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4301 College | Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: 515-242-8430 | Fax: 515-323-8638

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Welcome to the new Perkins Elementary School School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

School Registration

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year starts online on July 15.  We will also have a registration day here at Perkins Elementary on July 25th from 1-7pm if you need help registering.  Remember that if you are registering a kindergartner and have an existing student here already, you need to register them earlier before July 12th or you will have to go to the Welcome Center to register them as a new student.  You can come by the school anytime, even now, to register your new kindergartner.

Free Breakfast and Lunch at Perkins

Perkins Elementary will begin offering free breakfast and lunch for “all” students starting with the upcoming school year.  We have offered free breakfast in the past and are fortunate to offer free lunch as well.  No more worrying about adding money to your child’s account!!

Pick up and Drop off Procedures

Please make sure that when you drop off or pick up your child as a car rider, you do so in a safe and orderly fashion.  Never pick up or drop off randomly in the middle of the road.  Mainly this is a safety concern as it makes it harder to see for pedestrians, and can cause someone to hit you from behind.  Also, please do not use the bus lane on College St. as this is reserved for….buses.

DMPS Virtual Backpack

We are pleased to welcome you to the virtual backpack for Des Moines Public Schools,  our central hub for information about school and community events and information of interest to students and their families. The new virtual backpack allows the Des Moines Public School District to distribute school and community information electronically to parents, staff, and students. Click here to visit the virtual backpack!

All Events
  • First Day of School

  • Labor Day – No school

  • Professional Development – No School

  • No School – May be reserved for conferences

  • Professional Development – No school