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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.

NIET TAP program video

District News

Saydel Receives School Supplies Donation

Saydel Receives School Supplies Donation

Lutheran Church of Hope in Ankeny recently donated backpacks full of school supplies to help Saydel students prepare for the new school year. Saydel Director of Special Education & Student Services Julie McKibben is pictured here with Troy Rathbun, volunteer at Lutheran Church of Hope. 


Saydel Walk-in Registration Was A Huge Success

Saydel Walk-in Registration Was A Huge Success

Walk-in registration at Saydel Schools was held this week and was a huge success. Saydel's new Superintendent Mr. Todd Martin is pictured here visiting with the Vander Kamp family.


Breakfast & Lunch Are Free For All Saydel Students!

Saydel students will be offered a free breakfast and lunch daily beginning August 23 as part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), funded by the federal government, regardless of their economic status. No Free and Reduced Meal application or documentation is required for this voluntary program. Students will need to have money in their account if they wish to purchase extra entrees, extra milk, a milk to go with their sack lunch or a la carte items. If you have any questions, please contact Jessy Sadler, Director of Food Services, at 515-264-0866.


Online Registration Begins

Online Registration opens on July 20th.

Click the PowerSchool link on the Saydel website to access online registration. 


Meningitis vaccination requirements

No Shot, No School

The meningitis vaccination is now required for all incoming 7th and 12th grade students before classes begin in the fall.

Schedule an appointment with your health care provider today.

See this video for more information.


upcoming events

August 14 - Tuesday
5:00 PM - Music
August 15 - Wednesday
5:00 PM - Music
6:00 PM - Athletic Boosters
6:00 PM - Athletic Boosters Meeting
August 16 - Thursday
New Staff Begins
5:00 PM - Music
5:45 PM - Girl Scouts
6:00 PM - After Prom Meeting
August 17 - Friday
6:00 PM - Football: Varsity Scrimmage
August 20 - Monday
Returning Staff Begin
August 21 - Tuesday
4:00 PM - Back-To-School Night
4:30 PM - Volleyball: Varsity Invitational
August 23 - Thursday
First Day of School
4:30 PM - Volleyball: JV Invitational
4:30 PM - Volleyball: 9th Invitational
5:45 PM - Girl Scouts
August 24 - Friday
7:30 PM - Football: Varsity Game
August 27 - Monday
5:00 PM - Cross Country: JV/Varsity Meet
6:00 PM - Regular School Board Meeting & Board Work Session

Saydel Community School District