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Welcome Back!

August is officially here and with that comes "back to school" time!  We will begin classes on Wednesday, August 21 for grades 1-5.  KinderStart students will begin on Friday, August 23; and Kindergarten will begin on Monday, August 26.  All kindergarten students will be personally contacted by your child's teacher to attend an orientation meeting (Wednesday-Friday, August 21-23).  If you do not hear from your child's kindergarten teacher by Friday, August 16; please call the school office.  We may have a bad telephone number for you.  Class lists will be posted for grades 1-5 by Friday, August 16 on our library windows.

Open House for the elementary will be on Monday, August 19 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Feel free to bring your school supplies with you during our Open House.   We are excited to see you!  Enjoy the remaining days of your summer vacation!

Mrs. Held and Mrs. Myers

Upcoming Events at DES

August 16 - Class lists posted on library windows 

August 19 - Elementary Open House 3:30-5:30

August 21 - First Day of School Grades 1-5

August 21-23 - Kindergarten Orientation Days

August 23 - First Day of School KinderStart

August 26 - First Day of School Kindergarten

August 26 - Board of Education Meeting @ 7:00 

August 28 - School Pictures Grades KS-2

August 29 - School Pictures Grades 3-5 

2019-20 Scheduled Two-Hour Delays for Teacher Professional Development

We attempt to schedule our two-hour delays on the last Tuesday of each month; however, we do have a few exceptions.  Please note the dates below: 
Tuesday, September 24
Tuesday, October 29
Tuesday, November 19
Tuesday, January 28
Tuesday, February 25
Tuesday, May 19


Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child, please visit our central office located off of Don Miller Drive in the old middle school.   You can also apply for enrollment online: http://www.defiancecityschools.org/CentralRegistration.aspx.
You will need the following information to enroll your child:
Birth Certificate
Social Security Number
Immunization Record
Custody Papers (if applicable) 
Proof of Residency (lease agreement, utility bill) 
We look forward to meeting our new Bulldogs!

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 application 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!

2019-2020 Classlists

As we plan for our 2019-2020 classrooms, parents are reminded that we do not accept teacher requests.  We do, however, allow you to exempt a teacher you feel your child would not perform well with.  Below are the exemption forms for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please give these to the appropriate office after printing and completing.

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 Safety Forum

Summer Reading Suggestions

Defiance Elementary Library

  If you have trouble with the links on these resources

https://www.infohio.org/                             go to INFOHIO.org to navigate multiple platforms.


Multiple topics for summer reading and activities!


 Don’t forget your local public library this summer!

Phone Numbers

Elementary  419-785-2260
K-2 Fax         419-785-2261
3-5 Fax          419-785-2262

19-20 Class Supply Lists

*Click on blue K-2 link and scroll down to see KS, K-2, Ms. Sager & Ms. Elchinger's Supply Lists

Changes to Attendance per HB 410

Elementary Calendar


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