District Staff Monthly E-Newsletter

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Tiger Athletics Winter Sports

Check out the latest scores and schedules for basketball, bowling, boys' swimming, and wrestling.

PODCAST: Canvas FAQs for Parents

Listen as Carrie Jacobs and Abby Cunningham, online learning coordinators, share answers to common questions WDMCS parents ask about Canvas.

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Canvas - Parent FAQs by West Des Moines Community Schools

Honoring All WDMCS Cultures

As we prepare for winter break, we want to remind WDMCS employees to keep in mind the diversity of our students, staff, and families. While Christmas is a prominent holiday for many in the United States, its meaning, importance, and religious affiliation varies.

Holiday decorations should not be placed in district buildings, classrooms, or offices. At the heart of this topic is a desire for all of us to be cognizant of the rich diversity of our community.

As a public school district, we must remain neutral when it comes to religion. We are committed to protecting the best interests of all students, staff, and families by responding to concerns and adjusting any past practice as needed so that we can provide the best learning environment possible.

If you have additional questions regarding religious neutrality, please reference Board Policy 603.06.

Des Moines Performing Arts Discounted Tickets

West Des Moines Community Schools employees will now receive 10% discounts to select performances of Willis Broadway Series touring shows. Other discounts are also available on other events. Visit www.dmpa.org/etix, select our school district from the dropdown, and use promo code EGROUPS1920 to obtain these savings. This season’s Broadway tours include "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Come From Away," "Anastasia," and "Wicked."
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