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Parent Resources

Please follow the link below to Online Learning Resources.

Defiance Elementary September Update

NOTE:  All scheduled two-hour delays have been canceled this school year.  Please adjust your calendars accordingly.

We are in full swing now, with students attending all day, every day.  We are so proud of the students!  They have adapted well to social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing, and wearing a face covering.  Everyone appears to be happy to be back in school!

We will send home our September newsletter soon.  All other newsletters for the remainder of the school year will be online. We will only provide a hard copy if you request it.  You can always find UPCOMING EVENTS on this website.  Feel free to follow our PTO Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Defiance.Elementary.PTO and our district Facebook page for other updates as well:  https://www.facebook.com/DefianceCitySchools..

Defiance City Schools also has an APP you can download on your phone for free. Search for Defiance City Schools in the APP Store and you can get daily notifications of events in our district.

If you still need to enroll your child, call our Central Office at 419-782-0070 or visit the following link http://www.defiancecityschools.org/CentralRegistration.aspx.   As of Monday, August 10, our Online/Virtual Learning Academy has closed.  We are only accepting in person enrollments at this time.

Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers:
Cafeteria Supervisor:  419-782-6382
Transportation Supervisor:  419-782-7091
DVLA Online Questions:  419-782-0070

Upcoming Events at DES

September 7 - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 24 - KinderStart - 2nd Grade, School Pictures

September 25 - Grades 3-5, School Pictures

October 19 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Inservice Day

October 23 - End of the First Nine Weeks

October 28 - Picture Retakes and DVA/NOVA Students


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!

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 8:45 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

2020-2021 Class Supply Lists

Changes to Attendance per HB 410

Elementary Calendar


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