Message from the Principal

July 24, 2020


Dear Students and Families,


As July goes into it's final week, the time old question starts popping up in so many conversations... "Are you ready for school to start?"  This year brings us unique challenges as our community, state, country, and world continues the battle with Covid 19.  The Denison Community School District has released a website with the district's plan for learning.  You can access all the information as well as a parent survey for all your students.  A link to the plan can be found below.  Please have the survey  completed by Friday, July 31st.  This year, we will be offering families two options for school, on-line or on-site. For the on-line option, K-12 students can take self-paced courses monitored by certified teachers.  This would allow a family to keep their students at home, but still be a part of the Denison Community Schools.  If you have any questions, please contact the schools for more information.  The other option would be on-site.  At DES, we are fortunate to have small class sizes of approximately 18 students per room.  Our school district is making student safety and learning our main priorities as we return to school.  Again, if you have any questions in regards to this option, please call the schools.   As we continue to transition 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.  The last day for summer lunches will be Friday, August 21st.  You can click here to find out more information about locations and times.


*Classlists for the 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.  During registration week, August 3 - 7, parents can check their Power School access to see which teacher their child has for the upcoming year.  Teachers will be sending out welcome letters to students by Monday, August 10th.

*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 and filling up fast.
*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
Please take care, stay safe, and be MONARCH STRONG!

Christopher Schulz

Denison Elementary Principal


Important Dates and Information

Denison CSD Learning Plan for 2020-21 (click on the three bars at upper left for more info)
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
August 3rd - Online Registration begins.  Student class placements are set.
August 5th - 10th - Elementary Teachers send out welcome letters to our PK-3 students. 
August 10 - 14th - New Teacher Orientation Week
August 17 - 20th - Staff In-service Days
August 24th - First Day of School


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

Click here to find out more information about the Purple Hands Project

Report Bullying/Harassment at DES

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Elementary School Resources

Facility Reservations | View Website

Student Handbook | View PDF | Download

Student Technology Help Desk | View Website

“The Denison Difference”

Denison Community Schools, in collaboration with the family and community, provides quality learning today preparing students for tomorrow.

“Quality Learning Today; Preparing Citizens of Tomorrow”
Booster Club Piggy Bank

Our Booster Clubs fuel our programs and benefit our students! From scholarships to cookie receptions, become part of the driving force behind our school.