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Upcoming Events at DES

October 24 - 28 - Red Ribbon Week 

October 25 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay (School begins at 11:00 a.m.) 
October 28 - End of Nine Weeks 
November 1 - Parent Teacher Conferences, PTO Book Fair Open 4:00-8:00 p.m.
November 3 - PTO Grand Event 6:00-7:30 p.m.
November 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 11 - Veteran's Day Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. 
November 22 - PTO Mega Event 
November 23-25 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Vacation) 
November 29 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay (School begins at 11:00 a.m.) 
Red Ribbon Week
Defiance Elementary will be taking a stand against drugs during Red Ribbon Week, October 24-28.  Please encourage your child to participate in this fun, spirit week!
The daily themes are as follows:
Monday, October 24 - Let's Be RED Hot and Drug Free! (students wear red)
Tuesday, October 25 - Sock it to Drugs! (students wear crazy socks)
Wednesday, October 26 - Don't Let Drugs Destroy your Future! (students wear favorite college)
Thursday, October 27 - Show Your True Colors; Don't do Drugs!  (students wear tie-dye)
Friday, October 28 - Team Up Against Drugs! (students wear Defiance or another favorite team) 
Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child for the 2016-17 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.
Book fees for elementary students are $52.00.
Defiance City Schools will have scheduled two-hour delays this school year.  These will be on the following Tuesdays:
September 27, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 29, 2016
January 24, 2017
February 21, 2017
March 21, 2017
April 25, 2017
May 23, 2017 
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
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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