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

How to Get Started

Complete the following if you have NOT completed a New Student Enrollment Packet or attended a kindergarten welcome session.

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, download and print the Certificate of Vision Screening (PDF) or ask your eye care provider.
  • A lead test is required by the State of Iowa. The school submits a list to the Iowa Department of Public Health and follows-up with families to ensure lead testing occurs if needed.
  • If your child requires medication to be administered at school, the Request for Medication to be Given at School Form is available in your school’s nurses office.

When do you actually register?

You will receive a registration packet from the district in late summer with instructions on how to officially register through the district’s online student information system.

Lynn Glaser
Early Childhood Coordinator

Cammie Brecht
Early Childhood Secretary

Check out this kindergarten readiness brochure:

Kindergarten Brochure (PDF)

Remember that by Iowa Law, all children to be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year must be age 5 by September 15, 2018.

Families wishing to have a student attend kindergarten at a school other than their home school may apply for open enrollment between March 15 and May 1. For more information or to apply on or after March 15, visit