2016-2017 Kindergarten Sign-Up


The first day of Kindergarten will be here before you know it! Registration begins April 20.

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child and we want the sign-up process to go as smoothly as possible for your family.

Your child must be five years old on or before Sept. 15 to be eligible. Find the information you need to start enrollment below.


Everyone is required to provide the following documents:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Immunization records;
  • Photo ID;
  • Resident verification (include (but not limited to): recent utility bill, current vehicle registration, recent DHS paperwork, signed lease agreement or notarized letter from your landlord.)

All documentation must be received before sign-up can be completed.

If your student is a current DMPS preschool student who has previously submitted a birth certificate and/or immunization record you do not have to resubmit that information.


Parents or guardians who need assistance, and who already have a child or children attending a DMPS school or preschool, may sign-up at their neighborhood school Wednesday, April 20, from 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Families who are new to Des Moines Public Schools can sign-up in one of the following ways:

  • Visit the Welcome Center, 2100 Fleur Drive, beginning Feb. 15, any business day between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
  • For your convenience, the Welcome Center will offer extended hours on Wed., April 20, from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Families may call 515-242-7371 or email laura.chase@dmschools.org with any questions about the kindergarten sign-up process.

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