Informaline—May 30, 2017 Issue

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Important Dates
June 2: Last Day for Students—Collaboration Schedule
Aug. 23: First Day of School

Early Dismissal on Last Day of School
This is a reminder that the last day of school for students—Friday, June 2—will be an early dismissal day. This will give teachers additional time to make preparations for the summer months and next school year. Each school will start at its regular time and follow a Friday class schedule but release students at its Wednesday “early out” time on the last day of school:

  • Elementary (except Crestview): 9:05 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
  • Crestview School of Inquiry: 8:20 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
  • Junior High: 7:35 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
  • Valley Southwoods Freshman High School: 8:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
  • Valley High School: 8:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
  • Walnut Creek Campus: 9 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Pay Fees Starting Aug. 1, With No Convenience Charge
WDMCS families will not have to pay school fees for the 2017-18 school year until after Aug. 1. Starting with the 2017-18 school year, families choosing to pay online will not be charged a convenience fee for their transactions.

Please contact the WDMCS Business Services Department at 515-633-5000 with any questions.

Update on 1:1 in the WDMCS
The WDMCS will provide a Chromebook for every student in grades 3-12 starting in 2017-18. WDMCS will also use a new system to help students and families manage student learning next year. All non-New Tech courses will move to Canvas. More information will be provided to families in August. Learn more about 1:1 in the WDMCS and Canvas at

Eat with Us this Summer
WDMCS is working with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation, West Des Moines Human Services, and the Walnut Creek YMCA to offer the Summer Food Service Program from June 6 to Aug. 11, 2017. See all meal service sites, dates, and times at

Register for WDMCS Community Education’s Summer of Learning
Are you ready for a change of seasons? The WDMCS Community Education Summer of Learning Catalog is now available online at! The catalog includes class descriptions and a listing of all classes by grade level and time period. Learn more and register for great WDMCS Community Education Summer of Learning opportunities at

First Day of School 2017-18
The first day of the 2017-18 school year will be Wednesday, Aug. 23. We look forward to seeing you in our hallways again! We wish all of our students a great last day of school on Friday, June 2.