West Des Moines Community Schools | Sept. 18, 2020

View WDMCS COVID-19 Dashboard

The WDMCS online COVID-19 dashboard is updated by noon each weekday with the PREVIOUS day’s data. (Tuesday updates will include Saturday, Sunday, and Monday data.)

Valley Celebrates “Days in School” with Daily Sign

Updating the "Days in School" Sign with Mr. Maxwell
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Ayuda con la Tecnología/Tech. Help for Multilingual Virtual Learners on Tuesdays and Fridays

In-person help with technology will be available to multilingual online learners starting Tuesday, Sept. 22.
  • Recibe ayuda con su Chromebook./Get Chromebook help (instructions, how to use).
  • Recibe ayuda con Canvas./Get Canvas help.
  • Recibe ayuda con escuela en línea./Get help with online learning.

Traiga su Chromebook./Bring your Chromebook with you.

Martes/Tuesdays—Learning Resource Center, 2-4 p.m.

3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265

  • 9/22, 9/29
  • 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
  • 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

Viernes/Fridays—Clive Community Services, 2-4 p.m.

2190 NW 82nd St., Suite A, Clive, IA 0325

  • 9/25
  • 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
  • 11/6, 11/13, 11/20

For Chromebook hardware/software issues, please use the WDMCS Tech. Department form to request tech. support.

WDMCS Virtual Learning Tech Support

Need A Refresher? View Previous Newsletters

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9: No school Sept. 14, bus safety update, homecoming, COVID-19 dashboard.
  • Thursday, Sept. 3: Livestreaming football, deadline for online transition, COVID-19 dashboard promotion.
  • Friday, Aug. 28: Photos, stories from first week of school, new COVID-19 exposure flowchart, student placements online through Sept. 4.
  • Friday, Aug. 21: WDMCS visions for 2020-21 video, teacher assignment update, bus info., new health guidelines, Nutrition updates, Canvas help, and helping kids adjust to face coverings.
  • Friday, Aug. 14: WDMCS Hires new executive director of equity, inclusion, and diversity, transitioning between online and at-school, COVID-19 exposure guidance for students, staff.
  • Friday, Aug. 7: video that answers Return-to-Learn questions, percentages of families choosing online versus on-site, Board of Education vote on delay to start date.

School/Community Relations

Laine Mendenhall-Buck


Alexandra Wade



Aaron Young