Kindergarten Screening
Tue Apr 11 2017
Kindergarten Screening
Wed Apr 12 2017
629 Arabella St.  Defiance, Ohio 43512  |  Phone: 419-782-0070
Defiance High School  |  Phone: 419-784-2777
Defiance Middle School  |  Phone: 419-782-0050
Defiance Elementary  |  Phone: 419-785-2260
Defiance Athletic Department  |  419-784-0102
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Defiance City Schools
629 Arabella Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Call 419-782-0070
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