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Back to School 20182018-19 registration information

The Charles City Community School District continues with our modern school registration process. Registration and payment of registration fees will be completed online. Families will not pay additional fees for online payments. The two-step process requires 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 will begin July 26. All Charles City Comet families will register online this year. If you need in-person assistance we will provide technical assistance and computer access.


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.

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In person registration 

Building registration for new families or for families that need assistance with the online registration process is Wednesday, August 8 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Thursday, 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 via a school computer even if you register in person.


Back to school conferences


Elementary Back-to-School parent-student-teacher conferences are Tuesday, 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. 

Lincoln Elementary School 

Washington Elementary School 


Charles City Middle School

Details are still being worked out, watch for more information in this space.


Charles City High School

Details are still being worked out, watch for more information in this space.


School Photos

Washington Elementary School - Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Lincoln Elementary School - Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Charles City Middle School - Friday, September 14, 2018
Charles City High School - Thursday, September 13, 2018

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First day back to school for students

The first day back to school for students is Thursday, August 23, 2018.


School start/end time 

Washington Elementary School, 8:20 A.M. - 3:20 P.M.
Lincoln Elementary School, 8:20 A.M. - 3:20 P.M.
Charles City Middle School, 8:10 A.M. - 3:10 P.M.
Charles City High School, 8:10 A.M. - 3:10 P.M.

Important Dates 

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School supply lists

Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Washington Elementary School
Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Lincoln Elementary School
Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School - 5th Grade
Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School - 6th Grade
Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School - 7th Grade
Download graphic DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School - 8th Grade
       No list for Charles City High School



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

alert circle 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 26 - 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. Your registration process must begin at food service. If you receive a letter from either DHS or Charles City 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. – 3:00 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

Download graphic DOWNLOADFrequently Asked Questions about Free And Reduced Price School Meals

question mark logo Questions on food service, 641-257-6500 x1 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 Rental
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 - Adult - $67.00 

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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 the Superintendent’s office at 500 N. Grand Ave. These waivers do not carry over from year to year and must be completed annually


Meal costs

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$1.45   students
$1.85   adults

$2.60   students
$3.75   adults



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



All Charles City High School fall practices start on August 6.  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 6 to be able to participate.  Physicals can be mailed via USPS, or emailed to Julie Ritter, or turned in to the Charles City High School activities office (1 Comet Drive). 

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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