Back to School 2018-19: Important Information and Reminders
Welcome, West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) students, staff, and families, to the 2018-19 school year! We look forward to seeing you again in our hallways, classrooms, and around the community, starting Thursday, Aug. 23.
To help you become more informed and better prepared, we’ve compiled a bevy of links to help your family have a great year at WDMCS:
Back-to-School Toolkit, School Supply Lists, and 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 lists of supplies students will need for the year.
- Preschool Programs: The first day of 2018-19 Tiger Cubs Preschool is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. For more information about preschool, visit the Tiger Cubs Preschool webpage.
- Health and Wellness Forms: Find links to all of our forms on the Forms page.
Make Lunch Payments and Pay Fees Online
- Make a Payment: Easily make payments for nutrition, transportation, Kids West, and more on our Online Payments page. Payments may also be made in person. Please call 515-633-5000 for more information.
- Ride the Bus: Sign up for bus transportation. If you plan to ride the bus, you must register every year.
- Apply Online: The free and reduced-price meals application is available online.
Check Your Calendar! Upcoming Events and Important Dates
- Elementary Back-to-School Dates: Find your back-to-school open house dates and times.
- Secondary Back-to-School Dates: Find your registration dates and times.
- Calendar At A Glance: The WDMCS online at-a-glance calendar is available as an easy-to-print document with the important 2018-19 dates.
- School-Year Calendar: The full 2018-19 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.
Handle Your Athletic Paperwork
- FamilyID: Beginning this year, students at Valley and Valley Southwoods who want to participate in sports must submit their information online. Instructions to use FamilyID.
- You can find all the necessary documents for high school and junior high athletics on the Forms page.
- Athletic Tickets: View this year’s prices to CIML sporting events.
Follow Your School on Social Media
Make sure you’re following your school’s social media accounts for the latest news, reminders, and updates throughout the school year:
- Clive: Facebook
- Crestview: Facebook
- Crossroads: Facebook
- Fairmeadows: Facebook
- Hillside: Facebook
- Jordan Creek: Facebook
- Western Hills: Facebook
- Westridge: Facebook
Bonus: Bookmark your school’s website. View the full list.
Still need help? No sweat.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact your school’s administration staff.
Before You Go…
Here’s what’s been happening around WDMCS while you were away on summer break: