School News


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines like River Woods may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible, students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.


Online Registration for the 2015-16 School Year Starts July 1st


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The school office will be open for registration assistance on July 20th, 21st, and 30th from 1:00 to 7:00pm. Please call the school office if you need assistance with your parent portal account or are experiencing difficulty with the online process 515-242-8433.

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School Supplies


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Learn About School Choice for 2015-16


Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, this school will be offering school choice for the 2015-16 school year. This is required by NCLB of schools “in need of improvement.” Click the headline for more information and to download a School Choice request form. All forms are due no later than July 1. Late forms will not be accepted.


Apps and Books Inspire Play at River Woods


Iowa Public Television created a “library corner” in the River Woods Elementary School cafeteria, and hosted families for a fun evening, showing them PBS apps that help make anytime a learning time. The library corner will serve as an area for students to gather and share their love of reading. To see more photos, click on the image.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

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2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8433 | F: 515-244-2386

About River Woods Elementary School


2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8433 | E:


At River Woods, our mission includes providing learners with meaningful, differentiated learning experiences, collaboration and a common vision for achievement, and maintaining a safe, responsible and respectful school climate. Read More…

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