Fort Dodge Community School District

Student Registration

Online registration is coming for the 2018-19 school year!  Registration will take place from July 2-27.  Computers will be available at the Central Office, 104 South 17th Street, for anyone needing online access or assistance.  Address verification will be required for all students this year.  Online Registration Instructions are available.  An Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account is required to complete the online registration process. If you do not have an account, please complete the parent portal agreement form and return it to the Central Office, 104 South 17th Street, with proof of guardianship. 

If you are a new student coming from another school district, regardless of whether it is inside or outside the state of Iowa, you will need to register in person at the address below. You must bring the following items with you when you come to register a new student:

  • Proof of Guardianship (birth certificate, DHS documentation, court documentation, tax records)
  • Student's Immunization Records
  • Address Verification Document (see below for approved list of options)

If you need more information about registration, or have questions, contact:
Jeri Bird
Central Administration Office
104 S. 17th St.

Address Verification Now Required

All change in address requests require proof of residency.  Accepted address verification documents include:

  • Utility Bill or Confirmation of Services (within the last 60 days)
  • Lease or Notarized Statement from Landlord
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Webster County Assessors – print copy of web page verifying property ownership
  • Property Tax Statement
  • Vehicle Registration
  • DHS Paperwork
  • Shelter Stay Verfication

If you are residing in another person’s home, please provide a notarized statement from that person stating you and your child(ren) are living there, including their name and address, as well as one of the above approved address verification documents in their name.

All families will be required to provide address verification during the online registration process in July.

2018-19 Elementary Boundary Map

Every student should attend the school that serves the attendance area in which the student lives. Home schools are determined by the child's home address.

Open Enrollment Information

2018-2019 Open Enrollment Application (for students who live outside the FDCSD but who wish to attend here, not for in-district transfers)

Open Enrollment Guidelines

The deadline for open enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year was March 1, 2018, for grades 1-12 and is September 1, 2018, for kindergarten.

Need help filling out the Open Enrollment Application?  Contact Barb Bachman at 515.574.5651 or

Fee Waiver Form and Free/Reduced Applications

Free & Reduced meal applications for the 2018-2019 school year can be accessed several ways:

  1. A hard copy of the Free and Reduced Meal application can be picked up at the Central Administration Office, 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge.  Please contact the Food Service Department at 515-574-5677 or to have a paper copy mailed to your address.
  2. Applications can be found at under Student Registration - the application will need to be printed, signed and returned to the Central Administration Office, 104 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, 50501, for approval
  3. Use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on Application/forms, follow the steps to process your Free & Reduced Application online and sign electronically.

2018-19 Free and Reduced Info Page 1

2018-19 Free and Reduced Info Page 2

2018-19 Free and Reduced Application

Fort Dodge Community School District Fee Waiver Application

Forms can be returned in person or mailed to the address below.  For questions regarding the Fee Waiver form or the Free/Reduced Applications, contact:
Ursuala Roberts
Arey Education Center
104 S. 17th St.

2018-19 School Supply Lists

Fort Dodge Elementary Schools (Preschool - 4th)  

Fort Dodge Middle School (Grades 5-8)    


Bus Information - for information on bus routes please call the transportation department at 576.6151. Thanks!

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