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

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Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

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Time to start planning! Here is a look at the tentative 2022-23 school calendar. The calendar will be final after Highline Education Association (HEA) members vote on it in August. At this time, the first day of preschool is to be determined.

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Help us ELEVATE at our 2022 Equity Symposium on August 23. Share your Highline story or equity work by speaking in our opening session or presenting at a breakout session. Students, families, and community presenters will receive a $100 honorarium. Sessions will be held virtually. 

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Highline Public Schools plans to adopt new curriculum for music--and we want your input! We invite families and staff to a community review of the curriculum under consideration for adoption for elementary music in grades K-5.

Welcome to Kindergarten Virtual Event

Calling Future Kindergarteners! Get information and resources for the coming school year at a districtwide, “Welcome to Kindergarten” Zoom event on May 19 at 6:00 p.m.

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Is your child up-to-date on their childhood immunizations? We are partnering with Stepping Stone Pediatrics to host two immunization clinics for students on May 21 and June 10. 

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The Enrollment Team is available to support you with enrolling a new student or activating your ParentVUE account for a current student. Support events are scheduled for a virtual event on March 29 and an in-person event on April 22 at Central Office.

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Sylvester will visit elementary schools over the next few weeks.  At our visit we will share information about Sylvester Middle School and collect information from the students regarding course interest.  

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Highline Virtual Elementary, a new online school, will open in September 2022. The school will accept a limited number of students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Apply now! The application window will close on April 15, 2022. 

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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