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Back to School 2017-18

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! We look forward to seeing you in our hallways again, starting Wednesday, Aug. 23. The first day of school this year will follow the collaboration schedule and be an early out day. Please contact your school if you have any questions about the first day of school.

Here are several links that will help your family have a great year in the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS).

Back-to-School Toolkit, School Supply Lists & More

Make Lunch Payments and Pay Fees Online

Check Your Calendar! Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • Elementary Back-to-School Dates: Find your elementary school’s open house date and time here.
  • Secondary Back-to-School Dates: Find registration dates and times for high school and junior high here.
  • Calendar At A Glance: The WDMCS online at-a-glance calendar is available as an easy-to-print document with the important 2017-18 dates.
  • School-Year Calendar: The full 2017-18 calendar of events is now online.  
    • Customize Your Calendar: Personalize your online calendar view by choosing the categories relevant to you.
    • On-Demand Print Feature: Our full online events calendar will allow you to print a customized list of dates. 

For information about the first day of preschool and preschool programs in our district, visit the Tiger Cubs Preschool webpage.