West Des Moines Community Schools

Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

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COVID-19 Vaccines Readily Available in Central Iowa

WDMCS parents, students, and staff who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot have several options within our community.

Online Vaccination Site Provider Lists

Visit these sites to look up current drive-through or pop-up clinics:

In addition, several area pharmacies offer vaccines by appointment:

Interpreter Support

Families who need language interpreters can receive support through Hy-Vee and Polk County Health Department vaccination locations. The following organizations also provide interpretation services:

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EFR offers FREE support to families. Call 515-244-6090

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Substitute Spotlight: Anita Keshwani

Substitute Spotlight: Anita Keshwani

Anita Keshwani began volunteering at her children's school when they were younger, but she enjoyed it so much that she's now a WDMCS substitute teacher.

"If you enjoy working with kids, I would definitely give it a try," she says, "because these kids are willing to learn and it's nice to give back to the community."

Are you interested in becoming more involved at your students’ schools? WDMCS is seeking substitute teachers, secretaries, and support staff for the remainder of the school year, and we’ve recently raised our pay rates!

In order to substitute teach in the state of Iowa, you'll need to obtain a substitute authorization. Here's a handy guide from Heartland AEA that outlines all the steps you'll need to take in order to become authorized.

Click here to learn more about substitute teacher certification, open positions, and to apply: discover.wdmcs.org/applytosub

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