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100 Days of School
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Day 100
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bulldog leaders
MS Awards
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Elementary Home

Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers:
Cafeteria Supervisor:  419-782-6382
Transportation Supervisor:  419-782-7091
DVA Online Questions:  419-782-0070

Upcoming Events at DES

February 12 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Inservice
February 15 - NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

March 1-31 - Kindergarten Registration
March 19 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Vaccination Day
March 22-26 - SPRING BREAK

April 2 - NO SCHOOL, Good Friday
April 12-15 - Kindergarten Screening (call for your appointment, 419-785-2260)

May 27 - Last Day of School

*As a reminder - ALL scheduled two-hour delays have been canceled for this school year.


2021 Kindergarten Registration

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.
Central Registration
Defiance City Schools has central registration.  If you need to enroll your child, please visit our central office located off of Don Miller Drive in the old middle school.   You can also apply for enrollment online: http://www.defiancecityschools.org/CentralRegistration.aspx.
You will need the following information to enroll your child:
Birth Certificate
Social Security Number
Immunization Record
Custody Papers (if applicable) 
Proof of Residency (lease agreement, utility bill) 
We look forward to meeting our new Bulldogs!

Teacher Requests/Exemptions

Defiance Elementary does not allow teacher requests.  We do, however, allow parents to exempt an individual teacher you feel your child would not do well with.  If you feel you need to exempt your child from a particular teacher, please use the form below.  These are due back to the appropriate building principal by Friday, June 11.

Hours of Operation and Book Fees

The Defiance Elementary School day runs from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Our doors unlock at 8:45 a.m. for arrival.
Book fees for elementary students are $52.00.

Defiance City Schools Safety Forum

Summer Reading Suggestions

Defiance Elementary Library

   If you have trouble with the links on these resources

https://www.infohio.org/                             go to INFOHIO.org to navigate multiple platforms.



Multiple topics for summer reading and activities!


  Don’t forget your local public library this summer!

Add'l Closings/ Two Hour Delays

No School for students on February 26 and March 19

All scheduled two-hour delays have been canceled this school year.  
Please adjust your calendars accordingly.

Phone Numbers

Elementary  419-785-2260
K-2 Fax         419-785-2261
3-5 Fax          419-785-2262

2020-2021 Class Supply Lists

Changes to Attendance per HB 410

Elementary Calendar


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