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Upcoming Events at DES

May 9 - Right to Read Week (see below for themes)

May 11 - 1st and 2nd Grade to Ft. Wayne TinCaps
May 16 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day 
May 24 - 1st Grade to Science Central 
May 26-27 - 2nd Grade to Camp
May 30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
May 31 - Kindergarten Zoo Field Trip 
June 2 - Last Day of School (EARLY DISMISSAL 2:45 p.m)
NOTE:  More field trips will be added as they are scheduled. 
Right to Read Theme Week (more detail will come home with your child):
Monday, May 9 - Make a Splash!  Bring a beach towel.
Tuesday, May 10 - Tropical Tuesday!  Dress Hawaiian
Wednesday, May 11 - Catch a Wave! Sunglass Day
Thursday, May 12 - Favorite Book Character Day!
Friday, May 13 - Flip-Flop Friday! 
Kindergarten Registration and Screening

Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2016. The actual screening of incoming students took place during the week of April 11-14.  A makeup screening for May 10 was also held.  If you missed both opportunities, please visit our central office (located at 629 Arabella) to register your child for kindergarten.  Please call 419-782-0070 to verify someone will be in the office over the summer months.

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 a 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 and any applicable custody papers. All of this information must be collected before the child can begin kindergarten in the fall.

We look forward to meeting your child!
2016 Elementary School Class Supply Lists
Teacher Exemptions
Defiance Elementary has a "no request" policy for our teachers.  We do, however, allow parents to exempt one teacher they feel would not be a good match for their child.  The forms for grades K-2 and 3-5 are located under the links below:
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
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Defiance City Schools
629 Arabella Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Call 419-782-0070
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