COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Vulnerable Populations

English Version (Scroll down for Spanish Version) The Polk County Health Department is hosting two community clinics dedicated to vulnerable populations on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of April at our location (1907 Carpenter Ave Des Moines). These clinics will offer drive-thru and walk-up options …

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Annual Hearing Screenings at Ruby Van Meter March 5th

The Des Moines Public Schools Audiology team provides hearing screenings for students in preschool, kindergarten, first, second, and fifth grades throughout the district. Ruby Van Meter screenings will take place on Friday, March 5, 2021. Due to concerns …

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The Last Day of School and Other Changes

Des Moines Public Schools has made some changes in this year’s academic calendar to make up lost hours due to the ongoing pandemic. Thursday, June 3, 2021 has been designated as the last day of school by the …

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Second Semester for Virtual Students and Families

Ruby Van Meter Virtual Families: Next Monday, January 25thmarks the start of our second semester during this pandemic. We are releasing new learning opportunities for our virtual learners across all grade levels at Ruby Van Meter.   Please see …

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There will be no school on Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Have a safe and warm holiday. We look forward to seeing the in-person students on Tuesday, January 19, …

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Winter Break Safety

We know that you are excite about Winter Break! The safest way to celebrate winter holidays is at home with the people who live with you.  If you do plan to travel or gather with others this holiday week, please take steps …

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Pandemic Holiday Connections

Ruby Van Meter Social Worker Heather Kerndt reminds us that planning for and celebrating the holidays brings a whole set of stresses to our lives. 2020 may be especially challenging with the pandemic, growing numbers of positive cases …

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