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Defiance Elementary Kindergarten Registration and Screening Information

Kindergarten registration for children entering Defiance City Schools next fall will begin on Monday, March 2 and run through Friday, April 10.  To register your child for kindergarten, parents simply need to call the school office at (419) 785-2260 and select the K-2 building. Parents will select a screening date and time during their registration call.

Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2020.  The actual screening of incoming students will take place during the week of April 13-16. Defiance City Schools will offer an evening screening opportunity for working parents.  The evening appointments will be on Tuesday, April 14th. All other screenings will take place during the school day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Children will be screened for hearing, vision, speech and language concerns.  Children will also be given an academic assessment as well as a play-based assessment.

Defiance City Schools offers two kindergarten-aged programs, an early-five program (KinderStart) and regular Kindergarten.  Both are all day, every day programs. After each child’s screening, a team of academic professionals will meet and gather their findings.  A recommendation will then be made to parents regarding placement for their child.

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

Upcoming Events at DES

February 1-29 - Black History Month

February 1-21 - Yearbook Sales

February 7 - Grade 3 Muffins for Moms 7:30-8:30 a.m.

February 14 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service Day

February 17 - NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

February 19 - Spring Pictures (K-2), Mandatory Grade 4 Camp Meeting @ 6:00

February 20 - Spring Pictures (3-5)

February 21- Grade 4 Muffins for Moms 7:30-8:30 a.m.

February 25 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay

February 28 - Grade 5 Muffins for Moms 7:30-8:30 a.m.

March 1 – 31 - Kindergarten Registration Month

March 5 - Night of the Arts 

March 6 - Grade 3 Donuts for Dads 7:30-8:30 AM

March 13 - Grade 4 Donuts for Dads 7:30-8:30 AM

March 20 - Grade 5 Donuts for Dads 7:30-8:30 AM

March 23-27 - NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

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!

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 KS-2 and scroll down to see Ms. Elchinger and Mrs. Wolfrums supply lists.

Changes to Attendance per HB 410

Elementary Calendar


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