Kindergarten

Have a student starting kindergarten in August 2017? We are excited for you to join the Dubuque Community School District!

How to Get Started

Remember that by Iowa Law, all children to be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year must be age 5 by September 15, 2017.

Official eREGISTRATION begins on Tuesday, August 1, at 9 a.m., but you can start the process now. See the Checklist for New Students below:

Checklist for NEW Students

For Your Information

  • The Iowa Department of Public Health requires a vision screening no sooner than one year before the beginning of kindergarten and no later than six months after the start of school. Kindergarten students in the Dubuque Community School District are provided a vision screening at school in the fall, which fulfills this requirement. If you wish to have a screening by another provider, you can download and print the Certificate of Vision Screening (PDF).
  • Do you know when your child is too sick to go to school? “Is my child too ill to attend school?” is a handy resource to know when to attend school and when to stay home.
  • A lead test is required by the State of Iowa. Your school will request a “yes or no” answer from a parent when inquiring about whether or not the child has had a lead test (if not indicated on the Medical Examination Form). The school then submits a list to the Iowa Department of Public Health and will follow-up with families to ensure lead testing occurs if needed.

When do you actually register?

Official eREGISTRATION through PowerSchool, the district’s online student information system, begins on Tuesday, August 1, at 9 a.m. Visit our registration webpage for details.

Nancy Murphy
Early Childhood Coordinator
nmurphy@dbqschools.org
563/552-5863

Cammie Brecht
Early Childhood Secretary
cbrecht@dbqschools.org
563/552-5879


Check out this kindergarten readiness brochure:

Kindergarten Brochure (PDF)