Kindergarten Enrollment for 2018-2019

Families who already have a child attending a DMPS school or preschool may sign-up at their address-assigned school until July 13, 2018. Families who are new to Des Moines Public Schools can sign-up by visiting the Welcome Center at 2100 Fleur Drive. After July 13, 2018 all Kindergarten families must enroll at the Welcome Center.

Your child must be five years old on or before September 15 to be eligible to start kindergarten.


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 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 enrollment process. Please wait for your enrollment letter before beginning this process. You do NOT need to visit the Welcome Center to begin this process.


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

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