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Welcome Back to the 2017-18 School Year
We are excited to get our school year started!  Our first day of school for grades 1-5 will be Wednesday, August 23.  Kindergarten and KinderStart students will begin after their orientation meetings.  Teachers will personally call all K and KS students for these meetings. Class lists for all grades will be posted on our library windows no later than Friday, August 18. The Parent Portal on PowerSchool will also be updated at that time so you can view your teacher online vs. making a trip to the school.
See you soon!
Mrs. Held and 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 applicaiton 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!
Elementary Supply Lists
Upcoming Events at DES

August 22 - Elementary Open House 3:30-5:30 p.m.

August 23 - First Day of School for Grades 1-5 
August 25 - First Day of School for KinderStart
August 28 - First Day of School for Kindergarten
September 4 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day 
Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child for the 2017-18 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 again this school year.  These will be on the last Tuesday of the month:
September 26, 2017
October 31, 2017
November 28, 2017
January 30, 2018
February 27, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 22, 2018 
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
New Teacher Day
Thu Aug 17 2017
New Teacher Day
Fri Aug 18 2017
Teacher Work Day
Mon Aug 21 2017
to Tue Aug 22 2017
Wed Aug 23 2017
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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