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.


If you have a current DMPS elementary student and have a younger student that will begin kindergarten in the fall of 2021, please provide the documents to your current school to get signed up.

If you are a current DMPS preschool student, information will be sent home on how to get your student signed up.  Please look for and follow the directions given in that letter to get signed up.

All other families, please contact the Welcome Center located at 1000 Porter Avenue, call 515-242-7371 or email to enroll your student(s). This process may be completed in person, via email and phone call.

COVID-19 Special Instructions: 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.

Virtual Registration: Families who wish to register remotely should email for further instructions.

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.