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Upcoming Events at DES

June 6-17 - Summer School (Session #1 - Mon-Fri)

August 1-11 - Summer School (Session #2 - Mon-Thurs)
August 8-11 - Kindergarten Camp (by invitation only) 
August 24 - First Day of School (Grades 1-5)
August 24-26 - KinderStart and Kindergarten Orientation
August 26 - First day of classes - KinderStart
August 29 - First day of classes - Kindergarten
Kindergarten Registration and Screening

Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2016. The actual screening of incoming students took place during the week of April 11-14.  A makeup screening for May 10 was also held.  If you missed both opportunities, please visit our central office (located at 629 Arabella) to register your child for kindergarten.  Please call 419-782-0070 to verify someone will be in the office over the summer months.

Defiance City Schools offers two kindergarten-aged programs, an early-five program (KinderStart) and regular Kindergarten. Both are all day, every day programs. 

Important papers for parents to begin collecting include a valid birth certificate, immunization records, a social security number and any applicable custody papers. All of this information must be collected before the child can begin kindergarten in the fall.

We look forward to meeting your child!
2016 Elementary School Class Supply Lists (NOTE: There is no supply list for Kindergarten)
Teacher Exemptions
Defiance Elementary has a "no request" policy for our teachers.  We do, however, allow parents to exempt one teacher they feel would not be a good match for their child.  The forms for grades K-2 and 3-5 are located under the links below:
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
New Teacher Day
Fri Aug 19 2016
Teacher Work Day
Mon Aug 22 2016
to Tue Aug 23 2016
Wed Aug 24 2016
Kindergarten Orientation
Wed Aug 24 2016
to Fri Aug 26 2016
KinderStart Orientation
Wed Aug 24 2016
to Thu Aug 25 2016
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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