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

Registration now open

Registration is now open and is completed in 2 steps.  

First, the online portion of registration is completed by logging in to the PowerSchool parent portal.  Second, parents/guardians must complete additional forms that can not be collected online in PowerSchool registration, example: bus/transportation form abd Free and Reduced Lunch application.

Forms that must be returned were mailed earlier this summer and can also be printed during online registration.

The Free and Reduced lunch application can also be completed separately by clicking the link provided in the online registration.

On-site registration days will be availabe at district office on August 4th from noon-6:30pm and August 5th from 7am-12:30pm. Staff from buildings, Nutrition Services, Eagles Nest and Activities will also be availabe at district office to answer questions and collect forms.  Open computer lab for those needing help completing the online portion of registration will be availabe at these times in the Woodside Computer lab.  


New Parent Notification System

Saydel has implemented a new parent notification system called SchoolMessenger.  It replaces an older system that had been used to make broadcast phone calls and emails to parents on things like lunch balances, school delays and general messages.

The new system is now making our low lunch balance calls and will be making attendance calls as well.

This system will allow parents to log in to the Saydel PowerSchool Parent Portal and make selections on how you would like to receive different messages.  The system will now also allow parents to begin receiving notifications as text messages.


upcoming events

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August 4 - Monday
12:00 PM - Registration
05:00 PM - HS Band
August 5 - Tuesday
07:00 AM - Registration
05:00 PM - HS Band
August 7 - Thursday
08:00 PM - HS Band/Vocal

Saydel Community School District