DMPS Participates in National Fire Prevention Week

Safety at school is one of the district’s top priorities. Schools practice fire drills six times each year and the Des Moines Fire Department partners with the district, offering curriculum supports that enhance knowledge of good safety practices …

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DMPS and Nomi Health Offer COVID-19 Testing Sites

Nomi Health, the direct healthcare company coordinating COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts across the country, is partnering with Des Moines Public Schools to give students and staff members priority access to COVID-19 testing. Two locations – at Hoover …

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COVID-19 Pandemic Supply Shortages Impact School Meals

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on the supply chain, some food and beverages normally provided to students may not be available. DMPS food and nutrition teams continue to report supply chain and product availability shortages …

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Des Moines Public Schools Will Reinstate Mask Mandate

NOTE: following the press release is a letter sent by Superintendent Ahart to all DMPS families on Tuesday, September 14 providing additional information on the mask requirements in effect at DMPS. In light of the U.S. District Court’s …

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Wynn-Green Becomes Equity & Inclusion Program Manager

Carol Wynn-Green will be the new Equity and Inclusion Program Manager at Des Moines Public Schools. She replaces Jacob Cummings, who left the district to pursue other opportunities. Originally from Iowa, Wynn-Green graduated from Coe College in Cedar …

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