Kindergarten Roundup 2020
If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2020. they will be eligible to start kindergarten in the fall of 2020. This spring, parents of 2020-21 kindergartners are invited to Kindergarten Roundup at each elementary school. Please call your school for more information.
|School||Kindergarten Roundup||Pre-Kindergarten Experience/Storytime|
|Clive Learning Academy||April 2, 6-7 p.m.||TBD|
|Crestview School of Inquiry||August 2020||August 2020|
|Crossroads Park Elementary||April 9, 7-8 p.m.||April 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.|
|Fairmeadows Elementary||April 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.||April 9, 2:30-3 p.m.|
|Jordan Creek Elementary||April 4, 6-7 p.m.||TBD|
|Western Hills Elementary||TBD||TBD|
|Westridge Elementary||March 31, 5:30-7 p.m.||TBD|
If you have not yet signed up your 2020-21 kindergartner, follow the steps listed at the below link to get your child’s name placed on our list. If you are not sure which building attendance area you live in, please call 515-633-5101.
Students are assigned to a school based on the student’s home address and available space. If you are not sure which school’s attendance area you live in or if you want to check your child’s placement, please call District Registrar Joy Zuber at 515-633-5101.
Our kindergarten classrooms are limited to 26 students per class. Because of this, some of our buildings do get full. By getting your child’s name placed on a kindergarten list early, you will hold a spot for the 2019-20 school year.
Any student placed on our list after a building is full will be assigned—or “capped out”—to another elementary building in our district. Students who are capped out receive free transportation.
Parents are welcome to request a voluntary transfer or an open enrollment application, but we cannot guarantee placement at a requested school. We will not know if there are openings at a requested school until early August.
Schools enroll students who live within their boundary areas and any capped-out students from other buildings before placing students who voluntarily come from a
different district or school.
School Placement—Quick Reference
- Cap Out: A capped-out student lives in one school attendance area in the WDMCS but is assigned to another elementary building in our district because the kindergarten classrooms are full at the original school. Capped-out students receive free transportation.
- Voluntary Transfer: A voluntary transfer student lives in one school attendance area in the WDMCS but requests to attend a school in another WDMCS attendance area. Families agree to limited transportation options from the district when students are approved for a voluntary transfer.
- Open Enrollment: An open-enrolled student lives in one district but requests to attend another. Families agree to limited transportation options from the district when students are approved for open enrollment. Open enrollment acceptance is based on available space and subject to requirements set by state law. Open-enrolled students receive school assignments in the summer.
If you have questions about cap outs, voluntary transfers, or open enrollment, please call District Registrar Joy Zuber at 515-633-5101.