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Welcome to Des Moines Elementary

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See Our Schools 

We are hosting our first-ever school tour for community members on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. of Des Moines Elementary School. Come learn more about our schools and see our amazing students and staff in action.

Register by March 9

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New Location

Visit our new school at 23801 16th Avenue South. Thank you, voters!

Upcoming Events

Latest News

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On April 6, Governor Inslee announced schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Without these restrictions, public health authorities say the rate of infection will overwhelm the healthcare system.

A student picks up a meal during spring break.

We are moving to a new model of meal distribution after spring break. In an effort to promote social distancing, sites will only be open on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students will receive two days worth of meals on Monday and three days worth of meals on Wednesday.  

COVID-19 Resources

The United Way of King County has several resources to help families during this time including rental and utility assistance, food services, unemployment services, childcare, transportation and more. 

Nutrition services staff with grab and go meals.

Our meal site locations are changing due to spring break on April 6-10. We are collaborating with our community partners to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. Here is the week’s schedule

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Elementary report cards will be mailed to each students’ listed mailing address between April 7 and April 14. If you do not receive your student’s report card, or if there is an issue with the report card, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

Our Mission

At Des Moines Elementary, we value each of the roles within our community. We view students, families, teachers, and staff as integral components to ongoing success. We see every member of our community as having something to offer, something to gain, and many ways to demonstrate success.

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