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2941 Dean Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: 515-242-8439 | Fax: 515-323-8647

Bulletin Board


Attention parents!

Students will be attending school 100% virtually (all online learning) beginning on Tuesday, September 8.  We need to get laptops to some students, and we need to get our math and literacy materials and other supplies to all students.  We will have a time for families to stop by and pick up all of these materials on Thursday, September 3 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Please remain in your vehicle and we will distribute these supplies to you in our Willard parent pick-up/drop-off lane, which is located on the southwest side of the building.  We look forward to seeing all of you then.  Here is a link to the updated supply list.

Welcome to the new Willard Elementary School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

DMPS Virtual Backpack

We are pleased to welcome you to the virtual backpack for Des Moines Public Schools,  our central hub for information about school and community events and information of interest to students and their families. The new virtual backpack allows the Des Moines Public School District to distribute school and community information electronically to parents, staff, and students. Click here to visit the virtual backpack!

Des Moines Public Schools uses Nutrislice to provide easier and more complete menu information about breakfast and lunch at all of our schools.

Visit DMPS Nutrislice to see what’s for breakfast or lunch at any school on any day of the school year.

All Events
  • No Classes; Conferences

  • Fall Break – No School

  • Election Day

  • School Board Meeting

  • High School Hybrid First Day