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

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100% online, virtual learning starts for all Willard students on Monday, November 16th.  All students will receive 5 days of live instruction with their current teacher.  Our school day will begin at 7:45 a.m.  Reading, writing, and math instruction will be taught throughout the morning.  Screen breaks will be given throughout as well as non-computer tasks.  Lunch time will be from 11:45 to 12:35.  All afternoon instruction will begin at 12:35.  Students will gather with their teacher at that time to get small group and expected task assignments for the afternoon.  Your child’s teacher will send out a more detailed schedule.  An updated building schedule is posted on the Willard Virtual Schedule 2020-2021 link on the following web page This 100% virtual learning will be in place through November 30th.  As the district makes decisions for that date moving forward, we will communicate those plans to you.

Meals will be distributed during this time at Willard from 11am to 1pm.

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
  • School Board Meeting

  • School Board Meeting

  • School Board Meeting

  • No School; Conferences

  • ACTs for 11th Grade; No School for K-10 & 12th Grade