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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 four non-negotiable goals:

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

We are a TAP best practices 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. We are also 1:1 Chromebooks grades 2-12.

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District News

Online Registration to open July 19

Online registration for returning students should open on July 19. Watch for further announcements here for links and details.

Saydel is changing to a new online registration system this school year. Keep watching for more details.


Kristi Powers joining Saydel District Office

We would like to formally announce the addition of a new staff member to our Saydel Family.  Kristi Powers will be joining the Saydel District Office as a director of Human Resources.  We will share her services with Van Meter CSD.  Please see attachment for additional details on Dr. Powers. 


Summer Food Service Program

Summer Meal Meet-ups

Saydel Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. No identification or registration is required. All sites will be closed on July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the site and times as follows:


Cornell Elementary
June 3-Aug. 9
Breakfast served 8:00am–9:00 a.m.
Lunch served 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Have you heard?

The Saydel Community School District is in the planning stages of a Bond Referendum this fall to fund construction in order to...

  • Renovate EVERY classroom in the district and build new classroom additions to better support modern teaching methods and individual learning styles.
  • Improve safety and security at EVERY building.
  • Improve energy efficiency at EVERY building.
  • Improve Fine Arts Spaces, Media Centers, and/or Common Spaces at EVERY building.

The proposed facility improvements are founded on four driving factors:  

  1. Safety of our buildings and grounds
  2. Modernizing the academic learning environment
    1. Update Instructional Environment
    2. Enhance Fine Arts Facilities
  3. Further marketing our community through facility improvements
  4. Fiscally managing resources to maintain tax rate

See this flyer for more information.


upcoming events

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July 16 - Tuesday
9:00 AM - Music
5:30 PM - Baseball: JV Game
7:30 PM - Baseball: Varsity Game
July 17 - Wednesday
6:00 PM - Softball: Varsity Banquet
July 18 - Thursday
Baseball: Varsity Banquet
8:00 AM - Music
5:00 PM - Music
July 19 - Friday
8:00 AM - Music
5:00 PM - Baseball: Varsity Districts
July 22 - Monday
Baseball: Varsity Sub-State
2:00 PM - Band Camp Week 1
July 23 - Tuesday
2:00 PM - Band Camp Week 1
July 24 - Wednesday
2:00 PM - Band Camp Week 1
7:30 PM - Baseball: Varsity Sub-State
July 25 - Thursday
2:00 PM - Band Camp Week 1
July 26 - Friday
2:00 PM - Band Camp Week 1
July 29 - Monday
2:00 PM - Band Camp Week 1
July 30 - Tuesday
2:00 PM - Band Camp Week 1
7:30 PM - Baseball: Varsity State

Saydel Community School District