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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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COVID 19 test

Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have a known exposure? Make an appointment at one of Highline's testing sites. You can also now order at-home tests for free through the federal governement. 

COVID 19 test

You can now order at-home tests for free. Each home is eligible for four at-home tests.

Make sure to order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

A Message from Superintendent Enfield

While we remain committed to keeping our students in school, we must prepare for the possibility of switching all schools to remote learning for a short period of time. If we need to make this transition, we will notify you by email and text with as much advance notice as possible.

Updated Guidance on Quarantine and Isolation

Here is a summary of updated guidance on quarantine and isolation, based on recently updated guidance from the Washington State Department of Health. The guidance is effective Tuesday, January 18 and applies to cases from the week of January 10, 2022.

Cedarhurst staff member works one-on-one with a student.

It's report card time for Highline! We invite you to dig deep into data and track our progress using our interactive annual report. Our digital report card includes metrics that show how we are doing in becoming a more equitable school system. View results by goal, school, year and student group. Scroll over numbers and graphs, and read pop-ups with more information.

Hazel Valley staff member works one-on-one with a student.

Since returning from winter break, we have experienced high absence rates among staff and students. We are grateful to our amazing staff in our schools who are pulling together to keep our schools operating.
 

Highline Schools Foundation - Investing in students. Achieving results.

 Do you work with someone who has made a significant impact on our students and schools? Nominate them for a Gold Star. The Highline Schools Foundation Gold Star Award nomination process closes Friday, February 4. 

MRHS student gets the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for individuals ages five years and older. Individuals ages 16 and older are eligible for boosters. We have several vaccine clinics scheduled at our schools this week.

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The application window for secondary schools of choice is January 3 to January 31, 2022. Students and families are encouraged to find the best fit. Space is limited. A lottery process is used when applications exceed capacity.

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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