New Student Enrollment

  • To start enrolling a student new to the district, please fill out our online enrollment form in Infinite Campus.

  • Step 1: Gather Information

    You will need certain information and documents to get started. Documents can be scanned and uploaded online or mailed to/dropped off at the Registrar’s Office at the Learning Resource Center – 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines.

    You will need:

    • Proof of residency. The student’s and parent/guardian’s names and addresses must match on proof of residency documents, listed below.
    • Immunization Records. Iowa law requires parent/guardians to verify certain immunizations. Required Immunizations (based on age)
    • Health History. Please enter general health history information for each student, including names of medications.
    • Do Not Release Information. You will be asked if photos or videos of your student can be taken. In addition, this allows student information to be listed in school yearbooks and directories.
    • Proof of Age. Proof of age is required for all new WDMCS students. Documents are listed below. 
  • Step 3: What's Next?

    Thanks for completing online enrollment! Next, you can see school supply lists, connect with parent groups, and more. 

    Go to Next Steps

  • Contact Us

    Joy Zuber

    Biak Cin Thang
    Hakha Chin Family Engagement Specialist

    Eddy Cisneros
    Spanish Family Engagement Specialist

    Angelica Moreno-Rangel
    Spanish Family Engagement Specialist

    Abdiel Quiroga
    Spanish Family Engagement Specialist

    Duaa Radhi
    Arabic Family Engagement Specialist


    Learning Resource Center

    3550 Mills Civic Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50265

  • Proof of Residency

    All new students entering WDMCS must provide the proper documentation to establish proof of residency. The name and address on these documents must match the name and address of the parent or legal guardian of the student(s) being registered. Acceptable proof of residency documents are:


    One of the following:

    • Printed verification page from the Polk County Assessor’s web page.
    • A copy of your most recently paid property tax bill.
    • A copy of a recent mortgage statement.
    • A copy of a utility bill for the last of current month.

    Recently closed on a new home

    A copy of the settlement statement from closing or a warranty deed.

    Recently made on offer on a home

    A purchase agreement without contingencies showing the closing date on your home. Upon closing on your home, provide a closing document to the registrar.


    One of the following:

    • A copy of your lease agreement with the term listed. The agreement MUST contain property owner’s name, address and signature; and name and signature of parent/guardian.
    • A utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your address within WDMCS boundaries.

    Renter without a lease (on a month-to-month basis)

    • A utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your address.

    Note: Proof of residency requirements may be waived for unhoused youth. Learn more on our "Homeless Youth" web page.


    Proof of Age Requirements

    Proof of age is required for all new students to WDMCS. In Iowa, a child must be five years old on or before September 15 of the year he or she starts school in order to enroll in kindergarten. Proof of age is requested at Kindergarten Roundup and required prior to the start of school. For students in grades one through 12, proof is also required before your child can start attending school.

    Several options are acceptable:

    • A state birth certificate
    • A passport
    • Adoption papers
    • A certificate obtained from the county the child was born.
    • For Polk County: Polk County Recorder’s Office, 111 Court Ave., Room 245, Des Moines, IA 50309-2251; Phone: 286-3781; Cost is $20
    • A state certificate can be obtained from: Iowa Vital Records Bureau, Lucas State Office Building 321 E. 12th, Des Moines, IA 50319; Phone: 281-4944; Cost is $20
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