Elementary Home

Officer reading Dr. Seuss
DECA Store
Student selling items in the DECA Store
Hats off to 2020 Grads
Hats off to 2020 Graduates
100 Days of School
MS Escape Room
20 Boys Soccer
Day 100
walleye game
firemen reading group
bulldog leaders
MS Awards
DHS Football action shot at field goal line
K-2 students
Two Cross Country Boys
HS 2nd and 7 students
High School Band Members

Elementary Home

Helpful Information
DES hours of operation:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm
DES doors open at 8:45 am
DES student book fees are $52.00
Frequently Requested Phone Numbers
K-2 Fax
3-5 Fax
Cafeteria Supervisor
Transportation Supervisor
DVA Online Questions419-782-0070
Mark Your Calendars
May 10-15 - Right to Read Week
May 17 - Make up Kindergarten Screening (call for your appointment, 419-785-2260)
May 27 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal @ 2:45 p.m.
*As a reminder - ALL scheduled two-hour delays have been canceled for this school year.

2021-22 School Year

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.

Central Registration for Student's NEW to the District
Defiance City Schools has central registration.    You may apply for enrollment online: 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)

2021 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for children entering Defiance City Schools next fall will begin on Monday, March 1 and run through Friday, May 14.  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 with a makeup screening on Monday, May 17.  If you miss these screening dates, please follow the procedure for CENTRAL REGISTRATION noted below.


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.

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