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2820 E. 24th Street | Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: 515-242-8408 | Fax: 515-323-8619

Bulletin Board

Report Absences while Virtual Learning

Dear Garton Families,

While we are temporarily in the virtual mode, please remember to continue to notify the school when your child is feeling ill.  We would all like to return to Hybrid learning and eventually 100% in person as soon as possible, but it’s important we maintain a healthy environment for our students and staff to return to.  In order for this to happen, we need to know if:

Your child is feeling ill

Your child is being tested for Covid-19

Your child tested positive for Covid-19 and has been told to isolate

You have a positive Covid-19 case in your household

Your child has been exposed to a positive Covid-19 person

Your child has been identified as a close contact and has been told to quarantine

Please call the main office at 515-242-8408.  If you have questions about how long to isolate, quarantine, or if your child has been exposed and is a close contact, please call Mrs. Wells, the school nurse.  I am also available by email at or through School CNXT.

Communication will be critical in order to reopen our schools safely and quickly, we all need to work together!


Mrs. Wells, School Nurse

All Events
  • Holiday Break – no school

  • School Board Meeting

  • Winter Break – Dec. 23 – Jan. 1

  • School Board Meeting

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; No School