School News

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up


The construction has started on our student drop-off and pick-up on 37th Street. All student drop-off and pick-up will be on 37th Street for the 2018-2019 school year. We will have diagrams explaining traffic patterns posted during registration.  We will also email the diagram to families. We will be planting a variety of mature trees to replace the trees … Read more »

Kindergarten JumpStart


We will have Kindergarten JumpStart (orientation) for student who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2018. It will be held on Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. Our theme will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we hope all our new Woodchucks will be able to attend. Invitations will … Read more »

Online Registration


Online registration for 2018-2019 opens on Monday, July 16. Current DMPS families with parent portal accounts will receive a personalized link through Infinite Campus. Follow the link to verify information and upload relevant documents. If you already have students who attend DMPS, but you do not have a parent portal account through Infinite Campus or … Read more »

Back to School Night


We are excited to meet all our returning and new Greenwood families during Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 22nd from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. You may bring your school supplies and meet your new teacher. We hope to see all our Woodchucks at Back to School Night!

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Greenwood will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Upcoming Events

Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 22
Back to School Night
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School
Sep 04
School Board Meeting

316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8410 | F: 515-323-8620

About Greenwood Elementary School

316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8410 | E:


Greenwood School serves nearly 380 elementary students, from first generation Americans to descendants of Des Moines’ founding families. Read More…

It is a sincere honor to be a part of Des Moines Public Schools and serve the children and families of Greenwood Elementary!

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