Registration

Welcome

The Urbandale Community School District extends a warm welcome to you! We’re thrilled to welcome your student(s) and family, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to help your child learn, grow, and achieve success on the pathway of lifelong learning! If you have a child that will be 5 years of age on or before September 15, 2023, please plan to enroll them in kindergarten. If your child is going into 1st through 12th grade, please be sure to enroll now.  Plus, we offer a fantastic preschool program! For translation, click the “Translate” link at the top of this page.

Click here to view calendars for UCSD schools. Here is the 2021-2023 Elementary Boundary Map. 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.

If you’d like help determining which school your child would attend, please contact Sandy Walters (contact information at the bottom of this page). Please see the section of our website about  Open Enrollment if you do not live within district boundaries. Please Note: The Traditional Calendar is followed by all schools except Rolling Green. Rolling Green follows a Flexible Calendar (year-round school). Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the year-round program will move to Karen Acres Elementary.


Learn more about our year-Round Elementary School

Year-Round Learning—Year-Round Fun! Learn More About Our Year-Round Elementary School

Take a few moments to listen to what our students, parents, and teachers have to say about our year-round elementary school! Any family living within the UCSD school boundaries, or outside the UCSD school boundaries, can choose to attend our year-round elementary school. Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the year-round program will move to Karen Acres Elementary.  Bus transportation is available anywhere within district boundaries outside of the Karen Acres walk zone. We would love the opportunity to share more about our year-round school with you and all it has to offer your child and family. Please reach out to Principal Dania Wilson to learn more about enrolling your child for the 2023-24 school year (Note: At this time, we are unable to approve enrollment of additional students at Rolling Green for the 2022-23 school year due to classroom space being full.)


STEP 1: COMPLETE & RETURN REGISTRATION REQUEST FORMS
We now use DocuSign for registration of all students. 

  • Please complete this form to receive the DocuSign registration forms for the 2022–23 school year (current school year).
  • Please complete this form to receive the DocuSign registration forms for the 2023–24 school year.

Once your request has been received, Sandy Walters will email you the DocuSign registration forms. This is not automatic, expect to receive your forms within 24 – 48 hours. 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 registration forms returned as soon as possible.

 

STEP 2: SUBMIT ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS
Please submit the additional pre-registration documents listed below via email to Sandy Walters (contact information at the bottom of this page). 

Proof of Date of Birth – Provide a copy of one of the following for your child:

  • Hospital Birth Certificate
  • I-94
  • Visa/passport
  • Record of Birth Abroad
  • Student’s Military ID
  • Insurance Card containing Name and DOB of the student
  • Student School ID from Previous School
  • Letter from the Iowa Department of Human Services
  • State Certified Birth Certificate

Proof of Residency – Provide a copy of one of these documents as proof of residency:

  • Mortgage statement
  • MidAmerican power bill
  • City water bill
  • Lease agreement (if renting)
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) Verification of Address
  • Letter from the Iowa Department of Human Services
  • New Home settlement agreement (with all signatures)
  • Purchase agreement (include date of occupancy and all signatures)

If living with friends or relatives, please request a Co-Resident Form from the Registrar (contact information at the bottom of this page). This will need to be completed and notarized and verification of the homeowner’s residence will be required.

 

STEP 3: COMPLETE ENROLLMENT INFORMATION (END OF APRIL/EARLY MAY)
You will receive an email with instructions to complete enrollment. The email will include a “SnapCode” that will allow you to complete enrollment. With your “SnapCode” handy, please login as directed and create an account (Note: 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 enrollment has been completed. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Sandy Walters (contact information at the bottom of this page. 

 

STEP 4: SUBMIT REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS
The following health forms are required:

  • Current Physical
  • Dental Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Blood Lead Test
  • Current Immunization Records

All health forms included above may be provided by your child’s primary care physician. Please take a picture of the completed forms and email the pictures to Sandy Walters, or email the pictures to your child’s school nurse. (Note: You’re welcome to either take a picture of the forms or scan the forms and send as PDFs.) You may also request your doctor’s office fax copies of the health forms to Sandy Walters or to your school nurse.

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. Thank you!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DISTRICT PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Adventuretime Before and After School Programs

Adventuretime Family Services provides childcare programs for preschool through 5th grade students: Visit the Adventuretime site for full information and be sure to register early!



Free & Reduced Meals; Fee Waiver

Complete an Application for Free & Reduced Meals—Starting July 2023
Families will be notified when the online Iowa Eligibility Application (also known as Free & Reduced Meals Application) opens for the 2023-24 school year (typically opens early July). Only one Iowa Eligibility Application per household is required. (Note: Even if you completed the 2022-2023 application, you will still need to complete the 2023-2024 application.) Only one Iowa Eligibility Application per household is required. Families are asked to complete the Iowa Eligibility Application form as your free or reduced status can impact fees for books & materials, driver’s education, busing costs, and other district services. (Note: The application cannot be completed until your student is fully enrolled.)

Please note, any à la carte items such as milk, chips, cookies, etc. will require payment to purchase.

 

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 2023-24 Iowa Eligibility Application (which will be located on tab 2, “Additional Questions” within the online application form; note: will link to form when available). 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 by using a separate form (note: will link to form once form is available in July). 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 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. The Urbandale Community School District is an equal opportunity provider. USDA and Iowa Non-Discrimination Statements


Special Education, English Language Learners and 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.


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. You should check with your individual building to find out when the meetings are, what time and where they are held.

 



Registration Contact

Sandy Walters
Student Data Manager/Registrar
Phone: (515) 457-5011
Fax: (515) 457-5018
registration@urbandaleschools.com