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Articles from December 2020


No-Cost Meal Sites from December 28-30

12/29 UPDATE: Due to the incoming winter storm, there will be NO in-person pick-up on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Instead, all meal sites will serve meals today for both Tuesday, Dec. 29, and Wednesday, Dec. 30. 

There will be no meal service on Thursday, Dec. 31, or Friday, Jan. 1.

The Dubuque Community School District will provide NO-COST meals for anyone 18 or under (no infant formula will be provided) from Monday, Dec. 28, through Wednesday, Dec. 30.

All Grab n’ Go meal bags will consist of a breakfast meal and lunch meal that meets USDA meal guidelines.


  • Hempstead High School (located in the back by softball fields): 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Washington Middle School (located at the south side entrance): 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Prescott Elementary School (located in bus drive-up lane): 11-11:45 a.m.
  • Fulton Elementary School (located in bus drive-up lane): Noon-12:45 p.m.
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2021-2022 Free Four-Year-Old Preschool Registration Begins Monday, Jan. 11

Registration for free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Jan. 11. This includes 12 Dubuque public elementary schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program. (Please note that due to space constraints, Hoover Elementary School will not offer preschool programming for the 2021-2022 school year.)

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 11. Masks will be required and social distancing measures will be in place.

Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. Other accepted proof-of-age documents include a passport or signed immunization record.

Preschool registration paperwork will be available to complete in advance beginning on January 4. It can be accessed on the district’s preschool webpage or in-person at all elementary schools. You can also find registration details and forms, as well as additional preschool information, online at

Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the school they are interested in registering at.

Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to residents within the Dubuque Community School District.

In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool.

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.