School News

Sign Up for Conferences


Parents please sign up for a conference time online.  Please make sure the correct teacher is selected in the tab at the top of the page before signing up.  If you have any questions or need support please let us know. Here is the link you will need to sign up for conferences: We … Read more »

Fall Field Day


Come out and watch your student(s) participate in our Fall Field Day!  3-5th grade will have their field day from 9:15-11:15 and K-2 grade will be from 1:15-3:15.  Students can wear hats, sunglasses, tennis, and shorts.  Students will be active, participating in relay games.  There will be two stations with water involvement.  Parents are more than … Read more »

Fall Family Night at the Carnival


Come to our open house where you will spend 20 minutes with your child’s teacher learning about their day and how you can support them with learning.  After you attend the session head on outside to the carnival where all beef hot dogs, chips and cookies will be served picnic style on the playground.  There … Read more »


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

New School Times for the 2017-2018


Our school start and end times have changed a little bit.  The school day will start at 8:45 a.m. with the doors opening at 8:35 a.m. for breakfast.  Dismissal will now be at 3:40 p.m. every day except Wednesday.  On Wednesday dismissal will be at 2:10 p.m.

Back to School Open House


Join us for our Back to School Open House on Tuesday, August 22nd from 4-6 p.m.  Come on in and check out your new classroom and meet your teacher.  This would be a great time to bring in your school supplies to lessen the load on the first day of school.

Upcoming Events

Sep 29
K-2 Field Day
Oct 03
School Board Meeting
Oct 04
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences
Oct 04
PTA Scholastic Book Sale
Oct 05
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

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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