The Saydel Community School District has an excellent tradition of fostering positive relationships with students, parents and staff. Our daily focus is to meet the unique learning needs of each and every student. We are a district of approximately 1,300 students and provide a small school learning environment for our students. We keep our focus on three non-negotiable goals:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
  3. Maximizing the Use of Resources

We are a TAP school and believe improving instruction and providing a viable and rigorous education for all students is paramount. TAP, The System for Teacher and Student Advancement is a rigorous professional development model that is implemented daily and weekly through class instruction and teacher leadership meetings. Our instructional model allows us to have two Master Teachers and five Mentor Teachers per building to support our career teachers. Saydel Community School District is an excellent 3A school district conveniently located in the north Des Moines Metro area.

District News

Information Regarding Closings, Delays and Early Dismissals

Please check out infomration regarding closings, delays and early dismissals here.


PowerSchool Unavailable due to upgrade

PowerSchool will not be available 12/22/2014. An upgrade will take place that day requiring PowerSchool to be down. If you have any questions please contact your students building.


Cornell Start Time to Change Effective January 13, 2015

Effective January 13, 2015, Cornell Elementary will have a new start time.

  • The new start time will be 8:35AM (currently 8:45AM)
  • Doors will open at 8:20AM (currently 8:30AM)

All associated schedules will be impacted by this 10 minute earlier start time, including bussing.  Eagle’s Nest & Preschool schedules will not be impacted by this change.

Parents of bussed students will receive a letter indicating new bus pickup times reflecting this 10-minute change.

A letter with detailing this decision has been sent to Cornell parents via e-mail.


upcoming events

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December 19 - Friday
09:00 AM - Cornell Mini Sessions followed by sing along
06:00 PM - Girls - Varsity - Basketball
07:30 PM - Boys - Varsity - Basketball
December 20 - Saturday
09:00 AM - Varsity - Wrestling
December 22 - Monday
Winter Vacation
December 23 - Tuesday
Winter Vacation
December 24 - Wednesday
Winter Vacation
December 25 - Thursday
Winter Vacation
December 26 - Friday
Winter Vacation
December 27 - Saturday
Winter Vacation
December 28 - Sunday
Winter Vacation
December 29 - Monday
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December 30 - Tuesday
Winter Vacation
December 31 - Wednesday
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January 1 - Thursday
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January 2 - Friday
Winter Vacation

Saydel Community School District