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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

Back To School Night at Saydel

Back To School Night at Saydel Schools will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21. Cornell Elementary School will be from 4:00-5:30 PM. Woodside Middle School 5th&6th Grade will be from 5:00-6:30 PM. Woodside Middle School 7th&8th Grade will be from 6:00-7:30 PM. If you have students in both grade categories, please attend between 6:00-6:30 PM. Saydel High School 9th Grade & New Student Orientation is at 6:00 PM in the High School Auditorium. Welcome to the new school year!


Girl Scouts Of Greater Iowa Welcomes Back Staff With Cookie Donation

Girl Scouts Of Greater Iowa Welcomes Back Staff With Cookie Donation

Saydel staff has been welcomed back to school by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. As a token of appreciation, they donated 26 cases of "Thanks A Lot" cookies for staff to enjoy. Superintendent Mr. Todd Martin is pictured here with Girl Scouts CEO Beth Shelton.


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 20 - Monday
Returning Staff Begin
August 21 - Tuesday
4:00 PM - Cornell Back To School Night
4:30 PM - Volleyball: Varsity Invitational
5:00 PM - Woodside Back To School Night 5&6 Grade
6:00 PM - Woodside Back To School Night 7&8 Grade
6:00 PM - High School New Student & Freshman Orientation
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
August 28 - Tuesday
5:00 PM - Parent Meeting
August 29 - Wednesday
5:30 PM - Parent Meeting
August 30 - Thursday
Cross Country: JV/Varsity Invitational
5:45 PM - Girl Scouts
6:30 PM - Woodside PTO Meeting
August 31 - Friday
7:30 PM - Football: Varsity Game

Saydel Community School District