The first day for Dayton Public Schools students in grades 1-12 is Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Families of preschool and kindergarten students will receive letters from their schools with information about their start dates.
Dayton Public Schools transports students in grades K-8 who live outside of a 1.5 mile radius of their assigned schools, and has new requirements for transporting students who live within the 1.5-mile radius. Beginning this school year, the district will only transport students within the 1.5-mile radius whose routes to school are impeded by any one of the following hazards:
- Active railroad crossing
- Major highway (such as US 35 or I-75)
- Bridge without a sidewalk
Learn more about walking and riding safety through the Safe Routes to School program.
Looking for bus routes? Find them here.
The DPS Back-to-School Information Call Center is available Aug. 1-31 to help answer questions about new transportation requirements, as well as a host of start-of-school topics. Hours are:
Aug. 1-10 (M-F): 1-5 p.m.
Aug. 13-31 (M-F): 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The call center number is 542-3010.
Dayton Public Schools is hosting a series of back-to-school information sessions for its families, featuring information such as uniform requirements and bell schedules, Family Meal application, the Home Access Center student portal, and student registration.
All fairs will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the following locations/dates:
Aug. 6 - Lohrey Center, 2366 Glenarm Ave.
Aug. 7 - Northwest Community Center, 1600 Princeton Ave.
Aug. 8 - Kiser PreK-8 School, 1401 Leo St.
Aug. 9 - Fairview PreK-8 School, 2314 Elsmere Ave.
Have you changed addresses and need to make an update to your child's bus route? Contact the Office of Student Assignment at 542-5555.
Parents of charter school and parochial students should contact their child's school directly for bus route information.
Please note: Dayton Public Schools does not transport high school students. Check with the Greater Dayton RTA for fare information.
Learn about this year's bell schedule for all DPS schools.
What does your child need to bring on the first day of school? Check out this page for links to individual school lists. A general list is also provided for schools without posted lists. Schools may send letters home or post the necessary supply lists on their front doors; check with your school for specific details.
Does your child need to wear a uniform to school? We have up-to-date lists for preK-8 and high school.
Need to know if your child is enrolled in a certain school, or want to register him or her?
For ECE registration, call (937) 542-3205
For ECIP registration, call (937) 542-3308
For preschool registration, call (937) 542-3319
For general registration, call (937) 542-5555
Here's what you will need to bring to enroll your child in Dayton Public Schools.
Dayton Public Schools is an innovative district of champions where students are academically and culturally prepared by a team committed to developing critical thinkers and productive citizens ready to serve the world community.