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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:

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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

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

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:

Elementary Schools

Junior Highs

Ninth Grade

High Schools

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:

WDMCS School Board Approves Resolution Supporting Retention of Junior Highs

Construction Nearly Complete at Elementary Buildings for Secure Entrances

Indian Hills and Stilwell Students at ‘Tiger Tough’ Grow Athletic Skills, Nutrition Smarts

WDMCS Students, Staff Learn Together This Summer

New Valley Principal David Maxwell: ‘I’m a servant leader’ for students, staff, and families

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