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Kindergarten Registration and Screening

As we begin the new year, we begin planning for our 2019-2020 enrollment.  Along with that comes kindergarten registration and screening.  If you have a child or know of friends/family with children that will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2019, they are eligible to enroll.  Defiance City Schools offers two kindergarten-aged programs.  Our regular kindergarten program is open to all children with birthdays before September 30.  We also offer our KinderStart program, which is designed for children with late spring or summer birthdays that still meet the September 30 cutoff.

Open registration begins during the month of March.  Please call the school at (419) 785-2260 and select the K-2 side.  Our secretary, Mrs. Doenges, will assist you with a screening date held during the week of April 8-11.  We do offer evening hours on Tuesday, April 9th; however, all other testing will occur during the school/work day.

If you have any questions, feel free to call.

Father Daughter Dance

PTO's annual Father Daughter event will be on Friday, January 25 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  This year will be a Masquerade Ball!  Below is a registration form.  These forms will be sent home with your daughter on Friday, January 4 as well.
Contact the elementary PTO with questions at
First 300 returned registrations are ensured a party favor! 

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

January 3 - School Resumes

January 7 - MAP Testing Begins

January 8  - PTO Meeting @ 6:00 Library

January 11 - End of Nine Weeks

January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

January 25 - PTO Father Daughter Dance 6:00-9:00 p.m.

January 29 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay

Looking Ahead

February 15 - Teacher Inservice - NO SCHOOL

February 18 - President’s Day – NO SCHOOL

February 26 - Scheduled Two-Hour Delay

March 1-31 - Kindergarten Registration

March 25-29 - Spring Break – NO SCHOOL



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
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Defiance High School  |  Phone: 419-784-2777
Defiance Middle School  |  Phone: 419-782-0050
Defiance Elementary  |  Phone: 419-785-2260
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Defiance City Schools
629 Arabella Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Call 419-782-0070