Message from the Principal

May 26, 2020


Dear Students and Families,


Congratulations to all our students and families on a successful school year.  We faced some new and difficult challenges the last two months, but it doesn't take away all the good things that made this school year special.  Enjoy your time together this summer, and hopefully your children can take a break from screen time and enjoy summer.  As our school transitions to a new school year, there are some important things parents need to be aware of, such as:


*Summer Lunch Program - The Denison CSD will continue to serve free lunches this summer to all children age 1 to 18.  You can click here to find out more information about locations and times.


*Overdue Library Books - All library books were to be returned by Friday, May 22nd.  Please return all overdue books to the school.  We have a cart out front for the books.


*Student Chromebooks - students will not be returning school chromebooks.  Please keep them safe and do not let the batteries go dead.  It is important to keep a charge on the devices.


*Classlists and Parent Input for 2020-21 School Year Class lists for the 2020-21 School Year will be finalized in July, after we begin work on the new school year.  Before registration in August, the teacher for next year will send your child a letter.  At the end of July, parents can check their Power School access to see which teacher their child has for the upcoming year.  From May 26 to June 26, parents can complete the following form if they would like to provide input in regards to their child's needs. Specific names of teachers are not desired and will not be considered.  You can access the forms through the following links:


  Parent Input for 2020-21 (English)        Parent Input for 2020-21 (Espanol)

*Preschool Registration - PK packets have been mailed to incoming preschool students.  Registration forms must be returned to school with your child's birth certificate and immunization record.  Preschool spaces are limited.
*Incoming Kindergarten Students for 2020-21 - Every incoming kindergarten student must have a dental and vision screening. Please complete these exams and return the forms to the school. Also, an immunization record must be provided before your child will be allowed to start school. 
*Incoming 3rd Graders for 2020-21 - Iowa Law requires every incoming 3rd grade student to have a vision screening. Please complete this exam and return the form to the school. Click here for a copy of the parent letter
Our office hours this summer will be from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.  At this time, will will not have students or parents entering the building.  We will have office staff available to answer your phone calls and meet you at the door.
Please take care, stay safe, and be MONARCH STRONG!

Christopher Schulz

Denison Elementary Principal



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Important Dates and Information

Information Regarding COVID-19 <CLICK HERE>
Lunch Distribution (for children up to 18 years), Monday - Friday
Click here for times and locations
La distribucion del almuerzo comienza, lunes - viernes.
Haga clic aqui para ubicaciones y horarios.
Upcoming Events
2020 Preschool Graduation - PK Staff will be bringing a graduation gift to your home on Sunday, May 31st from 1 to 5 PM
Preschool Registration - You will receive a packet mailed to you by the first week in June.  If you don't hear from the school by this time, please call the school (712)263-3104.       
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