Student Services

Welcome to the Urbandale Community School District Student Services section. Student Services provides a variety of support services for students including:

Family Resource Guide

Urbandale CSD Facilitators of Family Outreach (FFOs) are committed to supporting our students and families by connecting them to the services and resources they are looking for.  Especially through the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout our school year, know that Urbandale Schools is here to support you with your concerns. Family Resource Guide

Meal Program

Learn more about our meal program (breakfast and lunch) by visiting our Nutrition Services page.

Parent Guide to Community Resources

We’ve developed a “Parent Guide to Community Resources” to provide families with information about a number of local organizations that can help support daily living needs. Click here to view the Resources Guide.

Metro West Learning Academy

Metro West Learning Academy is an alternative program shared by six school districts: Adel, Dallas Center-Grimes, Johnston, Saydel, Urbandale, and Waukee. Metro West Learning Academy is a student-centered environment with a staff that is committed to creating positive change for students, leading to social, emotional, and academic success for high school graduation and beyond.

Student Services also provides support services for students in the areas of:

  • At-Risk/Dropout Prevention and Homeless
  • English Learners
  • Extended Learning Program
  • Foreign Exchange and International Students
  • Guidance
  • Health Services
  • Home Schooling/Competent Private Instruction
  • Section 504
  • Special Education

To learn more about these services offered by the UCSD, click on a category below.

Extended Learning Program

Foreign Exchange and International Students

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Home Schooling / Competent Private Instruction

CPI Comparison Chart 2019-2020
CPI Form A
CPI Handbook 2019-2020 Note: Due to the pending legislation from the 2020 session, the Private Instruction Handbook has not yet been updated for the 2020-21 school year.

Student Assistance Program

All UCSD students and their household family members (parents, guardians and siblings) have access to the Student Assistance Program (SAP) provided by Employee and Family Resources. The Student Assistance Program is here to help you and your family members manage the concerns in your life through free, confidential counseling. Learn more about your Student Assistance Program here


Student Services Contacts

Renee Gelfond
Coordinator of Student Services (for assistance with At-Risk/Dropout Prevention, Competent Private Instruction/Home Schooling, English Learners, Foreign Exchange and International Students, Homeless,  Open Enrollment,  and Foster Care Point of Contact)
(515) 457-5004

Melanie Hatch
Coordinator of Special Education (for assistance with Special Education, Health Services, and Section 504)
(515) 457-5024

Stephanie Davis
Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion (for assistance with Title IX, Harassment / Discrimination issues, and the Extended Learning Program,)
(515) 457-5025

Brandon Schrauth
Director of Teaching and Learning (for assistance with the School Counseling Department)
(515) 457-5091