We hope everyone had a terrific first day at school! Remember, the school doors open at 7:50 a.m., school begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m., with the exception of Wednesday. Wednesday is an early out day so teachers can focus on professional development. On Wednesdays, DTS dismisses at 1:30 p.m. Here’s to a fantastic year!
If you’re new to the Downtown School, there are probably a few terms you’re unfamiliar with like, “All School Sing” or “Book Swap” or “Balanced Literacy”! You’re not alone. Our PTA has created a “Glossary of Terms” for DTS parents. Click on the headline above to check it out. Or find it under the “Parents” tab anytime.
School supply lists are now available for download. They are organized by learning group. If you haven’t registered online, please do so soon. You’ll find a link to your student’s online registration on Infinite Campus. If you need help, staff will be available in the school library on Thursday, July 28 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Click on the headline to find your school supply list.
We ended the school year together today in the Central Campus auditorium where more than a few tears were shed! Thanks for a fantastic year. Enjoy your summer and we’ll see you back at school on August 10! To see more photos of our last All School Sing of the year, click on the image.
If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.
Birds of a feather stick together — like the DTS Falcons and the Twitter bluebird! Take a moment to follow Downtown School on Twitter for pictures, reminders and more! Click on the Twitter bluebird for a link to our Twitter feed — then click “follow.”
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