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
- WDMCS Back-to-School Toolkit: The back-to-school toolkit provides handbooks, forms, applications, and more in one easy-to-access location. Please read through the information and complete the Acknowledgement of Review form.
- School Supply Lists: See the list of supplies students will need for the year.
- Health and Wellness
Make Lunch Payments and Pay Fees Online
- Make a Payment: Easily make payments for nutrition, transportation, Kids West, and more online. Payments may also be made in person. Call 515-633-5000 for more information.
- Ride the Bus: Sign up for bus transportation.
- Apply Online: The application for free and reduced-price meals is now available 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.