2019-20 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 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.
DOWNLOAD - e-Registration step-by-step guide
DOWNLOAD - Online payments (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. Registration begins on July 29.
Click here if you forget your password to PowerSchool
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.
INFORMATION - Register for Lincoln & Washington Elementary School conferences
DOWNLOAD - Read letter from Lincoln Elementary School & Washington Elementary School
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.
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
DOWNLOAD - School Photo Information - Washington Elementary School
DOWNLOAD - School Photo Information - Lincoln Elementary School
DOWNLOAD - Additional Information for elementary school families
DOWNLOAD - School Photo Information - Charles City Middle School
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.
DOWNLOAD - 2019-20 School Calendar at a Glance
School supply lists
DOWNLOAD - Washington Elementary School
DOWNLOAD - Lincoln Elementary School
DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School - 5th - 8th grade lists
No list for Charles City High School
Please make sure all student immunizations are up-to-date.
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.
DOWNLOAD - Registration and information letter
DOWNLOAD - Free and reduced-price school application
DOWNLOAD - Solicitud escolar gratuita y de precio reducido - Español
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
Grades 5-12 - $30.00
Grades 9 – 12 Senior Graduation Fee - $38.00
Yearbook - $55.00
*Drivers Education (thru Drive Tek) - $365.00
Grades 5 – 8 Yearbook - $6.00
Activity Tickets (K - 12) - $37.00
Activity Tickets - Adult - $67.00
DOWNLOAD - Fee sheet
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.
DOWNLOAD - Board policy on meal charges
DOWNLOAD - Bus route, in-town shuttles and bus procedure information
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).
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)
ANNUAL REPORT - Information on Charles City Community Schools
ATHLETIC PASSES - Order form and prices