Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021
To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be 5 years old by September 15, 2020.
The Urbandale Community School District (Urbandale CSD) 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 the Urbandale CSD or file the appropriate paperwork. Please see the section of our website about Open Enrollment if you do not live within district boundaries. We look forward to welcoming your child and family this fall!
Construction of the new Olmsted Elementary school began in 2019. All kindergarten students who would have attended Olmsted during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years will be assigned to either Jensen Elementary or Karen Acres Elementary during the two-year construction phase. Assignments will be determined based on the proximity of your home to either Jensen or Karen Acres, as well as balancing class sizes. The new Olmsted Elementary school will open in the fall of 2021, for the 2021-22 school year, and will support all current Olmsted and Jensen students.
Please Note: The Traditional Calendar is followed by all schools except Rolling Green. Rolling Green follows a Flexible Calendar (year-round school). Click here to view calendars for Urbandale CSD schools.
Here is the 2020-2021 Elementary Boundary Map. If you need help determining which school your child would attend, please contact the District Registrar at (515) 457-5011 and we will be happy to help you.
Register your child for kindergarten!
STEP 1: COMPLETE & RETURN PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS
Please submit the completed forms (English, Bosnian, and Spanish options below) and the required documents to either your school, the District Administration Office, or via email to Sandy Walters by March 6, 2020. Sandy can be reached at: email@example.com or via fax (515) 457-5018. (Please note: All forms within this packet must be completed by all families, including the “Migrant Education Parent Form.” Thank you!)
- Kindergarten Pre-Registration Packet 2020-2021 (English)
- Kindergarten Pre-Registration Packet 2020-2021 (Bosnian)
- Kindergarten Pre-Registration Packet 2020-2021 (Spanish)
If you’re unable to print the forms, we have hard copies available at the District Administration Office. One request when printing/submitting forms: please print 1-sided (each form on its own sheet of paper). Also, if you bring original documents, we will copy and return the originals to you.
STEP 2: COMPLETE REGISTRATION INFORMATION VIA INFOSNAP (END OF APRIL/EARLY MAY)
Once all required documents have been received, the Registrar will enter all preliminary kindergarten registration information into our online registration system. That process will be completed by the end of April/early May. Shortly thereafter, you will receive an email and/or letter that contains instructions and a “SnapCode” for your kindergarten student. With your “SnapCode” handy, please login to InfoSnap as directed and create an account to complete the online portion of registration for your kindergarten student. (If you have older siblings in the district, you may login with the account you have already created.) You will receive a confirmation at the end of the online program that your student’s registration has been completed. If you have email, you should also receive an email confirmation. (Note: If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Sandy Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-457-5011.)
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 she/he has received at least one dose of each required vaccine. After the 60 days, your child will be excluded from school until he/she receive the immunizations. Please bring the completed forms to your child’s school or the District Administration Office.
- Kindergarten Registration Health Packet (English)
- Kindergarten Registration Health Packet (Spanish)
- Kindergarten Registration Health Packet (Bosnian)
Our request when printing/submitting forms: please print 1-sided (each form on its own sheet of paper). Also, if you bring original documents, we will copy and return the originals to you. Thank you!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DISTRICT PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Learn more about Bus Transportation here. If you’re eligible to ride the bus, please complete a bus transportation form:
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.
- The online Free & Reduced Meal Application for the upcoming school year is typically available around July 15. Please make note to complete the application in July.
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. You should check with your individual building to find out when the meetings are, what time and where they are held.
Safety City is a week-long summer program for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children will learn about traffic safety, fire safety, home, playground and other kinds of personal safety in an entertaining, positive environment. Students also become comfortable with a school building in preparation for kindergarten. We will post more information about Safety City soon!
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.
Registrar / Student Data Manager
Phone: (515) 457-5011
Fax: (515) 457-5018