Message from the Principal


August 19, 2021


Dear Monarch Families,


We are excited to be starting a new school year at Denison Elementary!   The school is ready to go and our staff is super excited to have our students back at DES!  The first day of school will be Monday, August 23rd.


Denison Elementary is following the guidance and requirements from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Education.  More information regarding the school district's plan can be found on the district's webpage.


On the first day of school, a letter will be sent home with students with very important information for parents for the 2021-22 School Year.  You can also access the letter through this link:


2021-22 DES Parent Letter


We are looking forward to being back in school again, and making the most of the opportunities we have together.If you have any questions about the new school year or anything else, please contact us at (712)263-3104.  Take care, and welcome back to DES!




Christopher Schulz


DES Principal

Denison Elementary School



Supply lists for the 2021-22 School Year can be found on this homepage under "Important Dates and Information." 


Important Dates and Information

Upcoming Events

August 19th - Denison Elementary Open House from 12:30 to 5:30 PM.  Families may come and go during this time.  TK-3rd grade Classroom teachers will be available to welcome students and take care of school supplies and any questions about the new school year.
August 23rd - 1st Day of School for grades TK-12
August 25th - Preschool Open House, 2:00 to 6:00 PM
August 26th - 1st Day for Preschool
September 2nd -  Picture Day
September 20th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice Day

Character Counts Pillars

Trustworthiness Responsibility Respect Fairness Caring Citizenship

Working together for individual excellence and positive self esteem.

Purple Hands Project

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Elementary School Resources

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Seesaw Assistance | View Website

Student Handbook | View PDF | Download

Student Technology Help Desk | View Website

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