Student Information

Year-round reference items to keep you updated.

Life is busy, and often times, it’s more than a struggle just to fish all of the necessary papers out of your student’s book bag. That’s why we’ve redesigned our website’s Students & Parents menu to better serve you. Get what you’re looking for, and bookmark these pages for future use. 

Back to school, year-round

Want to know what school supplies are needed at your child’s school? Different schools have different requirements, but we gather together that information in one location for you at the beginning of each school year.

How about whether or not he will wear a uniform, or what that uniform will be? We have that information, also, separated by elementary and high schools (along with the Ponitz Career Tech Center). 

Food for thought

All Dayton Public Schools students receive breakfast and lunch for free, through the USDA's Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act, Community Eligibility Option. Ala carte items will continue to be available to DPS students who choose to purchase additional items. Our monthly lunch menus are available on our website. In addition, all elementary schools have their lunch menu available in a scrolling feed on their respective homepages.

Each summer, Dayton Public Schools sponsors a summer food service program. Free meals are made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate during the school year in a public or private nonprofit school program established for the mentally or physically disabled.  The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability; and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  

A complete listing of sites serving this summer food program is available on our website under this menu, during summer months only (June through August).

Graduation Day

Learn about Ohio’s changing graduation requirements, and how they will impact your student.

Positive Change

Dayton Public Schools uses Positive School Climate, a three-tiered system of behavioral interventions. Get more information about this program here. In addition, many of our schools are piloting Restorative Justice programs.



Make the Grade

Student grades through the DPS Home Access Center. more

Top of school bus

Bus Alerts

Bus route notifications via My Stop more