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Welcome Back!

Our first school newsletter will be coming home with your child.  In an effort to reduce copy costs, this is the only hard copy you will receive.  The newsletters can be found by clicking on the ElemNews link on the left.  They will be loaded at the beginning of each new month.

If you have not had the opportunity to enter your Parent Information/Emergency Medical form online, please do so as soon as possible.  This is where we look for updated addresses and telephone numbers.  It also notifies us of the appropriate people to call in the event of an emergency.  If you need another copy of your SNAPCODE letter to get started, please call the office or send a note with your child.  If you do not have internet access, please feel free to come to the elementary building and we will help you through the process. 

Looking forward to a great 2018-19 School Year!

Mrs. Held & 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 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!

Upcoming Events at DES

August 17 - Class Lists Posted on Library Windows (Grades KS-5) 

August 21 - Open House Grades 1-5, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

August 22 - First Day of School, Grades 1-5 - Doors unlock at 8:30 a.m.

August 22-24 - KinderStart and Kindergarten Check & Chat Orientation Meetings

August 24 - First Day of School for KinderStart - Doors unlock at 8:30 a.m.

August 27 - FIrst Day of School for Kindergarten - Doors unlock at 8:30 a.m.

August 29 - School Pictures (Grades KS-2)

August 30 - School Pictures (Grades 3-5)

September 1 - MAP Reading/Math Testing Begins (K-5)

September 3 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday 

September 11 - PTO @ 6:00 p.m. Elementary Library 

September 14 - KinderStart & Kindergarten Parent Luncheon @ 12:30 

September 21 - Grade 1 Parent Luncheon @ 12:30

September 25 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay - School begins at 11:00 a.m.

September 28 - Grade 2 Parent Luncheon @ 12:30 


Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child for the 2018-19 school year, please visit our central office located on Arabella St. inside the old jr. high 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 (lease agreement, utility bill) 
We look forward to meeting our new Bulldogs!

ATTENTION PARENTS: This is a reminder for those parents that have not completed the online registration.

Defiance City Schools is utilizing an online student registration/data validation system for the upcoming school year. The system is a secure and green process, which allows us to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child for this school year. This system will also allow families to electronically sign the annual permission forms as well as Emergency Medical forms needed for athletics and extracurricular activities.

The online registration can be found at Defiance City Schools - Central Registration

You have received one mailing on this and will receive one more IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS PROCESS.  You can find general instructions by going to the Defiance City School website clicking on Central Registration  - Returning Student Registration.


2018-19 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 two exceptions at the end of the school year.  Please note the dates below: 
Tuesday, September 25
Tuesday, October 30
Tuesday, November 27
Tuesday, January 29
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, May 21

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.
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Phone Numbers

Elementary  419-785-2260
K-2 Fax         419-785-2261
3-5 Fax          419-785-2262
18-19 Class Supply Lists
Changes to Attendance per HB 410
Elementary Calendar
Pre-School Pictures Taken
Wed Oct 3 2018
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September 2018
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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