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Defiance City Schools makes every effort to communicate with the parents of the students we serve.  We hope you enjoy and utilize our website to every advantage possible.  


2023-24 School Supply Lists

When Families Move

Your assistance in keeping us informed of your new address is greatly appreciated, and certainly helps us better serve your child(ren).  If you plan on moving or have already moved, please update your address by logging into your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Log into your Parent Portal: 



Grades K-8 $52.00
Grades 9-12 Fee based upon class schedules/costs

Grades 6-12: ChromeBook Insurance $25.00
The Chromebook Insurance Fee of $25.00 is due the second Friday of the first day of your student(s) attendance at Defiance City Schools.   This payment will cover the cost of damage of the device while it is in possession of the student off campus.


Pay your school fees and add to your lunch balance all in one place!

To streamline the payment system for parent's, the District is changing from using K12 Payments for school lunches and Revtrak for school fees to PAYSCHOOL CENTRAL to pay all your student's fees and lunches in ONE place!  Starting on June 15, 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year, you will be able to go to one site for both fees and lunches.  
To access the site, please go to and register your children. Attached is guide on how to setup your account in the new system. 
 Now you will be able to add to your student's lunch balance and pay their fees on one site for all student's enrolled at Defiance City Schools.  You can also download the Payschool Central App and control your student's account on your phone! Attachments Available to Download:
Pay School Fees
Manage Lunch Account

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]

Important School Information

Click the link to view and/or print this document :2023-24 Important School Information 


In an effort to help provide up to date information to parents and guardians regarding your Defiance City Schools' students we encourage all parents to create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Via the Parent Portal account you are able to view your student's schedule, view grades and update emergency medical and emergency contact information. It is IMPERATIVE to complete this online process in order to update addresses, phone numbers, health concerns, emergency contact information, transportation requests, etc. (This electronic form replaces the paper family emergency medical form.) 
Please be aware that these forms MUST be updated every year for every student. 
NOTE: Students are not permitted to attend school field trips until their returning student registration has been completed.

If you currently have a Parent Portal account and are ready to begin updating your students' records please click Returning Student Emergency Medical and Contact Information Update

Regular/2 Hr. Delay Class Schedule

Grades 6-12:
Regular classes begin at 7:55am and dismiss at 2:30 pm
2 hr. delayed classes begin at 9:55am and dismiss at 2:30 pm 

Grades Pk-5:
Regular classes begin at 9:05 am and dismiss at 3:30 pm
2 hr. delayed classes begin at 11:05 am and dismiss at 3:30 pm

PTO Organizations

The district is fortunate to have a large base of parent volunteers who work to enhance existing programs.

Parents who are interested in joining a PTO should talk to the appropriate building for contact information.  
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