West Des Moines Community Schools | Sept. 25, 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.)

Superintendent Reads to Second-Grade Online Class

Dr. Remy Reads to Western Hills' Second-Grade Online Class
WDMCS Parentlink Login Communication Preferences Tutorial

Polk County Percentages Clarification for Temporarily Transitioning Online

Download WDMCS Transition Matrix Infographic

Download and print the Polk County percentage infographic to reference.

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Need A Refresher? View Previous Newsletters

  • Friday, Sept. 18: 2020 Homecoming, Valley Mask BANDITs, tech help for multilingual learners.
  • 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.

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