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Defiance County Schools COVID Update for the 2021 School Year

School district superintendents from each public school district in Defiance County, along with the Defiance County Health Department, Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center, Independence Education Center, and Good Samaritan School came together to identify common practices for the 2021-2022 school year in Defiance County. Click the link below to continue reading.

Defiance City Schools Safe Continuation of In-Person Instruction

The attached letter details Defiance City Schools' plan to safely return to in-person learning for the 2021 school year.


As required by the U.S. Department of Education, districts and community schools must provide a public-facing and transparent description of their uses of the federal emergency ARP ESSER funds

Defiance County Public Health Department

KEEP INFORMED regarding public health issues for Defiance County,  including COVID 19:  

COVID-19 exposure archive data

New SchoolMessenger Options

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 review the Communicate Contact Guide for Parents for more details.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Defiance City School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: 

Sheri Steyer, Asst. Superintendent

801 South Clinton Street

Defiance, Ohio 43512


[email protected]

Robert Morton, Superintendent

801 South Clinton Street 

Defiance, Ohio 43512


Defiance County Food & Clothing Resources

There are food banks and services available to fight hunger here in Defiance County. If you qualify, there are government-sponsored programs within reach (WIC & SNAP). No matter your age, health or income level, there are options for you for food and clothing.  Follow this link to obtain more information.
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