2017-18 registration information
The Charles City Community School District has made exciting changes to our registration process. Registration and payment of registration fees will be completed online without paying additional fees for online payments. The two-step process will require you to log into PowerSchool, update the registration information we have on file for each student, then pay school fees by clicking a link to our online payment software, SchoolPay.
Online registration is open now through August 9. All Charles City Comet families will register online this year.
DOWNLOAD - e-Registration step-by-step guide
DOWNLOAD - Online payments (now fee free for parents)
DOWNLOAD - registration letter
You can register your students for school using the parent portal in PowerSchool. Please visit our district’s PowerSchool website to log in.
Click here if you forget your password to PowerSchool
In person registration
Building registration for new families or for families that need assistance with the online registration process is Tuesday, August 8 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Wednesday, August 9 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Charles City Middle School commons for all buildings PK-12. All families will still register online even if you register in person.
Back to school conferences
Elementary Back-to-School parent-student-teacher conferences are Monday, August 21 from 11 A.M. - 7 P.M. Elementary parents and students are asked to attend an individual 15-minute conference with their child's teacher. School pictures will also be taken at this time. With our online sign-up tool parents can view the open slots for teachers at both Lincoln and Washington and select the times that work best for their family.
Parents need to schedule their conference using one of the following options:
• Use the link on the Documents tab of PowerSchool e-Registration or use this link (http://signup.com/go/kfeLiGx )
• Use the link on the Lincoln and Washington homepages at www.charlescityschoos.org.
• If parents have limited access to the Internet, they may sign-up during in-person registration on Aug 8 & 9 or after those dates they may call the Lincoln Elementary School office at 257-6560 or Washington Elementary School office at 257-6570 from 7:30 A.M.- 4:00 PM Monday-Friday to schedule conference(s).
DOWNLOAD - picture information
DOWNLOAD - conference information
Middle School & High School
See this page for information on Middle School & High School Open House
First day back to school for students
The first day back to school for students is August 23, 2017. Classes begin, for all buildings, at 8:20 A.M.
Please make sure all student immunizations are up-to-date.
IMPORTANT - 7th & 12th-grade students meningococcal conjugate vaccine update
School supply lists
DOWNLOAD - Washington Elementary School
DOWNLOAD - Lincoln Elementary School
DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School
No list for Charles City High School
Free or reduced meal applications
Families who feel they may qualify for free or reduced meals must complete an Iowa Eligibility Application and waiver form at food service before registering their children. Beginning July 31 - August 7 applications will be taken at Central Office (500 N. Grand Avenue). Waiver forms will be available in person when turning in the application.
Office hours are 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Monday - Thursday and Friday 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. On August 8 and 9 food service will be located at the Charles City Middle School (1200 1st Avenue), where in person registration will take place. The forms below need to be completed before arriving.
DOWNLOAD - Free and reduced price school application
Questions on food service, 641-257-6500 or email Paige Elsbernd
Early Childhood Program
Washington Elementary Preschool Extended Day Program - $150.00/month
Washington Elementary Preschool Extended Day Program-Monday only - $50.00/month
Text Book Rentals
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4 - $30.00
Middle School - $45.00
High School - $50.00
Grades 5-12 - $30.00
Grades 9 – 12 Senior Graduation Fee - $38.00
Yearbook - $53.00
*Drivers Education (thru Drive Tek) - $355.00
Grades 5 – 8 Yearbook - $6.00
Activity Tickets (K - 12) - $37.00
Activity Tickets (Alumni – one year only following graduation) - $20.00
Activity Tickets - Adult - $67.00
DOWNLOAD - Fee sheet
DOWNLOAD - Board policy on meal charges
DOWNLOAD - Bus route, in-town shuttles and bus procedure information
LINK - Use this transportation page or the link on the documents tab of Powerschool eRegistration to request transportation services for the 2017-2018 school year.
Questions on transportation, 641-257-6590 or email Sam Gaston
All Charles City High School fall practices start on August 7. We request parents of student athletes to register for school by August 5 to complete required participation documents. Physicals are also required to be turned in before August 7 to be able to participate. Physicals can be mailed in, emailed to Julie Ritter, or turned in to the Charles City High School activities office.
DOWNLOAD - Iowa Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form
Questions on activities, 641-257-6510 or email Julie Ritter
DOWNLOAD - Building contact information (suitable for posting on your refrigerator)
LINK - 5K run information