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.

Kindergarten sign-up begins on February 15, 2021 for all families.  Your child must be five years old on or before September 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 (may 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.


Current DMPS Preschool Students, please follow the information sent home by your preschool to complete sign-up.  You do not need to visit the elementary school to complete this process.

Younger siblings of current DMPS Elementary Students who reside in that school’s attendance area may take the above listed documents to their elementary school to complete sign-up.  If you do not live in the attendance area, you will need to be approved for Within District Transfer before you can complete sign-up at your school.

All other families, please visit the Welcome Center located at 1000 Porter Avenue with all the above listed documents to enroll your student(s). If you prefer to sign-up via email, please email to start the process.  Please wait for the response before sending your documents.  If you have any questions, the Welcome Center can be contacted at 242-7371.

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Noon) and 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Families may call 515-242-7371 with any questions about the kindergarten sign-up process.