Special COVID-19 Notice: Des Moines Public Schools requires students, staff, and visitors to wear masks at all times while inside DMPS buildings beginning Wednesday, Sept. 15.

DMPS 2021-22 School Year Calendar

July
5 Fourth of July observance; offices closed
6
School Board meeting

August
3 School Board meeting
25 First day of school (full day)

September
6 Labor Day Holiday
7 School Board meeting
9 First day of Preschool
21 School Board meeting
24 No school – Professional Development day

October
5
School Board meeting
19
School Board meeting
22
No Classes at Downtown School ONLY
25-29
No Classes at Downtown School ONLY
28
No school; Conferences
29 No school; PD day

November
1
No school
2 No school; Election day
2 School Board meeting
16 School Board meeting
22-26 No Classes at Downtown School ONLY
24‐26 Holiday break; No school

December
7
School Board meeting
10 No school; Professional Development day
22 – 31 Winter Break; No school

January
4
School Board meeting
17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No school
18-19 No school; Professional Development days
18 School Board meeting
20 First day of second semester

February
1
School Board meeting
14 No school; Conferences
15 School Board meeting

March
1 School Board meeting
8 Juniors Take ACTs: no school grades PreK-10 and 12 (Downtown School is in session this day)
11 No Classes at Downtown School ONLY
14‐18 Spring Break – No school
21-22 No school; Professional Development days

April
5 School Board meeting
18-22 No Classes at Downtown School ONLY
19 School Board meeting
22 No school
25 No school; Professional Development day

May
3
School Board meeting
17 School Board meeting
26 Last day of Preschool
27 No Classes at Downtown School ONLY
30 Memorial Day; No school

June
1 Last day of school (early release)
7 School Board meeting
10 No Classes at Downtown School ONLY
15 Downtown School only – Last day of school; early release
21 School Board meeting


Commencement Schedule for Class of 2022

 

SCHOOLLOCATIONDATETIME
APA and FocusCentral CampusSaturday, May 2111:00 a.m.
Ruby Van MeterRuby Van Meter GymnasiumFriday, May 276:00 p.m.
East High SchoolDrake University Knapp CenterSaturday, May 289:00 a.m.
Lincoln High SchoolDrake University Knapp CenterSaturday, May 2812:30 p.m.
Roosevelt High SchoolDrake University Knapp CenterSaturday, May 284:00 p.m.
Virtual CampusCentral Campus AuditoriumSaturday, May 286:30 p.m.
Hoover High SchoolDrake University Knapp CenterSunday, May 2910:00 a.m.
North High SchoolDrake University Knapp CenterSunday, May 291:00 p.m.
Summer GraduationTBDTBDTBD

District Calendars for Download

DMPS Student Calendar 2021-22
Downtown School Student Calendar 2021-22