Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023
To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be 5 years old by September 15, 2022.
The Urbandale Community School District (UCSD) welcomes your kindergarten student! We take great care in creating a culture of learning in our classrooms to help make the transition to kindergarten a positive experience for your child and family. Our focus is to help each child learn, grow, and achieve success on the pathway of lifelong learning.
Kindergarten students must be residents of UCSD or file the appropriate paperwork. Please see the section of our website about Open Enrollment if you do not live within district boundaries. Please note: Your home address could be within the City of Urbandale but still not be within UCSD boundaries. Here is the 2021-2023 Elementary Boundary Map. Here is the Elementary Boundary Map beginning in the 2023-24 school year. If you’d like help determining which school your child would attend, please contact Sandy Walters (contact information at the bottom of this page).
The Traditional Calendar is followed by all schools except Rolling Green. Rolling Green follows a Flexible Calendar (year-round school). Learn more below about Rolling Green Elementary. Please note: Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the year-round program will move to Karen Acres Elementary; here is the Elementary Boundary Map beginning in the 2023-24 school year.
Click here to view calendars for UCSD schools. We encourage you to learn more about our Kindergarten program, support services, and community partnerships by viewing the following videos and information. We look forward to welcoming your child and family this fall!
Rolling Green: Year-Round Elementary School
One of the many things that makes Urbandale unique is the year-round elementary school found right in the heart of the Urbandale Community School District. Rolling Green Elementary is a school of choice which means families choose to attend Rolling Green school no matter where they live in the district. This is in contrast to other schools where students are assigned a school based on the proximity of their home to their neighborhood school.
“Year-round” means that Rolling Green is able to provide even more learning opportunities throughout the year, but it does not mean that students go to school every day of the year. Rolling Green is in session the same number of days as elementary schools on the traditional year calendar. Rolling Green’s summer break is a full six weeks long and the schedule provides more frequent breaks throughout the year which gives everyone the chance to reset and refresh! On most breaks, Rolling Green offers optional, theme-based programming for a small fee. This provides families additional childcare and gives kids fun, hands-on learning experiences that include fantastic field trips.
We would love the opportunity to share more about Rolling Green with you and all our school has to offer your child and family. Please reach out to Principal Dania Wilson to learn more. We hope to welcome your family to our kindergarten program this fall!
Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the year-round program will move to Karen Acres Elementary; here is the Elementary Boundary Map beginning in the 2023-24 school year.
Register your child for kindergarten!
STEP 1: COMPLETE & RETURN PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS
We now use DocuSign for pre-registration of all students. Please complete this request to receive the DocuSign pre-registration forms. Once your request has been received, Sandy Walters will email you the DocuSign registration forms. You will receive one set of forms per student. Please open and complete the DocuSign forms; when you click “finish” the forms will automatically be returned to Sandy Walters (Note: The forms work best when completing them on a computer.) We’d like to request all pre-registration forms returned as soon as possible.
Please submit the additional registration documents, listed on the cover sheet of the DocuSign forms, via email to Sandy Walters (contact information at the bottom of this page).
STEP 2: COMPLETE REGISTRATION INFORMATION VIA INFOSNAP (END OF APRIL/EARLY MAY)
Once all required pre-registration documents have been received, the Registrar will enter all preliminary registration information into our student information system. Once online registration opens for the 2022-23 school year, you will receive an email with instructions and a “SnapCode” that will allow you to complete registration for your students. With your “SnapCode” handy, please login to InfoSnap as directed and create an account to complete the online portion of registration for your student. (If you have older siblings in the district, you may login with the account you have already created.) You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging that your student’s registration has been completed. Note: If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Sandy Walters (contact information at the bottom of this page).
STEP 3: COMPLETE & RETURN HEALTH FORMS
In order to help streamline the registration process for your child to start kindergarten, we’d like to request receiving these health forms by May 1 if possible. Please note that Iowa Law requires a parent to provide evidence of required immunizations upon enrollment. If your child is missing any of the required immunizations, your child may be enrolled provisionally for 60 calendar days if they have received at least one dose of each required vaccine. After the 60 days, your child will be excluded from school until they receive the immunizations. Please take a picture of the completed forms and email the pictures to Sandy Walters (contact information at the bottom of this page) or to the nurse at your student’s school. Nurse contact information is on the welcome letter in your health packet.
- Kindergarten Registration Health Packet (English)
- Kindergarten Registration Health Packet (Bosnian)
- Kindergarten Registration Health Packet (Spanish)
NOTE: Registration is not complete until you have submitted the Pre-Registration DocuSign forms and Verification documents (Step 1) and completed registration via InfoSnap (Step 2). Please also be sure to complete and return health forms (Step 3). Thank you!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DISTRICT PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Adventuretime Before & After School Program
Click here to learn more about the Adventuretime Before & After School Program
To be on a route for the first day of school, your request needs to be received no later than July 1st for Rolling Green and August 1st for all other schools. We will be happy to add your student after the due date, but the bus stop locations will be set; thus, students may have to walk farther and possibly wait several days before they can begin riding the bus. (Note: You will find a link to the Bus Request Form when you are in InfoSnap which is the online part of registration – Step 2). Learn more about Bus Transportation.
