Kindergarten Sign Up Begins April 11th

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Do you have a child who will turn 5 years old by September 15, 2018? If so, it is time to start thinking about kindergarten!

Des Moines Public Schools will begin Kindergarten Sign Up on April 11, 2018 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please start collecting the following items, which you will need to bring to get your child enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Child’s Immunization Records
  • Parent Photo ID
  • Resident verification (may include, but not limited to: recent utility bill, current vehicle registration, recent DHS paperwork, signed lease agreement or notarized letter from your landlord.)

Current Des Moines Public Schools preschool students (including partner sites, but excluding Catholic diocese schools) will receive a letter from your student’s teacher instructing you on how to complete the kindergarten registration process. Please wait for your registration letter before beginning this process. You do NOT need to visit the Welcome Center to begin this process.

Families who already have a child attending a DMPS school or preschool may sign-up at their address-assigned school beginning Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 1:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Families who are new to Des Moines Public Schools can sign-up by visiting the Welcome Center at 2100 Fleur Drive.

More information can be found by clicking here.