Elementary Home
We are off to a Great Start!
We are excited to get our school year started!  As a reminder to our elementary parents, we have implemented a new SAFETY POLICY regarding walking your children to class.  After October 1, we ask that all students be dropped at the door and walk to their classrooms.  While it is always our goal to be a welcoming elementary school, the safety of the children must come first. Classroom volunteers and PTO moms will need to stop in the office and sign in.  A special badge will be given at that time.
If you have concerns, please see your appropriate building prinicpal. 
Mrs. Held and Mrs. Myers 
Mentoring Opportunities at DES!
If you would like to spend some quality time with one of our KinderStart-Fifth grade students, we have several mentoring opportunities available to you throughout the school year.   Click on the link below to get started.  We will need you to complete the applicaiton and return it to our Defiance County Mentoring Supervisor.  They will process your application, do a quick background check, offer training and you're all set!  We ask that you visit with your assigned student at least once a month, but encourage once a week (avg. time is 30 minutes).  This is a great opportunity to give back to your community and build the self-esteem of a child at the same time!  Win-Win!
Upcoming Events at DES

October 10 - PTO Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in library

October 16 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher inservice
October 20 - Blazing the Trail to Literacy Parade @ 9:05 a.m.
October 22 - Red Ribbon Week 
October 30 - Book Fair Open
October 31 - Scheduled TWO HOUR DELAY (doors unlock at 10:30 a.m.)
October 31 - PTO Grand Event @ 6:00 
November 2 - Parent Teacher Conferences (Book Fair Open 4:00-8:00 p.m.)
November 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 21 - Mega Event
November 22-24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 28 - Scheduled TWO HOUR DELAY (Doors unlock at 10:30 a.m.) 
Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child for the 2017-18 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.
On scheduled two-hour delay days, our doors open at 10:30 a.m. for arrival. 
Book fees for elementary students are $52.00.
Defiance City Schools will have scheduled two-hour delays again this school year.  These will be on the last Tuesday of the month:
September 26, 2017
October 31, 2017
November 28, 2017
January 30, 2018
February 27, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 22, 2018 
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
Sweetest Day
Sat Oct 21 2017
DES Fall AIR Test Grade 3
Mon Oct 23 2017
to Fri Oct 27 2017
End of First Grading Period
Fri Oct 27 2017
DES Fall AIR Test Grade 3
Mon Oct 30 2017
to Fri Nov 3 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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