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815 East 13th Street | Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: 515-242-7788 | Fax: 515-242-7958

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Welcome Letter & Technology Support

Please review our 20-21 Welcome Letter.  It contains important information regarding our schedule, links to orientation, and meal times. Also listed below are links to TRANSLATED TECHNOLOGY HELP GUIDES: English,  ArabicSwahili, Somali, Spanish,  Student Toolbox for Virtual Learning  pleae utilize these resources if you need  any technology support. Lastly we have included a help video for navigating Microsoft Teams. We thank you for your patience and we look forward to getting our 20-21 school year underway! Our first day of school is Tuesday September 8th. All students will be starting the year virtually. 

What is School CNXT

School CNXT is a  two-way communication platform that brings equity to  family engagement efforts. Please activate your school CNXT account: If you need to re-set your School CNXT password you can do so at the following link:

What is Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus is an excellent tool to track how your child is doing in his or her classes. This video gives you instructions for Getting to your IC Account.  Infinite Capus is an online tool we will utilize regulary throughout the school year. Click on the link below to login to your account: Login to your IC Account

How do I log into Canvas?

You can access you Canvas by logging into please bookmark the site. The link to Canvas can also be found on the DMPS website. Parents can download the Canvas app by follwing the instructions located on this link Canvas Access for Parents .This video also walks you through how to navigate your Canvas account-Canvas Help

Meals for Students

Meals will be available, Monday – Friday for pick up at all school buildings from 11 a.m. 1 p.m., except Smouse/Van Meter, Lincoln Rails, Mitchell Early Childhood Center, Taylor Early Childhood Center, McKee Early Childhood Center and Woodlawn Early Childhood Center. Harding, Hoyt, McCombs, Merrill, Meredith, and Weeks middle schools will be open again Monday – Friday from 4 – 6 p.m. for working families to come and pick up meals for their students at home.

DMPS Meals Information





All Events
  • Elementary Hybrid First Day

  • Swimming: Girls Varsity (Cancelled) vs. Des Moines LincolnDes Moines NorthOttumwaDes Moines Roosevelt’>Multiple Schools (Home)

  • Swimming: Girls JV (Cancelled) vs. Des Moines LincolnDes Moines NorthOttumwaDes Moines Roosevelt’>Multiple Schools (Home)

  • School Board Meeting

  • Cross Country: Girls Varsity vs. Dowling Catholic Des Moines Lincoln Des Moines North Des Moines Roosevelt WDM Valley”>Multiple Schools (Away)