School News

2017-2018 School Supply List


Below you will find the school supply list for the 2017-2018 school year.  We greatly appreciate your support in providing supplies.

Kindergarten Jumpstart


If you have a child enrolled for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year you can sign up for Kindergarten Jumpstart.  Jumpstart allows your child to adjust to kindergarten while providing fun, interactive, academic activities.  Please call Heather at 242-8433 by August 4th if you plan to have your child attend.

School Registration


You can now register your child/children online.  You can access your parent portal at   River Woods will be open for registration support on July 27th from 1:op-7:00 p.m.  Computers and Spanish speaking interpreters will be available.  If you have any questions please call the office at 242-8433 Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00.

5th Grade Promotion


5th Grade promotion will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m., in the River Woods Gym. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria immediately following the promotion.

Field Day- Moved to Monday May 22nd


For field day students need to wear comfortable shoes.  They can wear a hat and athletic type clothing.  There are two stations that involve water.  They should not get soaked, but they will be dipping out of a kiddie pool.  Students will have the opportunity to have a water/strawberry break as part of the event. … Read more »

Family Fun Night at the Science Center


Family Fun Night is here!  Come out to the Des Moines Science Center on May 16th from 5:00-8:00pm.  Your admission is free and there are fun exhibits for the whole family to enjoy.  There will be a shuttle bus provided from River Woods Elementary.  You are welcome to drive yourself, but parking in the city … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Jul 27
Registration Support
Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 09
Kindergarten Jumpstart
Aug 10
Kindergarten Jumpstart
Aug 15
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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