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Elementary Home

Upcoming Events

April 30 & May 1 - Science State Testing
May 6 - 10 - Right to Read Week            
May 7 - Family Literacy Night 5:30-6:30
May 10 - Grade 5 D.A.R.E. Graduation
May 14 - Grade 5-7 Band Concert w/ MS Jazz Ensemble @ 7:00 pm
May 17 - Grade 5 Science Day @ the Park
May 20 - Grades 3-5 PBIS B.A.R.K. Day (Theme: Kind)
May 21-22 - Makeup Kindergarten Screening
May 22 - Grade 4 (front) to Grand Rapids; Grade 5 (back) to Planetarium
May 23 - Grade 5 (front) to Planetarium; Grade 2 to Camp; Kindergarten to Zoo
May 24 - Grade 3 to Sauder’s; Grade 4 (back) to Grand Rapids; Grade 2 to Camp
May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
May 28 - KinderStart to the Park
May 29 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal @ 2:45

Kindergarten Registration and Screening Dates

If your child will be five years of age by September 30, 2024, please call the K-2 Office to register for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year. 

When you call, we will gather basic information about your son/daughter.  In addition, a screening appointment will be made for May 21 or 22.  During your appointment, you will bring your child to the school with you.  Our teachers will complete several assessments (vision, hearing, motor skills, academics, speech/language and play).

An appointment confirmation will be mailed to you along with instructions to complete our online registration.  If you do not complete the online registration at home, you will have time to do it while your child is being screened.

Begin gathering the following paperwork for your  visit:

  1. Official Birth Certificate
  2. Immunization Record
  3. Social Security Card (or Number)
  4. Custody Papers (if applicable)
  5. Proof of Residency (bill with your address)
NOTE:  You may still register your child and attend the screening without these documents.  However, we will need them before they can begin school in August.

Teacher Requests/Exemptions

It’s hard to believe that we are planning for next school year already, but we are!  We have a  “no request” policy for teachers.  This has worked well for our district and our classrooms are very well distributed based on boy/girl ratio, as well as behavior and academic needs of our children.  We will follow this same policy for the 2024-2025 school year.  If you have a teacher that you would like to exempt your child from having, please see the office secretary for a form or print one from our school website.  However, requests will not be accepted.

Other Important Information

Please check this website frequently for upcoming events and other important information.  The monthly newsletters can also be found under the ElemNews link on the left.  To spare copy costs, we will only print the August/September newsletter. The remainder will be located online.

If you would like to participate in our PTO, please plan to attend  our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the elementary library.  All are welcome!


Defiance Elementary Social Media

Follow us on Twitter: @K2DefiElem and @3_5DefianceElem

Interested in becoming a mentor....

Want to make a difference in a child's life? Looking to give back to the community? Volunteer's are needed to mentor for Defiance Elementary School!! If interested, please fill out this application and return to Defiance Elementary School.

To learn more about our program, click on the attached pamphlet.

Elementary School Supply Lists

Elementary Calendar


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