Potential Online Learning Extension

WDMCS Update | Nov. 24, 2020

WDMCS is applying for a second waiver to the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) to continue ALL PK-12 students in an online learning environment until winter break, which starts Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Video Overview of Waiver Request Until Winter Break

Calendar At A Glance

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Free Meals When All Students Learn Online

Free meals are available at several locations during West Des Moines Community Schools’ transition to online continuous learning. There will be three curbside pick-up locations and bus stop pick-up locations.

Meals will be given out three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (closed the Nov. 25 and 27 for Thanksgiving break). Two days of meals will be handed out each day, so families are invited to come all three days each week. A warm entrée will be provided each time to eat right away, along with heat-and-serve items, fruits, vegetables, and milk.

All children 1-18 years of age may participate. If your student attends WDMCS, please bring their student ID number with you. This will help the cashier get everyone through the line faster. Parent/guardians may pick up meals on behalf of the child. Please call 515-633-5085 or email kriegelw@wdmcs.org with any questions.

Curbside Pick-Up

Masks are required. Please remain in your vehicle when picking up meals.

  • Valley High School (39th St. parking lot): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
  • Stilwell Junior High (Vine St.): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Indian Hills (West lot): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bus Stop Pick-Up

Please be on time. The bus will only be at each stop for a few minutes.

Masks are required. Please maintain 6 feet social distance from others.

  • 57th St. and Vista Drive (Sun Prairie Apartments), 11:26 a.m.
  • 11th St. and Woodland Ave., 11:35 a.m.
  • Hamlet Apartments , 11:35 a.m.
  • 52nd and E.P. True Parkway (Westwood Apartments), 11:35 a.m.
  • 41st St. and Westwood (Chapel Ridge Apartments), 11:46 a.m.
  • 210 S. Prairie View Drive (Signature Place Apartments), 11:46 a.m.
  • Crestview School of Inquiry, 11:48 a.m.
  • Hillside Elementary, 11:50 a.m.
  • 19th St. and Bennett Drive, 11:55 a.m.
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