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3-5 Bulldog Students of the Month
We are pleased to announce the 3-5 Bulldog students of the month for March. Hope Arps,  Kinley Perkins, Jennaya Garcia, Isaiah Flores, Lexi Monhollen, Ayden Bustamante, ZAvier Santiago, Gavin Davis, Blayton Winkler, Cassidy Turner, Brianna Davenport, Nikoleeana Adkins and Emmanuel Peterson. The Big Bulldog of the month is…...Bryanna Taylor!  These students were able to choose a great prize. The staff member winner is Mrs. Ashbaugh! Congratulations to all students for being a Bulldog!! #defidoes. 

Special Education Parent Survey
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) would like to invite you to participate in a short, 25 question survey about your involvement in your student's education.  Research suggests that parental involvement is a key predictor of positive educational outcomes.  You may be eligible to participate if your child has an IEP and receives special education services.  The purpose of collecting this information is to improve services for students with disabilities across Ohio.  If you are eligible to participate and you enroll in the study, you will be entered in a drawing for several $50 Amazon gift cards.  Your chance of winning a gift card is approximately 2.0%.  Please click on this link https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_38GasERthq6j62G..  
Defiance Elementary Sets Dates for Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten registration for children entering Defiance City Schools next fall will begin on Monday, March 1 and run through Friday, April 9.  To register your child for kindergarten, parents simply need to call the school office at (419) 785-2260 and select the K-2 building. Parents will select a screening date and time during their registration call.

 

Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2021.  The actual screening of incoming students will take place during the week of April 12-15. Defiance City Schools will offer an evening screening opportunity for working parents.  The evening appointments will be on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. All other screenings will take place during the school day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Children will be screened for hearing, vision, speech and language concerns.  Children will also be given an academic assessment as well as a play-based assessment.

 

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 be made to parents regarding 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, proof of residency and any applicable custody papers.  All of this information must be collected before your child can begin kindergarten in the fall.


DCS Employees Will Receive the COVID 19 Vaccine

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members, 

      Defiance City Schools employees will have the option to receive their COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, February 26, 2021 along with all other Defiance County Schools. 

     This is exciting news for the county and something that we have been waiting to hear. Defiance City Schools has partnered with Promedica Defiance Regional Hospital to vaccinate not only our employees, but also staff in other school districts in our county. 

     Please make note of this important information: 

           Friday, February 26: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

     As you may know, the COVID-19 vaccines require a second dose. This has already been scheduled for March 19, 2021. 

          Friday, March 19: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Also, this plan is subject to change at any time, and will be communicated as soon as humanly possible.* 


We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.  

Sincerely,

Robert Morton, Superintendent

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available On Line
Defiance City Schools now offers the ability to complete the free and reduced lunch application completely On-Line. Please read about the program here (Free_Reduced_Application_Letter.pdf) and visit our Food Service page for the link.
DHS Holiday Choir Concert
DHS Holiday Choir Concert

The DHS Choir is pleased to present their annual Holiday Concert under the direction of Mr. Eric West and accompanied by Mrs. Lori Schultz.  Although this concert is not the traditional event we come to know, this project showcases how awesome the DHS students are and how hard they have been working during this challenging time. The songs were recorded together while wearing masks and being social distanced in the choir room.  Then students recorded video of themselves singing the songs while at home.  Using technology, the beautiful voices and videos were compiled together.  Prepare to be amazed by clicking here for the performance.
Now You Can Purchase Defiance Varsity Athletic Tickets On-Line
Defiance City Schools nows provides for on-line ticket purchasing for varsity sporting events. Please visit our Varsity Athletic page and click on Home Town Ticketing. Due to COVID-19 guidelines from the Ohio High School Athletic Association Defiance City Schools is providing two ticket codes per athlete. Ticket codes will be passed out by team coaches. All visiting team ticket codes will be provided by the visiting team's Athletic Department. If you have any questions please contact your team's athletic department.
HS MUSICAL: RESCHEDULED
THE HS MUSICAL: 
HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED!
Mark your calendars!
Apr
14
Board of Education Meeting HS Conference Room 5:00 p.m. -
Apr
26
Board of Education Meeting HS Conference Room 5:00 PM -
May
1
Hall of Fame/Senior Banquet DHS Gym 6:30 p.m. -
May
3
Academic Boosters Meeting HS Conference Room 4:00 p.m. -
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