Ready to Assist with Enrollment and Registration

All persons entering the Welcome Center will be required to wear a face mask while in the building, and physically distance themselves from others. Families are encouraged to send only one parent or guardian to register a student (the student does not need to be present). Please have all documentation ready at check in, and be prepared to return and wait in your vehicle until registration staff comes to get you.

The DMPS Welcome Center, located at 1000 Porter Ave., provides assistance for families new to the district who want to learn more about the many educational opportunities available.

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The Welcome Center will close for 30 minutes each day around the noon hour for lunch.

The Welcome Center is closed all day on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Welcome Center is also closed Thursday, December 23 through Friday, December 31, for the holidays and system upgrade. They will resume normal operating hours on Monday, January 3, 2022.

Please refer to the sections in the menu to the right for additional information, or contact the appropriate enrollment office listed below with your enrollment-related questions.

Whether you are seeking a half-day or full-day preschool program, the Early Childhood Staff is available to assist with enrolling students in the various programs offered by the district. The staff will describe the numerous programs offered to ensure the student has a quality preschool experience. No appointment necessary.

  • Early Childhood: 515-242-7588

New Families
Whether you are enrolling your first child into kindergarten or are new to the community, the Enrollment Center Staff is available to help enroll children throughout the year. The staff will ensure proper documentation has been received, all records have been requested and families are advised to which school they are assigned. Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are also welcomed.

  • New Student Registration: 515-242-7371

Within-District Transfers and Open Enrollment
Whether you wish to enroll in a different DMPS school or a different school district, the Open Enrollment Staff is available to assist families with both programs. The staff will advise which paperwork is needed and is available to describe the process so families are familiar with the expectations. No appointment necessary.

  • Within-District Transfers and Open Enrollment: 515-242-7353