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

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Video from the Return to Learn Parent Meeting

Here is the information from the Return to Learn Parent Meeting this week.  Click Here

Garton’s Drop Off and Pick Up Map

We look forward to seeing our Hybrid Learning Students next week as we return to in-person learning! The Monday/Tuesday cohort will have school on Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th.  The Thursday/Friday cohort will have school Wednesday, October 21st, Thursday, October 22nd, and Friday, October 23rd.  Please review the arrival and dismissal information below and the attached image for a view of the grade level entrances and drop off/pickup locations.  If your child is riding a bus this year, you will receive a phone call by the end of the day today with their busing information.


Doors open at 7:30 AM, School starts at 7:45AM  (Students cannot be dropped off earlier than 7:30)

K-1 enters through doors South Parking Lot Loop on E. 24th Street
-Siblings of K-1 students can also be dropped off at the K-1 entrance

2-3 Enters through Main Entrance Doors on E. 24th Street (Drop off in the Parent Pickup Line in the Hull Ave Parking Lot)

4-5 Enters through West Doors at the Hull Ave. Parking Lot (Parent-Pickup)

For health and safety reasons, parents must stay in their cars, and drivers must use the parent pickup/drop-off lane.


Students will exit the building at 2:40pm and walk with their teacher to their assigned dismissal location.

Pick-up locations are the same as the arrival locations.

Students with siblings in K-1, will be dismissing from the K-1 Entrance

Parents must stay in their cars and use the parent pick-up lanes.  There will be no parking in the lots or waiting at the entrances.

If your child will be walking home, please let their teacher know so they can dismiss them to leave.

All Events
  • Middle School Hybrid First Day

  • No Classes; Conferences

  • Fall Break – No School

  • Election Day

  • School Board Meeting