West Des Moines Community Schools | March 18, 2020

Special Edition: Coronavirus Updates

Spring Sports & Activities Suspended

Read about guidelines for practices, competitions, and sanctioned activities in the coming weeks.

Supporting Our WDMCS Staff During Time Off

WDMCS administrators will be presenting a plan to the WDMCS Board of Education on Monday, March 23, that would recommend hourly employees be paid from March 23-April 12. Spring break compensation would be based on employees who would have worked that week.

We are also recommending that certified and salaried staff continue to receive their regular pay without needing to use any paid leave. In addition, teachers will NOT need to make up any of the days missed between now and April 10. We will update staff with details when possible.

We wish to thank all of our WDMCS staff for their dedication. We consider each an important part of our family and are doing our best to support staff, provide timely information, and help ease anxiety. #weareWDMCS

WDMCS Nutrition Department Provides Meals Starting March 23

Starting Monday, March 23, the WDMCS Nutrition Services Department will provide free “grab-and-go” meals for children at six WDMCS sites.

Meal Sites: Open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday

Most sites will use the bus lanes for pick up. Please follow the signage at your site.

  • Clive Learning Academy, 1600 73rd St., Windsor Heights, IA 50324
  • Crestview School of Inquiry, 8355 Franklin Ave., Clive, IA 50325
  • Hillside Elementary, 713 Eight St., West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Indian Hills Junior High, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive, IA 50325
  • Stilwell Junior High, 1601 Vine St., West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Pick up at Valley will be near Tiger Field.

Meals are FREE to all children and teens 18 years or younger. The meals provided each day will include both lunch and breakfast for the next day.

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COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

This page is intended to be a source of information about COVID-19 and provide links to the most updated information on how it is impacting our WDMCS community.

West Des Moines Community Schools

We understand a students’ education is an important part of their life journey, and we are committed to their success. At WDMCS, students will gain knowledge and develop skills to prepare them for life. The excellent opportunities we offer enable students to explore their interests and achieve their potential because we believe every student can find their place in the WDMCS.