Des Moines Elementary School
23801 16th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Welcome to Des Moines Elementary

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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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Six individuals have applied for the school board position vacated by Bernie Dorsey. Dorsey stepped down in June because he is moving out of state. 

The open position represents District 4, which geographically encompasses Marvista, North Hill, Madrona, and Bow Lake elementary schools, Chinook Middle School, and Tyee High School, as well as other educational sites. Applicants must live within the boundaries of District 4. 

The School Board will appoint one of the candidates to the open position at its August 4 meeting. The successful candidate will be sworn in on August 18. 

The public will have the opportunity to meet the applicants at a Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00-6:30 via Zoom.  

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Here is a look at the 2021-22 school calendar. These dates and breaks are reflected on our website calendar. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes. 

COVID 19 test

As an extra measure of safety, we are offering free COVID-19 tests to Highline students in our summer school programs who have one or more COVID-19 symptoms and/or have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID-19 test. 

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Due to the weather forecast for extreme heat on Monday, all Highline summer school programs and classes are canceled for Monday, June 28. This includes programs at Puget Sound Skills Center. No meals for students will be available at any of our schools or meal pick-up locations on Monday, June 28.

School Board Director Bernie Dorsey Steps Down

After 14 years on the Highline School Board, Bernie Dorsey has resigned, as he and his wife Jill are relocating out of the area. Dorsey received accolades from school board members, Superintendent Susan Enfield and the superintendent's cabinet as his resignation was accepted by the school board.

Summer Meals

Our summer meal program will begin Tuesday, June 29. Families can choose to pick up either weekly meal kits or daily meals. 

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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