School News

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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.

Jump Rope for Heart


Our school is getting ready to kick-off Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association! We are so excited to teach your student how to care for their heart while raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer! With the help of our friends from the SCARE SQUAD our school is going to … Read more »

Conference Sign Up


It’s time to start thinking about spring conferences, please take a few minutes to sign up for a conference time for February 7th or 8th.  It is very important that you make sure you student’s teacher is selected at the top.  

Vision to Learn


All River Woods students had their eyes tested and 64 students received two pair of free classes through the Vision to Learn Program. This is an amazing gift that will have a big impact for so many of our learners.

No School in Observance of MLK Day


There will be no school on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Rescheduled Boundary and PTA Meeting


We have rescheduled the boundary and PTA meeting for Tuesday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing families at the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Mar 20
School Board Meeting
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 03
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
Kindergarten Sign-Up
Apr 17
School Board Meeting

2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8433 | F: 515-323-8641

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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