Message from the Principal

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March 4, 2021


Dear Monarch Families,

Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children this school year.  We greatly appreciate your support and trust as we successfully conduct school on site.  I am extremely proud of how well our staff, students, and families have worked together to overcome this year's unique challenges and to make the most of our opportunities together. 


I encourage you to stay in touch with your child's teacher through Seesaw, email, or by phone.  We will be scheduling conferences with you soon, as they will take place at the end of this month.  Please also note that we are changing the two teacher inservice days to normal school days on Monday, March 15th, and Monday, April 19th.



Christopher Schulz

DES Principal



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Click her for a Parent Letter  with updates on changes and new procedures for the start of the new school year.  **Updated on August 18th**


Important Dates and Information

Upcoming Events

Parents of children turning 4, 5, or 6 years old before September 15th who are NOT currently enrolled at the Denison Elementary School are asked to call the Elementary School at 712-263-3104 to provide their child's(ren's) information for Kindergarten and Preschool registration mailings by February 26th, 2021.
February 12th & 15th -- No School
March 15th -- Teacher Inservice Day is cancelled;  WE WILL HAVE SCHOOL on this day
March 31st - April 5th -- Easter Break - No School
April 19th --  Teacher Inservice Day is cancelled;  WE WILL HAVE SCHOOL on this day


Character Counts Pillars

Trustworthiness Responsibility Respect Fairness Caring Citizenship

Working together for individual excellence and positive self esteem.

Purple Hands Project

Purple Hands Project - Hands and words are not for hurting

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Elementary School Resources

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Student Handbook | View PDF | Download

Student Technology Help Desk | View Website

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