We made it! One semester completed. Thank you for the patience, collaboration, and cooperation that it took to accomplish holding school in the midst of a pandemic. We feel proud of the strength and purpose that it took to maintain our focus on educating kids in a safe environment. It took all of us, so thank you for your part!

Enjoy the winter break and holidays!

Dr. Melissa Poloncic
(402) 359 2583
Joe on the Go
Thank you to those of you who supported the teacher treats from the DC West Community Schools Foundation! The staff members enjoyed a morning of drinks and donuts from Joe on the Go, supported by your donations to the DC West Foundation. What a kind treat, thank you so much!
Falcon Kindness
Schools across the district supported families in need this holiday season. Thank you to the supporters of projects at DC West Elementary, DC West Middle School and DC West High School! So many families were supported with your generous donations!
Linda Chitwood
Business Manager
Superintendent's Office

Congratulations to Linda Chitwood on her retirement as Business Manager at DC West Community Schools! Linda began her career at DC West as the accompanist for the music department. She transitioned into a position as DC West's Business Manager where she spent 20+ years. We wish Linda well in her next journey and welcome Cindy Quang as the new Business Manager at DC West! Cindy joined the district in August in order to cross train for the position. Cindy was previously Business Manager at North Mahaska Community School District in Iowa prior to joining DC West.

Football Honors
Fall 2020

First Team All District:
Kayden Jensen
Bodie Pleskach
Neil Hartman

Honorable Mention All District:
Nick Stanzel
Matt Beck
Kaden Kehrli
Chase Jones
Garrett Hoffman

Academic All State:
Garrett Hoffman

**All state honors have yet to be released

Return to Learning and COVID-19 at DC West
We continue to carefully implement our protocols for the health and safety of our students in order to stay in school. One of the best indicators of the health and safety inside our schools is the data collected on our school district's positive cases and quarantines. We will continue to provide monthly data from our records in the Community Connections. This data includes students attending in person as well as remotely. A couple of definitions for this data are; a COVID positive staff or student is one who received a positive result on a COVID test, a quarantine is an individual who had a close contact exposure (closer than 6 foot for more than 15 minutes unmasked) to a person with a positive result on a COVID test.

Data reported from August 20 - December 18, 2020:

Coach Russ Ninemire
on Win #600!
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401 Pine St, PO Box 378, Valley, NE 68064
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