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Attention Parents!
Please check out our updated Parent Page for details regarding the upcoming school year. 
Quality Profile 2021-2022

A successful school district places a high degree of importance on ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential inside and outside the classroom. The Quality Profile helps characterize the overall educational value of your school district in areas that matter most in our community. The content of the Defiance City Schools Quality Profile are Fiscal Stewardship, Academics, Arts, Student Services, Student Leadership and Activities and Parent and Community Involvement. Quality Profile 2021-2022

Defiance City Schools Updates Our Family Communication System
Defiance City Schools has updated our family contact system - SchoolMessenger. When families now log into the ParentPortal along with viewing your students(s) grades, attendance and schedules you will also see a link for SchoolMessenger. By following this link you will be able to customize which phone number will receive what type of message from the school whether that message is a general notification, attendance notification or an emergency message. Please click HERE to learn more
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration: If you have a child that will be five years of age on or before September 30, please call the K-2 office during the month of March to register for Kindergarten at (419) 785-2260. Defiance City Schools offers two kindergarten aged programs, KinderStart (early five program) and regular kindergarten. Students must meet the age requirement for both programs.

Our registration will run throughout the month of March with the actual screening taking place the week of April 11. Parents with students currently enrolled in our KinderStart program will NOT need to register or go through the screening process again. Our KS students will automatically be placed in a regular kindergarten classroom next school year.  
Attention Families! Defiance City Schools has a new program to take payments for school fees and chromebook...
Defiance City Schools is now taking payments online through! Pay when it’s most convenient for you with a computer or mobile device. This is for chromebook insurance and student fees only; lunch payments will still be made through K12-Mealsplus.  Save time and be confident that your payment makes it where it needs to go. You can pay online with debit or credit cards. In addition, you can use Auto-Replenish to save time and worry!
American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER document for Defiance City Schools Continuity of Services Plan
Please visit the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER document for Defiance City Schools Continuity of Services Plan.  DCS welcomes community feedback in regards to the ARP ESSER plan.

Defiance High School and Defiance Middle School will continue to take cash at the gate for those fans unable to utilize on-line ticketing.

Defiance City Schools Is Hiring
Defiance City Schools is hiring!!!
IDEA Public Hearing Notice

Defiance City Schools will soon be receiving notice of our IDEA, Part B fund allocations administered through the Office of Exceptional Children, Ohio Department of Education.  These federal dollars are made available under the provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Entitlements are based upon the number of resident children with disabilities, age 3 through 21, who are provided appropriate special education programs by the school district.


The district is required to provide notice of a public hearing in which the public will be able to provide comments on how the district plans to spend its IDEA funds.  If you wish to provide comments, please attend the hearing on May 25th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, virtually, at

Hiring Information
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We are looking to hire substitutes for employment!
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