Charles City Schools - Back to School 20192019-20 registration information

Charles City Community Schools utilizes an online school registration process where you register and pay online. Families will not pay additional fees for online payments. The two-step process requires you to log in to 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 

Online registration will begin on July 29. All Charles City Community Schools families will register online this year. If you need in-person assistance, we will provide technical support and computer access. 


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You can register your students for school using the parent portal in PowerSchool. Please visit our district’s PowerSchool website to log in. Registration begins on July 29. 

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In-person registration 

Building registration for new families or for families that need assistance with the online registration process is Tuesday, August 6 from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Charles City Middle School Commons for all buildings PK-12. Even if you register in person, all forms will be completed online.


Back to school conferences


Elementary Back-to-School parent-student-teacher conferences are Wednesday, 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. 

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Charles City Middle School

We invite all students and parents to attend our back to school event on Aug 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, get their class schedules, find their lockers, and have their school pictures taken.


Charles City High School Open House

Teachers will be available on August 21 to meet with parents. 


School Photos

Washington Elementary School - Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Lincoln Elementary School - Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Charles City Middle School - Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Charles City High School - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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School Photo Information - Charles City High School, will be available in the future


First day back to school for students

The first day back to school for students is Friday, August 23, 2019.


School start/end time 

Washington Elementary School, 8:20 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Lincoln Elementary School, 8:20 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Charles City Middle School, 8:05 A.M. - 3:15 P.M.
Charles City High School, 8:05 A.M. - 3:15 P.M.

Important Dates 

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School supply lists

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       No list for Charles City High School



Please make sure all student immunizations are up-to-date.

alert circle IMPORTANT - 7th & 12th-grade students meningococcal conjugate vaccine update


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 29 applications will be taken at Central Office (500 N. Grand Avenue). Waiver forms will be available in person when turning in the application. Your registration process must begin at food service. If you receive a letter from either DHS or Charles City Community Schools saying you automatically qualify for free or reduced meals, please bring the letter to the North Grand Building if you are interested in a student fee waiver.

Office hours are 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Monday - Friday. On Tuesday, August 6 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. After August 7, completed applications may be delivered to the school your child attends. 


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question mark logo Questions on food service, 641-257-6500 or email Paige Elsbernd



Early Childhood Program
Washington Elementary Preschool Extended Day Program - $100.00/month
Washington Elementary Preschool Extended Day Program-Monday only - $50.00/month


Text Book Rental
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4 - $30.00
Middle School -  $45.00
High School - $50.00


Technology Fee
Grades 5-12 - $30.00


High School
Grades 9 – 12 Senior Graduation Fee - $38.00
Yearbook - $55.00
*Drivers Education (thru Drive Tek) - $365.00


Middle School
Grades 5 – 8 Yearbook - $6.00


Activity Tickets
Activity Tickets (K - 12) - $37.00 
Activity Tickets - Adult - $67.00 

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Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced-price lunch, or who are in foster care, are eligible to have their student fees waived or partially waived. Forms will be available for registration at Central Services (500 N. Grand Ave). These waivers do not carry over from year to year and must be completed annually


Meal costs

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$1.50   students
$1.90   adults

$2.70   students
$3.85   adults



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question mark logo Questions on transportation, 641-257-6590 or email Sam Gaston



All Charles City High School fall practices start on August 12.  We request parents of student-athletes 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 via USPS, emailed to Julie Ritter, or turned in to the Charles City High School activities office (1 Comet Drive). 

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question mark logo Questions on activities, 641-257-6510 or email Julie Ritter



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Download graphic ANNUAL REPORT - Information on Charles City Community Schools

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