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4201 South Union Street | Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: 515-242-8409 | Fax: 515-323-8644

Bulletin Board

Welcome to the new South Union Elementary School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

Purchase South Union Apparel!  Buy online and ship to your house!

Key Dates

  • January 16th-20th: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development/MLK Day)
  • February 1st: Yearbook Orders Due
  • February 25th: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
  • February 27th: Bilingual Family Conferences 3p-6:30p
  • March 11th and 12th: Conferences
  • March 16th-20th: NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • March 23rd25th: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
  • April 25th: 2nd annual DMPS One Run/Walk
  • April 27th: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
  • May 25th: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
  • May 28th: Last day of school (pending make-days), early dismissal

DMPS Virtual Backpack

We are pleased to welcome you to the virtual backpack for Des Moines Public Schools,  our central hub for information about school and community events and information of interest to students and their families. The new virtual backpack allows the Des Moines Public School District to distribute school and community information electronically to parents, staff, and students. Click here to visit the virtual backpack!

Des Moines Public Schools uses Nutrislice to provide easier and more complete menu information about breakfast and lunch at all of our schools.

Visit DMPS Nutrislice to see what’s for breakfast or lunch at any school on any day of the school year.

Des Moines Public Schools uses Infinite Campus as its web-based student information system.

Click Here to access the Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal

All Events
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No school

  • School Board Meeting

  • School Board Meeting

  • School Board Meeting

  • ACTs for 11th Grade (No school for K-10 & 12th grades)