Back to School 2017

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Charles City CSD Back to School information color pencil graphic2017-18 registration information

The Charles City Community School District has made exciting changes to our registration process. Registration and payment of registration fees will be completed online without paying additional fees for online payments. The two-step process will require you to log into 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 is open now through August 9. All Charles City Comet families will register online this year.


Download graphic DOWNLOAD - e-Registration step-by-step guide 

Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Online payments (now fee free for parents)

Download graphic 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.
Click here if you forget your password to PowerSchool forgot password icon


In person registration 

Building registration for new families or for families that need assistance with the online registration process is Tuesday, August 8 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Wednesday, August 9 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Charles City Middle School commons for all buildings PK-12. All families will still register online even if you register in person.


Back to school conferences


Elementary Back-to-School parent-student-teacher conferences are Monday, 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. With our online sign-up tool parents can view the open slots for teachers at both Lincoln and Washington and select the times that work best for their family.

Parents need to schedule their conference using one of the following options:

• Use the link on the Documents tab of PowerSchool e-Registration or use this link (
• Use the link on the Lincoln and Washington homepages at
• If parents have limited access to the Internet, they may sign-up during in-person registration on Aug 8 & 9 or after those dates they may call the Lincoln Elementary School office at 257-6560 or Washington Elementary School office at 257-6570 from 7:30 A.M.- 4:00 PM Monday-Friday to schedule conference(s).

Download graphic DOWNLOAD - picture information

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Middle School & High School

See this page for information on Middle School & High School Open House

First day back to school for students

The first day back to school for students is August 23, 2017. Classes begin, for all buildings, at 8:20 A.M.



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

important icon IMPORTANT - 7th & 12th-grade students meningococcal conjugate vaccine update


School supply lists

Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Washington Elementary School 
Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Lincoln Elementary School 

Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School
       No list for Charles City High School


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 31 - August 7 applications will be taken at Central Office (500 N. Grand Avenue). Waiver forms will be available in person when turning in the application.  

Office hours are 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Monday - Thursday and Friday 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. On August 8 and 9 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.

Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Free and reduced price school application

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



Early Childhood Program
Washington Elementary Preschool Extended Day Program - $150.00/month
Washington Elementary Preschool Extended Day Program-Monday only - $50.00/month


Text Book Rentals 
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 - $53.00
*Drivers Education (thru Drive Tek) - $355.00


Middle School
Grades 5 – 8 Yearbook - $6.00


Activity Tickets
Activity Tickets (K - 12) - $37.00 
Activity Tickets (Alumni – one year only following graduation) - $20.00 
Activity Tickets - Adult - $67.00 

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Meal costs

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$1.45   students
$1.85   adults

$2.60   students
$3.75   adults



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Link icon LINK - Use this transportation page or the link on the documents tab of Powerschool eRegistration to request transportation services for the 2017-2018 school year.

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



All Charles City High School fall practices start on August 7.  We request parents of student athletes to 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 in, emailed to Julie Ritter, or turned in to the Charles City High School activities office.

Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Iowa Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form

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



Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Building contact information (suitable for posting on your refrigerator) 

Link icon LINK - 5K run information


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