We invite you and your child to learn more about riding the bus from our bus transportation partner, Durham School Services, in this short video:
Urbandale Nutrition Services recognizes the important connection between a healthy lifestyle and a student’s ability to learn effectively. As part of our commitment our department ensures all students have access to a healthy breakfast and lunch daily. The Urbandale Nutrition Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to students’ health, well-being, and their ability to learn.
Meals, snacks, and beverages served and sold at UCSD adhere to state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines. Our menus meet the required nutrient levels for specific grade groups. The selections offered focus on meeting the new standards for sodium, calories, saturated fat and trans-fat. In addition, we ensure that menus, when averaged over the week, provide the amount of grains and proteins within allowable ranges.
In addition to our daily offerings, UCSD Nutrition Services works to promote well-being and healthy lifestyles through hands-on activities with students throughout the year. From nutrition education to planting school gardens, we strive to extend nutrition education beyond the cafeteria.
UCSD uses TITAN School Solutions’ Family Portal for viewing menus, completing the annual Iowa Eligibility Application (also known as Free and Reduced Meals), and loading money to student(s) account(s). Parents are not required to make an account to view menus, or complete the Iowa Eligibility Application. For assistance with TITAN, parents are encouraged to view the How-To videos featured on our website.
Unfortunately, the federal waiver for free school meals was not extended to the 2022-23 school year; thus, families will need to carry a positive balance in their children’s school meal accounts in order for children to access breakfast and lunch while at school. To see if your child(ren) qualifies for free and reduced price meals—plus other benefits such as free or reduced fees for books and materials, driver’s education, busing, activities, and other district services—please review the following information.
Complete an Application for Free & Reduced Meals
The 2022-23 Iowa Eligibility Application (also known as Free & Reduced Meals Application) is now open. Even if you completed the 2021-2022 application, you will still need to complete the 2022-2023 application. Only one Iowa Eligibility Application per household is required.
To learn more about applying for free or reduced meals, please visit the Nutrition Services website. For assistance in completing the application or for questions, please contact the Nutrition Department at 515-457-6911.
*Please note: a la carte purchases and incomplete meals are still charged at regular price. However, if your child brings lunch from home, milk is $0.50.
Student Fee Waiver Program
UCSD offers financial assistance to families qualifying for the district’s free and reduced meal program. If your child(ren) qualifies for free or reduced price meals, you may also be eligible for other benefits such as free or reduced fees for books and materials, driver’s education, busing, activities, and other district services.
In order to receive these additional benefits, make sure you complete the Waiver of Confidentiality portion of the 2022-23 Iowa Eligibility Application (which is located on tab 2, “Additional Questions” within the online application form). If you have already completed the application and did not select “yes” for this option, or if you received an email or letter stating that you were Directly Certified by the State, you can complete the waiver separately by using this form. By completing the waiver form, you waive your right to confidentiality of your eligibility status for the selected programs. Please note: The application and waiver forms need to be completed each school year.
To learn more about our programs and initiatives, menus, and the Iowa Eligibility form, please visit the Nutrition Services website. The Urbandale Community School District is an equal opportunity provider.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
If you are a parent, guardian or teacher, you are automatically a member of the PTO. There is no application to complete and no dues to pay. The PTO holds monthly meetings throughout the school year. Please check with your school to find out meeting dates, times, and location.
Safety City: Hosted by the Urbandale Police Department – Register Now!
Safety City is a week-long summer program for children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022. Children will learn about traffic safety, fire safety, home, playground and other kinds of personal safety in an entertaining, positive environment. To make learning about safety fun, Safety City incorporates songs, story books, films, games, and artwork in addition to riding Big Wheels in a mock city setting. Safety City also provides the experience of riding on a school bus to the Urbandale Police and Fire Departments for tours. Safety City is taught by Urbandale Police Officers and staff who are assisted by a team of student helpers. Register now for Safety City!
Special Education, English Language Learners, Title 1
These programs are designed to provide an extra boost to the students who may benefit from the experience. Special Program teachers and the classroom teacher focus on the same objectives, helping students become even more successful at reading, writing, language and thinking. Students may be recommended for special programs by kindergarten staff after the school year begins. Please visit our Student Services page for more information.
Urbandale Public Library
Registrar / Student Data Manager
Phone: (515) 457-5011
Fax: (515) 457-5018